CIRQUE DU SOLEIL AND BLUE MAN GROUP PERFORM ON ICE DURING TWO INTERMISSION PERFORMANCES AT VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS GAME, DEC. 22

 

 

 

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL AND BLUE MAN GROUP PERFORM ON ICE DURING TWO INTERMISSION PERFORMANCES AT VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS GAME, DEC. 22

 

 On Saturday, Dec. 22, Cirque du Soleil and Blue Man Group will bring their imaginative acts to the T-Mobile Arena as they perform on ice during two intermission breaks at the Vegas Golden Knights game against the Montreal Canadiens. Before the intermission performances and to mark the start of the game, audience members can enjoy the Canadian National Anthem serenaded by Rochelle Collins, regularly seen on stage at KÀ at MGM Grand.

 

During the first intermission, 25 cast members of the fan-favorite resident show KÀ, will dazzle the audience as they rappel from the ceiling cascading to the ice. Drawing inspiration from KÀ’s theme, a theatric battle will take place between the imperial court and the chief archer and his spearmen when the court’s festivities are interrupted.

 

For the second intermission performance, Blue Man Group will awe audience members with a one-of-a-kind musical performance of Creature Feature, an exclusive piece found only in their Las Vegas production. Featuring electrifying sounds made with unexpected instruments, like the Percussipedes and the Chimeulum, Creature Feature will conclude with a unique tribal drumming experience that only the Blue Men can create.

 

To begin the day with a full-service Cirque du Soleil experience, those attending the game can enjoy KÀ and Blue Man Group virtual reality experiences on the plaza ahead of the game and pose for photos with interactive billboards as a backdrop.

 

For more information, show availability and to purchase tickets, please visit cirquedusoleil.com.

 

 

ABOUT CIRQUE DU SOLEIL®

 

From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,400 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.  Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 190 million spectators in 450 cities in 60 countries on six continents.

 

In Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil has six permanent resident shows. These productions include Mystère at Treasure Island, “O” at Bellagio Resort & Casino, Zumanity at New York-New York Hotel & Casino, KÀ at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, The Beatles™ LOVE™ at The Mirage Hotel & Casino, and Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay.

 

For more information, visit the Cirque du Soleil website at https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/las-vegas. Like us on Facebook or Tweet us: @Cirque.

 

 

ABOUT BLUE MAN GROUP LAS VEGAS

International entertainment phenomenon Blue Man Group has returned to Luxor Hotel and Casino where they first took Las Vegas by storm. The Blue Man Theater has been custom designed for the ideal Blue Man Group experience with audiences closer to the action than ever before.

 

Blue Man Productions is a global entertainment company best known for the award-winning Blue Man Group show, performed in over 20 countries and seen by more than 35 million people worldwide since 1991. A dynamic combination of art, music, comedy and technology, the show’s euphoric celebration of human connection has universal appeal for a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds. The show is continually refreshed with new music, fresh stories, custom instruments and state-of-the-art technology. Blue Man Group has permanent theatrical productions in New York, Las Vegas, Boston, Chicago, Orlando, Berlin and a World Tour.

 

This creative collective has become part of the pop culture zeitgeist. Blue Man Group has served as the face of branding campaigns for Intel and TIM/Brasil and appeared countless times on hit shows like “The Tonight Show,” “Arrested Development,” “Ellen,” “Schlag den Raab” (Germany), “WOWOW” (Japan), and “Caldeirão do Huck” (Brasil).

 

Beyond the stage show, they are Grammy-nominated recording artists, known for their contributions to various film and TV scores and multiple Blue Man Group albums, including their most recent, THREE.  Their “Megastar World Tour” rock concert parody played arenas across the globe. The group’s recently published first-ever book, Blue Man World, is a visually stunning anthropological exploration of the curious bald and blue character.

 

 

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL AND BLUE MAN GROUP TAKE OVER LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL MUSIC & ART FESTIVAL SEPT. 21-23, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL AND BLUE MAN GROUP TAKE OVER LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL MUSIC & ART FESTIVAL SEPT. 21-23, 2018

Premier entertainment company to debut exclusive performances throughout the weekend

World-renowned Cirque du Soleil will take over all three days of Las Vegas’ favorite music festival, Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival Sept. 21-23. To signify the start of a phenomenal festival weekend, fans will be welcomed on Friday at the main entrance by Cirque du Soleil artists from multiple Las Vegas shows. Throughout the three-day event, Cirque du Soleil will also have a booth that will offer festival-goers the chance to experience exclusive Virtual Reality from “O”, KÀ and Blue Man Group. Patrons will have exclusive photo opportunities throughout the weekend at the Cirque du Soleil booth as well.

Additionally, the revolutionary production The Beatles™ LOVE™, normally seen at The Mirage Hotel & Casino, will perform alongside of Foster The People on the main Downtown Stage on Saturday night. Fans will enjoy a dynamic collaboration to close the set, incorporating elements from the spectacular production as the band sings the Beatles iconic masterpiece “Hey Jude,” in honor of the song’s 50th anniversary since its chart-topping debut in 1968.

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Blue Man Group will also make a splash at Life is Beautiful with a special collaboration with American DJ and electronic dance music producer, 3LAU, on Sunday, Sept. 23 on the Fremont Stage. Blue Man Group will join 3LAU on-stage to perform “Paintbone,” a colorful and unique combination of two pieces, “Paint Drumming” and “Drumbone,” that can be seen nightly in their show at Luxor Hotel and Casino.

“I’ve been a fan of Blue Man Group ever since my youth and it’s a huge honor to be performing on stage with Blue Man Group at Life Is Beautiful,” said 3LAU. “I can’t wait for everyone to see the crazy performance that we have planned!”

 

 

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, please go to www.cirquedusoleil.com.
For more information on Blue Man Group, visit www.blueman.com/vegas or follow @bluemangroup on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

To purchase tickets and for more information on Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival, visit www.lifeisbeautiful.com.

 

ABOUT CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
Originally composed of 20 street performers in 1984, Cirque du Soleil completely reinvented circus arts and went on to become a world leader in artistic entertainment. Established in Montreal, the Canadian organization has brought wonder and delight to over 190 million spectators with 42 productions that have taken place in close to 450 cities in 60 countries. Cirque du Soleil currently has over 4,000 employees, including 1,400 artists, from nearly 50 countries. In 2018 alone, 19 shows are presented simultaneously throughout the world.

In Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil has seven permanent resident shows. These productions include Mystère at Treasure Island, “O” at Bellagio Resort & Casino, Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Zumanity at New York-New York Hotel & Casino, KÀ at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, The Beatles™ LOVE™ at The Mirage Hotel & Casino and MINDFREAK® LIVE! at Luxor Hotel and Casino. A world leader in entertainment,
Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group creates content for a broad range of audacious projects. On top of producing world-renowned shows, the organization has extended its creative approach to a large variety of entertainment forms such as multimedia productions, immersive experiences, theme parks and special events. Going beyond its various creations, Cirque du Soleil aims to make a positive impact on humans, communities and the planet with its most important tools: creativity and art.

ABOUT BLUE MAN GROUP LAS VEGAS

International entertainment phenomenon Blue Man Group has returned to Luxor Hotel and Casino where they first took Las Vegas by storm. The Blue Man Theater has been custom designed for the ideal Blue Man Group experience with audiences closer to the action than ever before.

Blue Man Productions is a global entertainment company best known for the award-winning Blue Man Group show, performed in over 20 countries and seen by more than 35 million people worldwide since 1991. A dynamic combination of art, music, comedy and technology, the show’s euphoric celebration of human connection has universal appeal for a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds. The show is continually refreshed with new music, fresh stories,custom instruments and state-of-the-art technology. Blue Man Group has permanent theatrical productions in New York, Las Vegas, Boston, Chicago, Orlando, Berlin and a World Tour.

This creative collective has become part of the pop culture zeitgeist. Blue Man Group has served as the face of branding campaigns for Intel and TIM/Brasil and appeared countless times on hit shows like “The Tonight Show,” “Arrested Development,” “Ellen,” “Schlag den Raab” (Germany), “WOWOW” (Japan), and “Caldeirão do Huck” (Brasil).

Beyond the stage show, they are Grammy-nominated recording artists, known for their contributions to various film and TV scores and multiple Blue Man Group albums, including their most recent, THREE. Their “Megastar World Tour” rock concert parody played arenas across the globe. The group’s recently published first-ever book, Blue Man World, is a visually stunning anthropological exploration of the curious bald and blue character.

The 11 Remaining Celebrities Dance on One of the Biggest Shows Ever as the Spectacle of Cirque du Soleil Night Comes to ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ Oct. 3

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THE 11 REMAINING CELEBRITIES DANCE ON ONE OF THE BIGGEST SHOWS EVER AS THE SPECTACLE OF CIRQUE DU SOLEIL® NIGHT COMES TO ABC’S ‘DANCING WITH THE STARS,’ OCT. 3

DNCE Performs Their New Single, “Body Moves,” and the Third Elimination of the Season will Take Place on ‘Dancing with the Stars: The Results,’ Oct. 4

 

“Episode 2304” – One of the biggest shows “Dancing with the Stars” has ever put on will unfold on the ballroom floor as the 11 remaining celebrities perform big spectacle dances for Cirque du Soleil® night, on “Dancing with the Stars,” live, MONDAY, OCT. 3 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. Each couple will perform a dance inspired by a Cirque du Soleil show, while Cirque du Soleil acrobats, aerialists, dancers and fire stick performers perform alongside them. Get ready to witness a night of pure magical entertainment as the couples dance to such Cirque du Soleil shows as KÀ, Zumanity, KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities, PARAMOUR, Michael Jackson ONE, “O”, The Beatles LOVE, Mystère and La Nouba.

 

Each Couple Will Dance to the Following Cirque du Soleil Shows (in alphabetical order):

 

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds & Allison Holker – The Beatles LOVE

 

Marilu Henner & Derek Hough – KÀ

 

Laurie Hernandez & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – Michael Jackson ONE

 

James Hinchcliffe & Sharna Burgess – PARAMOUR

 

Calvin Johnson Jr. & Lindsay Arnold – KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities

 

Terra Jolé & Sasha Farber – “O”

 

Jana Kramer & Gleb Savchenko – The Beatles LOVE

 

Ryan Lochte & Cheryl Burke – “O”

 

Maureen McCormick & Artem Chigvintsev – Mystère

 

Amber Rose & Maksim Chmerkovskiy – Zumanity

 

Vanilla Ice (Robert Van Winkle) & Witney Carson – La Nouba

 

No couples will be eliminated on this episode.

 

“Episode 2304A” – The third elimination of the season will take place on “Dancing with the Stars: The Results,” live, TUESDAY, OCT. 4 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. DNCE will perform their new single, “Body Moves,” and there will be an all-male dance number in which the male pros of “Dancing with the Stars” perform to the song, “Ain’t No Sunshine.”  In addition, Derek Hough will choreograph and dance to a special number. Never-before-seen footage, backstage conversations, additional judges’ reactions and a recap of the amazing performances from the first ever Cirque du Soleil night will also be shown.

 

At the end of the night, the third elimination of the season, based on combined viewer and judges’ scores from Oct. 3, will take place.

 

Hosted by two-time Emmy-winning host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews (sports host and “Dancing with the Stars” season 10 finalist), “Dancing with the Stars” is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including head judge, Len Goodman, dancers/choreographers Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and Julianne Hough.

 

For week four, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday night during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the “Dancing with the Stars” broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/votedwts/ is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT and closing at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT on Tuesday evenings.

 

“Dancing with the Stars” is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Rob Wade, Ashley Edens-Shaffer and Joe Sungkur are executive producers. Phil Heyes directs. “Dancing with the Stars” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG, L parental guideline.

 

 

About BBC Worldwide Productions

BBC Worldwide Productions is a key business under BBC Worldwide North America, the U.S. division of the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), BBC Worldwide.  Based in Los Angeles, BBC Worldwide Productions develops and produces scripted and unscripted projects based on BBC formats/brands for cable and broadcast networks, as well as digital platforms. Key titles include “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC), “Getting On” (HBO), “Top Gear” (History), the limited series “The Night Of” (HBO) and the upcoming game show, “Hypnotize Me” (FOX).

 

About Cirque du Soleil

From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries. Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 160 million spectators in 400 cities in sixty countries on six continents.

Updated Listings: Cirque du Soleil 2015 Show Schedules

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Cirque du Soleil Announces 2015 Show Schedules

 

MystÈre

Mystère is the original must-see Cirque du Soleil production that combines high-energy acrobatics and dramatic dance set to the thunderous rhythms of the Taïko drums. Featuring an international cast of 75 artists, Mystère provides the ultimate discovery that life itself is a mystery. Only at Treasure Island.

