on September 28, 2006
After making reservations over 3 months in advance, one of the most anticipated activities on our Vegas vacation was a night at the Bellagio to see Cirque Du Soleil's "O". One of the newer, Cirque Du Soleil shows, "O" is a spectacular mix of water, lights, fire, acrobats, live music, and comedy! From clowns, high divers, and synchronized swimmers, to trapeze artists, contortionists, and dancers, this show is an overload for the senses! With so much to watch and listen to at once, you'll never come off the edge of your seat during the entire performance. This elaborate theatre, built exclusively for "O" cost over $100 million and holds over 1.5 million gallons of water. The stage is transformed from a pool, to an inch-deep puddle, to a completely dry platform throughout the acts. High divers jump from over nine stories above the stage, while divers constantly help with the logistics beneath the surface. We sat in the upper level and had a great view of the show. Even with over 1800 seats, and 2 shows per night (7:30pm and 10:30pm Wednesday through Sunday), tickets still sell out several months in advance. It is recommended that you reserve early, and there is a stand-by line that is first-come, first-served at the will call desk in case you want to chance an open seat coming available. Tickets are $99, $125, and $150 based on seating and there is a boutique outside the theatre with plenty of souvenirs to take home from the show, including clothing and CDs.If you've never been to a Cirque Du Soleil performance, (or if you been to many), "O" is a unique, breathtaking show for all ages—and well worth the ticket cost for a night on the town!
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