While I am in Las Vegas to DefCon 15 in less than two weeks, will I also use my time in Vegas to watch the Cirque Du Soleil shows, which I have not seen yet.
First show on my list is Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles Love – at The Mirage on Friday. The online reservation system was a pain in the neck and did not work. I had to order the tickets over the phone eventually. They are lucky that I am a hard core fan of the Cirque to jump through all those hoops to get my ticket.
Cirque Du Soleil – “Love” Video
I tried to get a ticket for the Cirque du Soleil show ??? “Zumanity” at the New York, New York Hotel and Casino. Its a Cirque show with sexual flavor, but that did not work out the way I wanted it to.
So, that means that I will not be able to see “Zumanity” when I am in Vegas. They have vacation that week(end). After “Love” will only be “Zumanity” and the new Cirque show “Kooza” be missing on my list of shows to see. Then I got them all. I booked already a ticket for Kooza, when the show will be in San Francisco, CA in November, later this year. Here is a little teaser for the new show.
Cirque Du Soleil – “Kooza” Video
Cirque Du Soleil – “Zumanity” Video (Beta*)
*read the video description for an explaination 😉
I have to see when I get to see “Zumanity”. I will be in Las Vegas the next time in September. I learned that I am going to see “Love” once more, free. I am sure that the seats will not be the best in the house. It’s a group reservation. It will be the 7:00 pm show, so I will make sure that I will get tickets for the late show of “Zumanity” for that day then. That would be it. Done before the year is over hehe.
I hope you will enjoy the movies. They can give you a small taste of what the shows are like and might “convert” the one or the other to a Cirque evangelist :).
What Will Be Left for Me to See?
Even when I saw the three shows, does it not mean that I am done. First of all would I like to see “Cirque du Soleil – Ka – at MGM Grand” and “Le Reve” again. “KA” with better seats than last time and “Le Reve”, because it was my first show and I want to see it now again, after seeing much more Cirque shows.
I want to know, if it will remain my favority show after that or not.
Cirque Du Soleil Channel at Magnify.net
Oh, I almost forgot to mention that I created a Cirque Du Soleil channel at Magnify.net. The URK is simply: cirquedusoleil.magnify.net. I will write more about the channel in the near future.
New Cirque Show Announced
When I heard the news, did it almost sound like a joke for April Fools Day, without being April Fools Day of course. Cirque Du Soleil, the famous street magician Criss Angel and MGM announced the collaboration on a new Cirque Du Soleil show for the MGM property Luxor Las Vegas.
The show is planned to open to the public in summer 2008. Criss Angel is a great magician and the mix with Cirque Du Soleils greatness promisses almost certain success and a show that will be a running hit. I can’t wait to see it. Maybe I will make it one day to a Cirque premiere. That would be the coolest thing on earth. Well, dreaming is allowed, right?
Here is the public video of the announcement of the new Cirque Du Soleil show at the Luxor Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
That’s it for news from the Cirque Du Soleil front. If you got a bit appetite for “Cirus”, music and great entertainment from the french Canadian troup, check out my Cirque Du Soleil Shows DVD list at Amazon.com. All shows that are available on DVD in one place for your convenience (not for me, I have them all myself already)
Carsten aka Roy/SAC