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Cirque Dreams Holidaze Reviews

Family ShowsCirque CircusTheatre for Kids and FamiliesHoliday & Christmas Shows

Average customer review: 2.0 star rating (2.2 Stars)

Number of reviews: 62



2.0 star rating Derek from Nashville, Tennessee


Really disappointing show, we left midway through the second part. This show summed up in a word in my opinion is noisy. It's noisy visually. The set is very distracting, and whenever there is a main act on the stage, there are tons of people and set pieces randomly walking around in the background that add nothing to the show. It's definitely audibly noisy. The music is absolutely blaring and SO repetitive. Repetitive during the show, and then before and during intermission they play the same 2 minute loop of music on repeat. The music during the show is chaotic and overwhelming. There are very few changes to the music, it has the same beat through most of the show and just beats you down over time. There were many mistakes made in the acts, many more than I've seen at other shows. The juggler dropped his items three times, the jump rope guys made multiple mistakes, the roller skaters fell. There was no continuity or explanation for anything. It was a series of circus acts.

2.0 star rating Ellen from Atlanta, Georgia


From seeing other shows at Atlanta’s Fox theater, we thought our center dress circle seats would be great. For Cirque way! The lighting was poor, creating large dark spots on the stage. Even the feature performers could not be seen clearly. Music was...”meh” and choreography felt stiff and amateurish it felt like there were too many props and performers packed onto the stage, restricting movement of the performers. We had hoped this would be a magical kick off to the holiday season. It was not. It was frustrating to watch. We left at intermission.

2.0 star rating Michigan Theatre Goer from Detroit, Michigan


The production company allows patrons to be admitted into the theatre up to 12 minutes after the performance. The Detroit venue was still seating people 20 minutes into the show, so if you show up on time as expected, you will miss the first 20 minutes of the show with the late patrons standing in the aisles, talking, using I phone lights and generally blocking your view. There were at least 100 people that came in late. We sat behind a millennial couple that talked, texted, vaped, took selfies with flash, and recorded the show and kissed throughout the show after coming in 10 minutes late from intermission. The show was pretty good ( the parts we saw) but it was disappointing to spend so much money to deal with rude patrons that the venue does nothing about. Apparently once you spend the money on a ticket, they don’t care what kind of experience you have. I wouldn’t recommend this show.

2.0 star rating J. Rose from Louisville, Kentucky


This wasn’t even close to any Cirque show I have ever seen. It’s basically an America’s got Talent audition. Only a few of the performances reflected the talent of real Cirque shows. And the lead singer was absolutely painful to hear. How can someone with zero ability be chosen with so many talented individuals trying to make it? She must have a major inside track to be on that stage. I would not recommend the venue either. It was so hard to see the stage in the center. We moved to less expensive seats that provided an unobstructed view. If you choose to make yourself miserable seeing this show, go for the cheap seats and you will at least be able to see it.

2.0 star rating Chris from Detroit, Michigan


When you go on Google and search cirque du Soleil Detroit, the first thing that comes up is this Cirque Dreams Holidaze. We assumed this was affiliated with the real thing. It is NOT. I can't believe we spent so much money on tickets and we really should have researched it before hand. This was either the best highschool play I've ever seen or the worst Broadway. The individual acts were very talented but everything else was a hot mess. The choreography was terrible and nobody was in sync. Ended up following the story of the nutcracker while simultaneously not following it at all. My family walked out stunned how bad and chaotic it was. Not a fan.

2.0 star rating Dave M from Jacksonville, Florida


Talented performers with variety of acts. The audio level was painfully loud for the music and distorted the voices, and our seats were in the last row mezzanine. Luckily we had Kleenex which was used as ear plugs. It did seem the acts were not well connected by the thin story line. Some of the acts were impressive due to the clean execution of (what looked like) very difficult athletic performances.

2.0 star rating Rachelle from Detroit, Michigan


Let me start out by saying I have never been to a Cirque show of any kind, so that in and of itself, I was excited for a new experience. The staff at the Fox Theater were very kind, and the building is absolutely gorgeous, I also got to spend an evening out of town with friends. However the rest was highly disappointing at least for me. For one, I paid for a seat I didn’t actually get- while I know the Fox Theater is not handicapped accessible, I was quite upset to find out that had I not brought my wheelchair, I wouldn’t have had an actual seat. What I got, was a $50 spot next to my fiancé and friends, and was positioned on a very steep incline where I had to lock my breaks. I would have preferred the option to have a seat. The venue was not equipped for the type of event it was, the music was loud, almost unintelligible and the performances, while they tried, reminded me of a childrens concert instead of a cirque show. Decent enough for young kids perhaps, but not good for adults.

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