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The biggest Cirque production this side of Vegas is in So-Flo, and from creating the concept to making a dream come true for a young star, Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy has plenty of 305 flava.

The magical world of Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy comes to life on stage at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

Neil Goldberg: "Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy is this amazing adventure where we take the audience on this experience, into a magical and mystical jungle. There's 25 performers; they wear over 300 costumes that were nominated for lots of awards when we were on Broadway. They are transformed into animals and butterflies and grasshoppers and flowers and trees."

This show has been wowing audiences around the country for six years and even made it to Broadway. Incredibly, this is the first time it will be performed in South Florida, even though it was developed right here in Pompano Beach, Cirque's headquarters. It's going to blow you away.

Neil Goldberg: "There's people flying through the air, and you're immersed in this jungle adventure for two hours. It feels like five minutes. What's so wonderful is, there's something in this show for everyone."

And check out this little girl. That's 11-year-old Kellie Kessling from Davie, who will make her big debut as a grasshopper in this production, a role created just for her after directors were wowed by Kellie during the Cirque Dreams Kid Time program.

Neil Goldberg: "Her talent was so superior from everything that I have seen."

Kellie says the whole has been like a dream come true.

Kellie Kessling: "I almost started crying. I thought this was going to be an amazing experience. I thought, 'I'm not going to be picked. Look at these other people; they're amazing, and look at me.' But I don't know, I just got picked, and it was really, really fun."

So catch Kellie and the rest of the cast when Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy opens at the Broward Center Tuesday night.

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