Twas the Night Before…’ by Cirque Du Soleil live at Texas Trust CU Theater at Grand Prairie, Texas on November 25, 2022. (Photography by Jay Simon | Ten Ten Creative) Andrea Martinez Aguilar brings a bit of queer to the big top – only at Texas Trust CU Theater.
The circus performer is front and center in Cirque du Soleil’s new holiday show ‘Twas the Night Before… which opened last Friday.
Born in Mexico City, the 23 year-old Cyr Wheel performer is now representing the community amid her own circus community. “It’s been a great experience but I had to jump in at the last minute so it was a challenge to integrate into it, but a fun one,” she said by phone days before the North Texas opening. ‘Twas the Night Before… is Cirque’s first Christmas show, based on the Clement Clarke Moore poem “A Visit from St Nicholas.” Lines from the poem were the basis for the story about a jaded young girl who rediscovers the magic of Christmas. “Isabella is a girl becoming a teenager.
She doesn’t have the best relationship with her dad and she’s too cool for Christmas,” Aguilar said. “ Isabella is soon surrounded by acrobatics, artists, a variety of characters and Cirque’s Christmas soundtrack as she finds her way back to her holiday spirit.