Cirque Dreams Holidaze Brings A Wonderland Of Life To The Shubert Theatre

Posted December 9, 2016 by Cheryl Fenton in Theater & Arts
Cirque Dreams Holiday is a family Christmas spectacular all in one! Photo Courtesy of Cirque

When someone coins the witty phrase “holidaze,” it often conjures up thoughts of the muted haze one sees the world through when they’re overloaded with all that comes with the season. Welcome to autopilot. You try to tune out the hustle and bustle and slowly navigate through hectic mall crowds, mounds of gifts to wrap, and cross off endless end-of-year to-do lists. Yes, you’re moving mindlessly from one day to the next. Pass the spiked egg nog, please.

But there is a way to enjoy a holidaze that is actually quite the opposite of this cloudy phase. You can instead embrace the nuttiness. It must be known as the most wonderful time of the year for some reason, right? If you were to experience a moment when things are alive with magic and mischief, colors and sounds, lights and living, it could only be one thing – Cirque Dreams Holidaze.

From December 9 to 11, the 1,500 seats of the Boch Center Shubert Theatre will be filled with people just like you who are ready to be captivated by a dazzling new Cirque show – part family Christmas spectacular, part Broadway musical, all sparkle and talent.

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Be amazed by this holiday spectacle with over 300 costumes, 20 acts and 30 artists. Photo courtesy of Cirque.

Celebrating almost a decade of having simultaneous productions of their hit tours across the country, Cirque Dreams (the brainchild brand of artistic director Neil Goldberg) is turning up the lights on the 2016 holidays with its Christmas extravaganza that The New York Daily News calls a “delicious confection of charm, sparkle and talent by the sleigh-load.” This is a high energy stage show you really shouldn’t miss.

Imagine a holiday spectacular with more than 300 costumes, 20 acts, and 30 artists from all across the globe. In fact, several of the performers have come straight from the stages of “America’s Got Talent” and other like-minded TV performance shows around the world.

The show’s winter wonderland is full of imagination and creative costumes. There will be angels and reindeer, penguins and snowmen, toy soldiers and gingerbread men. Not to mention a giant tree of human ornaments and, of course, the big guy in red himself, Santa. This cast of characters will perform feats that take them soaring through the air, defying gravity, and creating some serious illusions. It’s like a Black Friday sale but not as dangerous. The show also celebrates the holiday season with original music and seasonal favorites.

It’s full of festive and imaginative movement and dance that’s typical for a Cirque Dreams production. This might be why they have been internationally critically acclaimed for their 20 years on stage, by such sources as “USA Today”, “The New York Times”, “The Associated Press”, “CNN,” and the “Today Show.”

This is a show for everyone, kids and grownups, both naughty and nice. It’s time to snap out of that daze and celebrate the season. Because as we all know, this time of year can be a circus. So don’t beat it, join it.

Performances are on Friday, December 9, at 8pm, Saturday, December 10, at 11am, 3pm, and 7:30pm, and Sunday, December 11, and 11am and 3pm. The Boch Center/Shubert Theatre is located at 265 Tremont Street in Boston.