Bye Bye and Au revoir IRIS!?


On January 19th 2013 IRIS will bid farewell to Los Angeles and the Dolby Theater (previously known as the Kodak Theater) home on Hollywood Blvd since September 25th, 2011. This month IRIS celebrated its 500th show!  Written and directed by French choreographer Philippe Decouflé with original music by film composer Danny Elfman, IRIS is a magical journey into the history of movies from the silent era to the present day with a cast of over 70 artists.  $100 million went into production costs for this ambitious and extravaganza along with a $30 million loan from the city’s Community Development Department and of course the project backers had high expectations and hopes.

Le Cirque du Soleil  has over 70 successful productions running around the world. What went wrong with IRIS? Location? One would assume that the glitzy and newly revamped Hollywood landmark location and home of IRIS was an asset with tourists flocking all year-long and locals venturing out there on the weekends as well. High ticket prices? A night out for an average family of 4 does cost a pretty penny with show tickets, parking & dinner. Publicity? Could IRIS  have been saved with more mainstream marketing and publicity?

What are your thoughts?  Have you seen the show?  Would you see it again?  if you haven’t seen it yet, you can now enjoy it with a 40% discount ticket price before waving Bye Bye and au revoir IRIS…!?

IRIS SHOW CLOSES

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3 thoughts on “Bye Bye and Au revoir IRIS!?

  1. I am so sad that show comes to an end too soon… I was at the premiere and I thought it was absolutely magnificent. We had such a great time, I feel really connected to the Cirque du soleil in general and it was great to have our own show here in Los Angeles… There will be another one.

  2. Reblogged this on Clairearnaudaubour's Blog and commented:
    I am so sad that show comes to an end too soon… I was at the premiere and I thought it was absolutely magnificent. We had such a great time, I feel really connected to the Cirque du soleil in general and it was great to have our own show here in Los Angeles… There will be another one.

  3. Thanks Claire for your comment and I feel the same way… why are they packing up so early? IRIS belongs in Hollywood for all to enjoy the magical movie making journey!!! Only a year and 500 shows !!!! We want IRIS to stay … or relocate in another venue!

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