'Twas the Night Before... by Cirque du Soleil

'Twas the Night Before... by Cirque du Soleil

'Twas the Night Before by Cirque du Soleil is at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square in December 2021. 'Twas the Night Before tickets will be on sale on New York Theatre Guide soon.

‘Twas the Night Before… is a show that reimagines Clement Clarke Moore’s classic poem “A Visit From St. Nicholas,” better known as “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,” with acrobatics, in tried-and-true Cirque fashion. The story takes place before Santa even arrives, centering around a girl named Isabella who no longer gets excited about Christmas and is over the hype that everyone else seems to have. That all changes when she’s thrust into a different world where classic Christmas characters from the poem come to life. With acrobatics, tricks, and some holiday magic, these characters let Isabella look at Christmas in a whole new way, and it might have the same effect on audiences, too. 

Cirque du Soleil was founded in 1984 in Montreal, Canada and has since achieved worldwide fame with its high-flying circus shows. The company's shows have received, all in all, three Drama Desk Awards, seven Primetime Emmy Awards, a Daytime Emmy Award, a Juno Award, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, an induction into Canada's Walk of Fame, and more.

‘Twas the Night Before… is the latest of nearly 50 shows in Cirque du Soleil’s global performance history. 2021 marks the second time the show ‘Twas the Night Before New York performances will take place, following its 2019 New York premiere, which was also at the Hulu Theater.

Tickets to ‘Twas the Night Before will be available soon.

(Photos by Errisson Lawrence​)

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Running time: 
1hr 20mins (no intermission)
9 images
James Hadley
Cirque du Soleil (Marie-Josee Adam, Yasmine Khalil & Jayna Neagle)
James Hadley
Nicolas Brion
Ben Scheff
Genevieve Lizotte
Vinh Nguyen Kinjaz
James Lavoie
Cast list:
Tuedon Ariri, Katharine Arnold, Rosie Axon, Adam Jukes, Louis Chen, Peter Lin, Tim Wang, Alexandar Yu, Michele Clark, Nicole Faubert, Guillaume Paquin, Quentin Greco, Jacob Gregorie, Chauncey Kroner, Timothé Vincent, Jinge Wang, Evan Tomlinson Weintraub, José Ignacio Flores Lopez, Alexis Vigneault, Jenna Beltran, Lyndsay Marie Farias, Kalila Hermant, Samuel Moore, Paul Ross, Diana Schoenfield, Paul Ross and Bianca Vallar
Other info:
Creative Direction by Manuel Bissonnette, Musical Composition by Jean-Phi Goncalves, and Acrobatic Choreography & Performance Design by Edesia Moreno
'Twas the Night Before... by Cirque du Soleil Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
December 9, 2021
Opening date: 
December 9, 2021
December 27, 2021

Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden

4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY 10001
Nearest subway station:
34th Street - Penn Station

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We all know it. At least parts of it. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas originally titled A Visit from St. Nicholas by Clement Clarke Moore. The poem first published in 1823 became an instant classic, an American tradition. It is the basis for all that we have come to think of as Santa - the reindeers, the chimney, dressed in red, all of it. It is read throughout the country in homes and... Read more