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Merryweather27
06-30-2010, 01:13 AM
Hi!

DH and I are headed to Vegas the first week of August and want to see a Cirque show. We have seen La Nouba at WDW and loved it. I'm ruling out LOVE, Criss Angel, and Viva Elvis as ones that would not really be to our tastes, but can't decide between the rest. Anyone have a favorite?

Amber Leigh
06-30-2010, 01:52 AM
I have seen Mystere and Ka out there.

Mystere is... probably the most bizarre of all the cirques I have seen >.< I mean it was still good, all Cirque's are good, but of all the ones I have seen (Alegria, Saltimbanco, La Nouba, Quidam, Varekai, Mystere, and Ka) it's hands down my LEAST favorite.

Ka on the other hand was a technical WONDER! It's really different then any other Cirque in that it's much more plot driven then any others and really doesn't focus as much on the individual cirque arts. But the tech on that show is MIND BLOWING! The stage is just wow cus there is no actual stage. Set that flies in and out, rotate, and change angles.

I have not seen O, but I have heard it's pretty outstanding as well. It was dark when I was there last time so I missed out on that sadly. I want to see that and Love the next time I go out to Vegas.

So really, I would recommend either Ka or O

kailuagirl
06-30-2010, 02:34 AM
We have seen Mystere, "O" and the other one that was real sexual, can't remember the name, it was I think in Luxor or one of those hotels right around there. That one was terrible!! People were walking out, even with the topless ladies here and there and all. It was so bad, I can't even remember the name. "O" was ok, it was good. But I think it all depends on where you sit, we had great viewing seats, but we could also see everything that was going on when they went into the water that was more behind the scenes type thing. It was good though. Our favorite and top pick favorite show in vegas has been Mystere, and we've seen alot of shows in vegas over the years. We thought it was awesome, so that'd be my first choice. I have heard Ka was good and we want to see that one next.

Carl Fredricksen
06-30-2010, 02:40 AM
"O" was amazing. Sit about 2/3 of the way up in the theater, and you will have the best view of everything. I saw Mystere also, and even though it was good, I went back to see "O" a second time the next year that I went. Have not seen the third one mentioned, but Mrs. Carl and I are going for our 20th in 2 years, and "O" is the show I am planning to take her to.

Merryweather27
06-30-2010, 01:29 PM
Thanks, everyone! I have been trying to read up more about each one, and I think I am leaning toward "O"; the water seems like an interesting element to add into the mix. Jury's still out though.

Amber Leigh
06-30-2010, 04:11 PM
We have seen Mystere, "O" and the other one that was real sexual, can't remember the name, it was I think in Luxor or one of those hotels right around there. That one was terrible!! People were walking out, even with the topless ladies here and there and all. It was so bad, I can't even remember the name.

Zumanity at New York, New York. Yeah.... I don't even count that one in the same breath as the other Cirque's.

glara
06-30-2010, 04:29 PM
Another vote for O from me - was fantastic. And I believe still not on DVD so live is the only chance to see it?

I've also seen Quidam here in NZ, but missed Alegria although I have seen it on DVD.

Amber Leigh
06-30-2010, 06:17 PM
Another vote for O from me - was fantastic. And I believe still not on DVD so live is the only chance to see it?

I wanna say that none of the Vegas shows have recordings MINUS Ka but that's a weird case cus it was filmed for DVDs in Europe or something. I have seen the footage on youtube with some performer interviews and it's dubbed over in German.

kailuagirl
06-30-2010, 11:28 PM
Zumanity at New York, New York. Yeah.... I don't even count that one in the same breath as the other Cirque's.

That's it! That one is terrible! What a waste of money :(

cirquelovers
07-01-2010, 12:52 AM
My fav Cirque show in Vegas is Mystere but my DH's is O. They are both wonderful shows though!

I prefer the clowns in O, they were in Alegria and they are very funny guys. The water aspect makes it amazing to watch. The music is hauntingly beautiful. I have sat all over the theater and had many great views. There are only a few obstructed view seats in the balocnies.
Mystere is more traditional in the Cirque world and has a lot of classic acts. The Laurador(sp) brothers are hot and amazingly strong. The costumes are colorful and vibrant. Of course Mystere has the only man I've ever told that I loved, with my husband in the room:lmao: Brian Dewhurst. He asked my DH if he knew about my love for him. DH just laughed and had to say that Yes he fullly knew Mr Dewhurst was my other true love! He is kind of the Mc of the show. He is the most amazing older gentleman I have ever known!

