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Nov
15
2009

I was recently invited to see the Wintuk show of Cirque Du Soleil at Madison Square Garden. It’s a creative, mystical journey that centers around a boy’s quest to find snow.  But I often lost track of the plot line as the stage was taken over by amazingly creative costumes, mesmerizing acrobatics and incredible hoola hooping. My girls (5 and 3) were quite taken by the show and their favorite part was by far the grand finale.

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At the very end of the show, about a gazillion pieces of paper reign down over the audience, giving the illusion of a magical snowstorm. All the children in the audience were bursting with glee. All the adults were so grateful they didn’t have to clean it up. And all the environmentalists in the audience were hoping that the paper gets recycled. I have no idea if it does. But it was quite a breathtaking effect.

My only beef with the whole production is that cotton candy cost $12. Not because it gives you special powers to walk a tightrope but because it comes with a Wintuk jokers hat. Which was very cute but still….

summer at cirque du soleil

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5 Responses to the adventure of cirque du soleil

  • Gretchen says:

    Sounds fab! Jimmy and I went to Vegas a couple of years ago and saw The Beatles “Love” that Cirque du Soleil did there. It was OUTRAGEOUS! And the grand finale was “Hey Jude” which of course made me start to sob (it’s my son’s name) and pink paper petals rained from the sky. Uber cool.

  • Aunt Marcia (Guess Whose?) says:

    AHA…you were ‘invited’ and didn’t have to pay the $100 per ticket or whatever it costs now. Glad you all enjoyed it…I’ve seen 4 of them so far…and they are all breathtaking…

  • Jordana says:

    I went to the restroom in the front of the theatre and walked by a huge recyling bin filled with those snowflakes so I think they do recycle.

  • Jordana says:

    PS: We went on Sunday and had a fantastic time – the snowfall was amazing, breath-taking and so much fun to watch the girls enjoy (Ava collected a huge bag of snow for a “craft” – I just hope that craft isn’t re-enacting the snow storm in our apartment). Ava said her favorite part of the show was the “doggies” – I liked the rag doll and the woman with the hoops (I can’t even do one hula hoop!). A great show for anyone who believes in snow ( :


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