CREATED AND DIRECTED BY CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DIRECTOR NEIL GOLDBERG
CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE is an original musical extravaganza of ornaments that come to life when costumed characters perform astonishing feats that celebrate the holiday season with spectacle, imagination and whimsical dreams. An international cast of 30 artists transform into gingerbread men flipping mid air, toy soldiers marching on thin wires, snowmen daringly balancing, icemen powerfully sculpting, penguins spinning, puppets caroling and reindeer soaring high above a landscape of holiday wonderment. Some holiday favorites accompany an original musical score with hundreds of spectacular costumes adorning a magical tree of dreams in a setting of gigantic gifts, colossal candy canes and 30-foot tall towering toy soldiers.
Says Creator/Director Goldberg, “Cirque Dreams Holidaze follows in the spirit of the Cirque Dreams entertainment brand first established in 1993…to produce high quality, affordable family entertainment that blends multiple performance genres and Broadway theatrics with international talent, European and American circus artistry and limitless imagination.”
More than 50 million fans worldwide have attended a Cirque Dreams show in the past decade. Critics and audiences alike have praised Cirque Dreams shows as “the grandest circus spectacle east of Vegas” (New York Magazine); “a whiz-bang family friendly spectacle” (Los Angeles Times); and "brilliantly conceived entertainment for multiple generations" (Chicago Tribune). In 2009, Cirque Productions premiered the first touring season of CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE, grossing more than 10 million dollars in ticket sales, breaking box office records and entertaining more than 200,000 spectators. In 2008, Cirque Dreams made Broadway history by presenting Goldberg’s CIRQUE DREAMS JUNGLE FANTASY at the Broadway Theatre, the first and only show of its kind to ever perform on Broadway. The production recently remounted for a limited 2010 summer engagement at the MGM Grand/Foxwoods featuring the original pop princess Debbie Gibson, in the singing role of Mother Nature. A new year-round version of the show will open December 1, 2010 at Busch Gardens Tampa. Currently, CIRQUE DREAMS ILLUMINATION, Goldberg’s new show of street-smart stunts turned acrobatic stage spectacle is touring the U.S. A first-ever CIRQUE DREAMS & DINNER theatrical dining extravaganza on board the new Norwegian EPIC cruise line has been declared "a groundbreaking spectacle among the best, if not the best we have seen at sea" (USA Today). Between now and the end of 2010, Cirque Dreams brand shows will perform in more than 35 cities across the nation.
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http://www.cirqueproductions.com/holidazemarketing/PITTSBURGH, PA: CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE lights up the 2010 holiday season when it transforms the Heinz Hall stage into a wonderland of fantasy and disbelief, Tuesday, December 21, through Sunday, December 26, 2010. Cirque Dreams, an American theatrical production company, brings its critically acclaimed entertainment brand to Pittsburgh for 8 glorious holiday performances. CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE is a special production of PNC Broadway Across America – Pittsburgh, presented by The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Symphony and Broadway Across America.
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 the New 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.
Tickets ($22-$64) are available by calling (412)392-4900, visiting the Box Office at Theater Square (655 Penn Avenue) or online at www.pgharts.org. For more information about the PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh 2010-2011 subscription series, please call (412) 456-1390. Groups of 10 or more may call (412) 392-4819. Performances of CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE at Heinz Hall will be held Tuesday, December 21, through Sunday, December 26, 2010: Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 1 p.m.; and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.