Broward 100 Partners with Neil Goldberg, to direct Theatrical Centennial Celebration

Broward 100 Partners with Global Entertainment Visionary, Neil Goldberg, to Direct Theatrical Centennial Celebration.  

Auditions for Local and International Talent begin March 9, 2015


In the spirit of celebrating creativity and world-class entertainment, Broadway director and Broward resident Neil Goldberg, founder of the internationally-renowned Cirque Dreams entertainment brand and production company, is donating his talent and theatrical expertise to Broward 100 – Celebrating the Art of Community.

Goldberg, with the resources of his production company based in Pompano Beach, has agreed to direct and produce the theatrical performance part of Duende, the culminating event of Broward County’s year-long centennial celebration.  In concert with other Broward 100 performances, events and family-friendly activities, this unprecedented, Broadway-style stage spectacle will be presented on October 2nd and 3rd, 2015 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Goldberg’s engagement marks a pivotal point in the evolution of “Duende,” a concept developed by the “Creative Minds” team of Broward 100. “Neil Goldberg brings the highest level of creativity and production in showcasing and celebrating the unique talent of Broward County. We are honored to have Neil leading the inauguration of this annual signature event,” said Tim Ryan, Mayor of Broward County.

“I’m excited to produce a show that engages the ordinary, extraordinary, unique and unexpected wealth of community resources,” said Goldberg.  Over the next several months, he will spearhead the search and development of local and international talent in the performing and visual arts to combine with celebrity artists in a one-of-a-kind performance and entertainment production that will perform to audiences on stage at Broward Center’s Au-Rene Theater.

Auditions will be held Monday, March 9 through Wednesday, March 18by appointment, at Dream Studios, 1985 NW 18th Street, Pompano Beach, Florida, 33069. To set an audition appointment, contact: broward100@cirqueproductions.com.


The artistic search and casting call is open to all creative disciplines including theater and dance companies, opera, symphony, bands, choirs, street performers, poets, artists, specialty acts, singers, dancers (ballet, hip-hop, ballroom, tap, jazz, contemporary, etc. ), performance troupes, musicians, actors, audio/visual, visual artists, technology advancements and every other creative talent. Auditions are open to performers, artists and dreamers of all ages.  More than 20 disciplines will be selected to compose this premier theatrical event.


Each South Florida participant, entity or organization cast in the show will receive local and national recognition, perform on stage with celebrity talent and have their skills showcased and directed in a high-caliber world-class production. Additionally, artists will be compensated, along with the opportunity to receive a $10,000 enrichment gift sponsored by the Neil Goldberg Dream Foundation, voted by the audience during the live performances.

For additional information visit Broward 100 Audition Notice.



About Neil Goldberg

Cirque Dreams Founder, Broadway Director, Theatrical Producer

The New York Daily News proclaims “There have only been a hand full of shows that have generated an exclamation point as assertive as the ones created and directed by Neil Goldberg.”  

To date, Neil Goldberg’s imaginative entertainment, unique productions and creative shows have been presented in more than 350 U.S. cities, 20 countries and attended by over 50 million people.  Now in its 21styear, Goldberg’s world renowned Cirque Dreams entertainment brand has garnered the praise of critics throughout the country including USA Today, New York Times, CNN, Today Show and Fox and Friends. His shows have appeared on Broadway, the Kennedy Center and in partnerships with Broadway Across America, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Sony ATV Music, Armed Forces Entertainment, Disney, Busch Gardens and Six Flags Theme Parks, MGM, Hard Rock, Harrah’s, Caesars and Hilton Hotels and Casinos worldwide.  Goldberg has designed and created productions for two Super Bowls, the NBA, Miss Universe, NBC, ABC, CBS and 2 PBS Television specials.  He’s produced and directed shows with Marvin Hamlisch and the National Symphony, YoungArts 25th celebration at Bayfront Park, NYC’s Ziegfeld Theatre & MoMA, Broward Center’s 20th Anniversary, and AmEx’s Centennial Celebration.  Also produced shows for Fortune 500 companies including Exxon Mobil, GM, McKesson, GE, Microsoft, PepsiCo, Met Life and IBM.  In So Florida, Neil conceived, owned and operated Parties by Neil, Entertainment Etc, Creative Cloths, the Zanadu Dance Company and other creative entities that were a conglomerate of one of the country’s largest full-service entertainment, management and theatrical production companies.  His 20,000 sq. ft. Dream Studios production complex in Pompano Beach, FL designs, develops, rehearses, produces and manufactures every entertainment component in each of his shows from music to costumes.  The Neil Goldberg Dream Foundation was established to support and enrich the pursuit of young artists and dreams. 

