Issue #164: SEP 2017

There are only a few quick things I want to highlight this month.

First, a number of Cirque’s shows celebrated milestones throughout the month of August. First, on Saturday, August 12th, Luzia held its 500th performance in Chicago. On Monday, August 14th at 7:00pm, Michael Jackson ONE celebrated its 2,000th performance. (Check out this video celebrating the feat: https://goo.gl/zfvC68). On Thursday, August 17th, “O” celebrated it’s 9,000th performance. WOW! (They also have a video marking this occasion: https://goo.gl/xpU1Za). And on Wednesday, August 23rd, KA celebrated it’s 6,000th performance in Las Vegas. (https://goo.gl/gsD5RE). Congratulations!

Second, it seems we have a date for the release of VOLTA’s soundtrack. It’s Tuesday, September 19th! It is doubtful you’ll find the CD on Cirque’s Online Boutique, but it may show up on iTunes. Your best bet is to pick up the CD album at the show, which is now setting up in Toronto. Additionally, VOLTA received a new look for its Toronto premiere. You can see some of the new imagery here, on Cirque’s web-site: https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/volta

Third, Cirque du Soleil’s “breakthrough ice experience” received a bit of an image change as well, and a tease video. Check out these new images here: https://youtu.be/Ffy-SChiblM

Fourth, Andrea Jones is the new singer of La Nouba. Selloane’s last performances were Friday, August 25th. Meet the new singer in one of Cirque’s newest makeup videos, here: https://youtu.be/ipp7kpaEjnY

And lastly, are you ready to propose? If you’re ready to propose to your significant other, but you’re not quite sure how to make it special enough, you might want to check out the JOYA Wedding Proposal Packages – which start at $1,000 USD. No, seriously.

“Get engaged in Riviera Maya and take your special someone’s breath away with Cirque du Soleil JOYA, a show already leaving audiences from around the world speechless,” the brochure states. And here’s what comes in this package…

• Priority access to a VIP lounge and welcome cocktail
• 1 hour musical pre-show
• 3 course gourmet dinner
• Unlimited champagne paired with dinner
• Specially coordinated “BIG question” moment with performer and staff.

“As you are planning for your magical lifetime, don’t forget to make the moment they say yes to be just as whimsical!”

Check out the brochure / flyer here:
https://www.facebook.com/JOYA/posts/1544392658938024

Oh, and speaking of JOYA – the last show of the “season” was held on September 2nd. They’ll be back for their “fourth season” on September 27th with “big surprises” (so they say.) So stay tuned.

Okay, so let’s go!

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