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TOTEM in Sydney, NSW

New South Wales, Australia
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Under the Big Top on The Showring at the Entertainment Quarter

 

What the media say about the show

"…a mesmeric creative team doing its most astonishing work yet…”
Los Angeles Times
“This celebration of sheer human achievement and audience appreciation is simply thrilling. It’s why we love Cirque du Soleil, and always will.”
Los Angeles Times
“GO! – A whimsical look at evolution … this production bursts with wonder at mankind’s feats.”
LA Weekly
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Average: 3.9 Votes: 440
 
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I would like to review the performance for 21st May but at 3:00pm the day of the performance I was called and advised that the VIP experience was not being offered that night. Having traveled from interstate for this performance and to be called 4 hours before the performance to me is unacceptable. I was offered alternate seats (not in the VIP area) but the experience would not have been as good based on other performances I have seen. I will be thinking twice before booking again.

Member since April 2004

Scott Trigge, Australia

Saturday, May 23, 2015 6:22 AM

As usual fantastic costuming and great set but if it had been my first show it would have been the last.I purchased seats at the side of stage section 203 and was disappointed that the set and performance were designed to be viewed from the front. If you are performing in the round please design the set and perform to all of your audience.I feel cheated.Your good reviews must have been from people seated front of stage.Most acts viewed 'side on' looked unimpressive and we missed the visuals.

Member since March 2011

Phillip Glosko, Australia

Thursday, May 21, 2015 8:25 PM

Very disappointing and nowhere near the level of entertainment expected. To compare Totem with OVO is akin to comparing the London Symphony Orchestra in full recital versus a garage band with a disjointed and cut down set of cover songs. Missing acts and as a result a disjointed story. Limited performers with limited appeal.I will certainly rethink before purchasing tickets for future shows.

Member since September 2012

Craig Abbott, Australia

Sunday, May 17, 2015 10:04 PM

Very dissapointing Brisbane show, worst expensive seats ever could only see small amounts of stage and the band. The show was very confusing and disjointed and missing acts. I was expecting evolution not Canada's got talent. Our first and last cirque show! Jo Mcdonald Ipswich

Member since May 2015

Jo Mcdonald, Australia

Thursday, May 07, 2015 10:49 PM

I can understand some peoples disappointment to the missing acts however, when you do buy the ticket it clearly states in the terms and conditions that cirque can remove any performer without informing the audience, Therefore I do not feel that you should be complaining about this as it is very clearly stated. I absolutely loved the show and thought the acts were brilliant! It may not have been my favourite cirque show however I still loved every moment of the show.

Member since January 2014

marion garrigues, Australia

Thursday, April 30, 2015 9:38 PM

We have seen some of the other Cirque Du Soleil shows before and this was definitely not the best one, but the attention to detail in sets, costume sounds, visuals, lighting and make-up still made it a great show! The storyline is very disjointed but the acts are exceptionally talented. I always wait until after the show to read the program (so I don't spoil the surprise of each act) but needed it this time to explain the concept.

Member since November 2012

Sophie Reiser, Australia

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 11:09 PM

This is my 3rd Cirque De Soleil. The set, music and costumes were amazing. The storylines between acts not so much. Would have preferred a shorter show without budgie smuggler romeo, professor,cavemen and monkeys. The fill in stuff was disjointed and hard to follow a lot of the time there were characters on stage for no apparent reason eg professor and monkey. We're all there for the 5 or so main acts. Less cheese please!

Member since March 2015

Lisa B, Australia

Sunday, March 22, 2015 9:04 PM

We went on 22/03/2015 The performers were fantastic, extremely talented and the beginning and end was wonderful, I did feel the 'story' was very disjointed and some acts seemed out of place and confusing which took away from the magic. Two acts were also missing which were shown in the program. After reading others comments I wonder if those acts even came to Aus or got injured early on as it seem so many nights these acts are missing. which is disappointing,

Member since December 2009

Jessica Cannane, Australia

Sunday, March 22, 2015 7:59 PM

We enjoyed the show but disappointed that two performances were not shown on the night we were there. one of the performances was the trapeze. The show finished earlier too. Any reason for this? We paid the same for the show as the people who saw the whole perfomance.

Member since March 2015

Pascale Sudano, Australia

Friday, March 20, 2015 2:56 AM

Amazing! Totem was the 5th show I have seen in Australia and I was not disappointed. Visually stunning, amazing costumes and fantastic acts! With only a few weeks left in Melbourne I would definitely recommend it to friends. Cant wait for the next show :D

Member since October 2011

Samantha Pellegrino, Australia

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 7:04 PM

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