Oct 13, 2011
CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE lights up the 2011 holiday season when it transforms the stage at the Mahalia Jackson Theater into a wonderland of fantasy and disbelief, December 20-24, 2011. Cirque Dreams, an American theatrical production company, brings its critically acclaimed entertainment brand to New Orleans for six glorious holiday performances presented by East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway In New Orleans. Tickets are on sale Friday, October 14, 2011 at 11 a.m.
“Broadway Across America is thrilled to add Cirque Dreams Holidaze to New Orleans’ holiday calendar,” said David Skinner, general manager of Arts Center Enterprises which manages the Mahalia Jackson Theater. “Christmas in New Orleans has become a truly magical time with businesses across the city joining in the festivities. We are proud to offer Cirque Dreams Holidaze as another wonderful reason for families and guests to spend their holiday in New Orleans.”
Created and directed by Neil Goldberg, creator of the groundbreaking Broadway hit CIRQUE DREAMS JUNGLE FANTASY, CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE is “so full of energy it could end our dependence on oil” according to theNew York Daily News and “a delicious confection of charm, sparkle and talent by the sleigh load.” The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle raves, “even the Grinch would be impressed with this Christmas wonderland.” “Stuffed with so much holiday cheer and audacious acts, Scrooge would exit with a big ol’ smile on his face,” hails the Erie Times News about this “Broadway-worthy spectacle.” “The perfect way to come in from the cold, forget the holiday stresses and find the magic of the season” proclaims The Oakland Press. Don’t miss the international sensation that“Dazzled…at The Kennedy Center” according to the Washington Post.
Goldberg re-imagines the holiday season with CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE. An international cast of over 30 multi-talented and brilliantly costumed artists come to life and perform astonishing feats of disbelief. Experience gingerbread men flipping midair, toy soldiers marching on thin wires, snowmen daringly balancing, icemen powerfully sculpting, penguins spinning, puppets dancing and reindeer soaring high above a landscape of holiday wonderment. An original music score and some seasonal favorites accompany hundreds of astonishing costumes and holiday dreams in a setting of gigantic gifts, colossal candy canes and 30-foot towering soldiers creating a wonderland of spectacle.
“Cirque Dreams Holidaze continues the spirit of our brand first established in 1993…to present quality, accessible entertainment throughout the world integrating limitless imagination with multiple performance genres. We are proud to share our creations and bring joy to so many, “ said Goldberg.
In a newly forged partnership with Armed Forces Entertainment, the Department of Defense program chartered to bring free, live, quality entertainment to U.S. military members and their families overseas, Cirque Dreams will now share its creations with U.S. Troops at home and abroad. Military discounts will be available for all U.S. performances of CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE. In January 2012, sponsored by Armed Forces Entertainment, the creation of the first ever Cirque Dreams World Tour will begin performing at military bases throughout 10 countries.
“I had the opportunity to experience firsthand the Cirque Dreams ‘Holidaze’ performance at the Kennedy Center and see the tremendous impact … the pledge of support Cirque Dreams is making to our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines as a way to say. ‘Thank you for your service.’ is awesome,” said U.S. Air Force Col Kathleen Weatherspoon, Chief, Armed Forces Entertainment.
Performances of CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE at the Mahalia Jackson Theater will be held December 20-24 with nightly performances at 8 p.m. (no Sunday evening performance) and matinees at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 23 and Sunday, December 24, 2011.
Tickets are on sale Friday, October 14, 2011 at 11 a.m.
Tickets are available at the Mahalia Jackson Theater Box Office, online at www.BroadwayInNewOrleans.com or via phone 800-982-2787 (ARTS). Group discounts of 15 or more are available by calling 504-287-0372.