 

SHOW SCHEDULE Saturday – Wednesday at 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

 

December 31st at 7:00pm

DARK DAYS Thursday and Friday
ADDITIONAL DARK DAYS January 10-21

February 1

March 25

May 16-20

July 15

September 12-16

November 11

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES April 2

December 31

TICKET PRICES $119.00, $105.00, $85.00 & $69.00

*Note: Prices do not include tax and fees

ADDITIONAL INFO
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“O”

Cirque du Soleil weaves an aquatic tapestry of artistry, surrealism and theatrical romance in the timeless production, “O.”  Inspired by the concept of infinity and the elegance of water’s pure form, “O” pays tribute to the beauty of the theatre – from the simplest street performance to the most lavish of operas – where anything is possible and where the drama of life plays itself out before your very eyes. World-class acrobats, synchronized swimmers, divers and characters perform in, on, and above water to create a breathtaking experience. Only at Bellagio, Las Vegas.

 

SHOW SCHEDULE Wednesday – Sunday at 7:30 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
DARK DAYS Monday and Tuesday
ADDITIONAL DARK DAYS February 1

March 8

March 20

April 15-19

June 14

August 5-9

October 11

December 2-13

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES March 17

March 31

December 29

TICKET PRICES $295.00 (VIP), $180.00, $165.00, $155.00, $130.00, $109.00, $98.50

*Note: Prices do not include tax and fees

ADDITIONAL INFO
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ZUMANITY

Zumanity, the Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil, is a seductive twist on reality, making the provocative playful and the forbidden electrifying!  Leave all inhibitions at the door and let loose as this adult-themed production takes you o-n a sexy thrill ride full of sensational acrobatics and naughty fun.  Zumanity was created for adults 18 and over. Only at New York-New York Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas.

 

 

SHOW SCHEDULE Tuesday – Saturday at 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

 

7:00pm shows only: January 20th, May 8th, May 15th, June 19th, June 20th, December 31st

DARK DAYS Sunday and Monday
ADDITIONAL DARK DAYS January 6-17

March 7

March 20

April 14-18

June 16

August 18-29

October 31

December 8-12

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES

 

December 27
TICKET PRICES $125.00, $105.00, $79.00, & $69.00

*Note: Prices do not include tax and fees

ADDITIONAL INFO
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KÀ, the unprecedented epic production by Cirque du Soleil takes adventure to an all new level.  Be awed by a dynamic theatrical landscape, as an entire empire appears on KÀ’s colossal stage and a captivating display of aerial acrobatics envelopes the audience. Live at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

 

SHOW SCHEDULE Saturday – Wednesday at 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

 

July 4 at 4:30 pm & 7:00 pm

 

7:00pm shows only: May 9th, May 16th, June 20th, June 21st

DARK DAYS Thursday and Friday
ADDITIONAL DARK DAYS January 5

January 10-21

February 1

March 7

April 15

May 30 – June 3

August 5

September 19-23

November 18

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES April 3
TICKET PRICES $180.00, $150.00, $130, $99.00 & $69.00

*Note: Prices do not include tax and fees

ADDITIONAL INFO
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THE BEATLES LOVE

With LOVE, Cirque du Soleil celebrates the musical legacy of The Beatles through enhanced versions of their timeless, original recordings.  The exuberance of The Beatles is channeled through the youthful, urban energy of a cast of 60 international artists.  With panoramic sound and visuals, audiences experience The Beatles as never before. Only at The Mirage, Las Vegas.

 

SHOW SCHEDULE Thursday – Monday at 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

 

July 4 at 4:30 pm & 7:00 pm

 

7:00pm shows only: May 15th, May 16th, June 19th, June 20th, June 21st, December 31st

DARK DAYS Tuesday and Wednesday
ADDITIONAL DARK DAYS January 5

February 1-2

March 15-21

May 28

July 30 – August 5

September 17

October 22

December 3-14

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES January 28

June 9

December 30

TICKET PRICES $180.00, $155.00, $130.00, $104.00, $98.50 & $79.00

*Note: Prices do not include tax and fees

ADDITIONAL INFO TO RESERVE TICKETS:

 

               

CRISS ANGEL BELIEVE

Criss Angel, the most famous magician on the planet presents CRISS ANGEL Believe, an illusion spectacular at the Luxor Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas. Criss has amazed hundreds of millions on television, online, and is the most watched magician in history. Now YOU can experience his mega-hit LIVE! Witness OVER 40 of the most mind-blowing illusions ever performed. Criss Angel has not only been celebrated with more magic awards than any other magician in history, but was also named Magician of the Century and in 2012 was named Vegas’ Entertainer of the Year and Best Magician in Las Vegas. Now let the magic live in you…

 

SHOW SCHEDULE Wednesday – Sunday at 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

 

*Majority of Thursday and Friday performances will be 7:00pm shows only

DARK DAYS Monday and Tuesday
ADDITIONAL DARK DAYS January 14-25

February 1

March 20

April 15-19

May 27-31

June 24-28

September 2-6

November 11-15

December 16-20

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES December 28
TICKET PRICES $130.00, $109.00, $89.00 & $59.00

*Note: Prices do not include tax and fees

ADDITIONAL INFO
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ZARKANA

Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil is a spirited voyage through an abandoned theater where an extraordinary circus comes back to life. Populated by a motley collection of off-the-wall characters and incomparable acrobats, Zarkana is a visual vortex set in a twisted acrobatic fantasy universe where, little by little, chaos and craziness give way to a true celebration.  Zarkana is a quintessential Cirque du Soleil spectacular featuring an international cast of 70 world class acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, high wire and trapeze artists set on a grand stage at ARIA Resort & Casino.

