Drawn to Life Presented by Cirque du Soleil and Disney Celebrates First Anniversary

Alexis Mack Disney Parks Blog Author

by , PR Senior Specialist at Walt Disney World

It seems very fitting that Drawn to Life presented by Cirque du Soleil and Disney is celebrating its one-year “paper” anniversary at Disney Springs. After all, the show’s storyline centers on an animator’s drawing desk, a magical pencil, an unfinished animation sketch, and an antagonist who resembles a crumpled piece of paper.

The dazzling live theatrical production has delighted thousands upon thousands of guests during its first-year run. And there’s more fun ahead as Drawn to Life adds Sunday matinee performances to its weekly lineup beginning Jan. 8, 2023!

Drawn to Life presented by Cirque du Soleil and Disney

“Creating a show is always special, but it doesn’t reach its full potential until we share it with our guests,” said Heather Reilly, Cirque du Soleil Company Manager. “Now one year and nearly 500 performances later, the show has truly evolved into a one-of-a-kind experience that could only be delivered by a combination of Cirque du Soleil and Disney. Our cast, crew and guests have all been part of making that happen.” 

Drawn to Life presented by Cirque du Soleil and Disney

Drawn to Life features an international cast of 68 artists from 19 countries; larger-than-life costumes, props and make-up; an original score performed live; and jaw-dropping athletic feats intertwined with a healthy dose of humor – all sprinkled with some Disney magic.

The family-friendly show tells the story of the love between a father and a daughter, drawing inspiration from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 100-year heritage of storytelling. The show celebrates iconic Disney stories and characters through innovative design, quintessential Cirque du Soleil acrobatic performances, dazzling choreography, and brand-new animation lovingly created by Disney Animation Studios artists.

Tickets for 2023 performances are available for purchase and make great gifts for Disney fans, theater lovers, families, and others for the holiday season. Visit DisneySprings.com/Cirque for more information.


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