CIRQUE DU SOLEIL in Las Vegas-Fun Facts About the Shows
Cirque du Soleil now has seven shows in Las Vegas for guests of the city to enjoy. All of them feature music, acrobatics, dance, and incredible staging along with dazzling costumes and remarkable special effects. Courtesy of Cirque du Soleil, we have two interesting fun facts for each of the shows. Check them out and then plan to see these captivating theatrical experiences.
KA (MGM Grand)
-More than 110 live arrows are shot through the air at each performance. The artists spend many hours in training to learn proper archery techniques.
-The boat in the Storm scene weighs 1,800 pounds and is completely manipulated onstage by the artists.
ZUMANITY (New York New York)
-The tallest pair of high heels in the show is 7 inches.
-The water in the Water Bowl consistently stays at a temperature of 99 degrees. This helps the water bowl contortionists' muscles to remain warm and flexible during the act.
The Beatles LOVE (The Mirage)
"Twist & Shout" is choreographed by Emmy Award winning choreographers Nappy Tabs, best known for their work on "So You Think You Can Dance".
-LOVE is the winner of three Grammy Awards.
MYSTERE (Treasure Island)
-More than 110 bounces on the trampoline and more than 65 teeterboard jumps are performed during one show.
-The Female Bungee Costume in Mystere has over 2,500 sequins applied by hand. The application takes over 20 hours for one costume.
Michael Jackson ONE (Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino)
-The Michael Jackson ONE Muse character's guitar shoots 30-foot streams of pyro.
-Michael Jackson was fond of Swarovski crystals, and the use of this material in the show was self-evident. The "Dirty Diana" costume contains over 7,000 Swarovski crystals.
-The pool contains 1.5 million gallons of water that can be transformed into a dry stage in a manner of seconds.
-The music of "O" is played live every night. The musicians need to be in a climate controlled environment, as many of their instruments are quite valuable and react easily to changes in temperature or humidity.
Criss Angel MINDFREAK Live (Luxor)
-Criss has been awarded more magic awards than ANY magician including: - Magician of the Century - Innovator of the Decade - Magician of the year (6-times) - Living Legend Award - Youngest Magician inducted into the Hall of Fame - Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
-The show features Criss' signature levitation, sixteen years in the making, which can be seen nowhere else.
Cirque du Soleil has been a part of the Las Vegas entertainment scene for over 20 years. Their spectacular 90-minute productions run all year long. The variety of shows has something for many tastes and styles and for guests of all ages. For more information and to book your tickets, visit https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/las-vegas.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Cirque du Soleil