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Should Cirque du Soleil Return to Santa Monica?

A meeting will be held Monday night to gauge public opinion about the circus; we also want to hear what you think.

Cirque du Soleil is no stranger to Santa Monica: In 1987, the  introduced the acrobatic extravaganza to U.S. audiences; and in 2009, the show returned with its Kooza program. Now, event organizers are asking to come back to the familiar environs once again.

On Monday night, the Community and Cultural Services Department will solicit opinions from the public regarding what it thinks about Cirque's potential return. The meeting will be held at the  and begin at 7 p.m.

Here at Santa Monica Patch, we also want to hear what you think about a possible Cirque comeback. Are in you in favor of the idea, perhaps because it might help local businesses? Or would you rather the circus find a different location, maybe for fear that it would drive more traffic to the city?

Please share your thoughts in the comments box below.

Joanne Leavitt March 01, 2011 at 07:24 AM
Of course they should be invited back.
heidi katz March 02, 2011 at 08:07 PM
Yes. Absolutely. yes.
Eric W March 05, 2011 at 12:58 AM
They have to bribe us for the inconvenience - parking, crowds, crazed circus performers... Free pair of ticket to one show for anyone with a Santa Monica street address. Otherwise, I'll never go it's around $75 a seat!
edgar March 15, 2011 at 07:59 PM
Because you surely wouldn't benefit from having 2500 people a night frequenting your local business and spending money in Santa Monica from all over LA and beyond. How short sighted are you? If you want a ticket go buy one like everyone else.
Nick Steers April 06, 2011 at 03:24 AM
They should be invited back it is good for the city and its citizens!

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