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Santa Monica’s Morgan-Wixson Theatre


Nathalie Gaulthier Productions Inc.

proudly present:


Le PeTiT CiRqUe™

The Journey of You


Youth Education/Entertainment Series (Y.E.S.)

Special Engagement


"Le PeTiT CiRqUe provides something completely outside of the box, a vibrant circus that stokes the fires of creativity and enthusiasm"

- Stewart Copeland (THE POLICE band)


October 5 – October 20, 2013

Saturdays & Sundays at 10am


Produced by Nathalie Yves Gaulthier, Anne Gesling, and Tracy Saltzman


Santa Monica, CA – Le PeTiT CiRqUe™ is the world's only all-kid pro cirque company (ages 6-14).  Based in Culver City, they have performed all over the US and globally for The Sultan of Bruneii, SOLD OUT/STANDING OVATIONS at AVALON THEATRE Hollywood, The Pritzker family Foster Counts event,  LA FIM Festival, Nokia Plaza/LA LIVE, Del Mar Fairgrounds, NYC Plaza Hotel, The Starlight Foundation, Cirque du Soleil Special events, "OVO" pre show for Cirque du Soleil, With the Pacific Symphony Orchestra at Segerstrom Theatre, International Poppy Festival, Sony Pictures, Gracie Films, BAYSIDE CHURCH Holidays shows (15 show tour with THE SILHOUETTES: first runners Up America's Got Talent), Denver Performing Arts Center, STUNTACULAR/Make A Wish Fdn., Dream Halloween Children Affected by Aids Foundation with Jaimie Lee Curtis (yearly), and numerous other events, festivals, Film Premieres and school Carnivals/events. They can recently can be seen in the in-store media in every CHUCK E. CHEESE and JOURNEY'S KIDZ department stores across the US and will be seen on SUNDANCE Channel’s new Oliver Stone show “DREAM SCHOOL” with Doriana Sanchez.


Consistently booked, drawing large crowds, selling out shows, wowing audiences, the troupe makes the impossible seem possible, all in a pint-sized version of Cirque du Soleil, yet with a distinct colorful and inspiring "look" to the troupe. 


Additional Guest Stars:

Kaelyn Whaley: 16 X  Karate World champion. TEAM USA: 5 X Gold medalist. 

Maggie Thomkins:  Singer: “Young Fiona” National Broadway Tour of SHREK

Cheetah Platt: Cirque Du Soleil, Finalist America’s Got Talent

2 wheelchair performers: Breanna Pflaumer and the UK’s Penny Clapcott.


Conceived/Directed/Written by:

Nathalie Yves Gaulthier:  Former owner and talent agent to Gaulthier Artists Inc. which has represented Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy and Tony award nominees. International show creator; founder Le Studio. TV/Film Circus consultant. 


Original Story by:

Nathalie Yves Gaulthier, Jason Berrent : ("The Trickster" KOOZA/Cirque du Soleil and Joshua Ryan Zehner: star of KOOZA/Cirque du Soleil, director: Second City) 


Select Choreography by: Emmy nominated Doriana Sanchez (CHER and So you Think you can Dance choreographer:10 seasons) Choreographer of  Cher’s Farewell “Living Proof” Tour which received 4 Emmy Awards including the Emmy for Outstanding Musical Variety Special.  Cretor: "The Galaxy Star Circus" in Guangzhou, China.

Directotr/choreographer numerous live stage productions and concerts, including the groundbreaking Video Games Live and Jane's Addiction's "Jubilee Tour." Doriana also choreographed Peter Gabriel's "Secret World Tour." Her production of Barry Manilow's "Copacabana" was nominated for best New Musical at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London. She has worked with musical legends such as Gladys Knight and the Pips, Natalie Cole, Rita Moreno, and Latin superstar Shakira. Her television credits include the Grammy Awards, the American Music Awards, the Euro VMA's, Divas Live, and 10  seasons as resident choreographer on Fox's hit show "So You Think You Can Dance."


Technical Artistry Direction by: Emmy award winner: Debra Brown. Debra is world renowned for her unique choreographies blending acrobatics and dance. She joined Cirque du Soleil in 1987 as a choreographer for We Reinvent the Circus and went on to choreograph the shows Nouvelle ExpérienceSaltimbancoAlegríaMystèreQuidam, “O”La NoubaCorteo, one act in Zumanity, and more.  She received the Innovative Choreography Award in honor of her exceptional contribution to choreography and dance at the 14th Bob Fosse Awards in Los Angeles in 1997. In 2002, she received an Emmy Award for her choreography of an act created by Cirque du Soleil for the Academy Awards.

Select Music by:

Award winning Cliff Eidelman: composer and conductor who scored films such as Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Free Willy 3: The Rescue, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and Big Miracle.


David Tobocman: Emmy nominated children's music composer


Martin/Kate St.Pierre: Composers/ Singers: LE REVE, MYSTERE: Cirque du Soleil. 





WHAT:                      Santa Monica’s Morgan-Wixson Theatre and Nathalie Gaulthier Productions Inc. present Le PeTiT CiRqUe™: The Journey of You; A Y.E.S. Special Engagement

Written and Directed by Nathalie Yves Gaulthier

Select Choreography by Doriana Sanchez, and Nathalie Yves Gaulthier

Technical Artistry Direction by Debra Brown

Artistic Direction by Joshua Zehner


WHEN:                      October 5 – October 20

                                    Saturdays & Sundays at 10am


WHERE:                   Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Boulevard (Pico @ 27th Street),

Santa Monica, CA  90405.  Accessible by Big Blue Bus #7 and #8.


ADMISSION:            Adults $25, Children 12 and under $15


HOW:                         Reserved seats available at

or phone 310-828-7519.






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