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  • Didyaknow? – Cirque’s Music Catalog

    Didyaknow? – Cirque’s Music Catalog

    Didyaknow Cirque du Soleil has been releasing its music from the very beginning? Originally, Cirque du Soleil released its own music on LP, Compact Discs and Cassette Tapes through their own in-house label – Nâga – which was part of Cirque’s Le Groupe du Soleil Services division. Nâga released ‘Cirque du Soleil’ in 1987 and […]

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  • CirqueTech: Love’s Psychedelic Panels

    CirqueTech: Love’s Psychedelic Panels

    Didyaknow that Salt Lake City-based 3Form Inc’s architectural resin panels are featured in Cirque du Soleil’s LOVE? You’ll find these panels at the entrance to LOVE’s theater; each step activates neon-colored lights in a custom glass and acrylic floor. Creating these panels wasn’t easy and you’ll find more about the construction of these panels by […]

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  • Didyaknow? – La Nouba Quick Facts

    Didyaknow? – La Nouba Quick Facts

    The Press Release detailing La Nouba’s 5 Millionth spectator had some fun facts about the show. To kick off the resurrection of our “Didyaknow” column from Fascination’s monthly publication days, we thought it best to start with those! They are as follows: La Nouba celebrated its 3500th performance on Saturday, May 13, 2006. There are […]

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  • How Many Speakers Does it Take?

    How Many Speakers Does it Take?

    According to PRNewswire, Cirque du Soleil usese 6,300 speakers from Minneapolis-based Innovox Audio in LOVE, Cirque’s newest permanent production. Read more about Innovox and what they did for LOVE here. { Source – PRNewswire: Jul.10.2006 }

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  • Florida Residents – Celebrate La Nouba’s 5 Millionth Guest on Aug 10, 2006!

    Florida Residents – Celebrate La Nouba’s 5 Millionth Guest on Aug 10, 2006!

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 10 /PRNewswire/ — La Nouba, the spectacular Cirque du Soleil production exclusively presented at Walt Disney World Resort, is about to reach the important milestone of having hosted 5 million guests. Attaining such an amazing number of spectators would not have been possible without the loyalty of the residents of […]

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  • Guy Laliberté a finalist for the Ernst & Young Award

    Guy Laliberté a finalist for the Ernst & Young Award

    MONTREAL, July 6 /CNW/ – Twenty-seven top entrepreneurs who have demonstrated leadership, drive and innovation have been chosen from an impressive list of nominees as Québec finalists in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2006 awards. In MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT      Guy Laliberté      Cirque du Soleil (Entertainment company) The 2006 national awards will take […]

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  • More Cirque in Vegas?

    More Cirque in Vegas?

    Would you believe 9 Cirque du Soleil shows in Las Vegas by 2010? That’s the current plan as reported by Las Vegas freelance journalist Steve Friess in a recent podcast ( These shows will sprout up at more MGM/Mirage resort properties (recently acquired through the purchase of Mandalay Resorts). They are: #6: Luxor — magic/illusion […]

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  • New Features Coming to Fascination!

    New Features Coming to Fascination!

    In this case, I think “New” is a relative term. Some time ago, when Fascination! was still a monthly publication, besides posting Cirque’s current itinerary and TV listings, we also compiled Birthday Wishes and Historical Dates and published those with each issue too. And so we will again. Starting July 1, 2006, “Birthday Wishes” and […]

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  • Cirque a Success in Seattle!

    Cirque a Success in Seattle!

    Chris Winters, a Journal Reporter for the King County Journal in the Seattle area, wrote a brief article about Cirque du Soleil’s run of Varekai. The article is a fascinating read; if you’re interested, visit the King County Journal: Some highlights include: o) The show was such a success that Cirque du Soleil will return […]

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  • How Cirque emails its clients

    How Cirque emails its clients

    On June 1, 2006, Marketing Sherpa released a case study on Cirque du Soleil’s email marketing program. It’s a very interesting read and a wonderful behind-the-scenes look into CirqueClub processes. The case study is available in full print below; however, click the link to see the original article. SUMMARY Are you trying to improve your […]

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  • ‘The Beatles’ head to Vegas for 10 years

    ‘The Beatles’ head to Vegas for 10 years

    LAS VEGAS, Nev., June 25 (UPI) — The Cirque du Soleil version of the Beatles, called “Love,” opens in Las Vegas June 30, with remastered music for an expected 10-year run. The acrobatic troupe from Canada has teamed up with Beatles’ original producer, Sir George Martin and his son Giles, for the $150 million production, […]

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  • LOVE in London?

    LOVE in London?

    GEORGE HARRISON’s widow OLIVIA is relieved THE BEATLES-inspired Cirque du Soleil show has finally made it to the stage after a string of venue changes. Olivia admits LOVE, which opened this month (JUN06) at The Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada, was originally supposed to be a London production, but got moved twice before opening. She […]

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  • Comedian Kathy Griffin on Cirque

    Comedian Kathy Griffin on Cirque

    “I’m sorry. I can’t stand it. Here’s why. I don’t want to see a French-Canadian clown slowly rolling a beach ball across the stage for 5 minutes while saying, ‘ye-yay-yay.'” That’s okay Kathy… We don’t want to see a D-list comedian rant-and-rave about nothing in particular for 5 minutes while pretending we’re listening either.

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  • Le Grand Chapiteau Releases CirqueFAQ v3.0.0

    Le Grand Chapiteau Releases CirqueFAQ v3.0.0

    In honor and appreciation for Le Grand Chapiteau’s 7th Anniversary, I have updated the CirqueFAQ. You’ll find it on the main page under FAQ, or via this link: CirqueFAQ v3.0.0 Stats: 52 pages long, 118k, v3.0.

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  • Las Vegas News

    Las Vegas News

    Wynn Revamping Le Reve? According to the Associated Press, Steve Wynn is paying $15.9 Million to Dragone to secure the rights of Le Reve and expand the show. Wynn intends to add lights, lasers and more performers to the show in order to make it “bigger.” Wynn asked Dragone to change the show (for the […]

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