Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza show premiered Friday in Santa Monica, drawing just about every Westside VIP and their kids.
Pierce Brosnan and his brood of all ages sat in the front row, as did Dylan McDermott and his little ones. Some, as is customary with Cirque performances, were subjected to the show’s pranksters. The McDermott clan narrowly escaped being “sprinkled” on by Kooza’s unruly dog. Jon Favreau got frisked by the show’s pickpocket. And Neil Patrick Harris got clubbed over the head by a fake piece of meat.
La Soiree, the show’s post party on the pier, benefited two water-related charities, Heal the Bay and Cirque founder Guy Laliberte‘s One Drop foundation. Among the revelers were CAA’s Richard Lovett; producers Lauren Shuler Donner, Richard Donner and David Permut; plus thesps Owen Wilson, Amy Smart, Geena Davis, Heather Graham and Kevin Dillon.
The lavish bash, hosted by Audemars Piguet, went all out. Champagne flowed and eats abounded from more than a dozen area restaurants, including the Little Door, Sushi Roku and Boa Steakhouse.