Amazing acrobatics, mind-blowing costumes and awe-inspiring sets – that’s just the beginning of the seven Cirque du Soleil shows that call Las Vegas home.
The Las Vegas Strip has featured the famous circus shows for more than 20 years – and audiences can’t get enough of the elegant artistry and, at times, death-defying acrobatics.
Each show is aimed at different audiences – so read on before booking your tickets!
1. Michael Jackson, An Immersive Journey – Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
Are you a huge Michael Jackson fan? This Cirque show is for you as you bop to all the hits such as Thriller, Moonwalker and Smooth Criminal. An Immersive Journey is a sonic, tonic fusion of acrobatics, dance and visuals that takes the audience on an immersive journey through the music and spirit of the King of Pop.
Driven by Michael’s powerful, multi-layered music – heard like never before in a riveting, state-of-the- art surround-sound environment – the show takes the audience through a series of seamless visual and musical tableaux, at the heart of a world that is in turn majestic, playful, magical and heart-warming.
Jackson’s artistry and spirit are expressed through the vibrant energy of the cast of dancers and performers, underscored by aerial performance, driving acrobatics, and vivid choreographies that use the urban/hip hop idiom as a springboard for exploration.
2. The Beatles Love – The Mirage
Take a walk down memory lane if you love The Beatles. The inspiring show titled Love brings the spirit and passion of John, Paul, George and Ringo to create an intimate and powerful entertainment experience.
The colorful show definitely captures the essence of love inspired during their astonishing adventure together.
High-energy fusions of urban, freestyle dance, aerial performance and fast-paced athleticism make LOVE a visual and musical feast. There’s also 100-foot digital, moving images projected around the theater featuring clips of the band in their heyday.
3. KÀ – MGM Grand
This is probably the most on the edge of your seat production in Las Vegas!
KÀ takes acrobatics to an all-new level thanks to its dynamic theatrical landscape, as an entire empire appears on its colossal stage.
It is best described as “gravity-defying” – the blend of acrobatic feats, Capoeira, puppetry, projections and martial arts will have your mind in disbelief.
4. Mystere – Treasure Island
Mystère is the most family-friendly Cirque production in Las Vegas, combining the powerful athleticism, high-energy acrobatics and inspiring imagery that has become the company’s hallmark.
Deemed a theatrical “flower in the desert,” Mystère thrills with its exhilarating blend of whimsy, drama and the unimaginable brought to life on stage.
You’ll leave the show with a feeling that the ultimate discovery that life itself is a mystery.
5. O – Bellagio
This show is for anyone who loves water – think Olympic diving, but much more daring! Cirque du Soleil weaves an aquatic tapestry of artistry, surrealism and theatrical romance in this breathtaking production.
Inspired by the concept of infinity and the elegance of water’s pure form, “O” pays tribute to the beauty of the theatre – from the simplest street performance to the most lavish of operas – where anything is possible and where the drama of life plays itself out before our very eyes.
Fun fact: the acrobats, synchronized swimmers, divers and characters perform in, on and above a 1.5 million-gallon pool!
6. Zumanity – New York New York
If you have children, this isn’t the show for them unless you want to keep covering their eyes!
That’s because Zumanity is a provocative cabaret-style production that blends playful innuendo with daring eroticism.
Cirque du Soleil takes a bold new direction in this production, exploring the full spectrum of human sexuality and intimacy to create a mosaic of love in all forms and from all perspectives.
7. Criss Angel Mindfreak Live! – Luxor
Move over David Copperfield! Magician Criss Angel brings his arsenal of magic feats that will delve deep into you mind – it’s almost guaranteed you’ll leave the show in a state of bewilderment, awe and fascination.
The production includes some of the most amazing illusions presented onstage, from the upside down straightjacket escape that Harry Houdini dared decades ago, to the newest of illusions straight from the creation of Criss Angel, including making a true-to life sized motorcycle appear onstage.
For more information on Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/las-vegas.