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'Twas the Night Before

From 5 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Disappointing, Delightful, Absorbing, Quirky

About the show

In Cirque du Soleil’s first-ever Christmas show, a curious girl is whisked away to an upside-down, inside-out world where she meets characters inspired by the original timeless poem. More…

From the show:

'Twas the Night Before... is an exhilarating spin on the beloved Christmas classic as only Cirque du Soleil could imagine. This festive show about the wonders of sharing and friendship promises to spark lasting memories in the hearts of families this holiday season.

Join Isabella, a curious girl who’s become jaded by the hoopla surrounding Christmas, as she is whisked away to an upside-down, inside-out world where she meets characters inspired by the original timeless poem.

Cirque du Soleil’s first-ever Christmas show, ‘Twas the Night Before... is a flurry of love, Christmas cheer, rip-roaring fun and hugely lovable characters that will become a new tradition for families to cherish.

Discover what happened before Santa dropped in!


Member Reviews (5)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Disappointing, Delightful, Absorbing, Quirky
73
Avg Score

50
Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you like Christmas shows and do not have high expectations. It is geared more towards children. There is audience interaction.

Don't see it if you expect to see a high quality cirque du soleil show. too expensive for the quality received.

100
Delightful, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy acrobats and talent

Don't see it if You don’t like a lot of lights and movement

65
Slow, Fluffy, Excruciating, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy watching a bunch of people swinging and such on various things like silk ropes, ropes, metal bars, etc. Kind of long and drawn out

Don't see it if You enjoy big bright spectacles. Only plus was seven guys as reindeer/candy cane unicorns. Instead, go to Big Apple Circus or Rockettes!

65
Disappointing, Entertaining, Quirky, Confusing

See it if you enjoy a modern take on a classic tale and you're more concerned about entertaining performances than a concise storyline.

Don't see it if You are hoping for a traditional exhibit of the classic story and are hoping for an elegant performance.

Also Although the show may be fun for children, it was too muddled for me t... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Must see

See it if You want to see eight acrobatic reindeer, flying contortionists, disco dancing figure skaters, hip-hop dancing elves, and flying diabolos

Don't see it if You want a show that’s longer than 90 minutes or want an intermission to be able to use the bathroom.


December 19th, 2019
"Cirque du Soleil Chases the Holiday Spirit: The acrobatics in “’Twas the Night Before…” at Madison Square Garden are perfectly diverting, despite an illegible plot."
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December 17th, 2019
"Cirque du Soleil presents its first Christmas-themed show, inspired by Clement Clarke Moore's classic poem 'A Visit From Saint Nicholas' and featuring an array of acrobatic and aerial acts."
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December 17th, 2019
Score: 99%. "'Twas The Night Before': Cirque du Soleil's world premiere is not to be missed."
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