DIRECT FROM BROADWAY, CIRQUE DREAMS JUNGLE FANTASY will heat up the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods this summer. Proclaimed “The grandest circus spectacle east of Vegas” by New York magazine, CIRQUE DREAMS JUNGLE FANTASY debuted at the Broadway Theatre in June 2008, and is the first and only show of its kind ever to perform on Broadway.
This groundbreaking theatrical spectacle will again become an entertainment first when DEBBIE GIBSON, the Original Pop Princess, performs in the title role of Mother Nature. Never before has a pop star or celebrity been featured as the lead vocalist in a cirque show. CIRQUE DREAMS JUNGLE FANTASY hits the MGM Grand Theater stage from July 27-September 1.
Over 20 million fans have attended a Cirque Dreams show throughout the U.S. and abroad. The New York Post proclaims CIRQUE DREAMS JUNGLE FANTASY “Dazzling…a highly theatrical presentation replete with elaborate scenery and wall-to-wall music”, and for children whose passion is gymnastics or jungle fauna, the New York Times says, “Waste no shekels on tickets for The Lion King. This is the show for you.” The New York Daily News hails it “Colorful, imaginative and expertly performed…a fantasy worth indulging.” USA Today raves, “Dazzling! A fantastical tale of an enchanted jungle” and the Los Angeles Times calls it “Jaw dropping! A whiz-bang family friendly spectacle.”
Created and directed by Neil Goldberg, CIRQUE DREAMS JUNGLE FANTASY is an exotic encounter inspired by nature’s unpredictable creations that are brought to life by an international cast of soaring aerialists, spine-bending contortionists, acrobats, jugglers and musicians. The astounding feats performed in this action packed Cirque Dream are enhanced with over 150 spectacular costumes which were nominated for an American Theatre Wing Best Costume Design Award.
All this comes to life in a fantastical jungle setting filled with flowers, mushrooms and giant trees ignited by striking visual effects. From the breathtaking ballet of butterflies and soaring birds to the balancing giraffes and flipping monkeys, this world-class explosion of athleticism includes never before seen acts exclusively at MGM Foxwoods that will exhilarate and entertain audiences of all ages.
Performing the role of Mother Nature, DEBBIE GIBSON exploded on the pop music scene at age 16 becoming the youngest person ever to write, produce and perform a number one single, "Foolish Beat". After rising to fame in the '80s with hit songs "Electric Youth," "Only In My Dreams" and "Lost in Your Eyes", the Long Island native focused on musical theatre, performing in the Broadway companies of Les Misérables, Cabaret, Beauty and the Beast and the original West End production of Grease as well as the national tours of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Funny Girl and Cinderella. Gibson has sold more than 16 million albums worldwide.
"I'm so excited to be a part of an entertainment first and combine my skills as both a solo performer and a theatrical actress in Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy," says Gibson. "Neil is a pioneer and the best at melding family entertainment, spectacle, and stylized circus performance. I'm thrilled to be a part of such an exotic all around entertainment experience! After over 2 decades in show biz, it's a first for me!"
For more information on Debbie check out www.deborah-gibson.com.
CIRQUE DREAMS JUNGLE FANTASY is the brainchild of Neil Goldberg’s theatrical imagination and the Cirque Dreams brand of entertainment since 1993, creators of international performance, touring sensations Cirque Dreams Illumination, Cirque Dreams Holidaze, Cirque Dreams Pandemonia, Cirque Dreams Coobrila, Cirque Ingenieux, and the first show of its kind at sea…Cirque Dreams & Dinner on board the Norwegian EPIC.
Show times are 7PM Sunday-Thursday, with Sunday matinees at 2PM, and on select Fridays in August. Tickets are $35 and $69 and may be purchased online at www.mgmatfoxwoods.com , by calling the MGM Grand Box Office at 1-866-646-0609, by calling Ticketmaster, or in person at the MGM Grand Box Office. For more information, visit www.cirqueproductions.com .