Great ready for elaborate costumes, spectacular staging and over-the-top performances by some of the world’s most talented entertainers, because Cirque du Soleil’s Saltimbanco is coming to Columbus.

If you’ve never been to a Cirque du Soleil performance before, this is a great chance to check it out. Tickets start at $45, which is very reasonable - if you see it in Vegas, the price is at least double that.

I went to my first Cirque du Soleil show back in 2006 when Corteo came to town. I honestly thought I wouldn’t like it - I imagined leotards and freaky makeup, which didn't sound like my thing. I was totally wrong! I couldn’t keep my eyes off of the amazing stunts they did, from aerial acrobatics with flips and turns to walking up a wire 40 feet up in the air. And I always wonder how they move their bodies into human pretzels - I can’t even do the splits.

Saltimbanco will be running from August 12–23 at Nationwide Arena . Check here for tickets and more information.

See you at the show!