What's it about?
This musical is set during the time of the golden age for film in Hollywood. It follows the story of three main characters, who of course get caught up in a tangled love triangle
What'd I experience?
I've heard many amazing things about Cirque du Soleil as a traveling acrobatics company, so I was intrigued when I found out they were performing a show that was also a musical. Walking into the venue, I was in complete awe of the opulence of it all. It was something straight out of the 1920's, the era of Art Deco. Before going to my seat I saw a little shop called Darlings. It was bright pink and had a cute carnival theme to it... I really enjoyed the glass bottled Shirley temples! Finally arriving to my seat, I had no idea what to expect but I was excited to see what the show was all about.
One of my favorite parts of the show was when one of the main characters was having a bad dream about losing the woman he loves to another man. Some of the performers were in ripped up clothing, creeping their way around the stage, and even in the aisles with the audience! A performer crept up behind a guy in the audience across from me and grabbed him! The guy LITERALLY jumped out of his seat! I don't usually get scared by anything creepy or horror related, so I found his reaction exceptionally amusing. When I finally focused on what was going on stage, I realized that all this fog that had built up and there was rise in the volume of the singing and all the lighting had dimmed and I couldn't help but think "Why does this seem like it could be a Sam Smith music video?" I probably was the only weirdo in the audience thinking about Sam Smith in that moment, but let's be honest, who DOESN'T love Sam Smith?!
I'm a sucker for a musical and Paramour had the singing and dancing, but it also had the performers doing all kinds of acrobatic tricks that were absolutely insane! One act that stood out in my mind would be this guy on a unicycle and this girl who would perform ON him while he was peddling. I trip over my own feet while walking so to see this girl doing a hand stand on this guy's head while he is peddling on a board that's being risen from the actual stage was mind boggling to me. It made me hate myself for being so uncoordinated!
I haven't been able to stop talking about the show since seeing it. I literally didn't know where to look at all times because there was so much going on. People in the audience kept gasping or screaming because some of the stunts were so scary and to see them executed was inspiring. I have to admit, I'm not usually one to let my emotions get the best of me while seeing a show, but even I had my hand over my mouth a few times silencing a gasp and being wide eyed at it all.
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