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Cirque du So What

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4 Responses to “Cirque du So What”

  1. Wrecktum says:

    Is Peter Frampton in the show?

  2. Sandy says:

    I haven’t been to Vegas in a long time and have only seen Mystere and O. When Cirque started spreading its act in Zumanity and Ka, I thought that would be it – too much of a good thing. Thanks for the review and I don’t ever plan on seeing this one especially for these prices.

  3. palmtree says:

    I was a Cirque fan for a few years, watching Alegria, Mystere, Quidam, Dralion, and countless other ones on Bravo. But mentioning the Beatles does sound odd. The show’s appeal for me was always the non-contextualized Euro quirkiness that infused it. The more contextualized the show got, the less intriguing. Dralion was good not great because the Chinese performers tended to stand out a bit from the theatricality of it all…sort of like they were doing their own bits with Cirque costumes. And the music was the best when it was the most pliable, recombining itself and stretching out to fit the performers’ needs. It’s a shame to have the tempos not accomodate them. Even a few years back it seems Cirque was overreaching and now perhaps they’ve jumped the Vegas-act shark.

  4. Kambei says:

    That’s too bad. I was intrigued regarding the manipulation/reworking of the original recorded tracks that George Martin & Son were involved in. Sounded fascinating, but i’m guessing it was merely frustrating?

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