Disclosure: Complimentary tickets to Cirque du Soleil PARAMOUR were provided to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own and are honest.
The husband and I try to get in at least one date night a month. Date nights for us can be as simple as dinner, a movie, a concert or even a Broadway show. One of our most recent date nights – a double date with my best friend and her husband – was to see Cirque du Soleil PARAMOUR on Broadway.
PARAMOUR spins the thrilling tale of a beautiful young actress (Indigo James) forced to choose between love and art in the glamorous world of Golden Age Hollywood.
Featuring eye-popping acrobatics and sumptuous music and dance, PARAMOUR is a groundbreaking new event that will transport you to a sublime world of emotion and awe as it walks the exhilarating tightrope of the heart.
It has been exactly seven years since seeing a Cirque du Soleil performance. My first Cirque show was during my 25th birthday trip to Las Vegas with a group of my girlfriends where we saw Le Reve – The Dream. What an amazing show with acrobatic and synchronized aquatic performances that was so impressive that I had vowed to see more Cirque shows in the future. Little did I know that the future would have me viewing a Broadway performance of Cirque du Soleil PARAMOUR in New York City with three of my favorite people.
Cirque du Soleil PARAMOUR is not your average Broadway show. Yes, it has the singing, music and theatrics that are typical of Broadway shows, but then, it is different, as it uses acrobatic techniques and aerial displays to convey the story of a mad director (Jeremy Kushnier as AJ Golden) who fell in-love with his muse (Ruby Lewis as Indigo James).
One of our favorite, most memorable scenes from PARAMOUR featured identical twin aerial straps artists, Kevin and Andrew Atherton. Truthfully, had PARAMOUR consisted solely of their performance, I would have loved it even more. These brothers are amazing at what they do. Both my best friend’s husband and my husband were in awe. My best friend and I jokingly asked them if they would like to learn, but of course, they declined.
Honestly, I was surprised – we all were surprised – at how much we enjoyed PARAMOUR. Even though a lot was going on at once, it was a fun show to see on a date night in New York City, especially a double date night.
The venue itself was the perfect setting for a date night, especially since you are able to order drinks like wine, as well as snacks.
We would recommend seeing Cirque du Soleil PARAMOUR, but make sure you get center orchestra seats (Row M was perfect for us) to ensure you get the full experience.
Our only regret is not getting a hotel room in the city since the show ended late. The run time for PARAMOUR is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, plus a 20-minute intermission.
More information on PARAMOUR can be found here.
Are you a fan of Cirque du Soleil shows? If so, what is your favorite?
Disclosure: Complimentary tickets to PARAMOUR were provided to facilitate a review.