Alright so I WANTED to run off with the circus. More to the point I wanted to run off to the CIRQUE! My pals over at Washington Family Magazine (of which I am a member of their blog community) tried their hardest to get me there. I received a special invitation to the opening press night event for Cirque du Soleil’s HOLIDAZE at the Kennedy center in DC. Alas the Grinch stole my HOLIDAZE and I didn’t make it. But you can still catch it and of course rub it in that I missed it ya scrooges.
CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE lights up the 2010 holiday season when it transforms the Opera House stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts into a wonderland of fantasy and disbelief, December 7-12. Cirque Dreams, an American theatrical production company, brings its critically acclaimed entertainment brand to D.C. for 8 glorious holiday performances presented by the Hippodrome Foundation.
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.
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.”
Performances of CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will be held Tuesday, December 7–Sunday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m. with matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are affordably priced from $31.00-$110.00 and are now available at the Kennedy Center Box Office, online HERE or via phone at (202) 467-4600.