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A “Cirque” Dream Come True
May 11, 2009, 9:48 pm
Filed under: Broadway Across America

South Floridian Kevin Yungman, an aspiring 16-year-old actor originally from Argentina, will have the opportunity of a lifetime when he performs with the cast of the Broadway show Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy, on stage at the Ziff Ballet Opera House from May 12-17. A student at Cypress Bay High School, Kevin was selected from performers and dreamers in South Florida who auditioned for a chance to perform a feature role in the production. Kevin’s role and jungle character, which has been developed especially for him, will incorporate his bilingual vocal talents and acting skills within the Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy adventure. He will be the first to perform a bilingual musical number in the history of the show. Kevin is also the first winner of Hispanic origin to perform in the production. 

Photo by Ian Ibbetson

Photo by Ian Ibbetson

“This talented young man has inspired us to create what will be one of the most memorable show additions since beginning this national contest in September 2008,” said Neil Goldberg, creator and director of Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy and a South Floridian himself.  “We are sure his performance at the Adrienne Arsht Center will dazzle audiences.” 

Since he was selected, Kevin has been undergoing training, rehearsal, costume fittings and dance practice in preparation for his May 12 debut, when the finishing makeup touches will transform him into one of the more than 200 unique costumed characters that come to life in the show. As the winner, Kevin has also received six tickets for his family to attend opening night as well as a $100 Bloomingdale’s gift card.


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