Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil Shows 2023
Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil shows rank among the best on the Strip. Each show is completely unique, and at least one must be experienced at least once in your life - there is nothing like it in the entire world. Each production plays in theaters on stages specifically adapted for this particular show. There are currently six Cirque Du Soleil shows playing on Las Vegas Strip in 2023 - O at Bellagio Hotel, Mystere at Treasure Island, Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Ka at MGM Grand, The Beatles: Love at The Mirage, and Mad Apple at New York New York Hotel. Here are my reviews of all the shows by Cirque du Soleil playing in Las Vegas in 2023.
O by Cirque du Soleil
Location: O Theater at The Bellagio
Show Times: Wednesday-Sunday at 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm, Usually black out Mondays and Tuesdays.
Age limit: 5+
O by Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas, playing at the Bellagio Hotel, comes from the French word "Eau", which means water. It is a stunning performance that takes place in and around a stage designed to look like a large pool. The production of O consists of highly choreographed jaw-dropping acrobatics and features incredible gymnasts and world-class synchronized swimmers demonstrating their artistic excellence underwater and above water. Needless to say, all the water performers are certified scuba divers.
Some of the acts in O by Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas include aerial hoops, divers plunging from great heights, hand-balancing acts, performers propelled by powerful jets of water, clowns, acts on a specifically designed ghost ship emerging from the water, and synchronized swimming. What's amazing is that the O cirque show is a multi sensory experience played on such a large scale and the stage has so many focal points that you might not be sure where to look.
O by Cirque du Soleil is a beautiful show recommended for adults and kids older than 5 years old. Even little ones will be able to appreciate this amazing cirque show.
Location: Mystere Theatre - Treasure Island
Show Times: Friday-Tuesday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm; black out Wednesdays and Thursdays
Age limit: 5+
Mystere by Cirque du Soleil, playing at Treasure Island Hotel in Las Vegas, takes you on a mystical journey through a fantasy world full of mysteries and mythical creatures, inviting you to ponder life's enigmas. Watching Mystere is like entering a colorful and wondrous dream world, with the Red Bird serving as the main character.
The acrobats perform unbelievable circus acts and dance routines, all donning colorful costumes that capture the imaginations of spectators of all ages. The performers of Mystere by Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas demonstrate high-energy acrobatics and feats of strength and endurance, while also engaging the audience to create a fully immersive experience.
Some of the breathtaking acts in Mystere include gravity-defying acrobatics, trapeze artists, hilarious comedy routines, performers contorting in an aerial cube, climbing Chinese poles, and incredible bungee jumps. The production of Mystere features 72 acrobats, dancers, singers, and clowns, who are sure to exceed your expectations.
Mystere by Cirque du Soleil has no age restrictions, but I recommend it for children starting at age 5 and older.They sure will appreciate the beautiful imaginary creatured, the colorful costumes and the funny clowns.
Michael Jackson ONE
Location: Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
Show Times: Thursday-Sunday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm,Black out Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas, playing at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, is one of the most popular shows in 2023 and is considered by many the best Cirque du Soleil show in the world. Michael Jackson ONE is a larger-than-life show that pays tribute to the King of Pop, set to the songs of Michael Jackson.
The production of Michael Jackson ONE follows the adventures of four misfit characters - Clumsy, Shy, Smarty Pants and Sneaky, with Michael Jackson's spirit guiding them. The misfits face the paparazzi Mephisto and various villains and undergo a complete transformation. By the end of the show, they realize the truth behind the message in all Michael Jackson's songs: that everybody is equal and unique.
Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas is a beautiful interpretation of Michael Jackson's songs, presented through a captivating story that includes high-energy dance routines, acrobatics, stunning special effects, and even a hologram of the King of Pop. You'll hear all your favorite songs, including "Dirty Diana," "Billie Jean," "Beat It," and "Smooth Criminal," transferred through a cutting-edge sound system.
