(CNW) Preview performances begin June 2 for the Beatles
LOVE, the latest Cirque du Soleil production, which celebrates
the musical legacy of the Beatles. The gala premiere will be
held Friday, June 30. LOVE will be presented exclusively at the
Mirage in Las Vegas.
This joint artistic venture marks the first time that the
Beatles company, Apple Corps Ltd., has agreed to a major
theatrical partnership. The project was born out of a personal
friendship and mutual admiration between the late George
Harrison and Cirque du Soleil founder Guy LalibertÃ©.
LOVE will bring the magic of Cirque du Soleil together with
the spirit and passion behind the most beloved rock group of
all time to create a vivid, intimate and powerful entertainment
experience. Sir George Martin, the Beatles original producer,
and his son, Giles, have been working with the entire archive
of Beatles recordings to create the musical component for LOVE.
The result is an unprecedented approach to the music for a
"After spending more than 40 years of my life working with
the Beatles and their wonderful music, I am thrilled to be
working with it once again, on this exciting project with
Cirque du Soleil," said Martin, "The show will be a unique and
Using the master tapes at Abbey Road Studios, the producers
have created a unique soundscape for LOVE.
"I think we will achieve a real sense of drama with the
music; the audience will feel as though they are actually in
the theatre with the band. People are going to be knocked out
by what they are hearing," said Giles.
Dominic Champagne directed and wrote the original concept for the show that captures the essence of love that John, Paul, George and Ringo inspired during their astonishing adventure together. LOVE evokes the exuberant and irreverent spirit of the Beatles.
LOVE will be presented in a custom-built theatre at the
Mirage, featuring 360-degree seating and advanced
high-definition video projections with 100-foot digital, moving
images. The panoramic surround sound system will envelop the
audience who will experience the Beatles music like never
Consult the most current show schedule at www.cirquedusoleil.com (subject to change without notice.) Following the preview period, LOVE will be performed Thursday through Monday with no shows on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Beginning July 1, there will be two shows nightly at 7:30 and 10:30 pm.