SHOW SCHEDULE Tuesday – Saturday at 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

 

7:00pm shows only: May 8th, May 9th, June 19th, June 20th, July 4th, December 31st

DARK DAYS Sunday and Monday 
ADDITIONAL DARK DAYS January 6

January 20-31

March 7

March 20

May 12-16

July 14

September 8-12

November 10

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES March 30

December 28

TICKET PRICES $180.00, $155.00, $130.00, $99.00 & $69.00

*Note: Prices do not include tax and fees

ADDITIONAL INFO
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MICHAEL JACKSON ONE

Driven by Michael’s powerful, multi-layered music – heard like never before in a riveting, state-of-the-art surround-sound environment – ONE takes the audience through a series of seamless visual and musical tableaux, at the heart of a world that is in turn majestic, playful, magical and heart-warming. In Michael Jackson ONE, Michael’s artistry and spirit are expressed through the vibrant energy of the cast of 63 dancers and performers, underscored by aerial performance, driving acrobatics, and vivid choreographies that use the urban/hip hop idiom as a springboard for exploration. ONE is a heartfelt tribute to the work, innovative spirit, and legacy of Michael Jackson – the King of Pop, the genius, the visionary, the One. Exclusively at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

 

SHOW SCHEDULE Friday – Tuesday at 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

Sunday at 4:30 pm & 7:00 pm

 

July 4 at 4:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

 

7:00pm shows only: January 12th, January 19th, January 26th, February 9th, February 16th, February 23rd

DARK DAYS Wednesday and Thursday
ADDITIONAL DARK DAYS January 30 – February 3

March 20

April 14

June 5-16

August 11

October 16-20

December 15

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES

 

March 26

August 19

November 25

December 30

TICKET PRICES 7:00pm and both Saturday shows: $180, $160, $145, $135, $99 & $69

 

4:30/9:30 shows: $180, $155, $140, $130, $99, $69

 

*Note: Prices do not include tax and fees

ADDITIONAL INFO

 

 

*Please note that show schedules are subject to change.

Nevada Ballet Theatre & Cirque du Soleil Present an Exciting and Diverse Collaboration of Works for the 7th Annual A Choreographers’ Showcase

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NEVADA BALLET THEATRE & CIRQUE DU SOLEIL PRESENT AN EXCITING AND DIVERSE COLLABORATION OF WORKS FOR THE 7TH ANNUAL A CHOREOGRAPHERS’ SHOWCASE

 

Featuring Artists from Nevada Ballet Theatre (NBT), Michael Jackson ONE, Mystère, The Beatles LOVE, KÀ and Zumanity with special appearances by students from NBT’s Education & Outreach Program, Future Dance

 

TWO WEEKENDS ONLY: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 & SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2 AT 1 PM MYSTÈRE THEATRE, TREASURE ISLAND HOTEL & CASINO

Nevada Ballet Theatre (NBT) and Cirque du Soleil® once again join forces to present the highly creative and collaborative 7th annual A Choreographers’ Showcase,  featuring over 60 local artists from NBT and Cirque du Soleil, performing 11 original works on Sunday, October 26 at 1 pm and Sunday, November 2  at 1 pm at the Mystère Theatre at Treasure Island Hotel & Casino, 3300 South Las Vegas Blvd. Tickets may be purchased for $25 and $45 by calling the Mystère Theatre Box Office at (702) 894-7722 or via online at www.nevadaballet.org.

 

Designed as a project to stimulate and encourage artistic growth, A Choreographers’ Showcase provides emerging artists from both NBT and Cirque du Soleil the necessary resources and support to conceptualize, develop, create and execute an originally-choreographed work from beginning to end. “The importance of this project brings something special to the artists from both organizations as well as local audiences; and that is the gift of the creative process,” said NBT Artistic Director and Co-Creative Director for A Choreographers’ Showcase, James Canfield. “Opportunities for developing artists are becoming scarce due to the lack of resources and time available. Projects such as A Choreographers’ Showcase allow artists to explore new directions; and when the seeds are planted early enough, artists can continue to develop their craft over a longer period of time.”

 

Over the past seven years, A Choreographers’ Showcase has cultivated an appreciative local audience and become a media favorite. An organic and ever-evolving endeavor, each year possesses its own unique flavor, energy and area of focus. “For this year’s showcase, we encouraged the artists to incorporate more of an acrobatic element into their works,” said Katy Tate, from Cirque du Soleil and Co-Creative Director for A Choreographer’s Showcase. “Their challenge as choreographers is to forgo the use of an apparatus, utilizing movements which celebrate the abilities of the physical body without the technical support of a physical object.”

 

Each artist is responsible for all of the artistic elements of their piece – from choreography, to costumes, to lighting and sound. “The Showcase encourages mentorship and allows artists to step outside of their comfort zone,” said Tate. “Because performers in both organizations must materialize their creative visions and possibly perform new styles they haven’t yet explored, they experience tremendous professional growth.”

 

Furthering the mission of the project, students of low income means will not only receive the opportunity to witness this one-of-a-kind collaboration as part of an exciting school matinee on Friday, October 24, but Scholars from NBT’s Future Dance program will have a presence throughout the show  – aiding in the transition of works as well as the finale. Since its inception, thousands of local students have witnessed this one-of-a-kind collaboration bringing together artists from diverse backgrounds and dance styles. Proceeds from each $45 ticket sold to the October 26 and November 2 public performances enable NBT and Cirque du Soleil to present this special school time matinee.

 

As a benefit for NBT, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, proceeds generated from A Choreographers’ Showcase provide necessary support for the company’s main stage productions at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, its affiliated Academy in Summerlin and the many initiatives of Future Dance, its Education and Outreach program, which successfully reached over 10,000 underserved students during the 2013-2014 Season.

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW  

Ticket prices for A Choreographers’ Showcase  may be purchased for $25 and $45 by calling the Mystère Theatre Box Office at (702) 894-7722 or online at www.nevadaballet.org. Purchasing a premium $45 ticket will provide guests with preferred seating and the opportunity to support NBT’s Education & Outreach Program, Future Dance.

 

ABOUT A CHOREOGRAPHERS’ SHOWCASE

A Choreographers’ Showcase began as a premiere collaboration between Nevada Ballet Theatre and Cirque du Soleil in 2006 when the two companies discovered a way to collaborate that would benefit Las Vegas’ local ballet company and allow the world-renowned troupe to add an action-based element to their support of the arts. On Sunday, December 2, 2007, A Choreographers’ Showcase debuted at Treasure Island Hotel & Casino on the famous Las Vegas strip. Now in its seventh year, this critically-acclaimed production has created an avenue of growth for local artists while providing Las Vegas with a dynamic and completely organic dance experience. In addition, the showcase has raised Nevada Ballet Theatre’s visibility on the Las Vegas strip while simultaneously enabling Cirque du Soleil to further root itself in the local cultural community. Over the last few years, the showcase has garnered rave reviews and sold-out houses in addition to significant media attention including the LA Times and LIFE Magazine. The only collaboration of its kind, A Choreographers’ Showcase boasts an important education and outreach element; since its inception, almost 6,000 local students have received the opportunity to witness this one-of-a-kind production bringing together artists from diverse backgrounds and dance styles.

