Courtesy of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
December 29 & 30
Various times

Courtesy of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Courtesy of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

The magic of the season will reach new heights—quite literally—when the all new Cirque Dreams Holidaze lights up the Cultural District with 20 acts, 300 vibrant costumes and 30 performers from 12 countries. Toss in a generous helping of pomp and cirque-umstance—and plenty of gravity-defying, acrobatic feats—and you have the brainchild of critically acclaimed Broadway director Neil Goldberg.

Cirque-goers of all ages will watch at the edge of their seats as gingerbread men flip through the air, toy soldiers march on thin wires and snowmen, penguins and ice figures balance, jump and spin through space. Journey to a heart-pounding world where skilled performers soar through the air amidst a stage filled with giant gifts and massive candy canes.

A stage spectacle for all generations, Cirque Dreams’ latest creation re-imagines the holiday season with original music, favorite seasonal tunes, dazzling choreography and exhilarating production numbers. You’ll leave asking: wait, how did they do that?!

Cirque Dreams Holidaze runs for just two days, on December 29th at 7:30 p.m. and December 30th at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.