Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy Exits Broadway Aug. 24; Tour Continues

News   Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy Exits Broadway Aug. 24; Tour Continues Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy, the family-friendly theatrical, acrobatic and musical adventure that evokes the exotica of untamed places, ends its limited Broadway engagement at the Broadway Theatre Aug. 24.
A scene from Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy.
A scene from Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy.

Next up at the Broadway is the new musical Shrek, opening Dec. 14 after previews from Nov. 8.

Following bookings throughout North America, Cirque Dreams opened on Broadway June 26 after previews from June 16. It was the Broadway premiere of the popular touring event that now goes out on the road again. The show played 10 previews and 70 performances.

Here are the tour dates and cities through the end of 2008 (dates into 2009 have also been announced):

  • Nov. 18-19 McCallen, TX – Civic Center Auditorium
  • Nov. 20 – Harlingen, TX – Municipal Auditorium
  • Nov. 21 – Laredo, TX – Laredo Entertainment Center
  • Nov. 22 – Abilene, TX – Abilene Civic Center
  • Nov. 25-30 – Austin, TX – Long Center Dell Hall
  • Dec. 2 – Avon, CO – Vilar Center
  • Dec. 3 – Casper, WY – Casper Eventers Center
  • Dec. 5-7 – Reno, NV – Pioneer Center
  • Dec. 10-14 – Norfolk, VA – Chrysler Hall
  • Dec. 18-21 – Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Casino
  • Dec. 26-28 – Grand Prarie, TX – Nokia Theatre
  • Dec. 30-Jan. 4, 2009 – Atlanta, GA – Cobb Energy Center

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    * Created and directed by Neil Goldberg, Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy "is an exotic encounter inspired by nature's unpredictable creations that are brought to life by an international cast of 25 soaring aerialists, spine-bending contortionists, acrobats, jugglers and musicians," according to producers.

    "The astounding feats performed in this action packed Cirque Dream are enhanced with over 150 spectacular costumes and set in a fantastical jungle ignited by striking visual effects. From the breathtaking aerial ballet of butterflies to the balancing giraffes, gigantic flowers and trees, this world-class explosion of athleticism, theatre and imagination is a Broadway first."

    This is the latest project of Neil Goldberg's Cirque Productions, creators of international performance and touring sensations Cirque Ingenieux, Cirque Dreams Coobrila and Cirque Dreams Illumination (not to be confused with the shows of Cirque du Soleil).

    "Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy remains true to my original Cirque Dreams vision which began with the company in 1993 — to blend European artistry with circus and Broadway theatrics in a dramatic fashion that transcends imagination and leaves its narration to the eyes of the beholder," stated Goldberg.

    The Broadway Theatre (recent home to The Color Purple) is located at 1681 Broadway. Tickets are available at www.telecharge.com or via phone at (212) 239-6200 or (800) 432-7250.

    For more information visit www.cirquedreamsbroadway.com.

  • A scene from <i>Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy</i>.
    A scene from Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy.
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