Passengers – Cirque Show – Seattle Rep

Elevator Thoughts (aka Tweet): Passengers cirque show at Seattle Rep by The 7 Fingers. Directed, written, & choreographed by Shana Carroll. Effortless #acrobatics. Included some occasional singing. #showsiveseen #theatre #circus #acrobat

Synopsis from the Theatre: Your train is about to depart the station and a cirque spectacular awaits. Through contemporary dance, music, and extraordinary acrobatics, a breathtaking series of vignettes tells the unique stories of reunions and goodbyes from the strangers that surround you onboard. From contemporary physical theater troupe The 7 Fingers comes this jaw-dropping ride you must see to believe.

Attended Performance Date: 9/30/23 (Opening Weekend) – Preview Posts

Type: Cirque Show

World Premiere: No

Several or Few Scenes: Several

Several or Few Settings/Locations: Several

Static (Stationary) Set: No

Prior Exposure/Knowledge Required: No

Defined Plot/Storyline: No

Live Band/Orchestra: Mostly no but Santiago Rivera Laugerud played the ukelele and sang during one segment. Of note, Kisha Kessalines-Wright also sang during one segment.

Equity Actors: Zero but I think it’s because 1) this not an American company 2) and this show was more cirque/acrobatics and less of a play/musical.

Total Number of Actors: 9

Perceived Pace of the Show: Medium Speed

Length (Including Any Intermission): 1.5 hours

Was there an intermission?: No

Was This the First Time I Attended a Production of this Show: Yes

Would I See It Again 3 Years from Now?: No

Recommendation: See it if 1) you appreciate shows from Cirque Du Soleil or Teatro Zinzanni 2) and you’re okay with no plot

Other Rave(s) Not Mentioned in Elevator Thoughts

  • Effortless Feats: The performers effortlessly showcased their talents with the hula hoop, aerial acts (especially Eduardo De Azevedo Grillo and Kisha Kessalines-Wright), acrobatics, and the Chinese pole (Marco Ingaramo).

Other Musing(s) and Observation(s)

  • Dropped Props: The hula hoop and juggling balls dropped a couple of times. I couldn’t determine if this was intentionally part of the act or an actual mistake.
  • Concurrent Performances: Throughout the show, there were often two separate acts showcased at the same time, and it was a little difficult to appreciate both performances equally. Maybe it’s because I sat really close (with a great view BTW). First world problems, right?

Theatre Company: The 7 Fingers

Venue: Seattle Repertory Theatre

Venue Physical Address: 155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

Price: Cheap to Expensive

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Dates: September 22 to October 15, 2023

Seating: Assigned Seating

Parking: There are paid lots and paid street parking. I usually park on Mercer to the West of 1st Ave. There’s usually also a lot of street parking around Safeway. If there’s an event in Seattle Center or Climate Pledge Arena, street parking is usually limited and much more expensive.

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@showsiveseen #Passengers #cirque #show at @seattlerep by @@les7doigts. Directed, written, & choreographed by Shana Carroll. Effortless #acrobatics. Included some occasional singing. Review: #showsiveseen #circus #acrobat #theatre ♬ Trip – Siine
Sereno Aguilar and the company of Passengers. Photo by Alexandre Galliez.
Sereno Aguilar, Sabine Van Rensburg, and the company of Passengers. Photo by Alexandre Galliez.
Méliejade Tremblay-Bouchard in Passengers. Photo by Martine Poulin.
Méliejade Tremblay-Bouchard, Marco Ingaramo, and Santiago Rivera Laugerud in Passengers. Photo by Martine Poulin.
Mandi Orozco in Passengers. Photo by Lucille Audoineau-Maire.
Andrew Sumner and the company of Passengers. Photo by Lucille Audoineau-Maire.
Cast Eric Bates
Valérie Benoit-Charbonneau
Eduardo de Azevedo Grillo
Kaisha Dessalines-Wright
Marco Ingaramo
Nella Niva
Mandi Orozco
Santiago Rivera Laugerud
Méliejade Tremblay-Bouchard
Director, Writer & Choreographer Shana Carroll
Assistant to the Director Isabelle Chassé
ScenographerAna Cappelluto
Costume Designer Camille Thibault-Bedard
Musical Director Colin Gagné
Video Designer Johnny Ranger
Video Animation Yannick Doucet
Remi Borgeal
Head Coach Francisco Cruz
TextsShana Carroll
Text, Einstein’train Conor Wild
Project ManagerSabrina Gilbert
Production Coordinator Yagub Allahverdiyev
Technical Director Simon Lachance
Michel Bisson
Lighting DesignerEric Champoux
Stage Manager Charlotte Legault
Karine Perron
Assistant to the Technical DirectorMarie-Hélene Grisé
Video Coordinator Dominique Hawry
Video Programmation Laura-Rose R. Grenier
DOP – Shooting Mark O Fearghail
Harley Francis
Sound Engineer Jérome Guilleaume
Light Programmation Stéphane Lecavalier
Electric Chief Gabriel Fournier-El Ayachi
Trapeze Coach Véronique Thibault
Creation Rigger Stéphane Beauchet
Nicolas Lemieux
Set Design Assistant Dominique Coughlin
Costume Assistant Catherine Veri
Rigging Intern Joanie Audet
Music, Lyrics, Sound Design & Arrangements Colin Gagné
Contortion, Hula-Hoop & Trapeze Arrangements Jean-Sébastien Leblanc
Juggling Lyrics Boogat
Juggling Arrangements Jérome Guilleaume
Music Composer: Opening, Tight Wire & Epilogue Raphael Cruz
Tour ManagerGuillaume Biron
Tour Technical DirectorSimon Carriere-Legris
Tour RIggerMax Jouanneau
Tour Light OperatorLoriane Foisy
Tour Sound and Video OperatorMichael Amstadt

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