REVIEWS: Cirque Du Soleil 'Mystere' is as fresh as ever
Mystère was conceived in 1990, and although it was originally planned for Caesars Palace with a theme based on Greek and Roman mythology, it finally opened 3 years later at Treasure Island Hotel and it was the first show to have its own theater, with a permanent base in Las Vegas. It celebrated their 10,000th show on December 27, 2014 and still feels like the first performance.
Unlike previous Cirque Productions, Mystère would never tour, specially because it has 70 performers (nearly twice the previous amount) and features bigger-than-usual flourishes. It's all about the spectacle of physical skill and imagination. And this show, which ranks with the best of Soleil's offerings, really delivers on both counts.
With 24 years, more than 10,000 shows and 13 million customers under its belt, Mystère still reflects the purity of a company that genuinely surprised and delighted us in the early '90s. There were enough original ideas to go around before six more titles brought the need for high-concept brand ventures such as Michael Jackson songs.