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Cirque du Soleil

The Cake Is A Lie

Blogger Wants To Produce A Cirque du Soleil-like Portal Stage Show In Vegas, Needs $25 Million

A blogger named Gordon Knott has a really amazing idea. He’d like to put together a live stage show based on the video game Portal. He sees it happening in the style of Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas and would have an initial budget of $25 million. There’s just one problem – he doesn’t have $25 million.


it's time to play the music

Oscars: Plenty of Time for Cirque du Soleil; Still no Time for Two Musical Performances

Okay, we don’t mean this as a dig to Cirque Du Soleil. All in all, we think they’re pretty cool. But you can’t talk about the Muppets and Cirque Du Soleil in the same post without bringing up Cirque Du So Lamé, the cancelled Muppet Show act that an outside contractor proposed for the Muppets in Its A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie, a.k.a. It’s a Wonderful Life but with Kermit the Frog, a.k.a. No, I Just Have Something In My Eye, Okay? For the record, it referred to the metallic fabric.

Moving along! The good news is that Kermit and Piggy are confirmed presenters at this year’s Oscars. The other news is that even though the Oscars decided that it didn’t have time in its broadcast for the meagre two musical numbers it nominated for Best Song, it does have time for a Cirque Du Soleil performance.


Don't Try This At Home

Cirque du Soleil Will Perform At SDCC and It Will Cost You Nothing Except Your Blown Mind

So, you want to crash something, anything at San Diego Comic Con but you don’t have any money? Well, do you like acrobatics? How about 3D things? Then you are in such super luck: Cirque du Soleil will be presenting its show Friday, July 21 — and you won’t even have to pay for it! The free show will be at Petco Park and is actually performed vertically, meaning they will be fighting battles that are 3D projections on the wall, and you will be viewing it all “from above.” That means it will be completely impossible to have a bad seat. If you’re going to Comic Con, you should totally do this. After the jump, watch a video for a closer look at how they put this thing together.