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Évolution & Visuals

Milestone Date Time
Premiere 06/02/2006 7:00pm
Media Gala 06/30/2006 7:00pm
1,000th Show 07/11/2008 7:00pm
2,000th Show 08/20/2010 7:00pm
3,000th Show 09/21/2012 7:00pm
5,000th Show 01/11/2017 7:00pm
6,000th Show 03/xx/2019 7:00pm
COVID Hiatus 03/14/2020 n/a
Shows Restart 08/26/2021 7:00pm
The first whiff of something new brewing for Las Vegas wafted over to us in late 2003, following the unfortunate accident on October 3rd which saw Ray Horn (of the magical duo Siegfried & Roy) mauled by seven-year-old male tiger Montecore, severely injuring the magician (and bringing an end to a Las Vegas era that stretched back to 1990). According to the Las Vegas Sun, rumors flew over that year's Thanksgiving holiday that Cirque du Soleil and MGM-Mirage had struck a deal for an unprecidented fifth collaboration (both Zumanity for 2003 and KÀ for 2004 had been announced during the summer of 2002) to be housed at the Mirage and begin performances by June 2005. But just what the new collaboration would be was still up in the air, but rumors abounded about The Beatles meeting Cirque du Soleil.

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Cirque du Submarine?

    According to a November 30, 2001 article in the Ottawa Citizen, representatives of the band's three survivors -- Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr -- were said to be negotiating with Cirque du Soleil to revive their 1960s psychedelic cartoon film, Yellow Submarine, as a musical.Acrobats, clowns and aerial contortionists would recreate the Summer of Love, the story goes, with the peace-loving Beatles pitched against their Establishment enemies, the Blue Meanies. The show was speculated to be at the heart of a themed entertainment complex in London, but though Apple, the Beatles' company, confirmed that talks were being held with Cirque, no agreement had yet been signed.

      The band's involvement with the original film was minimal: The Beatles wrote only four new songs for the film, their voices were mimicked by actors, and they appeared only briefly after the credits closed on their animated stand-ins. While not a break-out production when it was released, today the film has come to embody the last flowering of that era's optimism; to be enjoyed for its playground ditties and it's counter- cultural references. The journey from screen to stage has apparently been tortuous, bogged down by the difficulties of unravelling complex contracts. Talks have involved Yoko Ono, on behalf of John Lennon's estate, and Michael Jackson, who controls many of the copyrights to the Beatles' music and lyrics. Together with Ono, the remaining Beatles own the rights to the animated characters in the film and the famous artwork by Heinz Edelmann. Sir George Martin, the Beatles' producer, has long wanted to turn the cartoon into a West End musical. But it appears the involvement of Cirque du Soleil is the catalyst that will at last make the stage show a reality.

    The untimely death of George Harrison, who was friends with Cirque Chief Guy Laliberte, died the day before the referenced article was published, effectively putting the kibosh on the Yellow Submarine project... until the Siegfried and Roy incident, which put the duo's theater up for grabs. By February 2004, Alan Feldman, an MGM-Mirage spokesman, said it was "fairly likely" that Cirque du Soleil would produce a show for the vacant Siegfried & Roy Theater, but would not confirm an agreement had been signed. He also said "Hairspray", the Broadway musical that swept the 2003 Tony Awards, was also a contender to claim the theater. Alas, "Hairspray" would go on to join "Mama Mia!" at Mandalay Bay, leaving The Mirage's theater open for Cirque du Soleil.

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