CIRCUS PRODUCTION: Cirque Dreams is coming to the TPAC May 11-16. The show combines European cirque-style of performance artistry with American circus arts and Broadway theatrics. These elaborate stage productions have been designed and performed for public theatre, casinos, tours and corporate events worldwide.
Cirque Dreams Illumination and Celebrity Attractions have teamed up to offer a lucky dreamer the chance to “Run away with Cirque Dreams” and perform in a feature role created just for them when the show comes to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center May 11 through May 16.
The Cirque Dreams creative team will hold a citywide casting call limited to the first 100 dreamers on Sunday, April 25 at Woodland Hills Mall. Aspiring performers, acrobats, gymnasts, musicians, dancers, singers or anyone with a special talent who has ever dreamed of performing in a Broadway show is encouraged to audition for their chance to perform with the internationally renowned Cirque Dreams company.
Each participant will have up to two minutes to impress the cirque judges with their talent and skills. Performers requiring music should bring their own CD. The winner of the “Run Away with Cirque Dreams” contest will be trained locally by the Cirque Dreams design team and debut in Cirque Dreams Illumination when it performs in Tulsa. Additionally, the winner will receive six complimentary tickets to their debut performance.
This dream could become the performers next job! Kevin Yungman, a 16-year-old from Miami, won the Run Away with Cirque Dreams contest in May 2009. A principal character role has just been created for him in the upcoming national tour of Cirque Dreams Holidaze, which will play major cities throughout the country this year.
Tulsa’s winner will live their dream in the all-new Cirque Dreams Illumination, from the creators of the groundbreaking hit and only show of its kind to ever perform on Broadway, Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy. “Vaudeville meets the future in Cirque Dreams Illumination” raves the Norwich Bulletin and proclaimed, “Dazzling! A reason to stand up and cheer”, by the New York Daily News, Cirque Dreams Illumination will ignite Tulsa when it performs at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center May 11-16 for eight performances only. Tickets are on sale now.
Cirque Dreams Illumination is the company’s 14th production since originating in 1993. “The Cirque Dreams brand of quality, originality and value combined with Broadway theatrics and international circus artistry continues to transcend imagination and appeal to audiences of all ages,” says Goldberg. Critics and audiences alike have praised Cirque Dreams shows as “A whiz-bang family friendly spectacle” (LA Times), “Pure talent on a stage” (New Yorker) and “Executed to perfection.” (Chicago Sun Times).
Welcomed by Bank of Oklahoma, Cirque Dreams Illumination comes to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center May 11-16 for only eight performances. Tickets may be purchased via phone (918) 596-7111, (800) 364-7111, in person at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center Box Office, or online at www.MyTicketOffice.com. Groups of 12 or more may call Celebrity Attractions at (918) 796-0220 for a discount.
Cirque Dreams Illumination is presented by Celebrity Attractions and is a part of the 2009-2010 Broadway Season that concludes with The Wizard of Oz. Celebrity Attractions is proud to have American Airlines, News Channel 6 and Tulsa World as sponsors for this spectacular season. Visit www.cirqueproductions.com for more information.