How to describe the seemingly indescribable wonder and artistry of Cirque du Soleil's still utterly dazzling display? An Esther Williams-Busby Berkeley spectacular on peyote? A Salvador Dalí painting come to life? A stage show by Fellini? The French-Canadian troupe has topped itself with this production -- and not simply because it's situated its breathtaking acrobatics in, on, around, and above a 1.5-million-gallon pool (eau -- pronounced O -- is French for "water"). Even without those impossible feats, this might be worth the price just to see the presentation, a constantly shifting dreamscape that's a marvel of imagination and staging. If you've seen Mystère, at Treasure Island, or other Cirque productions, you'll be amazed that they've once again raised the bar to new heights without losing any of the humor or stylistic trademarks, including the sensuous music.
We know -- those ticket prices, especially when we keep pointing you in the direction of other Cirque shows -- ouch! We want to say that we can guarantee it's worth it, but that's a decision only you can make. (No one we've personally sent has come back with regrets.) Note that no tank tops, shorts, or sneakers are allowed. Wednesday through Sunday 7:30 and 10:30pm.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Very Highly Recommended 2009
- Very Highly Recommended 2010