History YMMV / CirqueDuSoleil

12th Aug '16 4:16:15 AM Sabrewing
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Cirque is popular enough in Japan that the [[Anime/KaleidoStar Kaleido Stage]] is clearly inspired by it, and with ''ZED'', it became one of only two countries outside of the U.S. to get a resident show (its closure was only because the earthquake/tsunami of 2011 caused a decline in tourism and thus audiences). This dates back to the 1992 Japan-only tour ''Theatre/{{Fascination}}''.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Cirque is popular enough in Japan that the [[Anime/KaleidoStar Kaleido Stage]] is and ''VideoGame/NightsIntoDreams'' are clearly inspired by it, and with ''ZED'', it became one of only two countries outside of the U.S. to get a resident show (its closure was only because the earthquake/tsunami of 2011 caused a decline in tourism and thus audiences). This dates back to the 1992 Japan-only tour ''Theatre/{{Fascination}}''.



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28th Jan '16 9:39:55 AM HighCrate
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* MagnumOpus: ''"O"'' for the company as a whole; ''Alegria'' is a worthy runner-up and holds this position among the tours.
* SignatureSong: "Alegria".
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: A perfect example of this trope.

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* MagnumOpus: ''"O"'' for the company as a whole; ''Alegria'' is a worthy runner-up and holds this position among the tours.
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%%* SignatureSong: "Alegria".
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9th Jan '16 5:14:35 PM Virodhi
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* ParvumOpus: Although ''Theatre/CrissAngelBelieve'' is a strong contender for this title, the fact that endless retooling could not save ''Theatre/BananaShpeel'' from completely tanking in all of its incarnations makes that the company's biggest embarrassment.
17th Dec '15 10:50:06 PM Scabbard
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* ComeForTheXStayForTheY - The surreally-staged acrobatics are what the ads emphasize, and rightly so, but the music, comedy, and characterizations provide much of the shows' repeat value.

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* ComeForTheXStayForTheY - ComeForTheXStayForTheY: The surreally-staged acrobatics are what the ads emphasize, and rightly so, but the music, comedy, and characterizations provide much of the shows' repeat value.



* GenreTurningPoint - The company for circus in general, ''Mystere'' (in tandem with Siegfried and Roy's show at the Mirage) for Las Vegas entertainment.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff - Cirque is popular enough in Japan that the [[Anime/KaleidoStar Kaleido Stage]] is clearly inspired by it, and with ''ZED'', it became one of only two countries outside of the U.S. to get a resident show (its closure was only because the earthquake/tsunami of 2011 caused a decline in tourism and thus audiences). This dates back to the 1992 Japan-only tour ''Theatre/{{Fascination}}''.
* MagnumOpus - ''"O"'' for the company as a whole; ''Alegria'' is a worthy runner-up and holds this position among the tours.
* ParvumOpus - Although ''Theatre/CrissAngelBelieve'' is a strong contender for this title, the fact that endless retooling could not save ''Theatre/BananaShpeel'' from completely tanking in all of its incarnations makes that the company's biggest embarrassment.
* SignatureSong - "Alegria".
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs - A perfect example of this trope.

