Cirque du Soleil's "Banana Shpeel" lights up New York!

Cirque du Soleil's "Banana Shpeel"

February 23, 2010 8:50:35 AM PST
Join WABC-TV's Heidi Jones and go behind the scenes with Cirque du Soleil!The world-renowned Cirque du Soleil is about to light up New York with its latest creation, Banana Shpeel. Unlike anything Cirque has ever done, this roller coaster ride of a show is taking over the historic Beacon Theater beginning February 4th through April 30th.

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The Beacon Theater

WABC-TV took you behind the scenes of this brand new production where dance, music & comedy collide in a unique entertainment experience.

Meet the creative team behind the production, check out how some of NYC's hottest, hippest dancers are breaking new ground, go inside the landmark Beacon Theater's multi-million dollar restoration and be dazzled by the artistry that is the hallmark of Cirque du Soleil.

We looked at the challenges of staging and all the innovative characters who cook up an amazing blend of comedy, dance and theater. It's not a circus, or a variety show, or's Banana Shpeel!