Words about Cirque du Soleil’s Beatles Love on 09.09.09

Beatles Love

Anyone who has been reading my Twitter feed knows that I spent some time in Las Vegas a few days ago and while I was there I had my mind blown by Cirque du Soleil’s Beatles Love. It was a phenomenal experience and if you ever find yourself in Sin City you must see this show because it will be unlike anything you’ve ever seen and you will probably never think of the music of the Beatles’ the same again.

How amazing is this show? I cried tears of joy during the opening of "Get Back" and the tears came streaming back during closer "All You Need Is Love." That’s how good it is. Words cannot do this show justice. It’s not like other Cirque performances.

Yes there are people in costume jumping on trampolines and flying through the air while performing acrobatic stunts, but this show is more than just flying clowns. This show is a magical musical and emotional masterpiece. From the surreal, psychedelic themes and backdrops to the masterful mixing of Beatles music, Cirque du Soleil’s Beatles Love will be the most spectacular performance you have ever seen set to music.

The music is much, much more than just the soundtrack that was released a few years ago (there are snippets of studio conversations between the Beatles and there are a few non-soundtrack musical interludes that use Beatles songs) and when you add that to the dancers, acrobats, clowns and flying hippies you get way more than your $99 ticket’s worth of entertainment.

I don’t want to spoil the experience for you if you do attend the show so I won’t give away too much, but I will tell you that there are speakers in the headrests of the seats. The show is in the round and it features the best surround sound mix I’ve ever heard. Be ready for "Come Together," which comes shortly after the midway point. During the song John sings the chorus over Paul and John’s vocals come in through your seats. It’s feels like John Lenon is singing directly to you.

Here is a short video Love but it hardly illustrates the power and wonder of this truly magnificent show.


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