This is one of my favorite Cirque du Soleil shows. Not only do you get the acrobatics and theatrics that Cirque is known for, you get it with an Asian theme, set and costumes. The stunts are incredible and death-defying and your jaw will drop from what these artists do. I came out of the show with my brain fried from not believing what I had seen...
If I could give something higher than 5 stars, it would definitely be to this show. My family and I have watched several Cirque performances on television and they have been fantastic, of course, but there is nothing in the world like actually seeing it in person. We were staying at the MGM Grand and as we are not big gamblers decided to take in a show. Ka was the house show at our hotel, so we bought tickets and I am so very glad we did.
You have to be careful about Cirque shows, particularly in Las Vegas, and so we checked into the plot and the audience age level recommendations and this show was acceptable for most ages, probably a good fit for any child who can sit still and watch a feature-length movie, as you can not re-enter once you leave the theater, so crying babies are probably not a good idea. It is the story of a young prince and princess, twins, who meet with trouble in the form of an enemy that separates them and their trials as they make their way back to each other, finding love and friendships along the way. While there is a fair bit of implied violence, nothing graphic happens.
I loved this show, for several reasons. Firstly, the theater is built for this specific show, to the show’s specifications, and so every seat has a fantastic view of everything that happens. The show sometimes spills into the audience, but for the most part, it is front and center and you see every amazing, astounding and brilliantly choreographed second. The costumes were beautiful, the acrobatics breathtaking, and the tilting floor a marvel. My only complaint is that the show did not go on all night. If you have the time and money, this is definitely the thing to do in Vegas. Also, there are unlisted discounts for hotel guests, so book it through the concierge desk rather than in advance. We got $150 tickets for $70. Next time we are in Las Vegas, I will probably look into booking rooms in the hotel with the best Cirque show just to take advantage of the discounts.