Nov 17

The Broadway Hit, Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy Opens at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

A groundbreaking theatrical, acrobatic and musical adventure is coming to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay this winter for a limited engagement.

Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy will open December 3 in Busch Gardens’ Moroccan Palace Theater. Created and directed by renowned theatrical and circus impresario Neil Goldberg, Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy is an exotic encounter inspired by nature’s unpredictable creations, brought to life by an international cast of soaring aerialists, spine-bending contortionists, acrobats, jugglers and musicians.

The astounding feats performed in this action-packed Cirque Dream are enhanced by spectacular costumes, which were nominated for an American Theatre Wing Best Costume Design Award.

“Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy will bring to audiences what fans have come to love and expect from Busch Gardens -- incredible stage shows, the likes of which cannot be found at any other theme park in the nation,” said Busch Gardens’ president Jim Dean.

“Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has set the bar high with quality entertainment productions in the past, which compliments my passion and the global expansion of our Cirque Dreams Brand,” said creator Neil Goldberg. Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy has accomplished one groundbreaking feat after another and will do so again when presenting this caliber show in partnership with Busch Gardens.”

The Broadway storyline will remain intact in the Busch Gardens’ rendition of the show. The lead character, Mother Nature, leads her Jungle Boys through an adventure of sound, light and movement. The vibrant jungle first comes to life with award-winning costumes, then transcends imagination.

Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy debuted at the Broadway Theatre in June 2008 and is the first and only show of its kind to ever perform on Broadway. The show again gained critical acclaim when Debbie Gibson, 1980’s pop icon, recently performed the leading role of Mother Nature at the MGM Grand Theatre, Foxwoods, Connecticut.

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