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Last Call: Viva Elvis August 31st, Phantom Sept 2nd

By Chuckmonster on Wednesday, 23rd May 2012 4:10pm
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For those lollygaggers who haven't made it over to ARIA to witness the spectacular that is Viva Elvis!, your final chance will be August 31st. Viva Elvis opened along with the rest of CityCenter in December 2009, and suffered from bad reviews, the bad economy and the botched opening of ARIA. The closure of Viva Elvis marks the first time a Cirque du Soleil show has hit the skids in Las Vegas. It will be replaced by another Cirque du Soleil show entitled Zarkana, which tells the story of a boy and his sheep as they travel together from farm to table, seeking interspecies love in a post-agrarian totalitarian society where security is metered out by flying pugs wielding sexual appliances.

In related sayonara news, Phantom: The Vegas Spectacular at the Venetian will also mark Memorial day weekend as its send off into the chaossphere of Vegas shows gone by when it closes on September 2nd. Phantom - which has earned billions of dollars off of a riff stolen from Pink Floyd track "Echoes", opened in 2006 during the "Broadwayization" craze that took over Vegas showrooms far and wide. No successor has been officially named to take over the phantom showroom.

Oh, and if you liked that "Echoes" clip, here's the full version from "Live at Pompeii."

Tagged: aria   viva elvis   venetian   phantom of the opera   shows   pink floyd   


Comments & Discussion:

Chuck that crossed out section had me dying, well done.

One down, now we just need to shoot Ka, Zumanity, and keep chasing those French Canadians back across the border.

haven't seen Zumanity, but what's wrong with Ka? That's an pretty awesome show.

Viva Elvis is the only show I've ever seen where eye contact made by the performers with the audience said "Yeah, we're sorry too."

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