Cirque Dreams at the Fox

63. Watch a big show at the Fox. The Rockettes started on Grand, not in Gotham. Learn that and more when you tour the over-the-top Fox Theatre—from the old projection booth to the stars’ dressing rooms. Plan your tour on one of the days that Stan Kann comes to tickle the organ ivories. To finish it Fox-style, return later for a show straight off Broadway after a buffet dinner in the Griffin Room.

Saturday night, we headed down to the Fabulous Fox with some of our friends to check out Cirque Dreams: Jungle Fantasy.

We decided to make an evening out of it and had dinner first at Vito’s, an Italian restaurant right around the corner from the theatre. Katie had been there once before and recommended it (it serves gelato, her weakness). The food was delicious. I ordered a pizza, since pizza is what it’s known for, and Bob ordered the seafood ravioli. His ravioli was wonderful and I would recommend the pizza to anyone. The only problem I had with the restaurant was the lack of service. The server came by with our drinks then disappeared for a long while. Once he took our orders and served them to us, he disappeared another long period of time. Not an attentive server. Good thing I made the reservations for 5:45pm and the show started at 8:00pm. We were definitely there until about 7:30pm.

I can describe the show in one word: fantastic! I loved it. Now, Cirque Dreams IS NOT Cirque du Soleil. They are two different companies but really, they do similar things. I’ve never had the opportunity to see a Cirque du Soleil show but that’s okay. Cirque Dreams was funny, beautiful, artistic and acrobatic. The costumes and set design had such vivid colors, the acrobatics were incredible and the artistry was breathtaking. You should see this show, the most expensive tickets were $68, so much cheaper than Cirque du Soleil. One question though: what the hell are unicorns doing in the jungle?

And of course, we had to end the evening with dessert back at Vito’s. I think that may be my new ritual after an evening at the Fox, some gelato.

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