News Headlines Archive

  • 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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  • Wayback Cirque

    Wayback Cirque

    This year Cirque du Soleil officially turns 20 years of age! With that milestone reached I feel many wonder where can Cirque du Soleil lead us in the next 20-years? Or will it be with us at all? During the next few months we will be inundated with celebratory goods - from books to special events - to commemorate this special time. However, have you ever wished for a way to pull back the curtain of time and experience the Cirque du Soleil of the past?

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