Empire- Spiegelworld

liotte
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/04
Empire- Spiegelworld
Posted: 5/30/12 at 10:55am
I walked by the new circus tent looking show on 45th, anyone seen Empire yet? Curious as to what this is about and if it's worth checking out.


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ZoeTheGoat
Understudy
joined:5/9/12
Empire- Spiegelworld
Posted: 5/30/12 at 11:09am
It's an adult themed variety show with circus acts, burlesque and music. Should be fun to see. They used to have Spiegelworld at the sea port a few years ago with a similar show and they currently have Absinthe in Vegas.
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RemlapLBC
Stand-by
joined:12/16/07
Empire- Spiegelworld
Posted: 5/31/12 at 12:46am
Even if it's half as good as Absinthe, GO SEE THIS!

The show in Vegas blows anything away that Cirque has done in the past 15 years.
ZoeTheGoat
Understudy
joined:5/9/12
Empire- Spiegelworld
Posted: 5/31/12 at 01:15am
I agree somewhat. But Cirque and Absinthe are two totally different theatrical experiences. Absinthe has a old school variety show approach; no set, crazy costumes or special effects. Absinthe has a grungy, dark and somewhat magical feel to it. It's almost a spoof of itself. Cirque on the other hand is the exact opposite. I do agree that most Cirque shows are not as entertaining as Absinthe, but just because they are both variety doesn't mean they are in the same league to compare them.
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Pammylicious
Broadway Star
joined:9/13/10
Empire- Spiegelworld
Posted: 5/31/12 at 11:22am
So has anyone on this board actually gone to see this. They are papering it daily and wanted to know if it was worth it.
maxximumvolume2
Swing
joined:6/9/09
Empire- Spiegelworld
Posted: 5/31/12 at 12:12pm
I saw it last night and it's a ton of fun. A little silly, a little raunchy, very intimate and cool vibe inside the tent, and the acts are pretty amazing, especially for such a small space. Even in the "cheap seats" the acts are right up in your face and they can leave you breathless. It's also quite hilarious and never takes itself too seriously.

A fun evening indeed.
Pammylicious
Broadway Star
joined:9/13/10
Empire- Spiegelworld
Posted: 6/7/12 at 09:44am
Finally show this last night and I highly recommend it. What a fun 90 minutes One that you won't forget for a long time. Do NOT bring the kids very adult material.

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