August 17, 2006

Five Cirque du Soleil shows in Las Vegas

When I go to Las Vegas, I always enjoy taking in a show or two. You can always find magic shows, comedians, and musical acts of all sorts, as well as burlesque and family-oriented production shows and a few hard-to-categorize acts like Blue Man Group. And then there’s Cirque du Soleil, the artsy Montréal-based circus specializing in astonishing acrobatics. Years ago, when Mystère was the only permanent Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas, I went with some friends and thought it was one of the most impressive things I’d ever seen. Shortly thereafter, when O took up residence at the Bellagio, I was slightly surprised that the town could sustain two Cirque du Soleil shows. At the moment, Cirque du Soleil has an unbelievable five permanent shows in the city, all very different from each other. At this rate, they’ll outnumber magic shows in a few years, which would be…a trick.

  1. Mystère (Treasure Island)
  2. O (Bellagio)
  3. (MGM Grand)
  4. Zumanity (New York New York)
  5. LOVE (Opened June 2 at the Mirage)

This list was suggested by The Trapeze at Interesting Thing of the Day.

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