Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil at ARIA Resort & Casino

"With 70 international performers, Zarkana entertains with a cast of highly trained acrobats, jugglers, high wire acts, trapeze artists, aerialists and clowns."

The reason why so many people love Vegas is because the city never disappoints. Whether we win a little money or lose more that we should have, the fascination of Vegas casinos, dining choices and entertainment always gets me planning my next trip back. The best choices are always through word of mouth and Cirque du Soleil will always have the last word. Zarkana Cirque du Soleil at Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas has been buzzing with great reviews and this is just another one to confirm how unbelievably fun Zarkana is.

I need to remind everybody about what it takes to run a Vegas Cirque show. There is so much money that is invested (average Vegas show production costs 30-40 million dollars) and the manpower that goes into a Cirque show is painstaking. The cast and crew work tirelessly for their craft and the loyalty that fans have for the performers and production comes from the realization of how easy they make everything look. Do not ever underestimate what you are watching because this is what Zarkana Cirque du Soleil is all about.

Zarkana was such a good show, staying true to its classic and traditional circus. Zarkana debuted at Radio City Music Hall, New York City in June of 2011 and also opened in Moscow and Madrid before settling down at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas in 2012. Under the direction and master-mind of Francois Girard, he produced a story about a group of talented and quarky performers who brings an abandoned theatre back to life, for a brand new circus show and the struggles that come along with it.

  1. With 70 international performers, Zarkana entertains with a cast of highly trained acrobats, jugglers, high wire acts, trapeze artists, aerialists and clowns. The musicians, singers and actors were top-notch professionals and really brought the whole production together. I particularly love costumes and the theme of the 1930s golden age inspired fashion was my favourite. The backdrops were incredible too. For history art fans, the set designs were inspired by France’s Antoni Gaudi and Gustuv Klimt’s Art Nouveau era from the 1920s and 1930s. They got a lot of visual ideas from past French artists and Zarkana served them well, in their show.

     

    I have to note, the humour and charm of Zarkana made me laugh a lot. With all the eye candy to enjoy, this show also had a funny witty side to it. I wanted to make sure that the audience was in agreement and as I looked around, I saw that everybody was laughing and having a good time. It was an exciting and beautiful experience at the circus and sadly, I didn’t want it to end. By the way, there really is no bad seat in the house.

    The impact of being totally entertained is being at Zarkana, live and in person. Go see the show, the next time you’re in Vegas. Please.

    www.cirquedusoleil.com or call to book 1 877 253 5847