About Broward 100 – Celebrating the Art of Community Partners 
‘Broward 100 – Celebrating the Art of Community’ is a yearlong, community-wide celebration that began in October 2014. Broward 100 will commemorate Broward County’s centennial with bold, innovative art and performance projects that attract visitors and bring Broward residents together using our arts, sports and recreation venues, natural attractions and incredible diversity to creatively bridge, bond and build their communities. The celebration will be steeped in historical perspective and more importantly, will look toward the future. For more information, email 
Broward100@broward.org . Follow Broward 100 on Facebook.com/BrowardCounty100Twitter.com/Broward100, and Instagram.com/BrowardArts. 

About the Broward Cultural Division 
Broward Cultural Division is a local arts agency, one of thousands across the U.S. providing financial, technical and marketing assistance to artists and arts organizations. Broward County has more than 1.8 million residents, 13.4 million visitors, 10,000 artists, 6,523 arts-related businesses employing 23,497 people, 823 not-for-profit cultural organizations and 31 cities, some of which operate their own arts councils and public art programs. For more information about the Broward Cultural Division, call 954-357-7457.

About the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
From the seagrass to the sawgrass, Greater Fort Lauderdale boasts more than 34,000 lodging accommodations at a variety of hotels, luxury spa resorts and Superior Small Lodgings reflecting a “beach chic” vibe. Visitors enjoy 23 miles of Blue Wave certified beaches, discover 300-plus miles of inland waterways that run from the Intracoastal Waterway to the Everglades, dine at thousands of restaurants and eateries, get immersed in a thriving arts and culture scene and indulge in top shopping. For more information, contact the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau at (800) 22-SUNNY or visit sunny.org .

Follow Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau at Twitter.com/visitlauderdale Facebook.com/visitlauderdalePinterest.com/visitlauderdale and Foursquare.com/visitlauderdale . To have Greater Fort Lauderdale in the palm of your hand, download the free iPhone apps Defrost Your Swimsuit and ‘Fork’ Lauderdale, and Mild to Wild the LGBT mobile site at sunny.org/apps.

About the Community Foundation of Broward
Founded in 1984, the Community Foundation of Broward’s mission is to provide leadership on community solutions, and foster philanthropy that connects people who care with causes that matter. A public nonprofit organization with more than 450 charitable Funds and agency endowments representing $173 million, it has distributed $72 million to support community solutions over the past 30 years. As a community leader, it convenes citizens around critical issues, and builds the capacity of the nonprofit sector to respond to these issues. Visit cfbroward.org for more information.


About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.6 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,700 locations, 12,500 ATMs, and the internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 29 on Fortune’s 2014 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories

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DREAM STUDIOS – Pompano Beach, FL

MONDAY, FEB 9, 2015 – starting at 10am

Bring your talent to Dream Studios and audition for a spot in one of Cirque Dreams variety shows, national & int’l tours, casinos, cruise ships, theme parks, special events and more.

Seeking physical & character actors, singers, acrobats, gymnasts, aerialists, musicians, dancers, variety acts and unique talent throughout the state.


Auditions by appointment: Monday, February 9 starting at 10am.

Email auditions@cirqueproductions.com for appointment.

· Must be 18+

· Provide headshot and resume; video if available.

· Singers prepare 2 different selections.

· Bring CD or MP3 Player accompaniment.

· Variety acts bring own props.  No Pyro.  No Animals.

· Aerialists provide video or DVD

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Cirque Dreams KidsTime Star Camper Kellie Kessling & Broadway Director Neil Goldberg

Cirque Dreams KidsTime Star Camper Kellie Kessling & Broadway Director Neil Goldberg


Davie girl shines in Cirque Dreams KidsTime Camp and wins a role in the Broadway production ofCirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts

It’s not every day that young performers get to be mentored by a renowned Broadway director. Yesterday, Neil Goldberg, the founder of the global entertainment brand “Cirque Dreams” based in Pompano Beach, Florida had to make a tough decision—was there anyone amongst the 36 South Florida campers participating in Cirque Dreams KidsTime, who had the talent worthy of joining the Broadway production of Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy?

Ultimately, he saw a shining star in Kellie Kessling, age 11, from Davie, Florida.

For the past two days, Neil Goldberg watched 36 amazing and talented children who were all enrolled in Cirque Dreams KidsTime at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The campers ranging in age from 10-16 learned new skills, uncovered hidden talents and participated in master classes led by experts from around the world.  Intermittently, Neil stepped in and directed the kids in a variety of scenes from the Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy Broadway production.  Their individual skills were combined with the lessons they were learning and at the end of the two day program, Neil determined Kellie Kessling was the program’s shining star.

