Sponsored by OUTRIGGER Resorts & Hotels
Get ready for Cirque du Soleil in Waikīkī!
The OUTRIGGER Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel and Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group announced a new multi-year resident show that is exclusive to Hawaiʻi.
“Cirque du Soleil is an iconic company at the apex of entertainment,” said Jeff Wagoner, president and CEO of OUTRIGGER Hospitality Group. “We are confident that the show created for OUTRIGGER Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel will delight and astound our guests and residents.”
Cirque du Soleil Coming To Waikīkī
The show is expected to open in late 2024 and will fuse the islands’ natural beauty and culture with the awe-inspiring acrobatics and innovation for which Cirque du Soleil is known around the world.
“This collaboration with Cirque was years in the making and perfectly aligns with OUTRIGGER’s brand elevation strategy, which includes a promise to provide authentic live music and signature experiences in renowned beach locations,” Wagoner said.
OUTRIGGER Venue Will Transform For Cirque Show
OUTRIGGER and Cirque du Soleil will work together to transform the 20,000-square-foot showroom venue at OUTRIGGER Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel that was previously used by Magic of Polynesia.
Hawaiʻi-based architecture firm G70 will design the nearly 800-seat theater with state-of-the-art audio and video, with work set to begin as soon as permits are approved.
“We are thrilled to partner with a company as prominent as OUTRIGGER to bring a brand new world-class immersive experience to life in Honolulu,” said Eric Grilly, Cirque du Soleil president of resident and affiliate shows. “We look forward to having a new home in Hawai’i and drawing on the rich culture of the islands as inspiration for the show.”
Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi was on hand for the announcement and noted that the new show will have a significant impact on Hawaiʻi’s economy via new jobs in redeveloping the theater and in ongoing show operations.
“I’m honored and excited to welcome Cirque du Soleil as the newest Honolulu resident,” Blangiardi said.