Amaluna, Cirque du Soleil's thirty-second production, opened in 2012.
The story is Inspired by... The Tempest, but like other Cirque productions, it's pretty happy relative to the source material. It's set on the all-female island of Amaluna; Miranda, the daughter of leader Prospera, is coming of age, and when a group of male strangers shipwreck on the island, she falls in love with their leader Prince Romeo...
This show contains examples of:
- All Animals Are Dogs: Cali and Miranda play with a red ball a few times. Cali is a lizard-man.
- All There in the Manual: Without reading the program, there's very little by way of plot.
- Audience Participation: At one point, the clowns give several men in the audience miniature footballs to rock. Also, the audience is apparently there to watch Miranda's coming-of-age ceremony.
- Beta Couple: The clowns, Deeda and Jeeves.
- Coming-of-Age Story: For Miranda.
- Crosscast Role: Jeeves is played by a woman.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: Romeo and Miranda do manage to get together.
- Hopeless Suitor: Cali for Miranda. This leads to some nasty Green-Eyed Monster behavior towards Romeo on his part.
- The Ingenue: Miranda is very naive about the world, which is to be expected since the show is her Coming-of-Age Story.
- Non-Ironic Clown: Two, even! They fall in love and have children together.
- Peacock Girl: Several. Interestingly, the Peacock Goddess only wears white (well, most of the time...at one point as the plot darkens, she appears in black).
- Portmantitle: Created from the words ama (mother) and luna (moon).
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Miranda's mother, Prospera.
- Say My Name: Romeo exclaims "MIRANDA!" when the Black Peacock Goddess flies off with her just before the Chinese pole act; Miranda likewise shouts "ROMEO!" when Cali pulls him below stage at the end of the tightrope act. Given that Cirque du Soleil is a Silence Is Golden world most of the time, the use of this trope twice over has little precedent!
- Woman in White: Both the Peacock Goddess and Miranda.