Thursday, June 26, 2008

Not Cirque Du Soleil: Cirque Dreams Opens On Broadway

Not Cirque Du Soleil: Cirque Dreams Opens On Broadway

Well, I'll be a monkey foot manipulator percushroomist!

Those and other wild characters springing from the imagination of impresario Neil Goldberg will be on full display as Cirque Dreams: Jungle Fantasy opens at the Great White Way's Broadway Theatre.

It should be noted that this show is not in any way associated with the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil.

The limited engagement opening tonight is scheduled to run through August 24 before heading out on a tour of Canada and the United States.

Choreographed by Tara Jeanne Vallee, Cirque Dreams: Jungle Fantasy boasts a company of 25 acrobats, aerialists, contortionists, jugglers and musicians. The cast includes Uranmandakh Amarsanaa (Contorting Lizard and Aerial Bird), Marcello Balestracci (Adventurer), Jared Burnett (Soultree Violinist), Zachary Carroll (Jungleboy), Jill Diane (Mother Nature), Lauren Diblasi (Bee and Ensemble), Iryna Dmytruk (Bee and Ensemble), Ruslan Dmytruk (Frog Juggler), Ivan Dotsenko (Trapeze Owl), Vladimir Dovgan (Balancing Giraffe and Snake Roller), Nataliya Egorova (Monkey Foot Manipulator), Judah Frank (Unicorn and Ensemble), Buyankhishig Ganbaatar (Aerial Bird and Contorting Lizard), Erdenesuvd Ganbaatar (Aerial Bird and Contorting Lizard), Stefka Iordanova (Blackbird Hairialist), Denys Kucher (Vine Swinger), Vitalii Lykov (Vine Swinger), Lee Miller (Percushroomist), Odgerel Oyunbaatar (Contorting Lizard and Aerial Bird), Sergey Parshin (Butterflyer and Jungle King), Pavel Pozdnyakov (Jungle King and Ensemble), Glenn Rogers (Jungleboy), Naomi Sampson (Butterflyer and Ensemble), Konstantin Serov (Emu and Ensemble), Carly Sheridan (Trapeze Owl), Serguei Slavski (Jungle King and Monkey Manipulator), Alexander Tolstikov (Jungle King and Monkey Manipulator) and Anatoliy Yeniy (Balancing Giraffe).

Will critics proclaim this a production fulfilling their wildest dreams, or will their reviews be downright nightmarish? Find out tomorrow as I provide my critics' capsule.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

Click here for tickets.
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At 26 June, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Percusshroomist!! Percussionist who lives in a mushroom! What a great idea! But......

Lee Miller's a terrific percussionist! Make her mushroom shorter so the audience can see her play! The audience needs to hear a bigger beat and to see her in action, along with the rest of the talents!

At 26 June, 2008, Blogger SarahB said...

Ugh. Why? I hate the real cirque du soleil. I certainly wouldn't pay for this fake one.

At 27 June, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is not the Circus of the Sun
This is a Jungle Dream..
The Sun Wouldnt Fit in the Broadway theatre

Still Good,, But Different

$219 bucks for cirque du soleil
$90 Jungle Dreams
Half the size / Half the Price
All The Fun


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