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 Peepshow
Peepshow
Experience Peepshow during its final weeks! The show will close Sept. 1.Nursery rhymes get a naughty twist in this sultry spectacular. Developed by Tony award-winning director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell ("Legally Blonde," "Hairspray") and BASE Entertainment, Peepshow demonstrates the art of tease mixed with humor, a high-energy contemporary soundtrack and all of the glamorous production elements found only in Vegas.Coco Austin, star of the hit E! Entertainment reality show "Ice Loves Coco," will play the role of Bo Peep now through Sept. 1, 2013 (with some Coco-cations). As a reality star, glamour/fitness model, actress, dancer and entrepreneur, Coco is known for teaching women how to be fit, sexy and self confident making her turn in the role of “Bo Peep” a perfect match.Coco's character, Bo Peep, starts the show as a lonely but beautiful girl who dreams of finding love. With the help of Peep Diva, the show's storyteller and star singer, Bo learns to let loose and show off her sexy side. Soon enough, she finds the perfect man — and it's not who you'll expect!A cast of talented and tantalizing fairy tale characters take Bo Peep through the paces of building self esteem and mastering seduction. A stellar solo pole dance number in which a beautiful dancer performs feats of strength and grace is among the highlights.Each scene in Peepshow is themed with a different nursery rhyme and a popular song like Aerosmith's "Pink," Cristina Aguilara's "Aint No Other Man" and Ginuwine's "Pony." The catchy lyrics tell a narrative while the dancers perform both covered and topless routines.When Peep Diva and Bo Peep meet a character named Wicked Wendy the dancers perform a racy routine choreographed to Kelis' "Milk Shake." Through the song Wicked Wendy shows other women how they too can be ultra sexy. The act ends with a big splash when Wicked Wendy and two other dancers climb into a giant wagon with a see-through tub of milk on top of it and tease the audience by giving them a peek of how milk has done their body good.Next, a bathtub appears on stage along with Bo Peep. Women go wild as a male performer with dark hair and rippling muscles emerges from the tub dripping with water. He performs an aerialist routine from a rope hanging above the stage while casually flirting with Bo Peep and enticing her to join him for a bath.The crowd is teased the whole night through as Bo learns the ropes from the other dancers but declines to take off her own top and try out their moves. But Bo's final transformation is anything but disappointing!
 
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No, I do not recommend this product.
Disappointing in many ways.
PostedMarch 22, 2013
Let's start with the "star" of the show. If you are going to see Coco on one of the seemingly rare nights she is there, you will be sorry you wasted your money. Yes, she does briefly flash her boobs twice and that's about the same amount of "dancing" she does as well. A couple quick cameos between numbers which might total a 10 minute workload and Coco is done for the night. The waitresses working the room break more of a sweat than Coco does.
As for the rest of the show, based on other shows on the strip and the cost, it's fair to average at best. The girls that we saw we generally very thin and flat-chested and lacked charisma. The quality of dancing also only fair with no originality. The singing was average to good although some was obviously lip-synced.
The hype of a "big star" and a bigger price tag to go with it made this a disappointment compared to better shows like X-Burlesque and others that are time much better spent.
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What would a magician do when his act gets mixed reviews for having too much going on and too much filler?He'd make those parts disappear, of course.And in true magical fashion, he makes them re-appear as something much better.The recently revamped Criss Angel Believe from Cirque du Soleil brings out more of what Angel's fans have been clamoring for in the first place: magic.This production has seen some significant changes in response to feedback from guests and critics alike, and the end result is a highly focused and entertaining show.Criss Angel Believe takes his illusions and stage presence, combined with the flair and artistry Cirque is best known for -- with just enough of each to make fans of both happy.Although the magic acts in Criss Angel Believe form a loosely-connected narrative, this story is secondary to wowing the audience with illusions. From levitation to "how'd-he-do-it?" disappearances, Angel brings out all the acts he has made famous on "Mindfreak" and then some, along with some more traditional illusions with an added "Mindfreak" twist to them.From the theater itself to the set pieces used during Angel's performance, the whole atmosphere is dark with gothic accents, reminiscent of old-fashioned circuses and carnivals with a morbid twist.Angel's back-and-forth interaction with the audience throughout the show keeps things interesting, but his bumbling assistants -- four "ushers" named Maestro, Luigi, Slim and Lars --  ensure that the whole experience, from start to finish, inspires both awe and laughter. Expect lots of dark humor, as Angel has snappy commentary to accompany many of his illusions."You're applauding this woman being cut in half. Really, that's horrible. Just horrible," he says with a sarcastic grin, after a scaled-up take on the classic "saw a woman in half" trick. We've never thought about it like that, but Angel generally has an entirely different way of thinking about these illusions than your average magician does.If you've ever wanted to be a part of a larger-than-life, stage version of Angel's "Mindfreak" program -- this is the show to see.-- Staff report
 

