MIAMI (CBS4) – A group of performers traveling the world entertaining our troops is making its way to South Florida.
A traveling production of Cirque Dreams has already performed for half a million military members and their families.
Show creator Neil Goldberg described the most important opportunity in his decades long career.
“I saw them pulling planes out of a hangar so we can get up our stage. Over six thousand service members and families lined up 8 hours in advance sitting there mesmerized,” said Goldberg.
Families entered into what was normally a place to store military planes and saw it transformed into the touring Broadway production of Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy with 60 performers putting on a 75 minute show.
“It was an opportunity as an American company to bring this caliber of entertainment to so many service members and their families to military bases throughout the world,” said Goldberg.
The company made it to 17 military bases from Pearl Harbor, to bases in Japan, Guam, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom, Portugal, Italy, Turkey, and Southwest Asia.
The tour took 2 years to organize with Armed Forces Entertainment.
“We first started as an experiment with a show at a few bases in Korea over a year ago to test the logistics, audience response and appreciation,” said Goldberg who was grateful to be able to give back.
The show worked so well, the company is in talks to do another military tour next year.
You too can catch a Cirque Dreams production right here in South Florida.
Their new show, “Pop Goes The Rock” starts in March at Hard Rock Live.