Michael Jackson ONE is suitable for everyone aged 5 and over, but keep in mind that the music is very loud.
Ka by Cirque du Soleil
Location: MGM Grand
Show Times: Saturday-Wednesday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm; black out Thursdays and Fridays
Age limit: 5+
KÀ by Cirque du Soleil playing at MGM Grand in Las Vegas is an action-packed imaginative fairy tale inspired by Asian folklore. It tells the coming-of-age story of heroic twin brother and sister who are separated from each other during a turmoil.
On their separate ways to reunite, they are sent on dangerous journeys and trials and must face various challenges. Along the way, they meet fantastical creatures representing good and evil forces, including Ka - the fire with dual power to unite or separate. Apart from the acrobatics, Ka features incredibly beautiful battles.
Instead of a stage, the show uses two large and five small platforms that can be rotated and tilted in many directions and transform into different landscapes to simulate a variety of effects, from ocean waves to sandstorms. At some point, you will be able to see spectacular fights in a vertical position! Of all the Cirque du Soleil shows in Las Vegas, KÀ is the only one with a clearly defined story that makes you want to know what will happen in the end.
Some of the acts you'll see during the production of KÀ include Aerial Straps, Wheel of Death, Hoop Diving, Fire Dancing, and giant puppets, all of which combined create an engaging narrative experience.
KÀ is a great show for those who enjoy martial arts, stunning visual effects, and is suitable for audiences from three years old.
The Beatles: Love
Location: Love Theatre - Mirage Resort & Casino
Show Times: TTuesday-Saturday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm; black out Sundays and Mondays
Age limit: 5+
The Beatles: Love by Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas, playing at the Mirage Resort & Casino, is a huge and extravagant production that celebrates the impact of the iconic band on the world of music.
Set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, The Beatles production features a combination of acrobatics, dance, and aerial performances, as well as complex video and sound effects, fantastic costumes, and imaginative props used to create an atmosphere of the 1960's.
The stage is designed as a 1960s dance hall, and the incredibly talented performers, including dancers and acrobats, bring to life the characters from over 130 iconic Beatles songs. Some of the popular songs that you'll hear include "All You Need Is Love," "Help!," "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," "Hey Jude," "A Day in the Life," "Yesterday," "Something," and "Come Together."
The songs are compiled to tell the story of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr's journey through the 1960s, from their early days in Liverpool to their rise to fame.
The Beatles Love by Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas show is an absolute must-see for anyone familiar with the group and music lovers, and is suitable for anyone 5 years and older. Although younger audience members may not be able to fully appreciate the storyline, they will love the colorful costumes and cirque-type entertainment of The Beatles Love.
Location: New York - New York
Show Times: Friday-Tuesday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm, black out Wednesdays and Thursdays
Age limit: 16+
The best way to describe Mad Apple by Cirque du Soleil show playing at New York New York hotel is to say that it's a blend of Cirque du Soleil, comedy, concert, dance, magic, and sports. Essentially, it's a variety show with a New York look and feel, and that's exactly what it is. Mad Apple is a unique show featuring hilarious comedy along with a talented cast of incredible dancers, acrobats, and athletes. The show takes you through a variety of acts that portray the lighter side of New York with up-and-coming street circus performers, magicians, and comedians navigating the challenges of living in New York.
During the Mad Apple show, you will experience numerous upbeat acts taking place on stage, such as death-defying stunts on the Wheel of Death, trick jumps through hoops, incredible flying basketball trick shots, hip hop, breakdancing, rap, juggling, hand puppetry silhouettes, and even an aerial acrobat hanging by her hair!
If you can’t go to the real Big Apple for an evening of fun and superb entertainment, then the Las Vegas Mad Apple by Cirque du Soleil will bring the streets of New York to the stage.
If you enjoy a variety type of shows, then this is a fun Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil show to watch. Mad Apple is suitable for audience members over the age of 16, but anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.