One of the earliest casualties of the COVID-19 Pandemic, was Cirque du Soleil: Drawn to Life, which was supposed to begin preview performances on March 20th, before it was suspended and postponed indefinitely. And as the pandemic shutting down performances around the world and Cirque Du Soleil racking up nearly $1 billion in debt, and laying off roughly 3,500 employees, many thought the final curtain had dropped on this project before it even had its first show.
However, it looks like Cirque du Soleil: Drawn to Life still has some life in it as a recent interview with Cirque du Soleil Chief Executive Daniel Lamarre in the LA Times included details on the opening of this show, with Lamarre saying that this show “should be able to open sometime in the fall.”
When it opens later this year, guests will be able to experience a brand new show concept that will feature some of Disney's most iconic films, including Peter Pan, Steamboat Willie, and more while weaving in an original story about inspiration through the eyes of a young girl named Julie.
Though no opening date has been shared, it's great to hear that this show is still expected to debut at some point later this year at Disney Springs. Will you be checking out this new show when it opens later this year?