Isabella
 
 
 
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Surprises await you at every turn as you transcend to another realm of the imagination at O by Cirque du Soleil.First, you laugh at a silly spectacle of two clowns attempting to stay dry under an umbrella filled with holes as they weave their way through the audience before the show begins. Then you are immersed in the smell of spices as a man swings an incense container while several other peculiar looking characters scatter down the aisles through the seats toward the stage. Mystery, intrigue and anticipation hang in the air for the journey to begin.Finally, the curtain opens revealing a whimsical scene where synchronized swimmers splash in perfect precision as a trapeze duo descends from the ceiling to their place above the watery world below."O," a play on the French word for water, is a stunning aquatic masterpiece that explores a world of fantasy beyond your wildest imagination conveyed through the amazing performances of world class acrobats, synchronized swimmers, divers and an array of other characters in, on and around a 1.5-million gallon pool.This show, made up of 85 performers and 150 stage hands, contains greatly imaginative, yet seemingly impossible images and can be thought of as a living representation of a Salvador Dali or Vladimir Kush painting. The complex combination of infinitely flowing movement from the performers at all times during the show creates an ever-evolving work of art accented by lighting special effects and an innovative soundtrack performed by an ensemble of live musicians and singers.A barge gracefully floats into center stage where a team of acrobats create innovative shapes and poses with their bodies. They are no longer human but pieces of a puzzle that can fit together to create an infinite number of mystifying and beautiful images.Apart from the performers, the stage is equally amazing in its transformation from a 25-foot pool of water into a flat surface in a matter of seconds. Elements of fire, water and air are also explored as the set changes from an underwater spectacle to dry land where a tribal dancer whirls two flaming batons.As soon as one act is done taking your breath away, you are in awe at another incredible character defying your senses.Three swings become the launching pad for divers as they gracefully skyrocket into the air before astounding the audience as they flip, spin and plummet to the water below.A ladder appears where world class high divers make their ascent to a 60-foot high platform. Instead of trying to make it into a wooden barrel like the traditional circus act, three divers jump all at the same time, each landing in a small sectioned area of the pool. It is a death defying stunt that has everyone holding their breath until they re- emerge from the pool's surface.Contortionists amaze and beguile the audience in their ability to morph their bodies into unthinkable positions while gracefully floating on the water.Soldiers on flying carousel horses, dancing sirens, a man sitting down to read his newspaper while engulfed in flames, and a bevy of other exquisite characters create a unique and enchanting experience at "O." Through the different scenes you will find yourself lost in a dream yet found in a world of fantasy and fun.-- By Caroline Fontein
 
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Customer service 
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Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
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fromAmsterdam
Gender:Female
Yes, I recommend this product.
Things that make you go "Oh!"
PostedFebruary 21, 2014
I had no idea what to expect from Cirque Du Soleil even though it was the third "cirque" type of performance I went to see. However, Cirque Du Soleil is known to be the top of the bill and man, did it deliver! It's a beautiful graceful show, with beautiful music, clever stage design and great performers. Up front, I was a bit worried that too much might be going on onstage that would make you miss half of it not knowing where to look, but that was not the case at all. The show is neatly divided into different segments and even if there's more than one thing happening, the performance is put together in such a way that you know what the main act is and what is there to support/strengthen it. Definitely worth checking out.
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Best known songs: "Motownphilly," "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday," "One Sweet Day," "I'll Make Love to You" and "End of the Road."Of Note: Their song "One Sweet Day" with Mariah Carey holds the all-time record of 16 consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. They rank fourth behind Elvis Presley, The Beatles and Mariah Carey for artists that have held at the No. 1 spot for at least 50 weeks cumulatively on the Billboard charts.Awards: Four Grammy awards including Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Best R&B AlbumAudience: Fans of R&B musicVenue: Terry Fator TheatreBoyz II Men have joined the ranks of Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Santana, Guns N' Roses, Celine Dion and CeeLo Green with an extended residency in Las Vegas.The four-time Grammy Award-winning R&B group (now composed of Shawn Stockman, Nathan Morris and Wanya Morris) appears select weekends in the Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage.  "We've been dreaming of this day since we performed an extended holiday show two years ago in Las Vegas," Morris said. "We're thrilled to start 2013 with this amazing announcement and want to thank The Mirage and everyone who has made this dream a reality for us. "Franz Kallao, vice president of hotel operations at The Mirage, said, "All of us at The Mirage are excited to welcome Boyz II Men to our resort, giving guests the opportunity to experience one of the best R&B groups in the music industry. Boyz II Men will be a wonderful complement to our renowned entertainment lineup."The group plans on singing many of their hits including "Motownphilly," "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday," "I'll Make Love to You" and "End of the Road." They also promise a few new surprises for audiences.Formed in 1988 at the Philadelphia High School of the Creative and Performing Arts, Boyz II Men, originally called Unique Attraction, comprised Nathan Morris, Marc Nelson (who soon parted ways), Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman and Michael McCary. The singers performed on street corners and subway platforms before working their way backstage at a Bell Biv DeVoe concert in 1989 and impressing Michael Bivins, who offered them a deal.After signing with Motown Records, Boyz II Men debuted with "Cooleyhighharmony" in 1991 and scored platinum sales thanks to the hits "Motownphilly" and "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday." The album earned the group its first Grammy — Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group. In 1992, the Boyz II Men song "End of the Road," which was featured on the "Boomerang" soundtrack, stayed at No. 1 for 13 weeks and beat Elvis Presley's 11-week run with "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog."The harmonizing foursome continued its success with its next album, "II," which was released in 1994 and debuted at No. 1. The single "I'll Make Love to You" stayed at No. 1 for 14 weeks. The group spent the better part of 1995 touring but found time to break records again with a collaboration with Mariah Carey called "One Sweet Day," which spent 16 weeks at No. 1 on the pop charts.The next few albums didn't find as much success, but fans still supported their Boyz. "Evolution" was released in 1997 and featured the hits "4 Seasons of Loneliness" and "A Song for Mama," and "Nathan Michael Shawn Wanya" was released in 2000.Boyz II Men again hit the studio and released "Full Circle" in 2002. The following year, bass singer Michael McCary left the group in 2003 due to chronic back problems.The group released "Throwback" in 2004 and a Christmas album, "Winter/Reflections," in 2005. Boyz II Men's 2007 album, "The Remedy," not only included a CD of entirely new music, but an additional CD of the group's most popular hits re-recorded. In 2009 they released the album "Love."The group has sold more than 60 million records throughout their illustrious career. They continue to release new albums. Most recently their 2012 album "Twenty" hit No. 1 on Billboard's R&B Soul Album chart.
 
