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 :)
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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