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Jaw Dropping Amazing
You pass by so many vendors asking you many questions. We stopped to talk to one and he offered us 2 tickets to Mystere for $99. That is an amazing deal.
This was the first Cirque du Soliel show I had been to. From the first moment it started I was hooked! There's an 'Einstein' looking man who helps people to their seats - if you're the unlucky ones. He took this one couple and walked them around the entire seating arena. He did stop at one point and sat down, motioning for them to sit down too. After 5 minutes he gets up and motions for them to get up as well and took them to their proper seats. He stopped by a mans seat and motions for him to give him the popcorn he had. He took the popcorn and left, eating it, throwing it at people. It was hilarious!
Then the show started, the haunting cry of a baby. The acrobatics, the timing between acts ~ there is not enough words to describe how amazing this show was.
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My first Cirque du Soleli experience was the show called Mystere. We paid approx. $100 for a ticket but it was something that I really wanted to do.
We saw the show at Treasure Island. The theatre was big and well air conditioned (a little on the chilly side in fact!).
I'd done a lot of research on which show I wanted to see, this one was the one that came up as the easiest to follow with no audience participation.
It turned out that the story was easy-ish to follow although some points still have me baffled! The artistic standard is amazing and I was awestruck with some of the things the cast members were able to do with their bodies!
As for audience participation, there was a guy who was within the audience when everybody was coming in to see the show. He did things like directing people to the wrong seats, ripping up tickets and moving people to different seats - allin the name of fun, but the people who he was playing with didn't seem to find the funny side!
My next Cirque would be LOVE which is all around The Beatles :)
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Ka is worth it, Zumanity is not
While in Las Vegas we saw 2 Cirque du Soleil acts, both were different than the Cirque du Soleil shows we have seen before.
Kà is a martial arts inspired show. It has less acrobatics than the other shows I've seen but is very entertaining. The stage rises, flips and turns in every way imaginable as the artists climb and tumble upon it. The costumes, music and storyline are great. I would recommend not sitting too much up front because there is quite a few things happening on the side walls of the room. I would recommend this show.
Zumanity is billed as a sexy adult show. It has some nudity but I could not describe it as sexy. It was more a funny act, the laughs are the only part wothwhile. The usually beautiful and intricate costumes of Cirque du Soleil shows are absent because the artists are barely wearing anything at all. The music is the first time for a Cirque du Soleil show were the lyrics are in an actual lanquage (English) but it fails to match the quality of other shows. The is also little acrobatics in this show and not as jaw dropping as I have come to expect. If you have never seen a Cirque du Soleil show I would say that Zumanity isn't that bad but compared to what is expected from Cirque du Soleil, this one is way belowaverage, I would not recommend it.
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A show in Vegas is a must!
Las Vegas has alot to offer when it comes to shows, we decided to see one of the Cirque du Soleil ones and after much deliberation we decided on KA at the MGM Grand.
Firstly, the atmosphere was great. The man who directed us to our seats told me that my dress was fabulous and that my shoes had more sparkle than his personality! :-)
Without giving away too much about the show itself, its like nothing I have seen before, the main feature being the rotating stage. The cast also come really close to you (I was at the end of the aisle, second row back, and had a few dancers running past me). Some of the acrobats even come down from the ceiling if I remember rightly.
Photography is not permitted during the show, hence there being no photos to accompany this tip but there is a merchandise shop next to the auditorium which sells programmes, t shirts, cds etc.
One thing I will say is - take a cardigan or jumper of some sort!!! The air conditioning was far too cold for my liking!
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An all people circus (no elephants) that will take your breath away. Chock full of sights, sounds and colorful costumes make this a show you don't want to miss. It is a themed show with athletic, acrobatic and extremly talented cast that has live music and singing during the whole performance. There are three different versions in Vegas, but the one we saw was Mystere' at Treasure Island as the "O" at the Bellagio was sold out well in advance. A must see at a modest price!
