Las Vegas is brimming with incredible sights and shows to behold, but there’s nothing quite like the wonder and amazement of Cirque du Soleil. An entertainment event that began with 20 street performers in 1984, the Cirque experience has evolved into a worldwide phenomenon, featuring amazing storylines, unbelievable imagery, and quirky characters.
The only problem is that, with so many Cirque du Soleil shows running across the city, you might have a tough time deciding which show is the right one for you. Here, we’re going to break the currently available shows down into a list of specific themes to help you find the experience that’s sure to take your Las Vegas experience to the next level.
If You’re Searching for the Classic Cirque Experience
If it’s your first time taking in a show in Las Vegas, then you might want to check out the “classic” Cirque experience. Mystère is the perfect option if you’re searching for death-defying stunts, a little bit of fun, and a lot of beautiful scenery. The show has been running for just over 20 years and features a lot of acrobatics, with trapeze artists and aerialists to spare. There’s also a cheeky clown for kids to watch.
If You Want a Glimpse of Wonder
If you’re looking for something that will really blow you away, KÀ is an adventure set in the far East, with a constantly evolving stage that depicts everything from a beach to a snowy mountain top. The story follows twins separated by an evil force, and follows their journey to reunite through incredible acrobatics and martial arts.
On the other hand, if magic and mystery are what you’re looking for, then the Criss Angel, Mindfreak LIVE! show is probably the least “Cirque”-like of the Cirque du Soleil shows on the Strip, but that doesn’t make it any less impressive. The stage act comes from the hit TV show, and showcases some of the most mind-blowing illusions ever seen on stage.
If You Need Something a Little Different
What about if you’re looking for something completely unique? O is a show unlike anything you might have seen in a theater before. The highlight of the experience is the constantly changing aquatic stage. One second, you’ll see performers diving into the stage, while the next, fire and acrobats will be standing on a solid surface. This show challenges the limits of the human body in a breathtaking environment.
On the other hand, if you’re leaving the kids at home (or at the hotel), you can explore the sensual side of the Strip with Zumanity, the adults-only show that explores sexuality through comedy, gymnastics, and erotic imagery. From acts that make you squirm to ones that make you feel a little hot under the collar, this show isn’t for the faint at heart.
If You’re All About the Music
Finally, if your soul is brimming with music, then you’ll need to check out Love, the fantastic show that acts as an ode to The Beatles. More than just your standard tribute act, this theatrical experience combines dance and acrobatics to tell the story of the iconic band, from their small beginnings to their worldwide fame. Just like the group, the show is colorful and vibrant every step of the way.
On the other hand, if you’re a lover of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson ONE will give you a chance to honor his life by seeing his iconic dance moves, music, and history in a way never attempted before. The story is told through video, acrobatics, and even a holographic image of the icon himself. The whole show is sure to have you dancing in your seat.
There’s Something for Everyone
No matter whether you’re looking for the classic Cirque experience or something entirely new, the Strip truly does have something for everyone. Beatles fans to lovers of acrobatic stunts are sure to find something to take their breath away. All you need to do now is choose the show that appeals most to you, and begin your journey with the Tour Exchange.