I took my four teen students to see both the cirque and the Image MIll shows this weekend. I bought vip tickets to them both and at both places we had actual seats.
At cirque they were bar stools at a bar type leaning spot and they were tiered. We had a pretty awesome view for our $15. The show was about an hour long and was amazing, lots of wonderful acts interspersed with the typical Cirque mime, music and dance. All of us loved it. The free line up was MASSIVE and it seemed that it was a challenge to see in some areas.
Onto the Image MIll, the seats did not have such a good view, not tiered, you simply had the head of the people in front in the way. I cannot see 3D, so I thought the whole blurry thing was awful. But the teens thought it was hard to see even with good vision. They found there was no story and and the show was long and tedious and was maybe just too artsey for it's own good. I had to agree. We left after 30 minutes, would've gone earlier but we kept wanting it to get better. Lots of people were leaving with us!
Just to note, I took the girls to see Mosaika, in Ottawa, at the Parliament last week and they loved that and commented that it is so much better than the Image Mill.
Our weekend was very, very hot. We saw some awesome street performers and enjoyed the pedestrianisation of Rue St Jean. Ate a pizzaria D'Youvile, using deal of the day coupns, had a great meal for five, very good pizza and air conditioning!!!
The Chateau Frontenac is indeed undergoing some serious construction work which does marr the drive up,. arrival, as they have scaffolding and green painted plywood up in front. Inside nothng seems to be affected, but it does change the whole look.
The Terrassse Dufferin was back to normal, which was a great thing for me.