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Eclipse

ECLIPSE from Circo Luci premiered in 2010, coinciding with the launch of the third Solstice-Class vessel from Celebrity Cruise Lines, Celebrity Eclipse. Seen by over 400,000 spectators, the performance run of Eclipse the show lasted over 6 years on board the Celebrity Eclipse and featured over 300 enthusiastically received performances.

ECLIPSE was the third cirque-style theatrical circus from Circo Luci to be performed on a cruise vessel (following Solstice and Equinox) and again pushed the limits of entertainment presented on board a cruise vessel. The show features cutting-edge production techniques including an entire sculpted set created via computer-controlled foam cutting machines directly from our 3-D set design and 3-D digital set mapping. This lightweight faux “rock” enables the production to create a truly thematic stone temple on stage, adding to the epic scope of the production and spectacular visuals.

ECLIPSE has been completely retooled for land based performances and can be seen in casino venues, theaters and custom showrooms around the world. The show can adapt to multiple types of entertainment areas, including tents, convention centers, open spaces, retail venues and outdoor settings.

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ECLIPSE from Circo Luci is a cirque-style theatrical circus with a celestial theme suitable for all ages.

An Eclipse is the partial or total blocking of one celestial object by another…

In our story, the Eclipse is the day that the sun vanished…

In the third and final installment of the journey of Ochiuchus, after his quest to find his true balance in Equinox, Ophiuchus returns to his mythical world only to find that the sun (Sol) has vanished. The legendary celestial dragon, Bakunawa, has consumed the sun leaving this ancient world in darkness.

And so Ophiuchus begins a new journey to find the dragon, rescue and return Sol to his rightful place in the sky…


An eclectic mix of Western and Chinese instruments, the Eclipse original soundtrack captures the spirit of ancient ceremonious traditions surrounding the legendary tale of the celestial dragon that consumed the sun and moon.

The rhythms highlighted create colorful tonal changes while the sublime vocals mimic resounding incantations with otherworldly effects.

Original Compositions by Tom Reeves. Keyboard Programming by Tom Reeves. Vocal Arrangements by David Wise. Guitars by Paul Brannon. Bass by Danny O’Lannerghty. Keyboards, Drums and Percussion by Tom Reeves. Vocals by David Wise, Shelley Jennings & Company. Soundtrack produced, recorded and mixed by Tom Reeves. Produced by Michael McPherson.

ECLIPSE from Circo Luci is available for booking for multi-week engagements worldwide. The show has been designed to perform in a theater but can also be presented in various other types of performance spaces.

ECLIPSE from Circo Luci is part of the 3 show “Eclipse Package” from POET Theatricals. The other productions that are included with the “Eclipse Package” are EDGE (a music and dance themed show) and Ovations (a musical theater tribute production).

Show packages from POET Theatricals allow venues to maximize production impact inexpensively by allowing presentation of three dramatically different shows utilizing one performing cast and one preproduction expenditure. Each of the POET Theatricals’ show “packages” represents over 2.5 million dollars in capital expenditure investment in the production’s costumes, sets, flying automation, video and music.

Show packages are best used in venues that have repeat customers (casinos with strong local market draw for example), guests that are residing in the venue (vacation destination resort hotels), or travelers that are moving from place to place with the venue (cruise ships).

POET Theatricals has the ability to “mix and match” show packages depending on audience demographics.

INCLUDED EQUIPMENT

The Circo Luci ECLIPSE production includes the following:

  • Original Soundtrack from the Circo Luci ECLIPSE production written, orchestrated and recorded by the Circo Luci ECLIPSE creative team. (Original soundtracks can be previewed on the iTunes store or on the POET Theatricals Site under the “Media” tab.)
  • Show Costuming, Props and Equipment.
  • Digital audio playback, time code and show control.
  • Lighting Control.
  • Digital media servers, video projectors and video distribution.
  • High-speed performer flying winches, winch power distribution and acrobatic rigging.
  • Production soft goods.
  • Production sets.

SHIPPING REQUIREMENTS

Shipping requirements can be scaled depending on show size and scope of technical infrastructure required for the performance. The show can adapt to existing staging, lighting and rigging layouts. POET Theatricals’ goal is to reduce the preproduction cost and installation of the show as much as possible, and we work with presenters to trim these expenses.

Examples of shipping requirements are:

Soft Sets The ECLIPSE “Soft Set” production requires cargo space of one 24’ truck or a 40’ high-cube oceangoing container (for overseas productions).

Full Set
The “Full Set” production includes the entire hard set of the show and the “soft set”. This version includes all of the stair units, multi level sets, faux dimensional stone and other stage elements. This version travels in two 53’ trucks or two 40’ and one 20’ oceangoing containers (for overseas productions).

Turn-key Our “turn-key” production package adds all lighting, sound, venue required soft goods, venue rigging and staging for the show in a complete turn-key package. This additional technical support travels in 1 or 2, 53-foot tractor trailers, depending on the level of production support required for the venue.

TRAVELING CAST AND CREW

ECLIPSE from Circo Luci uses a traveling cast of 18 live singers, acrobats, character performers, specialty acts and aerialists.

Crew size is 3 persons: 1 Technical director, 1 FOH operator (lighting, media and show control), and 1 lead rigger/ acrobatic rigger.

A. ECLIPSE from Circo Luci is a European-style theatrical circus.
A. The show was originally designed to be performed in a theater, but can also be performed in tents, convention spaces, custom open spaces, and in outdoor venues.
A. Loading in the production depends on access to the space, but shows from POET Theatricals in touring configuration can be loaded in a quickly as 1 day.
A. There are 18 performers in the production comprised of live singers, acrobats, character performers, specialty acts and aerialists.
A. The soundtrack is an original score written for the production. The soundtrack can be previewed on the Apple iTunes store.
A. The show can be scaled for as short as 30 minutes to as long as 75 minutes.
A. The show travels with its own performer flying automation and technicians to operate and is included in the cost of the show. The venue however must be able to support the rigging loads and have appropriate hang points to mount the show’s equipment.
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