 

ABOUT NEVADA BALLET THEATRE

Under the artistic direction of James Canfield, Nevada Ballet Theatre is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Las Vegas and the largest professional ballet company and dance Academy in the state. Committed to the highest artistic standards, this classically-based company is at home in an eclectic repertory, moving easily from the classics to the high-energy contemporary ballets. The mission of Nevada Ballet Theatre is to educate and inspire statewide, regional and national audiences and vitally impact community life through professional company productions, dance training and education and outreach. Nevada Ballet Theatre is the resident ballet company of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, visit NBT on the web: www.nevadaballet.org; Like NBT on Facebook:www.facebook.com/NevadaBalletTheatre or Tweet: @NVBallet.

 

ABOUT CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.  Cirque du Soleil who celebrates its 30th anniversary this year has brought wonder and delight to close to 150 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents.

 

In Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil has eight permanent resident shows. These productions include Mystère at Treasure Island, “O” at Bellagio, Zumanity, The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil at New York -New York Hotel & Casino, KÀ at MGM Grand, The Beatles LOVE at The Mirage, CRISS ANGEL Believe at Luxor, Zarkana at ARIA Resort & Casino and Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.  For more information, visit the Cirque du Soleil website at http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/lasvegas.  Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/cirquedusoleil. Tweet us: @Cirque.

 

MGM GRAND ~ October Entertainment/Nightlife/Sports/Special Events Listing!!!

MGM GRAND

MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA

MADONNA
Madonna is having a huge party and everyone’s invited! The Madonna 2012 World Tour will make a stop at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14. The tour will include stops in 26 European cities and 28 North American shows. Throughout her career, Madonna has had a record-breaking 37 Top 10 hits on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles Chart along with 40 No. 1s on Billboard’s Dance/Club Play Song Charts. She has sold more than 300 million albums and holds the record for the most successful tour by a solo artist in history.

Date: October 13 – 14
Time: 8 p.m. nightly
Prices: $380, $270, $180, $80 and $45 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.comor www.ticketmaster.com.

JIMMY BUFFETT AND THE CORAL REEFER BAND
Singer and songwriter Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will be back for two high-energy performances at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Oct. 20 and Saturday, Oct. 27. Buffett has recorded more than 30 records, most of which have gone gold, platinum or multi-platinum. “Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads” is one of the biggest-selling box sets in MCA Records history and was certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 20 and Saturday, Oct. 27
Time: Both shows will begin at 8 p.m.
Prices: $210, $105 and $68.25 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

BARBRA STREISAND
The most accomplished female recording artist ever, Barbra Streisand, will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena for a special performance Friday, Nov. 2. Streisand is the only artist ever to receive an Oscar, Tony, Emmy, GRAMMY, Directors Guild of America, Golden Globe, National Medal of Arts and Peabody Awards as well as France’s Legion d’Honneur and the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She is the recipient of two Oscars, five Emmys, 10 GRAMMYs, one Tony and 12 Golden Globes, including the Cecil B. DeMille Award. She also is the first female film director to receive the Kennedy Center Honors. The three films she directed garnered 14 Oscar nominations.

Date: Friday, Nov. 2
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $750, $550, $450, $250, $175 and $90 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

THE EAGLES
The Eagles will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena for one special performance Saturday, Nov. 17 with its Long Road Out of Eden tour. The Eagles – Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit – will perform hits from the chart-topping album Long Road Out of Eden, as well as classic selections from the group’s 30-year career including “Hotel California,” “Desperado,” “Take it to the Limit,” “Life in the Fast Lane” and “Take it Easy,” among others. The Eagles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 17
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $210, $157.50, $93.75 and $68.25 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

RUSH
Rush is currently on a massive North American tour in support of its upcoming album Clockwork Angels and will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, Nov. 23. Rush has had 17 of its 30 released albums certified platinum and eight others certified gold. The Clockwork Angels Tour will feature music from Rush’s eponymous album including “Caravan” and “Headlong Flight,” among others.

Date: Friday, Nov. 23
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $150, $90 and $55 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

ANDREA BOCELLI
Classical and pop superstar Andrea Bocelli will perform in the U.S. for what is now a tradition to start the holiday season. This concert will include selections from Bocelli’s vast platinum-selling catalogue which covers his traditional and crossover classical repertoire. Bocelli is best known for his chart-topping hits including “Time to Say Goodbye” and “The Prayer.”

Date: Saturday, Nov. 24
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $400, $275, $195, $125, $75 and $45 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.comor www.ticketmaster.com.

AEROSMITH
Aerosmith, one of America’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands, kicks off the second leg of The Global Warming Tour in November and will make a stop at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Dec. 1. The band, featuring Steven Tyler (vocals), Joe Perry (guitar), Brad Whitford (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass) and Joey Kramer (drums), is armed with career-defining hits and blazing songs from its most-recent album Music From Another Dimension, scheduled for release in November. Aerosmith has sold more than 150 million albums worldwide and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They are the recipients of countless awards including four GRAMMYs, eight American Music Awards, six Billboard Awards and 12 MTV Video Music Awards, among other honors.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 1
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $149.50, $99.50 and $49.50 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

MANNY “PACMAN” PACQUIAO vs. JUAN MANUEL “DINAMITA” MÁRQUEZ 4
Fighter of the Decade Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and four-division world champion Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Márquez will go mano-a-mano and toe-to-toe once again in a 12-round welterweight battle between two of this era’s top pound-for-pound and evenly matched fighters. Pacquiao-Márquez 4, the eagerly anticipated fourth act of the fistoric rivalry that has had fans and media standing on their feet for 36 action-packed rounds, will take place Saturday, Dec. 8.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 8
Time: Doors open at 3 p.m.
Prices: $1,200, $900, $600, $400 and $200
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to 10 per person and ticket sales at $200 are limited to two (2) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

THE EAGLES
The Eagles will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena for one special performance Saturday, Nov. 17 with its Long Road Out of Eden tour. The Eagles – Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit – will perform hits from the chart-topping album Long Road Out of Eden, as well as classic selections from the group’s 30-year career including “Hotel California,” “Desperado,” “Take it to the Limit,” “Life in the Fast Lane” and “Take it Easy,” among others. The Eagles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

Date: Sunday, Dec. 30
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $210, $157.50, $93.75 and $68.25 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets go on sale Monday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

LADY GAGA
Following overwhelming ticket sales and sold-out shows throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Asia, five-time GRAMMY Award-winner Lady Gaga will bring The Born This Way Ball World Tour to North America in 2013. Touring in support of her latest album Born This Way, Lady Gaga will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena
Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. The Born This Way Ball World Tour is Lady Gaga’s first since the May 2011 release of her album Born This Way, which has sold nearly six million copies worldwide. The popular entertainer was named Forbes’ Most Powerful Woman in the World in 2011 and was included in Time’s annual “The 2010 Time 100” list of the most influential people in the world.

