Last week, Chris surprised me with tickets to see Cirque du Soleil perform “Varekai” at the Wells Fargo Center. A very prominent line on my bucket list is to see all of the CdS performances, or at least as many as possible! I’m not always able to follow the storyline, but seeing the gorgeous costumes & incredible acts are enough entertainment for me! During the 20 minute intermission I read former performer Trent Wells’ iAMA on Reddit and learned some really interesting things about what it’s like to audition, then work, for such a cool company.
Are you familiar with iAMA? Basically, people from all backgrounds/walks of life that have done or were involved in something interesting will answer questions for a period of time, usually over the course of a day. There a TON of really cool ones that have been done, and there’s a bunch of websites dedicated to the best ones ( 1 | 2 | 3 ). It’s an amazing opportunity to ask questions that you might not otherwise be able to find answers for, and I LOVE reading them! Next time you’re bored, check them out – a ton of interesting people have done them (like Barack Obama, previous Disney employees, X-Files’ Scully & Mulder, Bill Nye the Science Guy, to a woman that fought a bear and lived (barely) and more are added all the time.
Anyway, back to the show – it was amazing. I can’t believe the detail that goes into the production! Little things like having actors doing little things towards the back of the stage to provide environment, even when your attention should be on the character in the center of the stage! And the live band! And the live singing! And the tricks! Absolutely gorgeously done. Cameras/recording/photographing the show is strictly forbidden so I don’t have any of mine to share, but here are some great shots from other sources (click the photo to view the original source), enjoy!