Las Vegas is often referred to as The Capital of Live Entertainment. In days past, the Strip was graced with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Elvis, and David Copperfield. Today, Cirque du Soleil reigns supreme. Here are some things you might not have known about Cirque du Soleil’s premier Las Vegas production, Mystere.
It is the longest-running resident Cirque du Soleil production.
The colorful, enigmatic show has been entertaining audiences at Treasure Island since Christmas 1993.
It was originally set to debut at Caesar’s Palace.
The stage floor is made from recycled tires and sneakers (also known as Base Mat).
The snail’s name is Alice.
The hand-to-hand act is an original creation of the Lorador Brothers and has been a part of the show since it’s debut.
At one time, the actors who played Moha Samedi (the narrator dressed in pink) and Brian Le Petit (the clown that causes mischief at the beginning of the show) were played by father and son.
Brian Le Petit is the only one in the show that speaks English.
The show was originally directed by Franco Dragone, whom went on to create another well-known Strip production, Le Reve.
Most of the speaking parts and lyrics in Cirque du Soleil productions are in what is referred to as “CirqueSpeak”.