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I'm not much of a fan of the shows, but every so often, I'm in town where someone is taking us to a show. That's how I came to be blown away by the fantastic "Love" based on the Beatles, and then was introduced to Elvis in "Viva Elvis." Now, I'm not much of an Elvis fan, so I wasn't expecting much from this show, but I must say, it was really good. The show is more of a musical and dance number than Love was (i.e., not as many stunts and acrobatics.) It takes you through the highlights of Elvis' life, including losing his brother at birth, a superhero phase, marrying Priscilla, and the move to Vegas. It's all well choreographed, and the music is quite good. The show runs about 90 minutes, and you'll never notice the time has flown by. A great show.
Do yourself a favour and see KA at MGM Grand
I wasnt planning on seeing a Cirque du Soleil show during my short stay in Vegas but made a last minute decision to see KA at the MGM Grand.
Decided at 8pm to see the 9.30pm show and as luck would have it grabbed the last available seat which was located in the next to back row. Anything is better than nothing I thought.
The seat was awesome and the show was awesome. I would actually recommend sitting towards the back of the theatre as some of the performers fly out over the audience and also perform from the sides.
KA is excellent and I continue to be astonished at the talent of the shows performers. I left the theatre very happy to have spent $75.00USD to see such a wonderful show.
Another cirque du soleil type of show in Vegas except this one is in water! The story is a bit lame, but the costumes and effects are great to watch for a while. As an avid scuba diver, I found myself monitoring bubbles after a while. Members of the cast often disappear into the deep and stay under with scuba regulators waiting.
All You Need is "Love" and Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil's Beatles "Love" show is many things. All of them good.
Even if you're not a life-long or rabid fan of the Fab Four (like myself), "Love" offers a unique spectacle of music, fantasy, amazing physical grace and unsurpassed imagination. But what else would you expect from Cirque du Soleil and the proven musical talent of Sir George Martin, along with his son, Giles.
Performing at the Mirage (on the strip) since 2006, "Love" doesn't disappoint from the minute you even get close to the theater. An entire section of the hotel/casino has given way to Beatlemania and includes Beatles-themed slot machines, colorful lighted wall art (see the photos, I apologize for me being silly in them), 24/7 playing of Beatles' music and the Revolution Lounge.
We attended the show on Christmas Day and it was packed. Luckily, we'd had the presence of mind to order tickets ahead of time and although picking up our tickets at 'will call' was a tad worrisome (they didn't have us on the list, but found us once we got to the desk. Phew!), it didn't take long considering the crowd.
There are no 'bad' seats in the theatre. Each seat back includes a speaker so everyone can enjoy the best soundtrack in Vegas while experiencing the magic of Cirque du Soleil as they portray the passion and vision of the Beatles in a way never seen before.
A long list of many of the group's best songs (a subjective topic, I'm sure) rocks the house, taking the audience on a Magical Mystery Tour from the boys' humble Liverpool beginnings, through their 1970 breakup. It's joyful, it's sad, it's hopeful and it's a brilliantly engineered retrospective of four lads who changed the musical world. There are really no adequate words to describe this performance. For fans, it's a religious experience. For everyone else, it's a night to remember.
After the show, the departing audience was filled with smiles, a few tears and no one that I could see seemed disappointed or bored. I may be slightly prejudiced, but I only report what I see.
A gift shop near the theatre specializes in Beatles-themed items and memorabilia. The night we were there, the director of the 1960's Beatles cartoon show was there, chatting amiably and selling animation cels from the series. How could I resist?
Tickets run from $93.50 for limited view, to $150.00 per person. A bargain at any price.
If there's a Vegas 'must see'--this is it.
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This is the first "real" show I've been to, and to be honest, it's hard to see how anything would ever compete. This is the Cirque show based on songs by the Beatles, and it is fantastic. It's a cool storyline, there's some actual Fab 4 dialogue mixed in, and then you have your stunts and acrobatics to some of the Beatles greatest hits. A wonderful show, I would go back again if given the chance.
THE New Las Vegas Shows
Cirque du Soleil shows are everywhere at the big hotels in Vegas. Since they're in 1000 Thinsg To Do Before You Die-USA Edition I had to go! I saw "O" at the Bellagio. O is French for water so the stage is constantly evolving from a solid floor to water as the show goes on. Very entertaining....
Important Information from the Website:
"O" performs twice nightly at 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. There are no performances on Mondays and Tuesdays.
All tickets must be picked up no later than one hour prior to show time. Tickets not picked up by show time are subject to cancellation.
