Circus Beatles and Michael Jackson shows reopen in August


Two Las Vegas entertainment standards have scheduled return dates. by Cirque du Soleil LOVE, based on the music of The Beatles, and Michael Jackson A have end of August dates on the calendar after being closed since last March.

Michael Jackson A will return to Mandalay Bay on August 19, while LOVE returns to the Mirage a week later, on August 26. Two other Cirque du Soleil shows – Mystery at Treasure Island and O at Bellagio – came back last week.

In addition, the Blue Man Group, which became a member of the Cirque du Soleil family in 2017, has resumed its shows at Luxor. The openings are leaving KA at the MGM Grand as the only Cirque du Soleil show with no return date. Zumanity, the adult-only production that took place in New York-New York for more than a decade, is not returning to The Strip.

The return of LOVE and Michael Jackson A is good news for nostalgic fans of two of history’s greatest recording artists. Both shows incorporate dance, acrobatics, and stunning visuals into an almost 2-hour show to the music of the artists.

“Today, we are all united in celebrating the return to life of our industry,” said Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Group, announcing the return of the shows. “Let us flood social platforms with messages of hope, strength and perseverance. We encourage you to join us and add your voice to support your favorite artists, places, friends and families working in the live entertainment industry.

Cirque du Soleil has adopted the theme “The intermission is over” to mark the return of its shows. It uses the hashtag #IntermissionIsOver to promote not only its own shows, but also live entertainment in general.

“Now is the time to celebrate the resilience of our industry and the return of live entertainment shows,” said Lamarre.

The return of LOVE will be a special time for Las Vegas. The show debuted in 2006 in the presence of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and the wives of the late John Lennon and George Harrison, as well as longtime producer George Martin.

The show has been performed over 7,500 times and has attracted over 10 million spectators over the years. Over 65 performers take part in the show which takes place in a specially constructed theater with 360 degree seating.

Performers walk on and off the stage from various locations and a vague story is told through the band’s music. Sgt. Pepper, Lady Madonna, Mr. Kite, and Eleanor Rigby are among those walking around the show.

Michael Jackson A is a more traditional show and stage, with its music staged with performances with a Cirque du Soleil touch. The return of the show coincides with what would have been its 63rd birthday on August 29, and special events will take place at the hotel and theater this weekend.


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