Sunday, April 24, 2011

2010 Show Review

It come to my attention that I had started my show review post from 2010 and never got around to finishing it. Better late than never so here goes:

May 30th: We went to see the NHRA Heritage Series - Rockabilly Rod Reunion at the LVMS, this was a first for me to see drag races. I was amazed to see how fast some the cars went, the fastest one we watched was 240 mph. This is an outdoor activity and family friendly. It was an all weekend event but we only attended Sunday's show.

May 31st: Carrot Top - My husband was excited that we booked this show as he has been a fan for many years. He likes the prop comic acts and we have seen many TV appearances that involve Carrot Top. Our over all opinion of this show was that we were glad that we got to see it however we were both disappointed with his effort to entertain. I know that there is some deviation from show to show in regards to the material and props but we had never seen the show so it was all new to us. There was a portion of the show that he mentioned doing that excited the crowd and we were eager to see it but toward the end of the show he refused to do that part of the act because he wasn't getting the "response" from that audience that he expected. He even cut his act short and left the stage early. We will not be repeat customers to this show.

June 1st: Viva Elvis Was super excited to have booked this Cirque show as we both loved Beatles Love. Going to this show gave us an opportunity to see the new Aria also. We had nose bleed seats for this show and usually that doesn't matter at the Cirque shows that we have seen in the past but this one I would have probably booked closer seats had I known. The show wasn't sold out and the air conditioning wasn't on in the theater in fact it was rather warm in there. I found that the projection of Elvis images in picture or movie reels on the back wall of the theater captured my attention more than the performers did. We had tickets to the late show and this was a long day for us both (up early), we were extremely tired and that was only compounded worse by the excess warmth of the theater. We had trouble staying awake. Yes really we were nodding off. I believe that unless this show is changed it will not last long - just my opinion.

June 2nd: Chris Angel Believe - every review that I read on this show said don't waste your money but I had to see it myself. The magic was minimal and the show really centered around the clown performers. In the middle of the show a VERY VERY annoying warning alarm sounded along with flashing lights constantly for what seemed to be 10-15 minutes. Many people actually got up and left the theater. It finally stopped and the show restarted w/o an explanation to those of us left waiting. I would not recommend this show to anyone, Chris Angel fan or not.

June 3rd: Blue Man Group - We were pretty close to the front for this show and after having a daughter that played in marching band for 5 years we appreciate the acoustic effort. You would think it would be hard to have a show w/o speaking performers make sense but it worked and we both really enjoyed the show, audience involvement and the paper shower as part of the finale was great. They also send a green message and educate in a fun way.


  1. I absolutely agree about Viva Elvis! LOVE is hands-down my favorite Cirque show, but I truly found myself falling asleep during Viva Elvis. Such a shame.