I'm sure I could keep rambling on, sorry.

Enjoy your trip!

jlima
07-01-2010, 01:08 AM
Hi!

DH and I are headed to Vegas the first week of August and want to see a Cirque show. We have seen La Nouba at WDW and loved it. I'm ruling out LOVE, Criss Angel, and Viva Elvis as ones that would not really be to our tastes, but can't decide between the rest. Anyone have a favorite?
Please re-think LOVE - it is my favorite Cirque show and I have seen it 5 times. The music, the dancing, the artists, costumes, sets - it makes a complete experience you have to see to believe. It isn't the same show twice; I catch something I haven't seen before every time I go. I have family coming in next week they wanted to see LOVE! I can't wait to go for the 6th time next Thursday. :teeth:

Merryweather27
07-01-2010, 02:05 PM
Please re-think LOVE - it is my favorite Cirque show and I have seen it 5 times. The music, the dancing, the artists, costumes, sets - it makes a complete experience you have to see to believe. It isn't the same show twice; I catch something I haven't seen before every time I go. I have family coming in next week they wanted to see LOVE! I can't wait to go for the 6th time next Thursday. :teeth:

Wish I could, but my DH *hates* the Beatles. He is in IT and a few years back when the dean of the school he worked for retired, he had to put together the "farewell" Powerpoint at the direction of several other big-wigs. Well, the entire soundtrack of this hour-long presentation was nothing but music from the dean's favorite band...you guessed it.

He spent like two months, as he puts it, "listening to the same ten-second clip of 'Here Comes the Sun' over and OVER again", as he tinkered with the editing until everyone watching over his shoulder was finally happy with the end product.

He likes Cirque, but would so not be able to enjoy LOVE! :laughing: Poor guy.

rpbert1
07-01-2010, 03:46 PM
Not sure of any of them, but booked KA, as some of the others did not seem to be suitable for Children, or maybe its just me.
I got the tickets with the $55 offer.

nunzia
07-01-2010, 04:15 PM
Hi!

DH and I are headed to Vegas the first week of August and want to see a Cirque show. We have seen La Nouba at WDW and loved it. I'm ruling out LOVE, Criss Angel, and Viva Elvis as ones that would not really be to our tastes, but can't decide between the rest. Anyone have a favorite?

I've seen "O" and LOVED it.. I have a friend who has seen nearly all of them and really liked KA but liked La Reve much more. My DH and I are going in Oct and seeing La Reve and Jersey Boys...
PS..if I recall La Reve is not 'official' Cirque, but was made by a guy who branched off from Cirque.

Jen0504
07-01-2010, 04:17 PM
I absolutely agree w/the majority....O is the way to go. It is AMAZING!!! :thumbsup2

LiteninPrincessa42
07-13-2010, 09:25 PM
Here is a vote for KA! As another poster stated the "stage" is incredible! Amazing what they can do with it. I would love to see O next, I'm hoping I'll be able to make another trip to Vegas soon!

Pixie_Dust
07-14-2010, 12:12 PM
I've seen "O" and LOVED it.. I have a friend who has seen nearly all of them and really liked KA but liked La Reve much more.

We have only seen Le Reve, which is not a Circque show but I guess the Wynn's version of one. We loved it. I guess O is a water show, and so is Le Reve.

disneymum58
07-18-2010, 01:58 PM
DH and I have seen O and Ka. I gave my 3 kids the option of seeing one of these a few weeks ago and DS10 and DS8 chose Ka after watching some Youtube clips. I loved them both, but my favorite is O. They were both incredible really. I am now torn between Mystere and Love for our next Las Vegas trip.

daniele_ut
07-27-2010, 03:28 PM
I was in LV in December with a friend and saw 'Ka' and then dh and I were there in March for our anniversary and we saw 'O'. I work in theatre and had several friends who were involved in the installation of the rigging for 'Ka' so I was really excited to see it and I wasn't disappointed at all. It was technically amazing. I thought it was much better than 'O', but I really enjoyed both.

moose.
07-30-2010, 11:19 PM
i just came back from vegas on monday and we saw mystere on sunday. it was very good, the performers are incredible. we have seen three cirque productions in vegas and to be quite honest, i dont really remember what o was about, as that was probably at least five years ago lol. we saw love last year and it is AMAZING, the music really makes the show. its a shame your husband doesnt like the beatles because i would totally recommend it. but really, in the world of cirque du soleil, i really dont think you can go wrong.

