News Headlines Archive

  • Cirque du Soleil on iTunes

    Cirque du Soleil on iTunes

    Cirque fans rejoice – Cirque du Soleil music is now available for download through Apple’s iTunes Music Store! The first wave of available music, released on February 15, 2005, features music from Dralion, Quidam, “O”, Alegría, La Nouba, Mystère and Saltimbanco, as well as the selected remixes from Tapis Rouge and the new Le Best […]

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  • Mystère to be Filmed!

    Mystère to be Filmed!

    According to Taylor Jeffs at, Cirque du Soleil’s first permanent production — Mystère — will be filmed this June for a December 2005 DVD/TV release! This is exciting yet confusing news since in the past, Cirque du Soleil has maintained a credo that as long as their shows were still performing live we would […]

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  • Columnist Unveils KÀ

    Columnist Unveils KÀ

    On November 26, 2004, Las Vegas Sun columnist Jerry Fink unveiled Cirque du Soleil’s newest production — KÀ — to his readers, and there were some interesting bits that we wanted to bring to your attention. — The total cost of the production is $165 million US. $135 million is for the theater alone; $30 […]

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  • Want Some Mustard With That?

    Want Some Mustard With That?

    From the “what can you do with a billion dollars?” department, an article on CBC news says Cirque CEO Guy Laliberté has purchased what is said to be the last hotdog sold at a Montreal Expo’s game! The hotdog was acquired by a local radio station who in a previous promotion had awarded four tickets […]

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  • Their Life in Pictures

    Their Life in Pictures

    Varekai recently had its own “life on tour” photographic retrospective that was on display at North Park Mall in Dallas (Dillard’s Fountain Court). It included a selection of VAREKAI costumes that could be examined up close. The retrospective was part of the celebrations for the 1000th performance of Varekai, which took place on December 4 […]

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  • Wanna Trade Up?

    Wanna Trade Up?

    There’s a new “trade-up” program available for Cirque Club members for certain shows in certain cities. Cirque Club members can now “trade up” their seats for seats previously reserved (but unused) for families of our producers, directors and artists. For example, Cirque Club ticket holders for Varekai in Dallas can now take advantage of these […]

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  • New Cirque Book: Dreams of the Solo Trapeze

    New Cirque Book: Dreams of the Solo Trapeze

    “Dreams of the Solo Trapeze: Offstage with the Cirque du Soleil” By: Mark Schreiber — ISBN: 0-9754664-0-2; $19.95 US From the Book’s Inside Jacket Cover: Enter a world unlike any other, where a dozen languages are spoken and scores of disciplines perfected — or invented; intimate and inscrutable, artistic and athletic, courageous and committed: the […]

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  • MGM/Mirage Third Quarter Profit Soars

    MGM/Mirage Third Quarter Profit Soars

    On October 20, 2004, MGM/Mirage reported a $126.9 million operating profit, which is a 169% increase from the same quarter last year. “Profit at MGM Mirage jumped in the third quarter,” Las Vegas Sun’s Liz Benston reported, “[due to] customers [spending] more at new amenities such as nightclubs and restaurants and hitting the slot machines […]

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  • Cirque Helps You Be Secure

    Cirque Helps You Be Secure

    In what sounds like a fun development, Las Vegas’ McCarran airport has filmed new “infomercials” designed to remind travelers about rules and regulations at the security checkpoints. And fittingly they star Las Vegas celebrities. Rita Rudner implores travelers not to crack jokes at the checkpoint, Lance Burton advises folks to empty their pockets of metal […]

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  • Le Best Of… Now Available!

    Le Best Of… Now Available!

    It’s been rumored for months; Cirque du Soleil Musique has finally released Le Best of Cirque du Soleil, the 20th Anniversary compilation album. “Le Best Of consists of the better musical moments of Cirque du Soleil that have enchanted and enthralled audiences around the world. This compilation features 12 songs from the successful soundtracks of […]

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  • Cirque & The Beatles at the Mirage

    Cirque & The Beatles at the Mirage

    In the words of Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté: “We want to bring the magic of Cirque du Soleil together with the spirit and passion behind the most beloved rock band of all time to create a single, simple statement of delight.” Cirque du Soleil, Apple Corps Ltd. and The Mirage announce a partnership […]

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  • Soleil de Minuit – Redux

    Soleil de Minuit – Redux

    On September 30, 2004, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) aired a special encore presentation of Midnight Sun (Soleil de Minuit), the commemorative concert celebrating the joint anniversaries of Cirque du Soleil and the Festival Internationale de Jazz de Montréal that drew a record crowd of over 200,000 people to the streets of downtown Montreal in […]

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  • The Newest Cirque — KÀ!

    The Newest Cirque — KÀ!

    On September 15, 2004, the newest spectacle from Cirque du Soleil was revealed — KA. Since then, the media and fans have been abuzz with many questions as the media campaign is kicked off. Text from Cirque’s recent press release involving the show illuminates some of the better-hidden aspects of KA: KÀ combines acrobatic performances, […]

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  • More on the “Cirque Meets Beatles” Show

    More on the “Cirque Meets Beatles” Show

    Thanks to Timothy McDarrah, intrepid reporter for the Las Vegas Sun (and with the translating skills of fellow reporter Molly Ball), we have more to report on plans for the Beatles-inspired Cirque-produced show that will go into the Siegfried & Roy theater at The Mirage. Among other interesting tidbits, the article reveals that Dominic Champagne […]

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  • News on the Book Front

    News on the Book Front

    While we’re patiently waiting for the November release of the English translation of the “20 Years Under The Sun” book, the French-language version has already hit the stands. And in a sad note, we’ve been told by the publisher that an English-language translation of Jean Beaunoyer’s tell-all “Dans les coulisses du Cirque du Soleil” (Quebec […]

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