Live: Carson Kressley Newsical the Musical & Cirque Du Soleil TOTEM

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Live: Guest Co-Host Carson Kressley

Kelly’s friend and fabulous design star Carson Kressley was the guest co-host on Live. Besides his fashion and design advice, Carson is joining the cast of Newsical the Musical until March 3. He is just one of many big stars, including Saturday Night Live alum Cheri Oteri, to join the musical.

Kelly & Michael: Carson Kressley Dancing With the Stars 

Live: Carson Kressley Newsical the Musical & Cirque Du Soleil TOTEM

Carson Kressley guest co-hosted with Kelly and they got a preview of Cirque du Soleil’s TOTEM. (s_bukley / Shutterstock.com)

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Carson has a lot projects in the fire. He was a fan favorite on Dancing with the Stars in 2011. He’s had his own reality show, Fashion Line and was a star on Bravo’s Queer Eye for the Straight GuyHe’s been a style contributor to Good Morning America and Live. 

Live: Carson Kressley’s Philanthropy

In addition to being in the public eye, Carson works with The Trevor Project and human rights campaigns. He has participated in the AIDS WALK and is a trustee on The True Colors fund, which was founded by Cyndi Lauper and hopes to raise awareness about LGBT homelessness. He started a scholarship fund in his hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania for LGBT youth.

Kelly & Michael: American Saddlebred World Champions

It’s hard to believe that Carson has anymore free time. When he’s not doing his philanthropy and media work, Carson participates in the American Saddlebred competitions. He has achieved World Champion status with his American Saddlebred show horses.

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Live: Cirque Du Soleil TOTEM

Kelly and Carson got a performance from Cirque du Soleil’s TOTEM. The new show tells the story of evolution and human history. From cavemen to Native Americans to scientists, this show focuses on the customs, dances and costumes of early civilizations and current life.

The show is also an amazing light spectacular. There are plum purples, Blue Man group blue, sunshine yellows melting together on glowing costumes.

Kelly & Michael: TOTEM Characters

The most spectacular of all of these features is the disco mirror character that lowers from the center of the stage. The Crystal Man descends from space to begin the spark of life on Earth.

The show also brings in an environmentally conscious element. The Tracker leads the scientist character through adventures and is angered by thoughtless pollution that the other characters leave behind.

TOTEM is currently playing in New York and will be going on a tour of the U.S. and Canada later this year.

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