This centerpiece of Cirque-A-Palooza takes place on The Playhouse mainstage for select evenings of the Cirque-A-Palooza festival. Starring artists who have starred in Cirque du Soleil shows from around the world, mixed with local luminaries, comics, magicians, jugglers, acrobats, singers and surprise guests. Conceived and directed by Stefan Haves, Road to Palooza: A Cirque Variety Spectacular will also feature the swinging Palooza Band and Singers with original music by Emmy-nominated composer Philip Giffin. An immersive, in-your-face cavalcade of comedy and the sublime, the Road to Palooza variety shows will surprise you every night with a different lineup of new acts you'll not want to miss. All roads lead to Palooza - a place of wonder, whimsy and eccentric oddities. Arrive early and revel in the pre-show festivities with street performers roving The Playhouse courtyard greeting you and inviting you into this modern day vaudeville event! Then stay afterwards for our late-night burlesque and off-beat acts in the Carrie Hamilton Theatre, hosted by pancake juggler Scot Nery.