If you are a confirmed guest of Bellagio, you may contact The Concierge at Bellagio by calling
866.906.7171 or 702.693.7075 for assistance with seating for "O" based on availability.
Children under the age of five are not permitted into the "O" Theatre. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Wheelchair seating is available upon request.
The Bellagio Ticket Office Counter
Hours of operation:
Wednesday - Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. (PST) Monday & Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (PST)
Tickets for “O” are
$150.00, $125.00, $99.00, and $93.50
Ticket prices exclude the 10% Live Entertainment Tax, as well as a $5.00 per ticket processing fee.
There is a link under the ticket price information. I bought my discounted tickets there! I saved quite a bit of money going on a Wednesday night at 10:30. You may want to check it out before spending the recommended prices.
Mystere showing at Treasure Island
There are at least six Cirque du Soleil shows in Vegas. I wanted to see Mystere because it's really focused on acrobatics and gymnastics. It was a stellar performance. I am going to be a Cirque junky from now on. Any chance I get to see a show, I will. I think I prefer the stationary shows to the traveling ones because their stages are truly amazing.
We lucked out and got 2 for 1 tickets so we spent $50 each to see Mystere. You can either go to TixforTonight booths (your hotel will tell you where they are) but we went right to our Mystere box office in our hotel. The hotel leaves a message for hotel guests alerting 2for1 sales.
If you come to Vegas, see a Cirque du Soleil show. It's extraordinary, like everything else Vegas!
Watch the Cirque de Soleil at the Treasure Island
The Cirque de Soleil is one fun show! We got our tickets two months in advance and we had the best seats in the show! The kids enjoyed the gymnasts, the tumbling...Totally amazing and I am sure you will absolutely enjoy the show!
I can't show you pictures because we were not allowed to take pictures as it distracts the performers. But anyway, it is one of the best shows I have seen in Las Vegas!
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The amazing story of KA
There are many, many ways for you to spend your money in Las Vegas but if you've got to pick only one thing, I'd recommend going to a show by the Cirque du Soleil. The little circus company that started out in Quebec in the 1980s is now famous all around the world, and back in the early 1990s, the Cirque found a home in Las Vegas. There are now five resident Cirque du Soleil shows in Las Vegas (Mystere, O, Zumanity, KA and Love), with a sixth one scheduled to open at the CityCenter Complex in 2009, featuring the songs of Elvis Presley.
Since we only had time and money to see one show we picked KA, a $220 million production hosted at the MGM Grand. For this show, which became the Cirque's fourth resident show in Vegas, the Cirque du Soleil teamed up with another brilliant artist from Quebec when they asked Robert Lepage to create and direct it. It resulted in a beautiful and very moving story that once again pushed the Cirque's limits. It is the most theatrical of all Cirque shows, it's got an amazing soundtrack, and thanks to the custom-made theatre and floating stage platform, the show features stunts and acrobatics you didn't think were possible to see!
Because it is a customed-made theatre, there are no bad seats in the house. Of course, the closer you are to the action, the more details you can see. We picked Category 2 tickets and were quite happy with our seats. If it happens to be a slow night (we were there on a Wednesday), you don't need reservations, you can buy your tickets when you get to Vegas (Prices range from $69 to $150, depending on the category).
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What can I say! This is an awesome show and you will totally be in awe of such a wonderful performance. It dazzled us. It is pricey, but well worth the money to see it. It has been honored eight times as "Best Production Show" by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. It is Directed by Franco Dragone. What amazed me, was the grace, talent, and pure strength these performers have. The costumes are so unique and elegant. If you come to Vegas, you must see a Cirque du Soleil show.
Performances are, but please be sure to check with them. Schedules do change.
Saturday – Wednesday / 7:00pm & 9:30pm
Thursday & Friday / Dark
They have discounts for active military, and children
under 12 years old, so please check with them at their box office or please call them to verify.
Child and Military discounts are not available online, and must be purchased by either calling the MGM Mirage Call Center at 877-2-SHOW-LV, or by visiting a Cirque du Soleil Box Office in person.
Box Office Hours of Operations:
Saturday through Wednesday: 10:00am to 11:00pm
Thursday and Friday: 11:00am to 7:00pm
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