Date: Friday, Jan. 25, 2013
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $210, $99.75 (general admission and/or reserved seating) and $57.75 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.comor www.ticketmaster.com.

GREEN DAY
Reprise Records’ GRAMMY Award-winning rock band Green Day will begin the first leg of its North American ¡UNO!, ¡DOS!, ¡TRÉ! TOUR in November, making a stop Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Green Day, featuring Billie Joe Armstrong (vocalist/guitarist), Mike Dirnt (bassist) and Tré Cool (drummer), is touring in support of its upcoming trilogy of albums Green Day ¡Uno!, Green Day ¡Dos! and Green Day ¡Tré!. All three were produced by the band’s long-time producer, Rob Cavallo, as a follow-up to the GRAMMY Award-winning 21st Century Breakdown.

Date: Friday, Feb. 8, 2013
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $69.50 (general admission floor and/or reserved seating), $49.50 and $29.50 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.comor www.ticketmaster.com.

 

HOLLYWOOD THEATRE

DAVID COPPERFIELD
Master magician David Copperfield continues to wow audiences at MGM Grand’s 740-seat Hollywood Theatre with his stage production, An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion. Copperfield currently holds 11 Guinness World Records including “Largest Illusion Ever Staged” and “Most Magic Shows Performed in a Year.” He also was the first living illusionist to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Dates: October 5 – 21; November 1 – December 4; December 16 – 31
Times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; 4 p.m. matinee performances Saturdays only
Price: $99.99, $79.99 and $69.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees);
VIP Meet-and-Greet packages, which include front row seating, a photograph with David Copperfield and a signed souvenir photo, are available for $199 (plus handling fees) during matinee and 7:30 p.m. performances only.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 866-740-7711 or
(702) 891-7777.

RODNEY CARRINGTON
Multi-talented comedian, actor and writer Rodney Carrington returns to the Hollywood Theatre at MGM Grand this fall with his hilarious stand-up comedy routine. Carrington has recorded eight comedy albums including Hangin’ with Rodney and Morning Wood, selling more than three million copies. According to Pollstar, Carrington has been one of the Top 10 highest-grossing touring comedians for the last decade.

Dates/Times: October 22 – 28: 8 p.m. nightly
December 6 – 15: 10 p.m. nightly
Prices: $89.99 and $69.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)
Note: $2 from each ticket goes to the Rodney Carrington Foundation. For more information, visit www.rodneycarringtonfoundation.org.
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.  Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

 

BRAD GARRETT’S COMEDY CLUB

Emmy Award-winning comedian and actor Brad Garrett brings his top-quality comedy to MGM Grand with his intimate 250-seat comedy club. The club provides Garrett, as well as legendary comedians and the next generation of comics, a place to call “home” in Las Vegas. Garrett is scheduled to appear multiple times throughout the year with a plethora of his comedic colleagues. Contains Adult Content and is not recommended for guests under 21 years of age.

Dates: Nightly
Time: 8 p.m.
Price: $59, $49 and $39 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Note: Prices are $79, $69 and $59 when Garrett is scheduled to appear: October 27; November 26 – December 2; December 28 – January 1, 2013 (special holiday prices apply).
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino).  Tickets are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

 

KÀ THEATRE

KÀ by CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
Cirque du Soleil is world renowned for presenting an innovative blend of traditional circus arts and theatrical performance. With KÀ, Cirque du Soleil has taken the genre to a new level – introducing martial arts, puppetry, interactive projections and pyrotechnics to create an epic tale of groundbreaking proportions.

Dates: Tuesday – Saturday
Dark: Sunday and Monday
Times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Price: Tickets start at $69 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the KÀ box office or any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at www.cirquedusoleil.com/ka or www.mgmgrand.com, or by calling (866) 740-7711 or (702) 531-3826.

 

SPECIAL EVENT

ROCK ‘N ROLL FANTASY CAMP
Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy Camp will bring the next installment of its highly successful music-magic experience to MGM Grand October 10 – 14. Headlining the camp will be iconic rock god and media mogul Gene Simmons, co-founder of KISS and the face of A&E’s “Gene Simmons Family Jewels.”

Campers will jam with legendary rock stars, write and record original songs and celebrate the camp’s culmination by hosting a live concert. Scheduled guest “rock star counselors” include Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne guitarist, Black Label Society), Vince Neil (Motley Crue) and Sebastian Bach (Skid Row).

Dates: October 10 – 14
Prices: Camp packages begin at $7,499
Buy: For registration and additional camp information, call 1-888-762-2263 or visit www.rockcamp.com.

 

NIGHTLIFE

TABÚ
Tabú is a boutique, stylish nightclub offering the finest in beauty, sophistication, service, drink and design. Tabú’s model servers provide tableside mixology, impeccable bottle service and signature cocktails. From dynamic images bouncing on every surface, to tables with living, breathing imagery, Tabú strokes each of the senses but leaves everything to the imagination.

Dates: Thursday – Monday
Hours: Opens at 10 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Table reservations complete with bottle service are available. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact:   Call (702) 891-7183 for more information

FORBES FRIDAYS
The Strip’s hottest new party heats up the weekend with electric giveaways and drink specials served by Tabú’s stunning model servers. DJ Eric Forbes commands the room with his pulsating beats ranging from hip-hop to rock and every music genre in between. Guests looking for a more secluded area in the stylish venue can enjoy Perrier Jouet Champagne and Absolut Vodka bottle specials at private VIP tables.

VIDA! AT DIEGO
Diego, MGM Grand’s trendy Mexican eatery, turns up the heat every Friday and Saturday with Vida! Las Vegas’ Latin-flavored dance party. Vida! combines the best in Latin music and modern flair as top Latin DJs spin the latest in Reggaeton, Spanish pop and rock and Cumbia beats. Vida! also features a twist on traditional bottle service as guests are treated to tableside cart service where mixologists create specialty concoctions and signature margaritas.

