Thursday, July 10, 2008

BREAKING: Criss Angel Show To Open Oct. 10

I just got official confirmation from Cirque du Soleil that the gala opening premiere date for Criss Angel's "Believe" show at Luxor has been moved back a day to Friday, Oct. 10. No, no, no, it's not because of show delays or any such thing. Rather, it's because nobody in Montreal realized when they picked Oct. 9 that it was the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur. Or, rather, more technically, it's Kol Nidre, which is when Yom Kippur begins at sundown. To have a massive gala that night would be at least as offensive as doing so on Good Friday. Now they'll be holding the she-bang after sundown and after the holiday is over.

So, good call on that for the Cirque gang. And, so I hear from my Cirque spies, the woman who complained about being jerked around in the comments section of this previous post has been satisfied with free seats and an apology.

Meanwhile, someone needs to fix this countdown clock on the show's site which continues to point to the show's earlier gala opening dates in September...


Anonymous said...

I also had 4 seats to the first shows on Sept. 1 and 2 - and got bumped - not to mention having to pay extra $$$ to change my hotel and plane.... I don't care WHAT the reasons are for the delay - very unprofessionally run.

Criss, you need to STEP UP TO THE PLATE HERE and for those ticketholders who had tickets for Sept. 1 thru Sept. 11, schedule a MEET & GREET on one of your days off (with enough notice on your website so we can get there) - ITS THE LEAST YOU COULD DO FOR ALL THE INCONVENIENCES AND EXTRA $$$$ THAT THIS COST US (proof would be that we'd bring our RECEIPTS for shows we bought on Sept. 1 thru 11), so this M&G would ONLY APPLY to those who got SCREWED!

You may not have been responsible for the delay(s), but YOUR NAME is above the title - THIS IS YOUR SHOW!