Cirque du Soleil: Banana Shpeel

$35 - $110

Cirque du Soleil's Banana Shpeel is a roller-coaster mix of styles that blends comedy with tap, hip hop, eccentric dance and slapstick, all linked by a narrative that ignites a succession of wacky adventures. This is not circus, or a musical or a variety show, or even vaudeville. It is Banana Shpeel!



Propelled by crazy humor and intense choreography, Banana Shpeel plunges us into the world of Schmelky, who dangles fame and fortune in front of Emmett, who has come to audition for him. Emmett soon finds himself trapped in a flamboyant, anarchic world where Schmelky sows terror and reigns supreme. Emmett falls in love with the beautiful Katie and meets a bunch of absurd characters, including the strange Banana Man. But who is this mysterious Banana Man and how can Emmett escape the clutches of Schmelky and his henchmen?

Schedule

Beacon Theatre

(New York, NY)
2124 Broadway at 74th St.
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by Adrienne Onofri - March 7, 2010
AJ will be tap dancing and hip-hopping in the new Cirque du Soleil show, set to open next month in NYC.
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2010
Banana Shpeel, the latest Cirque du Soleil production written and directed by David Shiner, has shifted its performance dates and will now begin previews in New York on Thursday, February 25, 2010 (rather than February 4) at the Beacon Theatre (2124 Broadway).
by Brian Estrada - February 11, 2010
On Wednesday, February 10, BroadwayWorld braved the storm at the Beacon Theatre on the Upper West Side to capture the welcoming of the all-new Cirque du Soleil production, Banana Shpeel, which begins preview performances on February 25, 2010.
by William Panek - January 8, 2010
Soon after 'BANANA SHPEEL's' opening in early December, I hopped 'cross country to experience the kind of flashy, solidified, Vegassy spectacle Cirque du Soleil has to offer with their 'KA.'
by BWW News Desk - December 29, 2009
Banana Shpeel, the latest Cirque du Soleil production written and directed by David Shiner, has shifted its performance dates and will now begin previews in New York on Thursday, February 25, 2010 (rather than February 4) at the Beacon Theatre (2124 Broadway).
by William Panek - December 5, 2009
'BANANA SHPEEL's' script is wonky and often unfunny, but for an evening of phenomenal dance numbers, thrilling acrobatics, and electrifying big-band-esque music, 'SHPEEL' is worth a looksee.