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* GenreTurningPoint - GenreTurningPoint: The company for circus in general, ''Mystere'' (in tandem with Siegfried and Roy's show at the Mirage) for Las Vegas entertainment.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff - GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Cirque is popular enough in Japan that the [[Anime/KaleidoStar Kaleido Stage]] is clearly inspired by it, and with ''ZED'', it became one of only two countries outside of the U.S. to get a resident show (its closure was only because the earthquake/tsunami of 2011 caused a decline in tourism and thus audiences). This dates back to the 1992 Japan-only tour ''Theatre/{{Fascination}}''.
* MagnumOpus - MagnumOpus: ''"O"'' for the company as a whole; ''Alegria'' is a worthy runner-up and holds this position among the tours.
* ParvumOpus - ParvumOpus: Although ''Theatre/CrissAngelBelieve'' is a strong contender for this title, the fact that endless retooling could not save ''Theatre/BananaShpeel'' from completely tanking in all of its incarnations makes that the company's biggest embarrassment.
* SignatureSong - SignatureSong: "Alegria".
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs - WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: A perfect example of this trope.
6th Jul '15 2:39:58 PM Sapphirea2
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* ParvumOpus - Although ''Theatre/CrissAngelBelieve'' is a strong contender for this title, the fact that endless retooling could not save ''Theatre/BananaShpeel'' from completely tanking in all of its incarnations makes that the company's biggest embarrassment.
19th Jun '15 4:12:38 PM nombretomado
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff - Cirque is popular enough in Japan that the [[Main/KaleidoStar Kaleido Stage]] is clearly inspired by it, and with ''ZED'', it became one of only two countries outside of the U.S. to get a resident show (its closure was only because the earthquake/tsunami of 2011 caused a decline in tourism and thus audiences). This dates back to the 1992 Japan-only tour ''Theatre/{{Fascination}}''.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff - Cirque is popular enough in Japan that the [[Main/KaleidoStar [[Anime/KaleidoStar Kaleido Stage]] is clearly inspired by it, and with ''ZED'', it became one of only two countries outside of the U.S. to get a resident show (its closure was only because the earthquake/tsunami of 2011 caused a decline in tourism and thus audiences). This dates back to the 1992 Japan-only tour ''Theatre/{{Fascination}}''.
16th Jun '15 11:40:44 AM Sapphirea2
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* DorkAge: The explosion of new shows at the TurnOfTheMillennium culminated in this over 2008-11. Of the '''ten''' shows that opened during this period, five were shut down for good by 2013 -- an embarrassing statistic after years of shows easily becoming LongRunners. ''Theatre/CrissAngelBelieve'', which duked it out with ''Theatre/BananaShpeel'' for the dishonor of the worst-reviewed show of the lot, only survived because Criss Angel had a 10-year contract with the hotel. Of the remaining four shows, ''OVO'' is one of the least popular in the fanbase, ''Zarkana'' had to forsake international touring to serve as a hasty substitute for ''Viva Elvis'' in Vegas, and ''Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour'' was much less profitable than hoped thanks to high music royalty rates charged by Jackson's estate. ''TOTEM'' and subsequent new Cirque tours have been extremely well received, as was ''Michael Jackson ONE'', but many fans still think the company focuses too much on quantity and, now, financial frugality over quality and even the health and safety of the performers (the onstage death of Sarah Guyard-Guillot, who fell to her doom during a performance of ''KA'' in 2013, didn't improve this perception).
13th Jun '15 11:44:18 AM Sapphirea2
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** In a related issue, productions that crosses over Cirque's style with another artist's work will get the company accused of selling out: the JukeboxMusical variants (though ''Theatre/TheBeatlesLOVE'' usually gets a pass), ''Theatre/CrissAngelBelieve'', ''Toruk -- The First Flight'' (James Cameron's ''Film/{{Avatar}}''), the live television production of ''Theatre/TheWiz''...

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** In a related issue, productions that crosses cross over Cirque's style with another artist's work will get the company accused of selling out: the JukeboxMusical variants (though ''Theatre/TheBeatlesLOVE'' usually gets a pass), ''Theatre/CrissAngelBelieve'', ''Toruk -- The First Flight'' (James Cameron's ''Film/{{Avatar}}''), the live television production of ''Theatre/TheWiz''...
13th Jun '15 11:43:36 AM Sapphirea2
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** Are any shows launched post-1998 -- after director Franco Dragone left the company in the wake of the twin triumphs of ''Theatre/{{O}}'' and ''Theatre/LaNouba'' -- worthwhile?

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** Are any '''any''' shows launched post-1998 -- after director Franco Dragone left the company in the wake of an incredible run of shows that began with 1987's ''Theatre/LeCirqueReinvente'' and ended with the twin triumphs of ''Theatre/{{O}}'' and ''Theatre/LaNouba'' -- worthwhile? worthwhile?
** The company's attempts to reach beyond circus entertainment are usually controversial, not helped by ''Theatre/CrissAngelBelieve'' (magic/illusion) and ''Theatre/BananaShpeel'' (a GenreThrowback to {{Vaudeville}}) getting the company the worst reviews in its history and triggering a DorkAge.
** In a related issue, productions that crosses over Cirque's style with another artist's work will get the company accused of selling out: the JukeboxMusical variants (though ''Theatre/TheBeatlesLOVE'' usually gets a pass), ''Theatre/CrissAngelBelieve'', ''Toruk -- The First Flight'' (James Cameron's ''Film/{{Avatar}}''), the live television production of ''Theatre/TheWiz''...
13th Jun '15 11:31:26 AM Sapphirea2
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* BrokenBase: The fandom fractures around a number of issues:
** Are any shows launched post-1998 -- after director Franco Dragone left the company in the wake of the twin triumphs of ''Theatre/{{O}}'' and ''Theatre/LaNouba'' -- worthwhile?
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