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Cirque du Soleil to close La Nouba at Walt Disney World after nearly 20 years

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After thousands of performances at Walt Disney World spanning 19 years, La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil will take its final bow, closing at the end of this year.

The announcement was made late yesterday that its final performance will be held at Disney Springs on Dec. 31.

“We are incredibly proud of the success that La Nouba has had for nearly two decades,” said Jerry Nadal, Senior Vice President of the Resident Shows Division for Cirque du Soleil. “We want to thank Walt Disney World Resort for a wonderful run over the years. We look forward to announcing what’s next.”

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La Nouba premiered on Dec. 23, 1998 as the first Cirque du Soleil show to take permanent residence in a city outside of Las Vegas.

Recent additions have brought some new life to the long-running show:

No word as to what will replace La Nouba at Disney Springs.

For details about current offers or to purchase tickets visit www.lanouba.com or call 407-939-7600.

5 Comments

  1. Mario B

    I’m guessing maybe another Cirque Du Soleil residence show.

  2. Garaan

    Well, it -has- been 20 years. That’s a ridiculously long run for a theatre show. I also am pretty darn sure CdS is just going to put a new show in there rather than leave the building entirely. They pack the building with every show, they’d be fools to walk away.

  3. Ken

    Have rotating Cirque shows every few months to keep the locals coming.

    1. Garaan

      It’s a nice thought, but given the production necessities per show, they’d either have to do stripped down shows (which I don’t think they’d want to do) or else they’d just be out of room. All those props, lighting and projectors, stage backdrops, costumes, and all that have to be put somewhere and given how much they have per show, I don’t think it’d be feasible to even be running two simultaneous shows much less a rotating program.

  4. Ken Hutchinson

    Well I have only been once (2006) but if they change to a new show at the end of the year when we go next year I will have to get tickets and arrange our schedule for it.

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