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  • Meet Roger Hewett – Band Leader, CORTEO

    Meet Roger Hewett – Band Leader, CORTEO

    The internationally-renowned Cirque du Soleil have productions playing across the globe, including Corteo which is currently making its way across Europe before coming to the UK next month. Jacob Bush at the West End Best End site was recently lucky enough to speak to the show’s band leader, Roger Hewett - an accomplished musician who has also worked with Paramount, Warner Bros, Disney, Alliance Atlantis, Lionsgate, CBS and more.

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  • New 3D Cirque du Soleil ads on the Strip

    New 3D Cirque du Soleil ads on the Strip

    Spotlight Outdoor Ads is teaming up with LIDS to introduce a new way of advertising. The new billboard debuts "The Digital Spectacular" from the Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group. The ad garners 3,511,623 impressions per week. The 90' by 68' screen is ready to showcase unique 3D graphics and designs to bring live entertainment right to its viewers.

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  • Want to see The Beatles’ ‘Love’? Think about going now

    Want to see The Beatles’ ‘Love’? Think about going now

    “The Beatles Love by Cirque du Soleil,” a valentine to the Fab Four as much as it is a colorful uplift powered by one of the headiest catalogs in music history, recently celebrated its 16th anniversary, and is currently the fourth longest-running Cirque among the Las Vegas offerings. The show’s cast and production team hope to build on that tenure. But the recent sale of The Mirage by MGM Resorts International to Hard Rock International, which is expected to acquire operations of the property later this year, shrouds “Love” with uncertainty.

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  • Meet Cassia Raquel, Alegria’s Singer in Black

    Meet Cassia Raquel, Alegria’s Singer in Black

    “Alegría” is a classic that has been reimagined for a new generation of Cirque du Soleil fans. An uplifting immersive experience, “Alegría” whisks audiences away to a mystical world sprinkled with visual poetry and acrobatic extravagance. Among those bringing the show to life is Black Brazilian singer Cassia Raquel. With the production touring, The OBSERVER recently interviewed through a translator the Portuguese-speaking Raquel remotely.

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  • Breaking down the elements that make ‘Mad Apple’ so different

    Breaking down the elements that make ‘Mad Apple’ so different

    “Mad Apple” opened for preview shows at New York-New York in mid-May and celebrated its grand premiere on May 26 in front of an energetic audience including many celebrities and Las Vegas entertainment industry figures. It’s definitely recognizable as a Cirque du Soleil show, but it’s definitely different from the company’s other successful productions.

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  • Cirque Delivers with “Mad Apple”

    Cirque Delivers with “Mad Apple”

    The rambunctiously fun grand opening of Mad Apple at New York-New York on May 26 made it official: This is the age of the variety show on the Las Vegas Strip. Pro sports events and superstar residencies have been grabbing the spotlight lately—and pushing the Vegas entertainment experience into colossal venues

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  • This ice skater plays it cool in Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Crystal’

    This ice skater plays it cool in Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Crystal’

    Cirque du Soleil’s “Crystal” arrives in Boston Wednesday for 15 shows at Agganis Arena after a three-day run this month at Amherst’s Mullins Center. Michael Helgren, who appears in the show, is a former competitive skater who performed for Disney On Ice before coming to Cirque du Soleil

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  • Cirque scales back the spectacle in ‘Mad Apple’ premiere

    Cirque scales back the spectacle in ‘Mad Apple’ premiere

    “Mad Apple” is at once a new Cirque show, and an acrobatic exercise in ownership. The first Cique show to open in more than two years owns its place in the Las Vegas universe. From the top, the show needed to be themed for New York-New York, to keep with the resort’s immutable Big Apple theme.

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  • Cirque will hold its cards, for now, with ‘Mad Apple’

    Cirque will hold its cards, for now, with ‘Mad Apple’

    Cirque du Soleil has opened “Mad Apple” at New York-New York. Enjoy it. The company is not planning a new production on the Strip anytime soon. The Strip’s six-pack of original productions is “Mystere,” “O,” “Ka,” “Michael Jackson One,” “Love,” and now “Mad Apple.” Daniel Lamarre surveys the Strip and is fine with that collection. For now, at least.

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  • ‘MAD APPLE’ Channels NYC’s Energy in Las Vegas

    ‘MAD APPLE’ Channels NYC’s Energy in Las Vegas

    The company’s new show breaks ground by celebrating a place. And not just any place. Mad Apple is an energetic tribute to all things New York City, appropriately performed in the gorgeous, 1,200-seat theater at New York-New York Hotel & Casino. Loaded with acrobatics, music and comedy, Mad Apple marks its grand opening just before Memorial Day weekend.

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  • Mad Apple Premieres!

    Mad Apple Premieres!

    Mad Apple – the newest Las Vegas production from live entertainment leader Cirque du Soleil – celebrated its mad debut at New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas last night. Mad Apple is a high-energy cocktail of comedy, music, dance and high-flying acrobatics that delivers New York’s wildest night out under the Vegas lights.

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  • Brad Williams brings comedy to center stage of ‘Mad Apple’

    Brad Williams brings comedy to center stage of ‘Mad Apple’

    “Mad Apple” is the first new Cirque du Soleil show on the Strip in more than two years, and on May 26, comedian Brad Williams, a veteran of the L.A. comedy scene, is taking center (gigantic) stage. As the lead comic of this big-budget show, he has the same goal as when he’s in L.A. or New York — making people laugh.

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  • A Circular Design Refreshes Cirque Du Soleil Classics

    A Circular Design Refreshes Cirque Du Soleil Classics

    FUZION by Cirque du Soleil is, as the name suggests, a fusion of some of the Canadian troupe's best moments. These highlights from previous shows are woven together around three characters following their destinies through this strange world. Mikki Kunttu, international lighting, video, and set designer and frequent Cirque du Soleil collaborator, has re-imagined the new world for these well-known highlights.

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  • Robert Juliat DALIS 860 LEDs Play Key Role In Drawn To Life

    Robert Juliat DALIS 860 LEDs Play Key Role In Drawn To Life

    Drawn to Life, the first collaboration between Cirque du Soleil, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering, has opened in Disney Springs, Florida where Robert Juliat DALIS 860s take center stage with an impressive 80 x 45-foot cyclorama. ACT Entertainment is the exclusive distributor of Robert Juliat lighting in North America.

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  • Cirque returns with an exuberant revival of its hit Kooza

    Cirque returns with an exuberant revival of its hit Kooza

    The revival of the Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza is just what the doctor ordered. The show marks the world-renowned Montreal circus’s return to the big top in Montreal for the first time since the pandemic shut down all Cirque shows around the world. The Cirque bosses made a wise decision to reintroduce the brand ici with a reboot of this super exciting show that first wowed audiences here in 2007.

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