“Kellie has a special gift…talent, creativity and imagination.  Inviting her to train, rehearse and appear on stage with 25 amazing artists from around the world in the Broadway production of Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy is not only a once in a lifetime opportunity, but the mission of the Cirque Dreams KidsTime educational program and camp.  Now all of South Florida can witness a star-in-the-making while experiencing the critically acclaimed Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts,” Goldberg said.


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Cirque Dreams Celebrates 20 Years of Global Entertainment with 7 Shows & Tours in 2013




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Some of the unique and priceless experience brought to life through the magic of Cirque Dreams:

A 20th Anniversary Gala Event                                                      http://youtu.be/YpwZAw4x2Cg

Cirque Dreams KidsTime                                                                    http://youtu.be/9dUGh5CBHLM

Cirque Dreams Rocks – Boys & Girls Club                                    http://youtu.be/BZFxy3gACI8

Cirque Dreams Rocks – Special Olympics                                     http://youtu.be/vLCA7fRm7OQ

Surprise On-Stage Wedding Proposal at Cirque Dreams Holidaze  http://youtu.be/_0LhUV9xekc

Surprise On-Stage Wedding Proposal at Cirque Dreams Illumination             http://youtu.be/LlyNZwN3Z6s

CBS 11 Dallas- Reporter Teresa Frosini Walk On Role             http://youtu.be/mlrw-7AEGCY

Walk On Role – AT&T Performing Arts Center DALLAS         http://youtu.be/hi2xoswwH6E

Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy Costume Contest Winner    http://youtu.be/eMIV00e0p18

Debbie Gibson starred in Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy at MGM Foxwoods  http://youtu.be/gAxYyeq-bNo

Run Away with Cirque Dreams – VOCALIST (Jungle Fantasy to Holidaze)   http://youtu.be/QXOWUjFjP0k

Runaway with Cirque Dreams – GYMNAST (Cirque Dreams Illumination) http://youtu.be/4CKMS5V8nC4

SouthPlantation High School- Cirque Dreams Workshop      http://youtu.be/Uu33emiqyLc

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CIRQUE DREAMS JUNGLE FANTASY was featured in an episode of MTV’s MADE


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USATODAY – The Cruise Log, by Gene Sloan


Norwegian announced that the Norwegian Breakaway will feature a circus production by circus show impresario Neil Goldberg that will be partly adapted from another show that has played on Broadway, Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy. To be called Cirque Dreams & Dinner — Jungle Fantasy in the Spiegel Tent, it will feature elements from the Cirque Dreams & Dinner show by Goldberg that debuted in 2010 on the Norwegian Epic. It’ll take  place in a specially built circus-tent-like space on the ship — a concept that debuted on the Norwegian Epic.

To ready the full article CLICK HERE: http://travel.usatoday.com/cruises/post/2012/06/norwegian-cruise-ship-rock-ages/793422/1

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We are very excited to announce the winner of the Norwegian Epic Cruise Giveaway in conjunction with the 2011 National Tours of Cirque Dreams Holidaze. Registrants were given an opportunity to enter to win at each performance venue during each show engagement.

Cirque Dreams Holidaze – JOHN INK of Virginia
Registered at Chrysler Hall Theater during Cirque Dreams Holidaze in November 2011. John has won a Caribbean Cruise for 2 on Norwegian Epic including 2 tickets to attend Cirque Dreams & Dinner while onboard.

CONGRATULATIONS JOHN – We hope you enjoy your vacation !


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April 24, 2012 – MIAMI, Fla. – Palace Resorts – the company that sets the standard in luxurious, all-inclusive resort accommodations – announces an unprecedented partnership with Cirque Dreams to offer a limited engagement of the groundbreaking and critically-acclaimed Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy this summer at the prestigious Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort. From June 29 thru August 5, 2012, Palace Resorts will treat families to the most comprehensive all-inclusive vacation experience, offering guests complimentary tickets to “the grandest circus spectacle east of Vegas” as proclaimed by New York Magazine. 

Read the full release here:  http://www.cirqueproductions.com/pressreleases/CDJF%20Palace%20Resorts.pdf

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“The grandest circus spectacle east of Vegas”


“A family friendly, mind-bending extravagant spectacle.”


“Spectacular…This is the show for you.”


“So full of energy it could end our dependence on oil.”


“Jaw dropping! A whiz-bang family friendly spectacle.”


“A circus to blow your circuits.”


“Each time you think you’ve seen it all, well, you haven’t!”


A Dalí-esque cacophony of sound, light and movement.”


“As much a rock concert as visual spectacle with enough style to make the cover of Vogue.”


“Among the best, if not the best.”


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