Company wanted to change their processes in a fast paced but old staff don't want to change versus new staff that created some clashes. Not sure about the diversity of the product during a recession product.
Working at Cirque was one of the coolest experiences of my life, but I could never do it again as a merch clerk. The tent for the merchandise and concessions (i.e. where guests entered and exited the high top), wasn't air conditioned, which meant is was at least 30 degrees inside the tent at all times, and no one could stop sweating. Occasionally you could catch a breeze coming in through a doorway, but mostly it was hot, still air for 6-8 hours a day/night. The uniforms are cute, and the show was magical, but the environment wasn't for me.