Dates: Friday and Saturday
Hours: Opens at 11:30 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-7777 for more information

CENTRIFUGE
MGM Grand offers guests a chance to be the center of attention at Centrifuge, the 77-seat bar featuring live entertainment and an innovative drink menu. The bar comes alive nightly with a progressive music program and numerous freestyle and choreographed dance numbers. Centrifuge features specialty cocktails from each of MGM Grand’s signature restaurants, infusing the drinks with fruit and displaying the innovative drinks around the bar in Louise Treize baccarat crystal bottles.

Dates: Daily
Hours: Sunday – Thursday: Opens at 4 p.m.; Friday – Saturday: Opens at noon
Admission: No cover charge. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-7777 for more information

WEST WING BAR
The West Wing Bar provides a secluded place to hang out, meet before an evening of dining and entertainment or wind down with a nightcap. West Wing Bar is open daily at 4 p.m. and features a live DJ set Friday and Saturday.

 

ATTRACTIONS

CSI: THE EXPERIENCE
The popular worldwide phenomenon is available at MGM Grand in the hometown of the original top-rated “CSI” television series – Las Vegas. A challenging and fun multi-sensory attraction, CSI: The Experience places guests in the role of crime scene investigator as they solve one of three true-to-life mysteries. The average experience lasts 60 – 90 minutes.

Dates/Times: Daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (last entry at 8 p.m.)
Prices: $28 per person (12 years and older); $21 per person (ages 4-11); second and third re-entries are priced at $13, with proof of prior admission; Family packs of four (two adults and two children under 11 years of age) are available for $75.
***Nevada residents with valid ID receive a $5 discount.
Additional Information: CSI: The Experience is designed for guests 12 years of age or older. Multimedia portions of the exhibit are presented in English with Spanish subtitles. For more information, call MGM Grand at (702) 891-7006 or go online to www.mgmgrand.comor www.csiexhibit.com.

***Guests can choose three attractions from five venues at MGM Resorts Las Vegas properties and pay only $54. Tickets can be purchased in person at participating MGM Resorts International box offices (excluding Circus Circus), or by calling (866) 606-7111.

Cirque du Soliel Takes Over The Mirage to Celebrate CIRQUE WEEK 2011

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL TAKES OVER THE MIRAGE
TO KICK OFF CIRQUE WEEK 2011

 

WHAT:    Cirque du Soleilenthusiasts and guests of The Mirage will be treated to a one-of-a-kind experience as cast members from all seven Cirque du Soleil productions welcome visitors to CIRQUE WEEK 2011.  Imagine being greeted by the Spermatos from Mystère at valet, checking in with groovy characters from The Beatles LOVE at the front desk, getting a hair cut by the wild performers in Zumanity, signing up for a M Life reward card with Viva ELVIS’ dancing Elvi, having the Imperial Officers from as security, watching “O” cast members swim with the resident dolphins and playing blackjack as the ushers from CRISS ANGEL Believe deal.

WHO:  Cirque du Soleil cast members from “O”, The Beatles LOVE, Zumanity, Mystère, Viva ELVIS, and CRISS ANGEL Believe

WHEN:                  Thursday, December 1
2:45 p.m. – Participating character photo opportunity at REVOLUTION Lounge
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Cirque du Soleil at The Mirage 

WHERE:  The Mirage3400 South Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109 

INFO:   Cirque du Soleil presents the second annual CIRQUE WEEK, offering fans the experience of a lifetime with access to a 10-day series of exclusive events. Cirque du Soleil is known worldwide for its unique entertainment experiences featuring high flying acrobats, whimsical characters and state-of-the-art technology. CIRQUE WEEK offers fans the opportunity to get an all-access look into how these extraordinary shows come to life nightly. CIRQUE WEEK packages range from $165 for a two-show ticket package to $561 which includes tickets to all seven Cirque du Soleil productions in Las Vegas.

To purchase tickets or for more information, visit: www.cirquedusoleil.com/cirqueweek.

CIRQUE WEEK Begins Next Week

 

 

Second Annual CIRQUE WEEK Uncovers
Exciting World of Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas

CIRQUE WEEK 2011 scheduled for December 1-10

 

Back by popular demand, Cirque du Soleil presents the second annual CIRQUE WEEK, offering fans the experience of a lifetime with access to a 10-day series of exclusive events. Cirque du Soleil is known worldwide for its unique entertainment experiences featuring high flying acrobats, whimsical characters and state-of-the-art technology. CIRQUE WEEK offers fans the opportunity to get an all-access look into how these extraordinary shows come to life nightly. CIRQUE WEEK packages range from $165 for a two-show ticket package to $561 which includes tickets to all seven Cirque du Soleilproductions in Las Vegas.

“We are excited to offer fans CIRQUE WEEK for the second year,” said Jordan Fiksenbaum, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations for Cirque du Soleil. “We were able to take comments from last year’s attendees and make CIRQUE WEEK 2011 even better with exciting new workshops and guest speakers including President and CEO Daniel Lamarre.”

All CIRQUE WEEK attendees are invited to the official headquarters at REVOLUTION Lounge at The Mirage daily 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. to pick up credentials, gift bags and mingle with other Cirque enthusiasts.  All packages offer access to the exclusive CIRQUE WEEK events including:

O” Artist Workshop
December 1, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the “O” Theatre
In a workshop given by select key characters in “O,” attendees will learn how to mime, dance and clown their way across the “O” stage. After the workshop, artists and coaches will host a Q&A session.
 
Custom Theater Technology Demonstration
December 2, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at The Beatles LOVE Theatre
Visit one of the most technically advanced theaters in Las Vegas – home of The Beatles LOVE – and listen to a state-of-the-art sound demonstration through more than 6,300 speakers. Additionally, the technical presentation will showcase the 11 lifts that make up the custom-built stage which features 360 degree seating.
 
Inside Cirque: An Exclusive Peek at the Business Side of the Show
December 3, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Zumanity Theatre
Cirque fans will get an in-depth look at the myriad of components that make Cirque de Soleil an international success through a unique discussion led by company President and CEO Daniel Lamarre, and a panel of key executives from various departments including Casting and Marketing.  
 
Mystère Bungee Demonstration and Costume Q&A
December 4, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Mystère Theatre at Treasure Island
Guests can enjoy an exclusive demonstration of the bungee act at Mystère and a chance to talk to the artists who take flight 10 times each week. There also will be colorful costumes on display and the Head of Wardrobe will be on hand to talk about the bungee costumes and the challenges of maintaining costumes for this very acrobatic show.
 