ktlm
07-30-2010, 11:32 PM
I think I must be the only one on here who really didn't like O. I thought there was too much people running in circles around a pool. We much preferred Le Reve, which technically isn't Cirque, but it is a Dragone, who directed both Mystere and O before splitting from Cirque. We loved Le Reve. We have also seen Mystere and loved it. It is the classic Vegas Cirque. I know Love is out for you, but I am not a Beatles fan and I loved that one too. I've always wanted to see Ka, but we always seem to be in Vegas when it is on break. I would definitely pay the money to see Mystere, Le Reve or Love again. If I hadn't ever been to a cirque in Vegas, I'd probably start with the classic Mystere. If I had seen O first, I probably would have liked it, but we saw it the year after we saw Mystere, and we thought Mystere was much better which made us disappointed in O. I think you will probably like whichever one you choose.

rpbert1
07-31-2010, 02:28 PM
We saw Ka on the 22nd july and it was fantastic show, definetly recommend it.
wanted to do a few others but never got the time.
We went to freemont St and it was an incredible atmosphere, and a definite in my opinion

Chilly
08-02-2010, 05:16 AM
Where can you get cheap Cirque tickets from?

canadadisney
08-19-2010, 12:10 PM
We went in July and had free Love tickets with our package. I really wasn't looking foward to it. We were in a group of 20 year olds to 30 year olds and none of are Beatles fans. We were so surprised and so amazed. We all loved every part of the show.

PrincessMaleficent
08-19-2010, 12:25 PM
I loved the O show. It was great!!!

gabrieltorres
09-17-2010, 02:01 PM
Zumanity - definetly

SouthernExplorer
09-21-2010, 09:30 AM
Look into Zumanity at New York New York. My husband and I enjoyed it in one of those love seats they have.

You're right in wanting to avoid Criss Angel-he is horrible. My hubby thought that we had wasted our $. In fact I really don't want to go to any more Cirque shows because of the Angel one at the Luxor. He was that bad, and Cirque should disassociate themselves from Angel.

rodfromhawaii
09-23-2010, 10:04 PM
I've seen Ka and Mystere. Mystere is more of a circus acrobatics and I liked it more than Ka. I also have a friend that has seen the Beatles show and they liked it so much they went again that same week, but if you don't know the Beatles' songs (who doesn't) then you may not like it.

smile4stamps
09-25-2010, 03:29 AM
I know you have already gone on your trip but thought this might help others trying to decide.

Unlike what others have said my Hubby and I did NOT like KA. We had nosebleed seats though and it was hard to tell what was going on. Yes the staging was cool but it was hard to figure out the story line and it just wasn't a "cirque" show to us.

We loved "O" unfortunatly it was several years ago and I don't remember it now. I just know we loved it.

Zumanity- not so good. Ranked right along with KA for us.

My husband has seen Mystere and loved that.

Friends have seen Le Reve and rave about it!

Niki Andiokno
10-19-2010, 12:03 AM
DH and I have seen all of the Cirque shows coming through Chicago, as well as La Nouba, Mystere and Zumanity.

Mystere is one of my favorites. Although I wasn't really fond of the "Baby" clown, I thought this was classic cirque.

Zumanity is very different. It still has great cirque acts, but with a totally adult theme. When we went, audience members flashed the actors their 'girls'; and there was quite a bit of nudity. To enjoy it, you also have to go beyond the stereotypical version of sexy. Fat chicks and buffed up "little people" were a big part of the show. Open your mind and you can enjoy the show. DH enjoyed it as well, but he would have rather seen any other cirque show while there.

MelanieC
01-03-2011, 10:40 AM
Mystere is really good and I absolutely ADORE LOVE!!!!

woody73
01-09-2011, 11:30 PM
My favorite is KA. Seen it three times.

Woody

DirtyDiana
01-21-2011, 03:42 AM
That's way too sad about ruling out LOVE! It was seriously AMAZING. And you are very right to rule out Chriss Angel. Worst show EVER. You couldn't pay me to sit through the dancing ant-eaters again.

eliza61
01-22-2011, 06:57 PM
we saw Ka over the New Years holiday and absolutely loved it. Even walking into the theater was great.