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Cirque goes bankrupt#26
Posted: 6/30/20 at 8:59pm


No one is going to go to Vegas, just to pump the slots all day, they need a distraction. So if the Cirque goes then so will the Strip, even the casinos used to give out free show tickets with dinner, as oddly enough people bet more, if they were taken away and went back. Sotherefore I cannot see the hotel owners allowing Cirque du Soleilto go bankrupt.


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Oh love, there was Vegas before Cirque and there could be Vegas without it. If you think Vegas will go down without it, you know nothing about show business.

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Cirque goes bankrupt#27
Posted: 6/30/20 at 9:07pm

SouthernCakes said: "Was in callbacks to be a singer for La Reve and just loved the show! So cool!"

That's wonderful! The singers are such an important part of the show, and the music in general. I actually email Benoit Jutras to let him know how much I loved his score. I also asked if it was available commercially, but he said no, since CD sales are down. But I bet if they offered it on iTunes, et al it would sell. It's spectacular. I hope you get called back when everything is back on!! 

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Cirque goes bankrupt#28
Posted: 6/30/20 at 9:10pm

blaxx said: "
No one is going to go to Vegas, just to pump the slots all day, they need a distraction. So if the Cirque goes then so will the Strip, even the casinos used to give out free show tickets with dinner, as oddly enough people bet more, if they were taken away and went back. Sotherefore I cannot see the hotel owners allowing Cirque du Soleilto go bankrupt.


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Oh love, there was Vegas before Cirque and there could be Vegas without it. If you think Vegas will go down without it, you know nothing about show business.
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I assume Blaxx meant shows in general, not just CdS even though they are the largest provider of entertainment. I do play the slots a bit, but without shows I won't go to LV. As soon as Le Reve announces reopening I'm going!

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Cirque goes bankrupt#29
Posted: 6/30/20 at 9:34pm

PatrickDC said: "blaxx said: "
No one is going to go to Vegas, just to pump the slots all day, they need a distraction. So if the Cirque goes then so will the Strip, even the casinos used to give out free show tickets with dinner, as oddly enough people bet more, if they were taken away and went back. Sotherefore I cannot see the hotel owners allowing Cirque du Soleilto go bankrupt.


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Oh love, there was Vegas before Cirque and there could be Vegas without it. If you think Vegas will go down without it, you know nothing about show business.
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I assume Blaxx meant shows in general, not just CdS even though they are the largest provider of entertainment. I do play the slots a bit, but without shows I won't go to LV. As soon as Le Reve announces reopening I'm going!
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I meant Cirque specifically. Other companies could pull through in Vegas and revitalize the entertainment options.

Listen, I don't take my clothes off for anyone, even if it is "artistic". - JANICE
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Cirque goes bankrupt#30
Posted: 6/30/20 at 9:36pm
I kind of agree Blaxx. I mean what show could utilize O’s massive space or KA 9 story theater.
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Cirque goes bankrupt#31
Posted: 6/30/20 at 10:32pm

There's a lot of wrong info in this thread.

There are also some of us who are still employed with CDS.

It's a restructuring of about $900 million of debt.  It's not a full bankruptcy.

True, not all shows will return, but most of them on the chopping block will be the touring shows and not the permanent installs. 

The new Disney show will definitely move forward as will many, if not all, of the Vegas productions.

 

Updated On: 6/30/20 at 10:32 PM
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Cirque goes bankrupt#32
Posted: 6/30/20 at 11:15pm

PatrickDC said: "blaxx said: "
No one is going to go to Vegas, just to pump the slots all day, they need a distraction. So if the Cirque goes then so will the Strip, even the casinos used to give out free show tickets with dinner, as oddly enough people bet more, if they were taken away and went back. Sotherefore I cannot see the hotel owners allowing Cirque du Soleilto go bankrupt.


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Oh love, there was Vegas before Cirque and there could be Vegas without it. If you think Vegas will go down without it, you know nothing about show business.
"

I assume Blaxx meant shows in general, not just CdS even though they are the largest provider of entertainment. I do play the slots a bit, but without shows I won't go to LV. As soon as Le Reve announces reopening I'm going!
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I agree with you.  Although I want to go back to Vegas, I won't go until the shows are back on.  I don't really gamble (maybe $20 on blackjack) I see a different show each night.  I would simply be bored without the shows.  If I lived close by, that is one story.  But I would be flying clearly over from the East Coast (Florida).

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Cirque goes bankrupt#33
Posted: 6/30/20 at 11:15pm

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Cirque goes bankrupt#34
Posted: 7/1/20 at 12:41am
That’s good to know!
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Cirque goes bankrupt#35
Posted: 7/1/20 at 8:37am

Blockhead24 said: "bowtie7 said: "I believe Blue Man Group is officially closing in Las Vegas."

This is not true. They are aiming to be back once it is safe to do so.
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Thanks for the update--the first report on the Blue Man Group cast and crew being laid off versus furloughed (for the other resident shows) suggested that the show was closing, glad to see that new reports are now saying it will be back at some point. 

 

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Cirque goes bankrupt#36
Posted: 7/1/20 at 10:33am

blaxx said: "
No one is going to go to Vegas, just to pump the slots all day, they need a distraction. So if the Cirque goes then so will the Strip, even the casinos used to give out free show tickets with dinner, as oddly enough people bet more, if they were taken away and went back. Sotherefore I cannot see the hotel owners allowing Cirque du Soleilto go bankrupt.


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Oh love, there was Vegas before Cirque and there could be Vegas without it. If you think Vegas will go down without it, you know nothing about show business.
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There was also a desert before Las Vegas, The Mojave Desert if I recall.

No good Las Vegas giving itself the self grandeur title ‘entertainment capital of the world’ if there is no entertainment. That’s why it will get bailed by the hotel owners. Sure other shows could come in, but it will be a crapshoot, especially as Broadway didn’t work,

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Cirque goes bankrupt#37
Posted: 7/1/20 at 12:05pm
There’s 6 Cirque shows in Vegas and dozens of non-Cirque shows. Other entertainment will fill the void, but again, these conversations are very premature
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Cirque goes bankrupt#38
Posted: 7/2/20 at 2:52pm

This thread is a reaction to the threads title, which came about from a news story generated by Cirque Du Soleil and the assumption is what would happen if all 6 Cirque shows closed and the company did go bankrupt,

Sure you get the odd residential show on the strip and some magic shows, but this would be lacking for people who liked high quality entertainment and the point is what would replace Cirque as a crowd pleaser? I already pointed out earlier in this thread that Broadway shows went to the strip, got reduced to 90 minutes, which IMHO was vandalism and in turn flopped

Alternatively we all know that Cirque could survive this and this in turn would make this thread pointless.


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