My child is 2.5 years old can he attend the show?

Children must be 5 years of age to attend any Cirque du Soleli show.
1 year, 5 months ago
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Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil brings another incredible production to the Las Vegas Strip at Aria Resort & Casino. The show opened in November 2012, but was re-imagined in early 2014. Before Vegas, Zarkana was a touring production that performed at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Madrid Arena in Spain and Kremlin State Palace Theatre in Moscow.To watch Zarkana is much like stepping into a Russian theater haunted by spastic ghosts who have invited acrobats onto their stage to entertain them.Audiences that have seen the show in other locations will notice a more intimate viewing experience in Vegas. With about 1,800 seats, the theater at Aria has been the show's smallest venue.The cast of about 70 performers portrays an eclectic collection of colorful eccentrics. Throughout the show, a small ensemble remains on stage, adding a playful element to the main acts as they perform incredible stunts from walking on the highwire while dodging a swinging pendulum ball of fire to soaring through the air on the flying trapeze.Early on, the audience falls quiet when the Atherton twin brothers soar through the theater on aerial straps for an intimate performance.A live band performs from stylized platforms located on each side of the stage. As the acts change so does the scenery. Multiple layers of LED screens create stunning visuals themed to each featured act.One of these instances is when "snake lady" slinks from behind the curtain. Sprouting from a pile of coiled snakes, she's not alone on stage. Surrounding her are infinite serpents slithering across the massive LED screens that frame the stage.In true Cirque form, the show also features a male clown duo that break up the show with laughs amidst the awe-inspiring moments on stage. Their comical gestures and sounds prompt laughs from the crowd. Later in the show they pull a woman from the audience to join them on stage to help demonstrate their electric chair. Let's just say, sparks fly.Another highlight is when a spider woman descends from above the stage. Wearing a shiny, form-fitting, black suit, she sings while hanging upside down. Audiences will recognize her from the Zarkana posters displayed on the Strip. Her lyrics are the soundtrack for performers on the flying trapeze. Along with the spider woman, the stage is filled with layers of webs that allow just enough space for the trapeze artists to swing, flip and fly high above the stage.A 15-person banquine team is the last featured act in the show. Consisting of men and women, the acrobatic performers are both each others' launching pads and their nets. The large male performers in the group act as human catapults, making the others airborne long enough to perform flips and other tricks before landing in a human net. They perform what you'd otherwise believe to be impossible, but breaking the boundaries between reality and imagination is what Zarkana is all about.
 

My child is 2.5 years old can he attend the show?

