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  • Cirque at Madison Square Garden?

    Cirque at Madison Square Garden?

    According to a recent press release, Cirque du Soleil and Madison Square Garden Entertainment will present an as yet named theater production specifically for the Madison Square Garden Theater in New York City! An excerpt follows: # # # NEW YORK, Nov. 20 /CNW Telbec/ – Madison Square Garden Entertainment and Cirque Du Soleil have […]

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  • CirqueTech — Illuminating KÀ, Part I

    CirqueTech — Illuminating KÀ, Part I

    Stage Directions magazine, known for getting down into the grit and grime of productions, dove into the technology that went into constructing Cirque du Soleil at MGM-Grand, or better known to us as KÀ, for its January 2005 issue. In continuing our look into the equipment and technical know-how that helps illuminate our favorite Cirque […]

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  • Cirque Wins Another Award

    Cirque Wins Another Award

    On November 9, 2006, the Billboard Touring Awards, which are based on box-office figures, were given out in the Grand Ballroom at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. And Cirque du Soleil’s Delirium won in the following NEW category: “Creative Content.” Congrats Delirium!

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  • CirqueTech – Performance Spaces: Alegría at Beau Rivage

    CirqueTech – Performance Spaces: Alegría at Beau Rivage

    From May 20, 1999 until October 2, 2000 Cirque du Soleil found a home at the Beau Rivage casino-resort on the Gulf Coast in Biloxi, Mississippi, “a place where genuine Southern hospitality and charm go hand in hand with meticulous service.” The Beau Rivage was Steve Wynn’s then-newest resort (now held by MGM/Mirage) and with […]

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  • Blue Man Group coming to Orlando?

    Blue Man Group coming to Orlando?

    While this is not directly related to Cirque du Soleil, it is because of their production at Downtown Disney that Universal is considering Blue Man Group to their property. Central Florida News 13, a Bright House Networks media outlet, reporeted on this story this morning: An expansion of Universal Orlando’s City Walk complex will bring […]

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  • Rain at LOVE

    Rain at LOVE

    Here’s an interesting tidbit for you IT professionals from Mix Online regarding the computer systems at LOVE and what they run: The entire range of Rain Recording digital audio/video workstations for the PC platform—all of which now include the new Intel Core 2 Duo architecture—is now available in Europe from Rain Recording’s new London-based production […]

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  • The Fab Four also available in 5.1 Surround

    The Fab Four also available in 5.1 Surround

    Like you, I am anxiously awaiting the CD/DVD release of Cirque du Soliel: LOVE at the Mirage, which will make its appearance on November 21st worldwide! Some brief facts about the album’s pending release to whet your appetite: The Love album encompasses 26 tracks remixing 37 classic Beatles tunes. Two versions of the album will […]

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  • Didyaknow? – Cirque Awards V: The Drama Desk

    Didyaknow? – Cirque Awards V: The Drama Desk

    The Drama Desk award was founded in 1955 as the Vernon Rice awards to, as one writer on Wikipedia put it, “to recognize shows produced off-Broadway, off-off-Broadway, and in legitimate not-for-profit theaters, in addition to Broadway shows.” Therefore the Drama Desk is a celebration of all theater productions in New York and Cirque du Soleil, […]

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  • A Note About Cirque 2007

    A Note About Cirque 2007

    CirqueClub make a small announcement regarding Cirque 2007 this afternoon. An excerpt follows: Even though there are very few things I can share with you for now, I’ve got one big secret for you: advance tickets are now on sale! Performances in Montreal will take place from April 26 to May 27, and in Quebec […]

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  • Guy Laliberté named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year!

    Guy Laliberté named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year!

    MONTREAL, Oct. 26 /CNW/ – Guy Laliberté, founder and CEO of Cirque du Soleil is the recipient of the Québec region Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2006 award. Mr. Laliberté also received one of seven industry category awards (see below) presented this evening at a banquet and ceremony in Montréal. “Mr. Laliberté possesses […]

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  • So What Does a Cirque Tech Director Think About?

    So What Does a Cirque Tech Director Think About?

    Curiously enough, Ellen McCarthy, Staff Writer for the Washington Post, recently got a glimpse of what a Cirque du Soleil Technical Director thinks about and shared it in an article she wrote for the Post. An excerpt: “Helium is surprisingly volatile. If there’s too much, she doesn’t come down. She’s gotten caught up there a […]

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  • Didyaknow? – Premiere Dates

    Didyaknow? – Premiere Dates

    Ever wonder when some of your favorite Cirque du Soleil shows made their grand premiere? Wonder no longer in this weeks’ “Didyaknow?” column! Year 1984 1985 1986 1987 1990 1992 1992 1993 1994 1996 1998 1998 1999 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Production Le Grand Tour Le Grand Tour Le Magie Continue Le Cirque […]

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  • Quidam in Seoul

    Quidam in Seoul

    In an article published this morning by Chung Ah-young, staff writer for The Korea Times provides a little detail on Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam upcoming performance in South Korea, which I’ve summarized below: About 140 performers selected from 19 countries will give a magical performance on an outdoor stage equipped with 2,500 seats. Cirque du […]

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  • Cirque at 2006 Festival of the Masters

    Cirque at 2006 Festival of the Masters

    On the weekend of November 10-12, Cirque du Soleil will be participating in the Festival of the Masters, a huge happening that transforms Downtown Disney® into a vast outdoor art gallery! There will be no entrance fee to Downtown Disney, so come down and meet some of our artists in person as they sign autographs […]

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  • Didyaknow? – Cirque Awards IV: The Emmy & ACE

    Didyaknow? – Cirque Awards IV: The Emmy & ACE

    Didyaknow that Cirque du Soleil has been nominated for various awards for its television performances in the United States? In this column we’re going to look at two such awards: the Primetime/Daytime Emmy Awards and the Cable Ace awards. # # # From 1978 until 1997, the CableACE award was an honor bestowed upon its […]

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