A since-edited job posting has given a very specific timeline for the new Cirque du Soleil show coming to Disney Springs. Here’s a look at the timeline that was posted on the job board for Cirque du Soleil. The job posting has since been edited to remove the dates, but we were sent a screenshot of the original text. Here are the relevant dates:
- November 27, 2018 – Submission Deadline
- September 9 to November 29, 2019 – Training in Montreal
- December 16, 2019 to March 19, 2020 – Rehearsals in Orlando
- March 20, 2020 – Stage performance begins
The character to be cast is a tall, slim man who is a fatherlike figure. The show is described as a collaboration with Walt Disney Imagineering in Orlando, FL. A name for the new show isn’t given.
It’s worth noting that the job posting has since been updated to remove the dates and reference to Imagineering. Of course, it’s more likely that the dates were removed because they weren’t supposed to be posted in the first place than that they were incorrect. A show usually takes about 2 years to be created, but it’s likely that a collaboration with Imagineering would take longer than a show that’s built 100% in-house.
Here’s the screenshot of the unedited job posting that we were sent.
The new, original show will be created by Cirque du Soleil and will pay homage to Disney’s rich history of animation, with a vivid story told in a way that only Cirque du Soleil can deliver. Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, elaborated, sharing “We are incredibly inspired by Disney’s immense creative universe. We are convinced that bringing Disney’s magic to life on stage will touch audiences and bring them back to their childhood.”
La Nouba, the show that previously occupied the Cirque du Soleil space in Disney Springs, had its last performance on December 31, 2017.