Sadly, no. The minimum age is 5 years old due to loud noises as well as periods of darkness that might frighten small children.
1 year, 5 months ago
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 Peepshow
Peepshow
Experience Peepshow during its final weeks! The show will close Sept. 1.Nursery rhymes get a naughty twist in this sultry spectacular. Developed by Tony award-winning director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell ("Legally Blonde," "Hairspray") and BASE Entertainment, Peepshow demonstrates the art of tease mixed with humor, a high-energy contemporary soundtrack and all of the glamorous production elements found only in Vegas.Coco Austin, star of the hit E! Entertainment reality show "Ice Loves Coco," will play the role of Bo Peep now through Sept. 1, 2013 (with some Coco-cations). As a reality star, glamour/fitness model, actress, dancer and entrepreneur, Coco is known for teaching women how to be fit, sexy and self confident making her turn in the role of “Bo Peep” a perfect match.Coco's character, Bo Peep, starts the show as a lonely but beautiful girl who dreams of finding love. With the help of Peep Diva, the show's storyteller and star singer, Bo learns to let loose and show off her sexy side. Soon enough, she finds the perfect man — and it's not who you'll expect!A cast of talented and tantalizing fairy tale characters take Bo Peep through the paces of building self esteem and mastering seduction. A stellar solo pole dance number in which a beautiful dancer performs feats of strength and grace is among the highlights.Each scene in Peepshow is themed with a different nursery rhyme and a popular song like Aerosmith's "Pink," Cristina Aguilara's "Aint No Other Man" and Ginuwine's "Pony." The catchy lyrics tell a narrative while the dancers perform both covered and topless routines.When Peep Diva and Bo Peep meet a character named Wicked Wendy the dancers perform a racy routine choreographed to Kelis' "Milk Shake." Through the song Wicked Wendy shows other women how they too can be ultra sexy. The act ends with a big splash when Wicked Wendy and two other dancers climb into a giant wagon with a see-through tub of milk on top of it and tease the audience by giving them a peek of how milk has done their body good.Next, a bathtub appears on stage along with Bo Peep. Women go wild as a male performer with dark hair and rippling muscles emerges from the tub dripping with water. He performs an aerialist routine from a rope hanging above the stage while casually flirting with Bo Peep and enticing her to join him for a bath.The crowd is teased the whole night through as Bo learns the ropes from the other dancers but declines to take off her own top and try out their moves. But Bo's final transformation is anything but disappointing!
 

Can you meet the cast?

You can meet Coco after the show (for a price of course) with a range of special goodies like champagne or photos, etc. as well. Prices are listed at the box office when you get your tickets.
1 year, 5 months ago
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Pittsburgh, PA
 
 Peepshow
Peepshow
Experience Peepshow during its final weeks! The show will close Sept. 1.Nursery rhymes get a naughty twist in this sultry spectacular. Developed by Tony award-winning director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell ("Legally Blonde," "Hairspray") and BASE Entertainment, Peepshow demonstrates the art of tease mixed with humor, a high-energy contemporary soundtrack and all of the glamorous production elements found only in Vegas.Coco Austin, star of the hit E! Entertainment reality show "Ice Loves Coco," will play the role of Bo Peep now through Sept. 1, 2013 (with some Coco-cations). As a reality star, glamour/fitness model, actress, dancer and entrepreneur, Coco is known for teaching women how to be fit, sexy and self confident making her turn in the role of “Bo Peep” a perfect match.Coco's character, Bo Peep, starts the show as a lonely but beautiful girl who dreams of finding love. With the help of Peep Diva, the show's storyteller and star singer, Bo learns to let loose and show off her sexy side. Soon enough, she finds the perfect man — and it's not who you'll expect!A cast of talented and tantalizing fairy tale characters take Bo Peep through the paces of building self esteem and mastering seduction. A stellar solo pole dance number in which a beautiful dancer performs feats of strength and grace is among the highlights.Each scene in Peepshow is themed with a different nursery rhyme and a popular song like Aerosmith's "Pink," Cristina Aguilara's "Aint No Other Man" and Ginuwine's "Pony." The catchy lyrics tell a narrative while the dancers perform both covered and topless routines.When Peep Diva and Bo Peep meet a character named Wicked Wendy the dancers perform a racy routine choreographed to Kelis' "Milk Shake." Through the song Wicked Wendy shows other women how they too can be ultra sexy. The act ends with a big splash when Wicked Wendy and two other dancers climb into a giant wagon with a see-through tub of milk on top of it and tease the audience by giving them a peek of how milk has done their body good.Next, a bathtub appears on stage along with Bo Peep. Women go wild as a male performer with dark hair and rippling muscles emerges from the tub dripping with water. He performs an aerialist routine from a rope hanging above the stage while casually flirting with Bo Peep and enticing her to join him for a bath.The crowd is teased the whole night through as Bo learns the ropes from the other dancers but declines to take off her own top and try out their moves. But Bo's final transformation is anything but disappointing!
 

If Coco is on vaction who will take her place?

The show is performed "by the ensemble" which is their way letting you know that the "star" role isn't that big or important. We saw the show last week and Coco only had about 10 minutes of stage time anyway.
1 year, 5 months ago
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