Ringing in the Holidaze

Christmas is such a special time of year. We love spending time doing all sorts of family activities and also seeing Christmas themed performances. We’ve seen all sorts of them over the years and this year we were able to experience something completely new. Tonight we were hosted as guests of Cirque Dreams to see the performance of Holidaze in Boston a the Boch Center – Shubert Theatre. We received free tickets to see the show, opinions are 100% our own.

We drove in to Boston right after school and took the kids to dinner at Montien Thai Restaurant. This was the first time the kids had been to a Thai restaurant. They enjoyed chicken satay and Eva tried Pad Thai. Andrew wasn’t as adventurous but he had fun as well.

After dinner we hustled up to the theater and were able to get right in. We were up on the Mezzanine level and while we could not take any photos I do have some of the ones provided to me and they are excellent. Many were from performers that we enjoyed.

Ornaments on Tree

The costumes were excellent and the performers did incredible things. The sheer athleticism and skill of each performer was something to see. There were tumblers, acrobats, clowns, jugglers and even more. One of our favorite acts was the Maestro who instructed people in the audience to play the bells. This was hilarious!

While I watched and enjoyed the show, Eva and Andrew were in rapt attention. Eva was most impressed with a man in a penguin suit balancing on various items. She could not believe that at all. There was also a couple who did super quick changes of costumes. Eva’s eyes bugged out of her head watching that and trying to understand how that trick is done.

Spinning around


Boston, MA (September 8, 2016) – Citi Performing Arts Center, Steve Litman Presents, and Larry Magid Entertainment announced today that Cirque Dreams Holidaze will light up the 2016 holiday season with its iconic holiday stage spectacular at the Citi Shubert Theatre December 9-11, 2016 for six unforgettable performances. Tickets go on sale to the general public Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 10:00AM.

Cirque Dreams Holidaze - Gingerbread Cookies

THIS IS A SHOW NOT TO BE MISSED…it’s a cirque show…Broadway musical…holiday spectacular…and family show all in one. From the creators of the groundbreaking Broadway hit Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy, Cirque Dreams Holidaze is “so full of energy it could end our dependence on oil” according to the New York Daily News and “a delicious confection of charm, sparkle and talent by the sleigh load.” The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle raves, “even the Grinch would be impressed with this Christmas wonderland.” “Stuffed with so much holiday cheer and audacious acts, Scrooge would exit with a big ol’ smile on his face,” hails the Erie Times News about this “Broadway-worthy spectacle.” “The perfect way to come in from the cold, forget the holiday stresses and find the magic of the season” proclaims The Oakland Press. Don’t miss this international sensation that “Dazzled…at The Kennedy Center” according to the Washington Post.

In Cirque Dreams Holidaze, Broadway director Neil Goldberg re-imagines the holiday season with over 300 costumes, 20 acts and 30 performers from 12 countries showcasing an endless variety of imaginative, heart-pounding and gravity- defying feats you have to see to believe. Experience gingerbread men flipping midair, toy soldiers marching on thin wires along with snowmen, icemen and penguins, balancing, jumping and spinning in disbelief. The show celebrates the most wonderful time of the year with singers, choreography and exciting production numbers. Performers and costumed ornament characters twirl, bounce and soar thru the air to original music and seasonal favorites brought to life within a stage setting of gigantic gifts, colossal candy canes and 30-foot towering trees & soldiers creating a larger than life wonderland of amazement.

Tickets for Cirque Dreams Holidaze go on sale to the general public Sunday, September 11 at 10:00AM and are available at the Citi Performing Arts Center Box Office, Citicenter.org, or by calling (866) 348-9738.

WHAT: Cirque Dreams Holidaze

WHEN: Friday, December 9, 2016 at 8:00PM
Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 11:00AM, 3:00PM & 7:30PM
Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 11:00AM & 3:00PM

WHERE: Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre

TICKETS ON SALE: Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 10:00AM

TICKETS: $43.00 – $ 103.00 (All prices include a $4.00 Facility Fee)

Tickets are available at the Citi Performing Arts Center Box Office, Citicenter.org, or by calling (866) 348-9738.

About Cirque Dreams & Neil Goldberg
Over 50 million people have experienced a Cirque Dreams show in theatres, casinos, theme parks, cruise lines, and on Broadway. Now in its 23rd Year, Cirque Dreams shows have garnered the praise of critics around the country from USA Today, Associated Press and the New York Times to CNN, Today Show and Fox & Friends. Producer and Director Neil Goldberg has been declared “One of today’s leading theatrical impresarios” by The LA Times and “Uniquely ingenious” by the New York Daily News. The Cirque Dreams franchise is a globally recognized entertainment brand including, Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy, Cirque Dreams Rocks, Cirque Dreams Holidaze, Cirque Dreams Unwrapped at Gaylord Palms Orlando Resort and Cirque Dreams & Dinner onboard Norwegian Cruise Line. Cirque Dreams & Screams to premier in 2017. For more information, visit www.cirqueproductions.com.

About Citi Performing Arts Center
Citi Performing Arts Center, which includes the Wang and Shubert Theatres, is one of the nation’s foremost nonprofit performing arts institutions. As New England’s largest cultural venue, it honors all aspects of the performing arts offering theatre, opera, classical and popular music, comedy, dance, and Broadway musicals. Its education/public programming initiatives present the City Spotlights Leadership Program and ArtWeek Boston.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Boston’s historic Theatre District, Citi Performing Arts Center offers a diverse mix of educational workshops and community activities; collaborates with artists and local performing arts organizations; and, acts as a champion for the arts in the Greater Boston community by aggressively helping to make the arts an integral part of the community’s collective, daily experience. For more information, please visit www.citicenter.org.

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