. Before you start thinking that JOYA is another typical Cirque du Soleil show you can see in other cities, like Las Vegas, think again. JOYA has many firsts including being set in a remote location in the Mexican jungle. During construction of the JOYA site, trees, rare plants and animals were all displaced. To better
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I have experienced themed dining all over the world. From pirate themed dinner shows to the Magic Castle in California to UFO themed eateries, I love eateries that have their own unique signature style. It’s worth noting that most themed dining is fake. Those aren’t really pirates, you aren’t really in a rainforest and Chucky
Cirque Du Soleil has been known for stunning theater shows since the theater troupe began performing out of Quebec in 1980. While you can always describe a Cirque show as spectacle, jaw dropping and breath taking, immersive wasn’t entirely accurate… until now. JOYA is derived from a Spanish word, meaning jewel or pearl, which also
Nestled in two connecting units of an old brownstone building, the Victor Cafe in Philadelphia isn’t exactly easy to find. Granted, it’s a few blocks down the road from Geno’s and Pat’s famous Philly cheesesteak stands, but the odds of you just happening to pass this place while touring the area are slim to none.
I have been known to plunk down a pretty penny or two on the right restaurant. For instance, I recently dined at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. In a scaled-down recreation of the real Eiffel Tower, there is a restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip that overlooks the Bellagio
It’s no easy thing to set a themed show in an arena. The themed show, as I’ve noted, is something that happens within the guest. It isn’t the setting, the music, the performance or the story being told… it is the guests’ experience of these things. Thus the true name of the show is not,
New York City’s Jekyll and Hyde Club recently moved to Times Square and Josh Young takes a look at what makes this themed eatery one of the most detailed in the world – as well as why it misses the mark.
Greetings, Students! Your esteemed faculty has just returned from an inspirational retreat, exploring the creative limits of the interactive genre. We have long been united by our love for dinner attractions – the more challenging and unusual, the better. So when word reached us of a new local dining experience we were soon on the
When I was making the transition from performer to writer I learned two important truths: 1) The only way to become known for writing is to write; and 2) The choice writing assignments go to the guy the producers think of first. For someone just starting out, this means ‘casting your bread upon the water’…