Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Banana Shpeel, a new twist on Vaudeville

Banana Shpeel is the new vaudeville-based show from world renowned group of professional entertainers, Cirque de Soleil (Circus of the Sun).

I haven’t seen the Cirque yet although I’ve heard a lot of great things about their shows from friends and relatives who were fortunate enough to see one. I think it’s one of the shows that a person should try to see in his lifetime.

Cirque du Soleil is not your typical circus act nor a Broadway play or musical. Their shows are a mixture of circus styles from around the world and street entertainment with a central theme and storyline.

Banana Shpeel is their latest show show which revolves around the world of a cruel producer named Schemlky and Emmet, who’s an innocent actor auditioning for him. Then there’s also the hero and villain’s love interest named Katie as well as some absurd character including the Banana Man.

It is vaudeville with a twist with a blended choreography of tap, hip hop, eccentric dance and slapstick in the style of the Three Stooges. The show looks promising and is slated to start this November making its debut at the Chicago Theater.

Check out ther site to know more about the show, their schedule and where you can get tickes.


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