CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE to Play Benedum Center, 12/29-30

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE lights up the 2014 holiday season with its newest holiday stage spectacular on Monday, December 29, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Both performances will take place at the Benedum Center, located at 237 7th Street, downtown Pittsburgh. This event is presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust as part of the Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series. Tickets ($39.75-$59.75) are available at TrustArts.org, by calling 412-456-6666, or in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue.

From the creators of the groundbreaking Broadway hit CIRQUE DREAMS JUNGLE FANTASY, comes CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE. CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE is "so full of energy it could end our dependence on oil" according to the New York Daily News. It is "a delicious confection of charm, sparkle and talent by the sleigh load." In CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE, Broadway director Neil Goldberg re-imagines the holiday season with over 300 costumes, 20 acts and 30 performers from 12 countries showcasing an endless variety of imaginative, heart-pounding and gravity-defying feats. The show will feature a cast of performers such as gingerbread men flipping mid-air, toy soldiers marching on thin wires, along with snowmen, icemen and penguins all balancing, jumping and spinning in disbelief.

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE celebrates the most wonderful time of the year with singers, choreography and exciting production numbers. The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle raves, "Even the Grinch would be impressed with this Christmas wonderland." The cast of performers from around the globe create a holiday wonderland as they twirl, bounce and soar through the air to original music and seasonal favorites brought to life within a stage setting of gigantic gifts, colossal candy canes and 30-foot towering trees and toy soldiers. CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE is a cirque show, a Broadway musical, a holiday spectacular and family show all in one! "Stuffed with so much holiday cheer and audacious acts, Scrooge would exit with a big ol' smile on his face," hailed the Erie Times News. The Oakland Press exclaimed, "The perfect way to come in from the cold, forget the holiday stresses and find the magic of the season."

Neil Goldberg, creator and director shared, "CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE celebrates our brand of 20 years with this unique holiday stage spectacle for the entire family. There aren't enough shows today where mom and dad can bring the kids and grandparents, make it a date night, fun time for teens and entertain so many generations with... 'How did they do that?' 'Wow' and 'Amazing.' This show has something for everyone."

For more information, visit www.cirqueproductions.com.

To view CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdaUKD2mDoQ&feature=youtu.be&list=UUEtA_0aP8B0woFPY5tQ8z9A.

About Cirque Dreams Productions & Neil Goldberg
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. Over the past 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. The company employs over 150 artists from over 15 countries who design, rehearse and produce every show component from within the company's 30,000 sq. ft. Dream Studios production complex in Pompano Beach, Florida.

According to the New York Daily News, "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." For the over 50 million people worldwide who have experienced a Cirque Dreams brand show in theatres, casinos, theme parks, cruise lines, and on Broadway, creator and producer Neil Goldberg makes dreams come true on-stage and in real life.

Now in its 20th year of entertainment innovation, Neil Goldberg's Cirque Dreams has garnered the praise of critics around the country from USA Today, Associated Press and The New York Times to CNN, TODAY showand FOX & friends. Goldberg has been described as "One of today's leading theatrical impresarios" by The LA Times and "Uniquely ingenious" by the New York Daily News. The Cirque Dreams franchise is a global entertainment brand of popular shows throughout the world: Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy, Cirque Dreams Illumination & Cirque Dreams and Dinner are just a few. Cirque Dreams Splashtastic debuted Spring 2013 exclusively at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. Cirque Dreams Rocks was hailed, "A rock show...as close to 21st century vaudeville as you're likely to get!" by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Additionally, Cirque Dreams Holidaze, according to The Washington Post,"dazzled at the Kennedy Center," and has since become an annual holiday touring event throughout the world.

Neil Goldberg designed and created productions for two National Football League Super Bowls, the National Basketball Association, Disney, Busch Gardens, Six Flags, Miss Universe, television broadcast companies: NBC, ABC and CBS. He has created and directed shows with the Pittsburgh, Baltimore and New World Symphonies as well as 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, Bally's, Trump, Foxwoods, Hilton Hotels and other casinos worldwide. All of Goldberg's creations are designed, developed, rehearsed and produced, including the manufacturing of every costume, at his Dream Studios production complex in Pompano Beach, Florida.



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