Mar 19, 2012
CenterArts presents Cirque Dreams in Pop Goes The Rock on Thursday, Apr. 26 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theatre, HSU.
Dance, shout and shake your booty when Cirque Dreams’ newest stage spectacle, Pop Goes The Rock makes its debut in Arcata by presenting Cirque Dreams thrilling variety acts and acrobatic feats to popular songs and chart topping hits spanning the decades! Tickets are $55 general, $45 Senior/Child and $25 HSU students. Tickets are available at the University Ticket Office and at humboldt.edu/centerarts.
Pop Goes The Rock is the newest musical stage spectacle from Cirque Dreams and the mind of Neil Goldberg, creator of the groundbreaking Broadway hit Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy and the famed Cirque Dreams entertainment brand. This one-of a kind variety show unites generations through a mash-up of celebrated pop and rock tunes that will entertain family audiences of all ages. Cirque Dreams daring aerialists, gravity defying balancers, powerful strongmen and an array of edgy awe-inspiring acts are accompanied by a hip dance crew, cool singers and a jammin’ band performing over 20-chart-topping hits live on stage.
Goldberg’s stage wizardry blends an international cast of astonishing Cirque Dreamers who transform a carnival funhouse into a rock ‘n’ roll party that’s movin’ & groovin’ to an original live band. Music and fantasy ignite the funhouse when Jack pops out of his box and catapults the artists into feats of impossibilities, mayhem and uncontrollable sensory spectacle that never stops until…Jack’s back in the box. The songs for Pop Goes The Rock are presented and performed live through special arrangements with Sony ATV/Music Publishing and accompany over 14 variety acts, more than 100 costumed characters, elaborate lighting, special effects and more. Song titles include “Call Me Irresponsible,” “King of the Road,” “Womanizer,” “Beautiful,” “Zoot Suit Riot,” “She Bangs,” “The Heat is On,” “In the Summertime,” “Let it Ride,” “Apologize,” “No More Mister Nice Guy,” “Never Gonna Let you Go,” “Like a Prayer,” “Right ‘Round,” “Jump (For My Love),” “Rapper’s Delight,” “I Love the Nightlife” and decades more!
Since 1993, the Cirque Dreams brand has entertained more than 50 million people worldwide under the artistic direction of Neil Goldberg. Cirque Dreams shows have appeared in theaters, casinos, theme parks, at sea and on Broadway. Cirque Dreams has garnered critical acclaim from USA Today, The New York Times, The Associated Press, CNN, the Today Show, Fox & Friends and more. The Cirque Dreams franchise includes a growing number of popular Cirque Dreams brand shows nationwide including the aforementioned Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy as well as Cirque Dreams & Dinner onboard Norwegian Epic, Cirque Dreams Illumination, Cirque Dreams Pandemonia and the recent multiple company tours of Cirque Dreams Holidaze, including a first time ever engagement at The Kennedy Center.
For more information and credit card orders, call CenterArts at 826-3928 or at humboldt.edu/centerarts.