CIRQUE DREAMS to Celebrate 20th Anniversary with 7 Shows, Tours in 2013
CIRQUE DREAMS shows have entertained over 50 million people since 1993 across thousands of cities worldwide in theatres, casinos, theme parks, cruise lines, and on Broadway. In 20 years, Cirque Productions has evolved into an enterprise of accomplished producers, directors and innovators, hand-picked by founder and Broadway director Neil Goldberg, that have transformed CIRQUE DREAMS into a global entertainment brand and business empire widely respected by critics, industry leaders and fans alike. In this groundbreaking 20th anniversary year, the company will open 7 shows, employ over 150 artists from over 15 countries and design, rehearse and produce every show component from within the company's 30,000 sq. ft. Dream Studios production complex in Pompano Beach, FL.
Throughout 2013, the company continues expanding its current entertainment franchise with 4 new Cirque Dreamsshows including CIRQUE DREAMS & DINNER - JUNGLE FANTASY onboard Norwegian Breakaway, CIRQUE DREAMS SPLASHTASTIC at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, CIRQUE DREAMS ROCKS at Moon Palace Golf Resort & Spa in Cancun and CIRQUE DREAMS REVEALED at Revel-Casino Hotel, Atlantic City. CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE continues its 5th season of performing 2 simultaneous tours in 2013.
The CIRQUE DREAMS franchise and global entertainment brand of popular shows worldwide 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 CIRQUE DREAMS 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 the company's most renowned, critically acclaimed productions. Proclaimed, "The grandest circus spectacle east of Vegas" by New York Magazine, it debuted at the Broadway Theatre in 2008 and is to date, the first and only show of its kind to ever perform on Broadway, having received an American Theater Wing nomination for the coveted Henry Hewes Award for Best Costume Design. The show furthered its critical acclaim in 2010 with pop star Debbie Gibson performing the leading role of Mother Nature at the MGM Grand, Foxwoods, Connecticut. CIRQUE DREAMS JUNGLE FANTASY received the 2011 Brass Ring award for entertainment excellence at Busch Gardens Tampa and was featured on an episode of MTV's MADE. In 2012, the show entertained over 100,000 U.S. troops and their families at 17 military installations throughout 10 countries in association with Armed Forces Entertainment. In 2013, the show was redesigned into a modern dinner theatre experience in partnership with Norwegian Cruise Line, to perform indefinitely on their new Breakaway sailing year-round from NYC.
CIRQUE DREAMS & DINNER continues reinventing dinner theatre entertainment throughout the world. Upon its Norwegian Epic debut in 2010, Gene Sloan of USA Today said, "This is a show that is among the best, if not the best we have seen at sea." Several land based CIRQUE DREAMS & DINNER venues are scheduled to open in the near future.
CIRQUE DREAMS SPLASHTASTIC is a new cutting-edge aquatic show in partnership with Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, CA.Themed "The Most Amazing Show Above H20", this unique production features the park's popular marine mammals along with an internationally renowned company of acrobats, aerialists and astounding Cirque Dreamers performing in the air, over water and throughout the transformed Dolphin Harbor Theater.
CIRQUE DREAMS ROCKS premiered internationally, Spring 2013 in partnership with Palace Resorts at their Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Cancun. Hailed "A rock show...as close to 21st century vaudeville as you're likely to get!" byPittsburgh Tribune, CIRQUE DREAMS ROCKS is a non-stop musical, acrobatic rock & roll stage spectacle blending decades of pop and rock hits performed live on stage through special arrangements with Sony/ATV Music.
CIRQUE DREAMS REVEALED is the company's first intimate and up-close cabaret revue opening July 30, 2013 in Atlantic City's stylish new Revel-Casino Hotel.
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." A televised special is scheduled to air during upcoming holiday seasons.
Neil Goldberg's story is one humble beginnings, raised an Orthodox Jew with a strict lifestyle who turned his creative mind and imagination into a small empire. In the 1980's, the multi-talented, New York born and raised entrepreneur began producing private and corporate shows and events with unique performers and dreamers like himself. He designed and created productions for two Superbowls, the NBA, Disney, Busch Gardens, Six Flags, Miss Universe, NBC, ABC & CBS. He 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. In 1993, he formed Cirque Productions and conceived Cirque Ingenieux with an original score by Kitaro, for the theatre and PBS. He has produced and directed over 15 different CIRQUE DREAMS shows for national and international tours as well as casinos worldwide including MGM, Harrah's, Caesars, Bally's, Trump, Foxwoods & Hilton Hotels. In 1997, CIRQUE DU SOLEIL filed a trademark infringement suit in Federal court. When Cirque Productions prevailed in the court's ruling of the CDS lawsuit in 2002, the first new show created was entitled CIRQUE DREAMS, which evolved into the company's global entertainment brand. Additionally, The Neil Goldberg Dream Foundation has been formed to enrich artistic opportunities for others.
More information at www.cirqueproductions.com.