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Viva Elvis
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Viva Elvis


The Music


Blue Suede Shoes
Don't Be Cruel
One Night w/You
All Shook Up
Got a Lot of Livin
Heartbreak Hotel
Love Me Tender
Return to Sender
You Lonesome?
Western Scene
Burning Love
Bossa Nova
King Creole
Jailhouse Rock
It's Now or Never
Can't Help Falling
Love Me/Don't
Viva Las Vegas
Suspicious Minds
Hound Dog



One for the Money...
Two for the Show...
Three to Get Ready...
Now Go, Cat, Go!

Viva ELVIS, a harmonious fusion of dance, acrobatics and live music, is a tribute to the life and music of Elvis Presley. Nostalgia, modernity and raw emotion provide the backdrop for his immortal voice and the exhilaration and beauty of his music.

Created in the image of The King of Rock 'n' Roll - powerful, sexy, whimsical, truly unique and larger than life - the show highlights an American icon who transformed popular music and whose image embodies the freedom, excitement and turbulence of his era. Elvis Presley created an art form for the masses with his voice, his movements and his provocative image as the herald of adolescent rebellion in the 1950s and 1960s. His music was an explosive mixture of rhythm and blues, gospel, country and the music of the South that brought rock and roll to the forefront of popular music.

By creating a reinterpretation of the music of Elvis, Cirque du Soleil sets out to present the songs of the King of Rock ’n’ Roll in a contemporary form that evokes the spirit of Elvis in every way. The styles of Viva ELVIS move from Delta blues to rockabilly, soul to gospel, through Dixie and Southern folk music. Some of the songs even evoke garage rock and punk, steeped in waves of hip-hop and urban music. But one thing is certain and remains consistent: the sound of Viva ELVIS is pure rock.

Significant moments in his life - intimate, playful and grandiose - blend with timeless songs that remain as relevant today as when they first hit the top of the charts. Viva ELVIS focuses on the essential humanity of the one superstar whose name will forever be linked with the history of Las Vegas: Elvis Presley.

Premiere: December 16, 2009 (Previews)
February 19, 2010 (Gala)
Type: Resident / Theater
Location: Aria, Las Vegas
Finale: August 31, 2012

Creative Team

Artistic Guide
Guy Laliberté
Artistic Guide
Gilles Ste-Croix
Writer & Director
Vincent Paterson
Director of Creation
Armand Thomas
Musical Director
Erich van Tourneau
Theater & Set Designer
Mark Fisher
Costume Designer
Stefano Canulli
Sound Designer
Jonathan Deans
Lighting Designer
Marc Brickman
Image Content
Ivan Dudynsky
Bonnie Story
Napoleon Dumo
Tabitha Dumo
Mark Swanhart
Catherine Archambault
Acrobatic Rigging
Guy St-Amour
Acrobatic Performance
Daniel Cola
Make-up Designer
Nathalie Gagné
Props Designer
Patricia Ruel


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