Dodgers & Mets Square Off in Back-to-Back Fireworks Shows; Kurios From Cirque Du Soleil to Present Fireworks Spectacular on 4th of July

LOS ANGELES -The Los Angeles Dodgers will open a 10-game homestand with a bang on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 against the New York Mets.

The Dodgers will have back-to-back fireworks shows with Denny's presenting the show on Friday, July 3 at 7:10 p.m. The Dodgers will pay special tribute to our U.S. Armed Forces on the 4th of July with a fireworks spectacular presented by KURIOS from Cirque du Soleil. The Dodgers and Mets square off on Saturday at 4:15 p.m. and the USO Show Troupe will have a special performance after the game followed by the fireworks show set to begin at approximately 8:45 p.m.

Cirque du Soleil, the theatrical production company that has entertained millions of people across the world, will present the fireworks show following the game. Cirque du Soleil will make its first visit to Dodger Stadium beginning Dec. 10 with its newest touring show, KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities™.

The USO Show Troupe, comprised of professional performers possessing extensive Broadway and off-Broadway credits, will present a patriotic musical performance between the game and the fireworks show.

The National Anthem will be sung by Coast Guard member Mike Dalager with guitarist Bruce Kulick. A large American Flag will be displayed and held by members of the Armed Forces. Wounded Warrior Chad Pfeifer will throw out the first pitch and the color guard will represent all branches of the military. A Bald Eagle from The Los Angeles Zoo will also participate in the pregame festivities.

The series with the Mets concludes Sunday, July 5 at 1:10 p.m. with Photo Day when fans can take photos of their favorite Dodgers on the field prior to the game. In addition, Viva Los Dodgers presented by State Farm and Time Warner Cable and located at the historic 76 station begins at 11 a.m. and will feature photos with Dodger broadcaster Fernando Valenzuela.   

The homestand will continue with a four-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies (July 6-7-8-9) and conclude with the Milwaukee Brewers visiting for three games (July 10-11-12) prior to the All-Star break.

Cirque du Soleil

KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities™ premiered to the world in Montréal in April 2014 and is Cirque du Soleil's 35th production. Since its debut, the critics have been raving: "KURIOS is Cirque du Soleil's strongest act in years…one of the most amazing things I've ever seen on a stage" (Toronto Star) and "KURIOS is the best Cirque du Soleil show in a long time." (San Francisco Chronicle). Tickets can be purchased by visiting cirquedusoleil.com/kurios or calling 1-877-9 CIRQUE (1-877-924-7783).  

USO SHOW TROUPE

USO Show Troupe is part of an entertainment tradition that goes back more than seventy years to its beginnings in the muddy camp shows of the South Pacific. Today, the pride and passion that fueled that early music lives on through the USO Show Troupe. With over 350 live annual performances, the Troupe entertains approximately 600,000 troops and family members around the world. The USO Show Troupe is comprised of 56 professional performers possessing extensive Broadway and off-Broadway, credits, hailing from shows such as Les Miserables, The Phantom of The Opera, Honeymoon in Vegas, West Side Story, A Chorus Line, Pippin, Sister Act and Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark to name a few. In addition to their patriotic performances the USO Show Troupe has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, FOX and Friends and Dick Clark's New Year's Rocking Eve with Ryan Seacrest. They have also performed with Katy Perry, Tim McGraw, Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, The Band Perry, Toby Keith and Blake Shelton. Performances are produced in collaboration with award-winning writers, arrangers, and choreographers, and costumes by Broadway costume designers and internationally recognized fashion and costume designers. The group's broad repertoire includes patriotic and big band favorites, music of the '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, disco, Motown, country, Broadway, and current Top 40 hits. https://www.facebook.com/USOShowTroupe