proctors-theatre.jpgFour performances only! Tickets on sale now Schenectady, N.Y. - Cirque Dreams Holidaze lights up the 2012 holiday season when it transforms the Mainstage at Proctors into a wonderland of fantasy and disbelief, from Friday, December 28 through Sunday, December 30.  Cirque Dreams, an American theatrical production company, brings its critically acclaimed entertainment brand to Schenectady, NY, for four glorious holiday performances presented by Proctors. Created and directed by Neil Goldberg, creator of the groundbreaking Broadway hit CIRQUE DREAMS JUNGLE FANTASY, CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE is "so full of energy it could end our dependence on oil" according to the New York Daily News and "a delicious confection of charm, sparkle and talent by the sleigh load."  The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle raves, "even the Grinch would be impressed with this Christmas wonderland."  "Stuffed with so much holiday cheer and audacious acts, Scrooge would exit with a big ol' smile on his face," hails the Erie Times News about this "Broadway-worthy spectacle."  "The perfect way to come in from the cold, forget the holiday stresses and find the magic of the season" proclaims The Oakland Press.  Don't miss the international sensation that "Dazzled...at The Kennedy Center" according to the Washington Post. See what they're talking about:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5JyIIZ923I Renowned director Neil Goldberg, creator of the groundbreaking Broadway hit CIRQUE DREAMS JUNGLE FANTASY, re-imagines the holiday season with CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE.  An international cast of over 30 multi-talented and brilliantly costumed artists come to life and perform astonishing feats of disbelief.  Experience gingerbread men flipping mid air, toy soldiers marching on thin wires, snowmen daringly balancing, icemen powerfully sculpting, penguins spinning, puppets dancing and reindeer soaring high above a landscape of holiday wonderment.  An original music score and some seasonal favorites accompany hundreds of astonishing costumes and holiday dreams in a setting of gigantic gifts, colossal candy canes and 30-foot towering soldiers creating a wonderland of spectacle. Page Two Says Creator/Director Goldberg, "Cirque Dreams Holidaze continues the spirit of our brand first established in 1993...to present quality, accessible entertainment throughout the world integrating limitless imagination with multiple performance genres. We are proud to share our creations and bring joy to so many. In a newly forged partnership with Armed Forces Entertainment, the Department of Defense program chartered to bring free, live, quality entertainment to U.S. military members and their families overseas, Cirque Dreams will now share its creations with U.S. Troops at home and abroad. Military discounts will be available for all U.S. performances of Cirque Dreams Holidaze. In January 2012, sponsored by Armed Forces Entertainment, the creation of the first ever Cirque Dreams World Tour will begin performing at military bases throughout 10 countries. Says U.S. Air Force Col Kathleen Weatherspoon, Chief, Armed Forces Entertainment "I had the opportunity to experience firsthand the Cirque Dreams "Holidaze" performance at the Kennedy Center and see the tremendous impact ... the pledge of support Cirque Dreams is making to our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines as a way to say. "Thank you for your service.' is awesome. For more information, visit: www.cirqueproductions.com. Tickets on Sale Now! Tickets to CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE are $20, $40, $45 & $50 and on-sale now at Proctors Box Office, 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305; by phone (518) 346-6204; and online at proctors.org. Group discounts are available by calling (518) 382-388x, x139.  A xx% off Military discount is available in person at Proctors box office for all Active Duty, Reserve and Guard personnel with military ID. Performances of CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE at Proctors will be held for four performances:
  • Cirque Dreams Holidaze, Friday, December 28 - 8:00 pm
  • Cirque Dreams Holidaze, Saturday, December 29 - 2:00 pm
  • Cirque Dreams Holidaze, Saturday, December 29 - 8:00 pm
  • Cirque Dreams Holidaze, Sunday, December 30 - 2:00 pm
    Family Friendly-Running Time: 120 min including intermission CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE at Proctors is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties. ABOUT PROCTORS Proctors in Downtown Schenectady, NY, offers more than 1,700 events a year to close to 600,000 visitors and residents of New York State's Capital Region.  As a charitable, cultural and educational non-profit organization, Proctors depends on membership, donations and grants to bring exciting shows and excellent educational and community events to the Capital Region. Income from ticket sales pays for only 67 percent of the cost of running Proctors.           

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CONTACT: Thom O'Connor 518-382-3884 X166 toconnor@proctors.org