Cirque Dreams Holidaze In San Francisco Until 12/15

When I first heard about Cirque Dreams Holidaze, I wasn't sure what to expect but watching their preview video clip (watch it at the bottom of this post) gave me some idea.  The show is intended for audiences of all ages, children included and so once I saw that, I knew I wanted to bring Kiggster with me for her very first theater experience!  She is 3 years old and most shows at the theater don't allow them in until around 5 so I jumped on the opportunity to take her on a date with me.  We headed for the Curran Theater on Wednesday evening for the opening night and started our adventure. The show was non-stop action from the time the curtains opened to the end, except for the short intermission in between.  I loved that the acrobatic performances were all set to a theme with a coordinating holiday song.  Each performance, there were about 20+, was different from the next and even while there were main performers, there was tons of activity going on around the main performers.  Which … [Read more...]

Peter & The StarCatcher: An Imagination-Filled Performance

I had actually watched the clip about Peter and The StarCatcher awhile back and knew I wanted to go see it when it came to San Francisco but it wasn't going to be for awhile.  So it wasn't until I received the invitation for the show that I remembered and I excitedly RSVP'd for the show.  I realized going to the show that I had no idea what I was getting myself into because all I really knew was that Peter and The StarCatcher was the prequel to Peter Pan.  So going into our blogger pre-show event, I was able to meet some of the cast for that night's show and find out what they enjoy about the show.I had no idea but Peter and The StarCatcher was  actually a show put on by only 12 cast members even though they play over a hundred characters.  Plus every song, noise, and sound effect is made by all the cast members and 2 musicians!  There is not many costume changes or elaborate sets but it calls the audience to use their imagination through the characters.  They use props but even those … [Read more...]

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