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  • ONOD 5: “We want to bring back the blood, sweat and tears”

    ONOD 5: “We want to bring back the blood, sweat and tears”

    The new benefit performance in March promises to be radically different than the previous four one-night-only productions. Husband-and-wife creators Nicky and Laetitia Dewhurst, working alongside director Krista Monson, the creator of the first “One Drop,” promise that it will be “more dangerous and daring” than ever before.

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  • Meet Mahesh Vinayakram, LUZIA’s Indian Singer

    Meet Mahesh Vinayakram, LUZIA’s Indian Singer

    Mahesh Vinayakram, son of the well-known Ghatam Master Vikku Vinayakram, is the first Indian to perform in a Cirque du Soleil show, LUZIA, coming to San Jose in early 2017. “I am happy and proud to say that I am the first Indian male singer from the entire Karnatic music fraternity to ever be cast by Cirque du Soleil.”

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  • Cirque du Soleil Theme Park Unveils Even More Artwork

    Cirque du Soleil Theme Park Unveils Even More Artwork

    Theme Park University has covered the Cirque du Soleil theme park since it was first announced. The new groundbreaking extravaganza will be open in 2018, but slowly artwork continues to leak out. Three new pieces to look at now, including the "Garden Of The Nature Spirit" This place is jaw dropping.

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  • McLaren Helped with Creative City Project Performance

    McLaren Helped with Creative City Project Performance

    McLaren Engineering Group, a full-service engineering firm with offices throughout North America, including Orlando, adapted La Nouba's Bamboo Aerial Act for use in a stunning outdoor performance. The Orlando-based show took its new dynamic act to the streets of downtown Orlando for the Creative City Project event last week.

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  • Cirque du Soleil woos Chinese investors in Montreal

    Cirque du Soleil woos Chinese investors in Montreal

    The Cirque, which has made expansion into Asia a priority, welcomed Chinese businessmen to its headquarters in Montreal Monday afternoon. Projects the circus troupe is considering include a theme park and dinner-show concept.

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  • 45 Degrees + Level Kids = New Event

    45 Degrees + Level Kids = New Event

    45 Degrees posted this up to their Facebook page yesterday: “We are super excited to announce that we’ll be producing an exclusive Cirque du Soleil performance for the grand launch event of Level Kids, the sensorial retail destination for children’s designer clothes, located at City Walk in Dubai.”

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  • Cirque and the App

    Cirque and the App

    About half of the people who buy tickets to a Cirque production in Las Vegas do so just 48 to 72 hours before the show, and 25% do so day of the show, according to Cirque SVP Jerry Nadal. Armed with that information, the company has been working to develop technology targeting visitors with text messages and updates with special offers.

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  • Truck Dispute over Canceled Shows Settled

    Truck Dispute over Canceled Shows Settled

    On Tuesday, twenty-three trucks belonging to the world famous circus were seized at Turkey's Ipsala Customs following a court ruling following a dispute between the organizers of EXPO 2016 Antalya and Cirque. Today, Turkish customs authorities allowed the trucks to pass after the parties resolved their differences.

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  • Meet Paramour’s Jeremy Kushnier

    Meet Paramour’s Jeremy Kushnier

    Paramour finds a cast of actors, singers and acrobats filling the voluminous Lyric Theatre with that old-fashioned razzle-dazzle, catchy songs and high-flying theatrics. At the center of the narrative is Jeremy Kushnier’s character of AJ Golden, a man who presents a few obstacles to the leading lady’s meteoric rise in Golden Age Hollywood.

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  • Breaking: Paramour eligible for 2017 Tony Award!

    Breaking: Paramour eligible for 2017 Tony Award!

    The Tony Awards Administration Committee met yesterday for the first time this season and confirmed the eligibility of two Broadway productions, Paramour and Cats, for the 2017 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards. The two productions are consistent with opening night billing.

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  • “The Beatles Love” Invites Guests to Rehearsals

    “The Beatles Love” Invites Guests to Rehearsals

    Following on the heels of its 10th anniversary celebration, "The Beatles Love" has announced an opportunity for fans to see the show's inner workings. Starting today, Oct. 14, the production began welcoming visitors to open rehearsals, offering a chance to see both new and old acts practice their routines before the evening show.

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  • Meet Maya Kesselman – Luzia Hummingbird

    Meet Maya Kesselman – Luzia Hummingbird

    The Burlingame High School graduate now stands on the brink of bringing her circus act home, as she will return to the Bay Area next month as a cast member of Luzia, the newest Cirque du Soleil show.

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  • Cirque Dances With The Stars

    Cirque Dances With The Stars

    It was quite the bombshell (and a well-kept secret) when it was announced that the USA version of Dancing With The Stars would host a night of ballroom dancing inspired by the music and shows of CDS.

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  • Issue #153: OCT 2016

    Issue #153: OCT 2016

    This Month: Gilles Ste-Croix writes an autobiography, LUZIA's juggler becomes a World Records Title holder! And Cirque du Soleil invades Dancing with the Stars with an entire themed night!

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  • AD Daniel Ross keeps La Nouba looking sharp

    AD Daniel Ross keeps La Nouba looking sharp

    Seth Kubersky of the Orlando Weekly Magazine spoke recently with Cirque du Soleil artistic director Daniel Ross, discussing how he keeps Cirque's long-running La Nouba production at Disney Springs looking sharp and about introducing two new acts into such a tightly integrated show.

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