"O" by Cirque Du Soleil
Just The Facts, Please.
"O" Theatre at Bellagio
7:30 pm and 10pm; Wednesday through Sunday
Cirque du Soleil
one hour 45 minutes
Over 7 million audience members and counting.
Mavens Overview: "O"
"O" is Cirque du Soleil's second production in Vegas, and widely regarded as its best. The show's creator Frank Dragone takes the wonderfully imaginative characters from Mystere, complete with their beautiful costumes and elaborate make-up, and throws them into a new world dominated by water. The show's title "O" phonetically speaking, is the French word for water, not an abbreviation of "orgasm", although any possible confusion is surely intentional.
Cirque du Soleil's description of the show is as follows:
Cirque du Soleil weaves an aquatic tapestry of artistry, surrealism and theatrical romance in the timeless production, "O"...World-class acrobats, synchronized swimmers, divers and characters perform in, on, and above water to create a breathtaking experience.
The above description, gets it just about right. I don't think anyone could argue that the world-class acrobats and divers in the show perform breathtaking feats. Add to that the theatre that was designed and built solely for this Cirque production, and you get a show that generates incredible internet buzz.
For the most part, the only reviews that were less than stellar, were from patrons that felt the show was over-hyped, and didn't meet their high expectations. To avoid that situation, I'll just say "O" is well worth one hour and forty five minutes of your time.
Internet Buzz: "O"
- This show is the reason I love Cirque du Soleil. Watching this show I was entertained from beginning to end. I am not that big a fan of the clown acts from these shows normally but even those part didn't bother me at all while watching O.
- The visual effects were stunning. The stage transforms into many different environments for each act. The floor can be a hard solid floor one minute, then a pool the next. The live music brings the show together.
- There are no words to describe the grace and beauty of this show. You'll just have to check it out the next time you're in Las Vegas. Highly recommended, I left the theatre that night in complete awe!
- There were certainly some wow moments, especially the acrobat doing a hands free headstand on the trapeze and the cliff divers who jump from the rafters into a small pool. But my favorite part was the acrobats launched into the water from a variety of swings. It makes you feel as if you can take flight. Just a perfect blend of artistry, comedy and engineering wizardry.
- Spoil yourself and go see this show! O is on a scale of its own. It was magical! Brilliant! With all of its elements
- One of the best parts of seeing a show like this in Vegas is how all of the obsession with gaming and drinking seems to drop from everyone's persona and we all return to be little kids fascinated by spectacle and possibility!
- I think "O" was a bit too hyped up for me. After much anticipation, I saw my first Cirque show. I appreciated the work that the entertainers put in and the costumes/stage elements were visually stunning but the whole show seemed to lack an awe factor.
- We were pretty excited about seeing O especially after have already see Mystere and Ka. We had pretty high expectations for this show, and it just didn't live up to them. We both left the show with a "wasn't nearly as good as we thought it would be" feeling.
- I know, I know. It's supposed to be one of the best shows in Vegas, but I just couldn't get into it. I thought they relied too much on stage design, and very little on story and the "wow" factor.