Go Behind the Scenes with Zumanity
December 5, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Zumanity Theatre
Guests will have the opportunity to sit through a live rehearsal of one of the show’s acts, followed by a Q&A session with the artists and crew in the gorgeous Zumanity Theatre.
 
Viva ELVIS Rocks the Jailhouse
December 8, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Elvis Theater
With an onstage demonstration of the Jailhouse Rock set, attendees will see what it takes to move a three-story, 90,000-lb. set piece and learn how the artists perform upside down.
 
KÀ “Battle 2011” Q&A
December 9, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the KÀ Theatre at the MGM Grand
The finale of KÀ – the gravity-defying battle between good and evil – has been undergoing a major transformation for more than a year, preparing for the addition of new characters to the scene. Members of the cast, artistic and technical teams will discuss what it takes to make such a large change to the show after more than six years and 3,000 performances.
 
Meet & Greet with Criss Angel
Saturday, December 10 following the 9:30 p.m. performance at the CRISS ANGEL Believe Theatre
Magician of the Century Criss Angel will host an exclusive meet & greet for the first 100 CIRQUE WEEK guests who register for this exciting event. Guests must purchase a CIRQUE WEEK ticket package to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. 
 
To purchase tickets or for more information, visit: www.cirquedusoleil.com/cirqueweek.
 
About Cirque du Soleil
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees including more than 1,200 artists from close to 50 different countries. Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to close to 100 million spectators in 300 cities on five continents.
 
In Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil has seven permanent resident shows. These productions include Mystère at Treasure Island, “O” at Bellagio Resort & Casino, Zumanity, The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil at New York-New York Hotel & Casino, KÀ at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, The Beatles LOVE at The Mirage Hotel & Casino, CRISS ANGEL Believe at Luxor Hotel and Casino and Viva ELVIS at ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter.  For more information, visit the Cirque du Soleil website at www.cirquedusoleil.com/lasvegas.
 
 

 

 

 

Cirque du Soleil Presents Second Annual CIRQUE WEEK

Second Annual CIRQUE WEEK Uncovers
Exciting World of Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas

CIRQUE WEEK 2011 Scheduled for December 1-10

 

Back by popular demand, Cirque du Soleil presents the second annual CIRQUE WEEK, offering fans the experience of a lifetime with access to a 10-day series of exclusive events. Cirque du Soleil is known worldwide for its unique entertainment experiences featuring high flying acrobats, mystical characters and state-of-the-art technology. CIRQUE WEEK offers fans the opportunity to get an all-access look into how these extraordinary shows come to life nightly. CIRQUE WEEK packages range from $165 for a two-show ticket package to $561 which includes tickets to all seven Cirque du Soleil productions in Las Vegas.

“We are excited to offer fans CIRQUE WEEK for the second year,” said Jordan Fiksenbaum, vice president of marketing and public relations for Cirque du Soleil. “We were able to take comments from last year’s attendees and make CIRQUE WEEK 2011 even better with an exclusive welcome reception, exciting new workshops and guest speakers including President and CEO Daniel Lamarre.”

All packages offer access to the exclusive CIRQUE WEEK events including:

O” Artist Workshop at the “O” Theatre – In a workshop given by select key characters in “O,” attendees will learn how to mime, dance and clown their way across the “O” stage. After the workshop, artists and coaches will host a Q&A session.

Custom Theater Technology Demonstration at The Beatles LOVE Theatre – Visit one of the most technically advanced theaters in Las Vegas – home of The Beatles LOVE – and listen to a state-of-the-art sound demonstration through more than 6,300 speakers. Additionally, the technical presentation will showcase the 11 lifts that make up the custom-built stage which features 360 degree seating.

Inside Cirque: An Exclusive Peek at the Business Side of the Show at the Zumanity Theatre – Cirque fans will get an in-depth look at the myriad of components that make Cirque de Soleil an international success through a unique discussion led by company President and CEO Daniel Lamarre, and a panel of key executives from various departments including Casting and Marketing.  

Mystère Bungee Demonstration and Costume Q&A – Guests can enjoy an exclusive demonstration of the bungee act at Mystère and a chance to talk to the artists who take flight 10 times each week. There also will be colorful costumes on display and the Head of Wardrobe will be on hand to talk about the bungee costumes and the challenges of maintaining costumes for this very acrobatic show.

Go Behind the Scenes with Zumanity at the Zumanity Theatre – Guests will have the opportunity to sit through a live rehearsal of one of the show’s acts, followed by a Q&A session with the artists and crew in the gorgeous Zumanity Theatre.

Viva ELVIS Q&A at the Viva ELVIS Theatre – Guests can participate in a Q&A with the cast and crew of Viva ELVIS to learn what it takes to bring The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll to life nightly. With an onstage demonstration of the Jailhouse Rock set, attendees will see what it takes to move a three-story, 90,000-lb. set piece and learn how the artists perform upside down.

KÀ “Battle 2011” Q&A at the KA Theatre – The finale of KÀ – the gravity-defying battle between good and evil – has been undergoing a major transformation for more than a year, preparing for the addition of new characters to the scene. Members of the cast, artistic and technical teams will discuss what it takes to make such a large change to the show after more than six years and 3,000 performances.

Meet & Greet with Criss Angel at the Criss Angel BELIEVE Theatre – Following the 9:30 p.m. performance of Criss Angel® BELIEVE™ on December 10, Magician of the Century Criss Angel will host an exclusive meet & greet for the first 100 CIRQUE WEEK guests. Guests must purchase a CIRQUE WEEK ticket package to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. 

 

To purchase tickets or for more information, visit: cirquedusoleil.com/cirqueweek.

 

About Cirque du Soleil
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees including more than 1,200 artists from close to 50 different countries. Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to close to 100 million spectators in 300 cities on five continents.

 

In Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil has seven permanent resident shows. These productions include Mystère at Treasure Island, “O” at Bellagio Resort & Casino, Zumanity, The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil at New York-New York Hotel & Casino, KÀ at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, The Beatles LOVE at The Mirage Hotel & Casino, CRISS ANGEL Believe at Luxor Hotel and Casino and Viva ELVIS at ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter.  For more information, visit the Cirque du Soleil website at cirquedusoleil.com/lasvegas.

 

 

 

All photos by Jacob Kepler. Courtesy of Cirque du Soleil.