My wife and I have felt the Broadway itch this summer, attending six different shows in recent weeks. Why do dinner and a movie for date night when it can just as easily be dinner and a show? Theater has a powerful magnetism and continually captivates us through song, dance, set and performance.
Our latest Broadway experience, Paramour, an unprecedented fusion of classical Broadway with the acrobatic explosion of Cirque Du Soleil, blew us away at the Lyric Theater in Times Square.
Transported into the Golden Age of 1930s Hollywood, the audience is thrust into a love triangle between a powerful film director, his muse — a rising movie star, and a gifted music composer. The story seems familiar, but that didn’t seem to take away from the spectacle or entertainment of the show.
Paramour: Top-notch razzle dazzle
The show included all the razzle dazzle you’d expect from a top-notch Broadway show. This includes talented actors, powerful songs, wonderful costumes, group dance numbers and outstanding sets. Pushing the boundaries by integrating the acrobatic feats and stunning thrills of Cirque Du Soleil creates a winning combination for every theater-goer.
If you’ve never attended Cirque Du Soleil before, expect breathtaking surprises at every turn during Paramour. If you’ve attended Cirque Du Soleil in the past, you will absolutely love the creativity in this show. My jaw was on the ground as two aerialists swung overhead and zoomed around the theater like a dynamic duo from a Marvel Avengers Movie. I leaped to my feet after the unbelievable fight scene that unfolds on a rooftop using a variety of trampolines. Brace yourself for a truly unique acrobatic performance utilizing a series of three lampposts!
There were numerous highlights I won’t share within this review in the hope others will grab their significant other, family, and friends and soak in the intoxicating new Broadway show, Paramour. One thing is for sure, you will leave wishing for more. Go see it!
One final note: The show involves a complex love story. Even though the acrobatic artistry is mesmerizing, the show caters to an older crowd. I would recommend leaving little ones under 10 years of age at home.
Disclosure: Paramour provided complimentary tickets to facilitate this review. However, the thoughts and opinions shared in this review are 100 percent our own and haven’t been influenced just because we received some tickets.
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