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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 
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fromAmsterdam
Age:35 to 44
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Special Event
Travel Companions:Myself
Purchase Frequency:Less than once every few years
Gambler:No
Yes, I recommend this product.
Great show with a chance to get close and personal
PostedFebruary 21, 2014
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I have seen this show twice now and have loved it each time. The group tell their own success story along the way including a journey back in time to the Motown music that inspired them. All the hits pass by and Marc Nelson joins them to make the journey of their past complete as they sing a few a cappella songs together. There are two bits in the show where you are invited to get a close encounter with the band as they either let the ladies come to the stage or walk through the audience themselves. This makes the evening an even more special event. Photography is also allowed. :)
Side note: I didn't have the best view with my original seats, so I rated it fair in my review in regards to my order at vegas.com. Local theatre staff were really helpful moving me to the mid section of the audience in the last minutes before the show started though. Which made my experience well worth it (as I came from Europe to see the show).
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Best known songs: "Motownphilly," "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday," "One Sweet Day," "I'll Make Love to You" and "End of the Road."Of Note: Their song "One Sweet Day" with Mariah Carey holds the all-time record of 16 consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. They rank fourth behind Elvis Presley, The Beatles and Mariah Carey for artists that have held at the No. 1 spot for at least 50 weeks cumulatively on the Billboard charts.Awards: Four Grammy awards including Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Best R&B AlbumAudience: Fans of R&B musicVenue: Terry Fator TheatreBoyz II Men have joined the ranks of Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Santana, Guns N' Roses, Celine Dion and CeeLo Green with an extended residency in Las Vegas.The four-time Grammy Award-winning R&B group (now composed of Shawn Stockman, Nathan Morris and Wanya Morris) appears select weekends in the Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage.  "We've been dreaming of this day since we performed an extended holiday show two years ago in Las Vegas," Morris said. "We're thrilled to start 2013 with this amazing announcement and want to thank The Mirage and everyone who has made this dream a reality for us. "Franz Kallao, vice president of hotel operations at The Mirage, said, "All of us at The Mirage are excited to welcome Boyz II Men to our resort, giving guests the opportunity to experience one of the best R&B groups in the music industry. Boyz II Men will be a wonderful complement to our renowned entertainment lineup."The group plans on singing many of their hits including "Motownphilly," "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday," "I'll Make Love to You" and "End of the Road." They also promise a few new surprises for audiences.Formed in 1988 at the Philadelphia High School of the Creative and Performing Arts, Boyz II Men, originally called Unique Attraction, comprised Nathan Morris, Marc Nelson (who soon parted ways), Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman and Michael McCary. The singers performed on street corners and subway platforms before working their way backstage at a Bell Biv DeVoe concert in 1989 and impressing Michael Bivins, who offered them a deal.After signing with Motown Records, Boyz II Men debuted with "Cooleyhighharmony" in 1991 and scored platinum sales thanks to the hits "Motownphilly" and "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday." The album earned the group its first Grammy — Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group. In 1992, the Boyz II Men song "End of the Road," which was featured on the "Boomerang" soundtrack, stayed at No. 1 for 13 weeks and beat Elvis Presley's 11-week run with "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog."The harmonizing foursome continued its success with its next album, "II," which was released in 1994 and debuted at No. 1. The single "I'll Make Love to You" stayed at No. 1 for 14 weeks. The group spent the better part of 1995 touring but found time to break records again with a collaboration with Mariah Carey called "One Sweet Day," which spent 16 weeks at No. 1 on the pop charts.The next few albums didn't find as much success, but fans still supported their Boyz. "Evolution" was released in 1997 and featured the hits "4 Seasons of Loneliness" and "A Song for Mama," and "Nathan Michael Shawn Wanya" was released in 2000.Boyz II Men again hit the studio and released "Full Circle" in 2002. The following year, bass singer Michael McCary left the group in 2003 due to chronic back problems.The group released "Throwback" in 2004 and a Christmas album, "Winter/Reflections," in 2005. Boyz II Men's 2007 album, "The Remedy," not only included a CD of entirely new music, but an additional CD of the group's most popular hits re-recorded. In 2009 they released the album "Love."The group has sold more than 60 million records throughout their illustrious career. They continue to release new albums. Most recently their 2012 album "Twenty" hit No. 1 on Billboard's R&B Soul Album chart.
 

When purchasing, you don't get an exact ticket location. Why?

When are the seats assigned to you? When can I find out where we're sitting? If I call the box office, can they tell me?
I found out about my seats when I picked up the tickets. I think you can still change them on the spot though. If it's not a busy night, you can try to ask an usher if you can change seats too.
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