Family-friendly “Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy” at Broward Center
By Skip Sheffield
Montreal has its world-renowned Cirque du Soleil. Florida has its own ambitious Cirque Dreams, and they have spread all over the world.
Tuesday, July 22, “Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy” opens at Broward Center for the Arts for a Fort Lauderdale engagement through July 27.
“The show goes to the Kingdom of Bahrain right after Fort Lauderdale,” reveals the show’s creator and director, Neil Goldberg. “I won’t be going on that one, but we have been all over the world. I went to Russia for the first time 15 years ago. It's amazing how far we have traveled.”
“Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy” features an international cast of aerial artists, contortionists, acrobats, jugglers and musicians, all costumed in wildly colorful and imaginative costumes. The show opened on Broadway in 2008, and played the MGM Grand in Las Vegas with pop star Debbie Gibson in the lead role of Mother Nature. Although the show was created right here at Cirque Dreams headquarters in Pompano Beach, this is the first time “Jungle Dreams” has played South Florida.
“In a 21-year journey we have built a brand,” says Goldberg proudly. “You just never know where the next request will come from. Jungle Fantasy is an ideal summer family engagement, and we have a good relationship with Broward Center, so we felt this show was the perfect fit.”
Tickets are $34.50-$74.50 and may be reserved by calling 954-462-0222 or by going to www.BrowardCenter.org.