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09/08/2010

Cirque du Soleil, Banana Shpeel, sneak peek

Photojournalist Steve Russell covered the famous Cirque du Soleil troupe as they rehearse for their upcoming show "Banana Shpeel."

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Dancer Joseph Wiggan shows up for Cirque du Soleil rehearsal on Queen Street West for their upcoming show "Banana Shpeel" which will run from September 14 to October 10 at the Canon Theatre in Toronto. TORONTO STAR/STEVE RUSSELL

Cirque007 Danny Rutigliano who plays the ringmaster "Marty Schmelky"  rehearses the opening number as Cirque du Soleil rehearses on Queen Street West for their upcoming show "Banana Shpeel" which will run from September 14 to October 10 at the Canon Theatre in Toronto. TORONTO STAR/STEVE RUSSELL

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Gordon White plans one on Danny Rutigliano who plays the ringmaster "Marty Schmelky" works on his bit as Cirque du Soleil rehearses on Queen Street West for their upcoming show "Banana Shpeel" which will run from September 14 to October 10 at the Canon Theatre in Toronto. TORONTO STAR/STEVE RUSSELL

Cirque004 Josette Wiggan who dances with the ensemble and taps during the show rehearses with Cirque du Soleil on Queen Street West for their upcoming show "Banana Shpeel" which will run from September 14 to October 10 at the Canon Theatre in Toronto. TORONTO STAR/STEVE RUSSELL

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Melissa Schott who dances and sings in the Cirque du Soleil show rehearses on Queen Street West for their upcoming show "Banana Shpeel" which will run from September 14 to October 10 at the Canon Theatre in Toronto. TORONTO STAR/STEVE RUSSELL

Cirque003Patrick de Valette mugs it up during a rehearsal with Danny Rutigliano who plays the ringmaster "Marty Schmelky" works on his bit as Cirque du Soleil rehearses on Queen Street West for their upcoming show "Banana Shpeel" which will run from September 14 to October 10 at the Canon Theatre in Toronto. TORONTO STAR/STEVE RUSSELL

Cirque006 Anthony Russo, flanked by Kassie Brown in yellow and Robyn Baltzer in grey leap as they rehearse a number for Cirque du Soleil on Queen Street West for their upcoming show "Banana Shpeel" which will run from September 14 to October 10 at the Canon Theatre in Toronto. TORONTO STAR/STEVE RUSSELL

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Cirque du Soleil is such an attractive and awesome performance, when I attended last time I was astonished! Great show!

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