November 15, 2013

Broadway Theatre League invited members of the refugee community to a dress rehearsal of Cirque Dreams Holidaze on Friday, November 15, 2013 at the Stanley Theatre.  For many refugees, being new to the United States and to Utica, this was their first experience seeing a Broadway-caliber show!

This event was made possible through a joint effort between Broadway Theatre League, Cirque Dreams Holidaze, and the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees. In attendance from each organization, included:

• Neil Goldberg, Cirque Dreams Founder, Director, and Producer.
• John Fehlner, Executive Director of Broadway Theatre League.
• Shelly Callahan, Executive Director of the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees.

About Cirque Dreams Holidaze

In CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE, Broadway director Neil Goldberg re-imagines the holiday season with over 300 costumes, 20 acts and 30 performers from 12 countries showcasing an endless variety of imaginative, heart-pounding and gravity- defying feats you have to see to believe. Experience gingerbread men flipping mid air, toy soldiers marching on thin wires along with snowmen, icemen and penguins, balancing, jumping and spinning in disbelief.  The show celebrates the most wonderful time of the year with singers, choreography and exciting production numbers.  Performers twirl, bounce and soar thru the air to original music and seasonal favorites brought to life within a stage setting of gigantic gifts, colossal candy canes and 30-foot towering trees & soldiers creating a wonderland of amazement.

Says Creator/Director Goldberg, “Cirque Dreams Holidaze celebrates our brand of 20 years with this unique holiday stage spectacle for the entire family. There aren’t enough shows today where mom and dad can bring the kids and grandparents, make it a date night, fun time for teens and entertain so many generations with…’how did they do that’, ‘wow’ and ‘amazing’.  This show has something for everyone.”  

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE is a presentation of Broadway Theatre League of Utica and is affordably priced with tickets ranging from $24.75 to $64.75.  Performances will take place at the Stanley Theatre, 259 Genesee Street, Utica, on November 16 & 17 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are still available and may be purchased at the door or online by visiting

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