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Marc Savard's show takes comedy to another level of excitement and fun through his ability to hypnotize perfect strangers and get them to do hilarious and unexpected things. Instead of him being the main attraction, his volunteers become the stars of the show, and there's no telling what ridiculous things he will have them do once they are hypnotized.Before the show starts, Savard does a test of the subconscious to determine if you are in the right frame of mind to be hypnotized. The he explains a few guidelines for those thinking of volunteering, the most important being you must have a fun personality."If I can get 25 volunteers up here this is going to be one of your more memorable nights in Vegas," says Savard before people start making their way to one of the chairs set up on stage. Once the volunteers are in place, Savard guides them through several relaxation techniques until they are all slumped over in their chairs with their eyes closed.Savard tells his volunteers that they will awake on his command and think that they are musicians who will play with "pride and pizzazz" in a world famous orchestra. Soon they have their eyes open and they are playing their instruments with absolute conviction.He uses this not only to make the audience laugh but also as a way of determining which of his volunteers are actually hypnotized and ready for the rest of the show. Savard makes a final selection of eight volunteers and conducts another relaxation technique where they get into an even deeper state of hypnosis. One of the female volunteers, on the night the show was attended, was so relaxed that she actually fell right out of her seat and into a contorted position on the floor."I just saved you $100 from going to a Cirque du Soleil show," jokes Savard over the laughter from the audience.From there, the show takes a wild turn as Savard creates a series of hilarious scenarios for his volunteers that they wholeheartedly embrace as though everything happening were real. Each premise is wilder than the next and the end result is non-stop laughs from the audience. The individual volunteers' unique reactions add to the hilarity of Savard's commands.Apart from the scenarios, Savard also assigns the volunteers things that they will do when he shakes their hand or when they hear a certain song being played. The most hilarious command that he assigns is making one of the male volunteers think that they have jock itch. Savard shakes the guy's hand and pulls away just before the volunteer is about to unbutton his pants.As the show gets going and the volunteers prove themselves to be ready and willing to do anything, Savard "steps it up a notch" by describing even more outrageous scenarios that involve everything from suggestively shaped lollipops to blow-up dolls. This is one wild and crazy night of hilarious entertainment that you will not want to miss.-- By Caroline Fontein
 
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Customer service 
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Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
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View of Stage 
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Theater Quality 
4 / 5
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Yes, I recommend this product.
great experience
PostedApril 22, 2013
Good to experience hypnosis if you believe it is possible
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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.
 
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Customer service 
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Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
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View of Stage 
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Theater Quality 
5 / 5
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Yes, I recommend this product.
Amazing
PostedApril 22, 2013
Amazing costumes and make-up, excellant talents and skills. Highly reccomend
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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?

I dont think it is suitable for a child of that age, scarily dressed people walking around the theatre.
1 year, 4 months ago
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