Issue #211: DEC/JAN 2022

Bonne Année, Happy New Year, and welcome to the latest edition of Fascination, the Unofficial Cirque du Soleil Newsletter.


For a moment there it looked like Cirque du Soleil (and the rest of the performing arts world) would be able to get back to doing what they loved to do… performing… alas, Omicron, the latest variant of the gift that keeps on giving (a.k.a. COVID-19), washed over the globe instead, causing a number of shutdowns once again. Remaining of performances of ‘Twas the Night in New York City were canceled, the last few performances of Alegria-In a New Light in Houston were canceled, and so far, some performances of LOVE have been canceled. There will be more to come I’m sure. Although this variant appears more contagious than previous versions, it also seems less virulent than those that came before, so here’s hoping that Omicron is but a brief roadblock to “back to normal”… whatever that is.

COVID has touched us all in myriad ways. So far myself, my wife and son, have escaped relatively unscathed, but the same can’t be said of other members of my family. One of which recently paid the ultimate price. So, no, I don’t know what normal looks like anymore, but I do know what will help us get back there: Regardless of your faith or political leanings, I implore you to get the COVID vaccine and/or its booster if you haven’t already done so – there’s really no excuse anymore. Be part of the solution, not a hindrance.

Okay, so let me stop talking about that…

There’ve been a number of happenings at Cirque du Soleil since we last spoke – from announcements of shows in Toronto (Kurios) and partnerships in Los Angeles (OVO) to the opening of DRAWN TO LIFE at Walt Disney World and a new CEO for the company – all of which you’ll find a bit about within. And as long as we can get a handle on Omicron, it looks like the VIP Experiences at the Las Vegas shows are slated to return (to be announced) as well as a nice 3D Collector Ticket (to be shipped to you 7 days prior to your show date) for “O”… but only if you’re good boys and girls!

So, shall we get into it?