Whilst we were in Las Vegas on Honeymoon the one thing I really wanted to do in the evening is go and see a show. The great thing about Vegas is that there are so many that you can choose from and we had Cirque-du-soleil recommended to us. There are a lot of these shows you can see too but we decided that we were going to stay close to our hotel and see the one they were offering there which was the mystere show. It was fantastic and here is why.
Ok so the mystere version of cirque-du-soleil is showing at present at the Treasure Island Hotel which is in the centre of the Vegas strip. The location is fantastic if you are staying in the centre and there are plenty of taxi ranks about if you are staying at either end of the strip.
The actual theatre is beautiful and has a lot of blue and gold decorations all over the ceiling there. It is like you have walked into somewhere truly regal and there are planet type ornaments around which look great. There is a small shop just opposite the box office where you can buy goodies such as ornaments, CDs of music from the show and magnets amongst other things.
The box office staff at the mystere show were brilliant and very helpful. We got the tickets very quickly and considering we brought them 3 hours before the show started we got really good seats. As you walk into the main auditorium it is in a semi-circle and every seat has a great view of the stage. We had no idea what we were expecting from this show so it was all brand new to us so I will try and tell you about it without spoiling it for anybody wanting to go see it.
Ok so we walked in and the first thing we noticed was that the whole audience every now and again would be in absolute hysterical laughter. After a while we did realise that this because there was a very entertaining gentleman who was keeping everybody smiling whilst we were waiting for the place to fill up and the show to start. This was a brilliant idea as it gives you something to look at instead of patiently sitting there. I wont let you know what he does but let's just say that you might not want him to come any where near you.
So you walk into the theatre and the first thing you see is a dark stage with 2 red prams that are illuminated and you can hear the sound of babies crying and making noises. We did wonder what we had let ourselves in for by this point.
When the show starts though you are treated to exactly what the cirque-du-soleil is all about. You see a lot of different entertaining acts that you sit there and wonder exactly how they even do it as it looks so impressive. People who have watched the show may know b its that might happen. The mystere version is all about impressing you and making you wonder how they do it.
The mystere show includes a lot of classic acts such as trampoline and bungee work and then there is a great bit where 2 strong men really put on a show for the audience. As well as the normal acts you do get some very funny parts and sketches which includes a guy that every time he came on the stage the whole audience would just applaud very loudly.
The other thing to remember is that you basically have some entertainment then an act so for instance you will have people playing with poles or doing acrobatics and then you will have more entertainment just for fun. A good thing about this mystere show is the audience participation which is funny and my husband actually got pulled up on stage and made to look silly which was so funny.
The whole show lasts about an hour and then you have a break. It is a very modern take on the circus theme and the sets and outfits are so colourful and bright. It is a fun show that is made to amaze and it is fantastic. It is a show which will let you face people who will show you what true strength and bravery is and I was open mouthed for a lot of it as I couldn't believe what I was seeing.
The stage is cut in 2 as the front bit actually moves to cater for what the acts need so it will be normal, a huge gap or at one point it transforms into a massive revolving ball. Absolutely brilliant.
The show tickets cost us about $40 each and we loved it and thought it was worth every penny. I believe that every cirque-du-soleil show offers something different and after seeing this one I wouldn't hesitate to go and see this again or another one. So fantastic so if in Vegas look out for it as it plays every day.
Thanks for reading.
At the time of writing Mystere is at the ripe old Vegas age of 15 which in the ever changing entertainment landscape of Las Vegas is for me impressive.
A mix of gymnastic/acrobatic prowess, comedic moments, dance, stunning visuals, music...
I'm not going to be specific about the acts because I don't want to spoil the show for you. However I can tell you that the theme seems to be life.
I would say that it is certainly family friendly but not so sugary sweet that if you're visiting without kids you wouldn't want to see it, it has something to offer (almost) everyone.
If you've seen the film "Knocked Up" you might have already seen a little bit of the variety of acts that make up the show.
Situated in the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino the Mystere theatre is on the left hand side towards the back of the floor (relative to the front entrance to the casino floor) though it is well sign posted inside and on show nights you won't have much trouble spotting the queue to get in. The first time I saw the show and was stuck in the queue I thought I would be there all night then the doors opened and they are so efficient at getting everyone in I wasn't waiting long after that.
Back to the showroom, it appears to have been designed to give a great view of the stage from wherever you may be seated. I've sat in the front row and another time right at the back and both views gave me different perspectives on the on stage action, both of which were great.
Overall a great entertaining show, certainly worth the price of admission. Speaking of price, tickets range in price dependent on where you are located in the theatre from $66 to $119 (I think this makes it one of the cheaper Cirque du Soleil shows in Las Vegas) though you might find promotional discounts online/in Treasure Island or in Tix 4 Tonight box offices around the Las Vegas Strip (if they have them available on the day).
I'd probably go as far to say it's a modern day Vegas classic as its success paved the way for other spectacular Vegas Cirque shows such as the breathtaking "O", the drama of "KA", the saucy "Zumanity" and the Beatley "Love" (Oh and "Believe" at the Luxor but I'm not sure if I would recommend that one in the same light as the others).
I hope I've done the show justice without giving too much away
Treasure Island Circus