CIRQUE DREAMS Celebrates 20 Years with Three New Shows and Tours in 2013
Cirque Dreams shows have entertained over 50 million people worldwide in theatres, casinos, theme parks, cruise lines, and on Broadway since 1993. In 20 years, founder, producer and Broadway director Neil Goldberg has transformed Cirque Productions into a global brand and entertainment empire widely respected by critics, industry leaders and fans alike. Throughout 2013, the company will introduce the world to 3 new Cirque Dreams shows including Cirque Dreams & Dinner - Jungle Fantasy onboard Norwegian Breakaway, Cirque Dreams Splashtastic at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and Cirque Dreams Rocks in partnership with Sony/ATV Music at Moon Palace Golf Resort & Spa in Cancun. Now in its 5th season, Cirque Dreams Holidaze will perform 3 simultaneous tours in 2013 throughout the United States and Mexico.
Goldberg's Cirque Dreams franchise and global entertainment brand of popular shows throughout the world have garnered the praise of critics around the country from USA Today, Associated Press and the New York Times to CNN, Today Show and Fox & Friends, Neil Goldberg has been declared "One of today's leading theatrical impresarios" by The LA Times. Chris Jones of The Chicago Tribune says Goldberg has "mastered an artform that the more famous French Canadians have yet to conquer." The New York Daily News hails, "There have only been a handful of shows that have generated an exclamation point as assertive as the ones created and directed by Neil Goldberg."
Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy remains one of Goldberg's and the company's most renowned and critically acclaimed productions. Proclaimed, "The grandest circus spectacle east of Vegas" by New York Magazine, Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy debuted at the Broadway Theatre in 2008 and is to date, the first and only show of its kind to ever perform on Broadway. While on Broadway, the show received a coveted, American Theatre Wing, Best Costume Design nomination. The show furthered its critical acclaim in 2010 when pop princess icon Debbie Gibson performed the leading role of Mother Nature at the MGM Grand Theatre, Foxwoods, Connecticut. Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy received the 2011 Brass Ring award for live entertainment excellence at Busch Gardens Tampa, was featured on an episode of MTV's MADE and recently returned from a United States Armed Forces world tour entertaining over 100,000 troops and their families at 17 military installations throughout 10 countries. The show has now been redesigned into a modern dinner theatre experience that will debut on the new Norwegian Breakaway.
Cirque Dreams and Dinner is reinventing dinner theatre and entertainment throughout the world. When it debuted onboard the Norwegian Epic in 2010, Gene Sloan of USA Today said of this new entertainment groundbreaking spectacle, "This is a show that is among the best, if not the best we have seen at sea." The Cirque Dreams & Dinner phenomenon continues to expand with the debut of Cirque Dreams & Dinner - Jungle Fantasy onboard Norwegian Breakaway in April 2013. Plans to open several land based Cirque Dreams & Dinner venues are currently in development throughout the world.
Cirque Dreams Splashtastic is a new and inventive cutting-edge aquatic show that will debut May 2013 exclusively at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, CA. Themed as "The Most Amazing Show Above H20", this unique production will feature the park's popular marine mammals along with an internationally renowned company of acrobats, aerialists and astounding Cirque Dreamers that will amaze in the air, over water and throughout the magically transformed Dolphin Harbor Theater.
The new Cirque Dreams Rocks will premiere internationally, June 2013 at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Cancun. Hailed in its first limited engagement "A rock show...as close to 21st century vaudeville as you're likely to get!" by the Pittsburgh Tribune, Cirque Dreams Rocks is a non-stop singing, dancing, music and acrobatic stage rock & roll spectacle blending decades of pop and rock hits performed live on stage through special arrangements with Sony/ATV Music. Cirque Dreams Rocks features awe-inspiring acts choreographed and staged to some of the most popular tunes of all times.
Cirque Dreams Holidaze continues to tour the U.S. and will now visit Mexico in its' 5th performance year. The show "Dazzled at the Kennedy Center" according to The Washington Post. The New York Daily News proclaims Cirque Dreams Holidaze "so full of energy it could end our dependence on oil" and "a delicious confection of charm, sparkle and talent by the sleigh load." Plans for a televised special of the show are underway to air during upcoming holiday seasons.
Neil Goldberg has designed and created productions for two Superbowls, the NBA, Disney, Busch Gardens, Six Flags, Miss Universe, NBC, ABC & CBS. He has created and directed shows with the Pittsburgh, Baltimore and New World symphonies; with Marvin Hamlisch & The National Symphony and the youngARTS program of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. Neil conceived and directed Cirque Ingenieux for theatre and PBS, and has produced and directed Cirque Dreams shows for MGM, Harrah's, Caesars, Ballys, Trump, Foxwoods, Hilton Hotels and other casinos worldwide. All his creations are designed, developed, rehearsed and produced, including the manufacturing of every costume, in the company's 20,000 sq. ft. Dream Studios production complex in Pompano Beach, FL.
Beyond Goldberg's career achievements, he is a creative spirit with the heart, soul and courage to take risks and set trends by following his dreams. Traveling the world as a representative of his Dream Foundation, he has rallied communities and worked with cities, governments and even small art schools, helping find unique ways to enrich the arts by assisting young people and those less fortunate in reaching their potential through funding, training and performance opportunities. With Neil Goldberg's imagination, passion and perseverance, his dreams continue touching millions of lives.
"I enjoy taking something or someone that others might pass by or look away from and nurture its possibilities and talents into a greater value than one could have ever dreamed or imagined, I tend to see what can be, as opposed to what is" says Goldberg. He adds "Cirque Dreams has become a place where people have the courage and confidence to realize their dreams the same way I did."
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