Friday, November 7, 2008

Charlottetown Festival gets ready to boogie

A new disco-era music revue was announced Thursday as a highlight of the 2009 Charlottetown Festival season.

The revue follows successful runs of musical revues based on the music of the 1960s, The British Invasion and America Strikes Back. Disco Cirque will will combine music from the disco era with choreography inspired by shows like Cirque de Soleil.

"The music for that kind of show is always the driving force," said artistic director Annie Allen. "The incredible artists like Donna Summer and Gloria Gaynor, as well as the Bee Gees, also gives us the golden opportunity to use our orchestra in a wonderful way. But I love the idea of combining dance with it, and as I say this theatrical cirque element as well."

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