Modern-day circuses focus on colorful staging and acrobatics to excite crowds, rather than exploiting clown collectives that can only afford one car. Marvel at modern physical feats with this GrouponLive deal to see Cirque Dreams' “Holidaze” at Bell Auditorium at Augusta Entertainment Complex on Tuesday, December 11, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Choose between the following seating options:
- For $27, you get one ticket for seating in the third balcony, which is labeled in green on the seating chart (up to a $54 value, including all fees).
- For $30, you get one ticket for seating in the second balcony, which is labeled in red on the seating chart (up to a $59.25 value, including all fees).
What happens the night before Christmas when everyone is asleep? Are all homes silent without the stirring of creatures, just as described in “The Night Before Christmas?” What if the ornaments dangling from the Christmas tree came to life? Cirque Dreams answers these questions in its wildly imaginative production, “Holidaze.” As a cast of strongmen and acrobats dressed as ornaments spins, tumbles, and creatively dismounts a monstrous, lit-up spruce, a live band boogies through a set of Christmas classics and original holiday tunes penned by Jill Winters and David Scott. The acrobats incorporate a large clock and other elements of the enchanting set into their stupefying stunts in a performance that New York Daily News describes as emanating “charm, sparkle, and talent by the sleighload.”
Since 1993, Cirque Dreams' family-friendly variety extravaganzas have called upon a cast of acrobats, strongmen, and daredevils to wring the oohs and aahs out of audiences with tremendous feats of derring-do. During each themed production, more than 100 performers garbed in dazzling outfits twirl high in the air, contort their bodies into impossible shapes, and solve long division problems to earn uproarious applause from the crowd. At Dream Studios in Pompano Beach, Florida, hundreds of contracted artists from around the world develop their skills and prep for Cirque Dreams performances under the direction of Neil Goldberg and his team of choreographers, contortionists, and designers.