O by Cirque du Soleil is an awe-inspiring production that is played at the O Theatre inside the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
O is one of the best shows in Las Vegas and it can only be seen in the city. The magnificent show’s name “O” is the homonym for the French word, “eau,” which means, “Water.”
The thrilling show incorporates the elements of earth, fire, air and – most prominently – water to create a visually stunning aerial performance.
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O is one of those shows that once you have seen it, nothing else can match it, which is the main reason it sells out.
The show has redefined the whole theater experience with water on stage and a variety of spectacular performances of dancing, swimming, acrobatics, and clowning that is beyond belief.With over eighty performers and a hundred and fifty stage hands, O is successful in exploring the boundaries of performance with the elements.
The show’s acrobatics as well as its performances are world class, which compels you to follow along. The unique combination of the imaginative, yet seemingly impossible infinitely flowing movement of the performers throughout the performances creates an evolving work of art that is accented by the special lighting effects and the inspiring music by the ensemble of musicians and singers.
This will leave you trying to figure out exactly how they do it after you reach home.
Acts in “O”
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Gliding through the air on silks and spinning on hoops as they swing from the ceiling, the sheer athleticism of the production and the cast is creative, astonishing and sometimes funny.
One of the most exciting acts in the show is when you see the talented divers leap from 60 feet above the stage into a small triangular section of the pool. You will also enjoy the thrill as the acrobats skillfully perform a variety of dizzying acts above the open water as well as the synchronized swimmers performing their uniform underwater ballets.
O’s team of contortionist will surprise you with their coordinated act, which will leave you in wonder, since you don’t know where one person begins and the other ends. The fire-dancers will fascinate you with the twirling balls of flame.
There is also an amazing trapeze act where the duo use their legs and feet to hold on to each other. The synchronized duo will even use Russian swings to propel divers high in the air, before they twist, quadruple flip and unintentionally drop into the water below.
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As soon as you enter the theatre, you will know that you are in for something really good. The European opera house style O Theatre features comfortable tiered balcony seating for your convenience.
The theater’s classic architecture and the gorgeous settings may surprise you a bit. The central element of the theater set is a large, 25 feet stage pool. The pool holds more than 1.5 million gallons of water and there are several stages, which emerge from the water to create a variety of other stages during the performances.
From the sea, to the land, to the air; the evolving stages and backgrounds will inspire your imagination. The amazing stage allows the cast to perform in, above, and on the water.
O is performed twice nightly at 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. There are no performances on Mondays and Tuesdays. There is also an age restriction for the show. Children under 5 are not allowed in the show and if you are under 18 you will need adult supervision.
O at the Bellagio offers a VIP experience that combines the magnificence of the Bellagio with the unique creativity of “O.”
These exclusive VIP box suites will provide you with a unique opera-house style and a luxurious feel, which includes champagne or wine, chocolate truffles, and a private cocktail server with a full range of options for you to choose from.
The ordering options from the show’s concessions includes treats such as chocolate-covered strawberries, popcorn and premium cocktails. Your suite will also come with premium views of the stage, a dedicated speaker system, plush seating, crystal lights, soundproof drapery for privacy and a private door for entry.
A Final Word
Without a doubt, O at the Bellagio is an amazing show and a staple in Las Vegas. On one hand, the magnificent performances will test your belief of what theatre performance is supposed to be, while on the other hand it will leave you inspired.
With synchronized swimmers, a one of a kind aquatic stage, acrobatic divers and a dream-like atmosphere, “O” covers the beauty of the theatre performance – from the simplest form to the most lavish style of performances. It is the place where any and everything is possible and the elegance of water intertwine with the drama of life right before your very eyes.
When you want an unforgettable Vegas show that will capture your imagination and sweep you away, O at the Bellagio will satisfy your visual splendor and send your imagination on overdrive. So do try to keep your mouth closed when you see the guardian sailing along the water on his upside down umbrella or the wonderful pyromaniac combusting into flames.
The exhilarating performances will shift seamlessly from the top of the theater to the pool. Before you know it time will swiftly pass by and the show will end.
Plus, since you are conveniently located on the Las Vegas Strip, after the show you will have a range of exciting things to do. From visiting the casinos, nightclubs and bars to grabbing a bite to eat at one of Bellagio’s or the city’s wonderful restaurants, where you will have a diverse menu that will include anything from fish and chips to delicious steak and a range of world class cuisines.
Take some time out of your busy schedule and experience the thrill and excitement of the boundaries of performance with the elements at O by Cirque du Soleil at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
You won’t be disappointed you did.