Cirque de Soleil Beatles LOVE Show

Last week I went to see the Cirque de Soleil LOVE show at the Mirage Theater in Los Vegas, NV. We had seats in the first row near the left side of the stage.  At times, it felt almost too close and sometimes felt overwhelming… but in a wonderful way. Being so close to the performers made me feel connected to them for brief moments in a way I wouldn’t have if we were further back. Between the ‘theater in the round’ and the ‘three ring circus’ aspects, I think you’d need to go the show more than once to really absorb everything.

The thing I remember most, is how happy so many of them seemed – especially the younger performers (some were little kids). That’s one aspect of the Beatles they really highlighted – the happiness and joy they radiated.

All the stage effects were amazing – with scenery and people being raised and lowered constantly up from out of the stage and down from the ceiling. The surface of the stage itself was constantly changing – sometimes it was completely sunken and sometimes completely flat with various constructions rising up out of the floor or being lowered down from above.

I especially liked how they employed the projections on the curtains which got raised and lowered at various times during the show (you can see some of them in the last photo). And then on top of all this, the performers climbing and flying around on cables… makes it hard to imagine them ever taking this show on the road without major modifications. Here are a few photos I took with my cellphone…

This is the main entrance to the theater (at the Mirage). The floor keeps changing color – like walking on a moving rainbow…

… and we were mezmerized by the mirrored balls on the ceiling…

This was a plaque on one of the walls where the image of John was created in relief…

This was a poster in the gift shop window…

Before the show began, there were many announcements about no picture taking. The show itself was so engrossing that I forgot all about my phone camera but I couldn’t resist taking one quick pic after the incredible finale had ended.

A splendid time indeed!