Today I had the unique experience of going behind the scenes with Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL performers and crew at the US Bank Arena. I watched the performers warm up on the ice and the crew hustle all around getting ready for tonight’s opening night. I only had one rule on the tour…not to get on the ice. After watching some of the skaters warming up I was taken to see the wardrobe, the wig station, the sewing station, and the section backstage where the extra scenery is waiting to come on stage and more performers were practicing their acrobatics. The cast and crew seemed more like a family than mere coworkers and there was so much happiness and excitement in the air. The cast and crew come from more than twenty different nationalities, but most notable is that one of the performers, Mary Siegel is a Cincinnati girl! I cannot wait to see her on the ice tonight.

Crystal is a newer Cirque du Soleil show, that began in 2017. It is the first Cirque show to be performed on ice. After watching all that was going on to prepare for this show, and from what I know about past Cirque shows we have seen I know that this show will be fantastic. Check out my videos and pictures to get your own little glimpse of life beyond the ice at Cirque du Soleil’s Crystal. And then do not delay in getting your tickets for Crystal, because they are on the road again after Sunday.

Behind the scenes at Cirque
Crystal’s wigs can usually last through three performances before they need to be re-styled.
Fun Fact – between the unpacking, laundering thirty loads, air drying, alterations and mending it takes an entire day to set up wardrobe.
I’m a wee bit jealous of this on the go sewing space that travels with the show.
Skate Sharpening happens here….and only a select few can handle this job.

Show Schedule – Thursday, December 27 through Sunday, December 30, 2018

Thursday, December 27 at 7:30 pm

Friday, December 28 at 7:30 pm

Saturday, December 29 at 4:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Sunday, December 30 at 1:30 pm and 5:00 pm

More about CRYSTAL – A Breakthrough Ice Experience

Follow CRYSTAL, the lead character, on an exhilarating tale of self-discovery as she dives into a world of her own imagination. Feel the adrenaline as she soars through this surreal world at high speed to become what she was always destined to be: confident, liberated and empowered. CRYSTAL invites you to suspend reality and glide into a world that springs to colorful life with astounding visual projections and a soundtrack that seamlessly blends popular music with the signature sound of Cirque du Soleil.

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Disclaimer: I will receive tickets to CRYSTAL for media review purposes.  Press information was provided.  The opinions are 100% my own!