Cirque du Soleil’s "O" show in Las Vegas – my review

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So what did I think of Cirque du Soleil’s show “O”?

Absolutely beautiful.  I think my mouth was open most of the time, and I’m glad there weren’t flies about (just people flying, and they’re bigger.  And sexier.  And waterproof, apparently!)

One of my friends that attended with me joked (okay, somewhat lamely) that the show is called O because everyone keeps breathlessly sighing or marveling “Ooooooh!”  But maybe she’s right.

Some quick specific thoughts:

  • I sat in row M.  If I had my choice, I’d sit in maybe row D or E.  I’d rather see expressions and subtle movements, even at the slight expense of getting “the overall picture.”  Row M wasn’t bad at all, though.
  • The expensive seats are $165 after tax.  That hurts.  Shockingly, I still think it was worth it, and I may attend again when I’m in Vegas next year.
  • My three friends and I got last minute tickets (and, as noted, fine seats) by arriving just over two hours prior to a Thursday early show.  I’m guessing this’d be much less successful Fri-Sun.  And we got the *last* remaining tickets.  So I’d indeed recommend booking ahead or—if you’re available to see a show on a weekday, get there 2.5 hours early and bring a snack to eat in line.
  • I didn’t quite click with the clown scenes.  Cute, but not particularly funny or entertaining.
  • Sure, the feats of the performers were insanely amazing, but I was more taken by the artistic creativity and beauty of the show.  There were a few sections in which I thought, hmm, maybe this is a bit repetitive, but overall, the show captured and held my attention strongly.
  • Gotta pee?  Go well *before* the show starts, or you’ll be pretty frustrated with, well, all the water around ;-).  And there’s no intermission!
  • O is in the Bellagio hotel, and the buffet there is outstanding!  My friends and I were amazed at the quality and diversity of food that was available for our 9:30pm dinner!  And, unlike most buffets, (non-alcoholic) drinks are included at no extra price… including fresh-squeezed OJ.  Yum!

Anyway, go see the show.  Quite an experience! 🙂

7 comments… add one
  • Kimberly Sep 2, 2009

    I’ve seen O and Love, they both are amazing. Love is a much more circus style show then O, but they both really showcase the talent of these incredibly gifted individuals. I think the O show was “prettier”, but if you’re a Beatles fan, you can’t beat the sound track of the Love show!

  • Clay Curtis Sep 6, 2009

    I saw the show last year and talked about it for weeks. Vegas is always cutting edge with the best shows!

  • Steve Sep 7, 2009

    I saw the Cirque du Soleil in London a couple of years back and through it was fantastic. I can’t remember which show it was (I don’t think it was that one) but really enjoyed it!

  • Marianna Oct 22, 2009

    Also i found that the show was very awesome!
    But I dont liked the Clowns.
    My Fav Act was the high dive and the synchronized swimming. The Costumes were very well.
    Fairly impressing!
    Somebody know when they come to Germany?

  • Johnny Nov 25, 2009

    That’s really interesting that you blogged about “O” back in August. I was in Vegas myself and about to buy tickets until I decided at the last possible moment that there was no way I would feel that the show’s entertainment value would justify the price… maybe I was wrong I guess!

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  • kemal22 Jan 4, 2010

    I’ve seen O and Love, they both are amazing. Love is a much more circus style show then O, but they both really showcase the talent of these incredibly gifted individuals. I think the O show was “prettier”, but if you’re a Beatles fan, you can’t beat the sound track of the Love show!

  • hotels in las vegas Nov 20, 2011

    The show looks amazing from an exact seating. If you’re seated too close to the stage, you won’t appreciate the bigger picture of it.

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