O Bellagio Las Vegas
3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
The Bellagio seems to have a thing for water. From the giant fountains outside to the 1.5 million gallon tank inside the O theatre, it seems just a matter of time before the entire casino is underwater. The Las Vegas Show O continues with his theme - taking theater to a whole new extreme.
Otherworldly. Ethereal. Intense. These are the words thrown around when describing the O show in Las Vegas. The second of the Cirque du Soleil shows to hit the strip (after Mystere), the Bellagio Las Vegas O show is still legendary throughout the city for its stunning production values and unique atmosphere. Despite its distinctive setting, the O show is Las Vegas might be the most traditional of the Cirque du Soleil shows. While the underwater aspect adds a certain mystique to the show, its reliance on acrobats and ballet leave the Las Vegas O show the closest to a true "circus" than Zumanity Las Vegas or KA Las Vegas. There are even clowns before the show, setting the stage for the O show in Las Vegas with a variety of silly water-related antics.
It all begins with an innocuous stranger being pulled out of the audience. Turns out he's a performer, a stand-in for the real audience, as he is transported into a fantastical aquatic world, where acrobats and divers dress like something out of a Salvador Dali dream and perform feats that boggle the mind. The Las Vegas show O continues on is this direction for an hour and 45 minutes - boats appear in the pool, surrounded by synchronized swimmers, fire jugglers show up on the "shore" and divers throw themselves around with little regard for their own health. Which is one of the reasons the O show in Las Vegas continues to be one of the Las Vegas Strip's best selling shows - even though it may have been eclipsed in many ways by the always progressive Cirque du Soleil productions, the immense stage and intricate choreography of the Bellagio Las Vegas O show make it one of the city's most unique experiences.
Shows run twice a day, Wednesdays through Sundays, at both 7:30pm and 10:30pm.
The Las Vegas show O followed in the footsteps of Mystere, proving that the popularity of the Cirque du Soleil company was no fluke. Building on the success of its predecessor, Bellagio Las Vegas O employs around 85 acrobats, divers and jugglers - each one scuba certified and ready to perform hundreds of shows per year. Written and originally directed - like all Cirque du Soleil shows - by Franco Dragone, the O show in Las Vegas continues to impress despite its creator's absence.
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