This past Thursday, Chris and I joined a dozen Las Vegas bloggers for the first ever Cirque-and-Blog event. It was our second time seeing the show, though our first time was more than 3 years ago, so I was very much looking forward to seeing it again. From what I had heard from several people, the show has gone through several changes since we saw it last.
Thanks to Jessica Berlin (on twitter @JessBerlin), we were treated with complimentary tickets for the show. As if that wasn't enough, she also set up a meet and greet with several of the cast members from the show. How cool is that? We arrived about an hour before show time and were let in to the lobby of the theater 15 minutes before the rest of the crowd. We were encouraged to take as many photos as we wished while we mingled with the VERY gracious cast members. It was really cool getting to see the detail of the costumes up close.
After we were done mingling, we headed to our seats. On our first trip to the show we sat 2 rows from the stage but way off to the side. While those seats weren't terrible, our seats for this showing were awesome. We were center stage right behind the sound booth. If you have your choice when going to see this show, aim for the middle seats! As with most Cirque shows, what's going on right in the middle of the stage is usually only part of the entire scene. There's action stage left and right, overhead, etc. Sitting in the middle makes taking all this in way easier!
The shot above (left) was from one of the newer acts in the show. The moves this girl pulled off on a stripper's pole were like nothing even the most seasoned strip club aficionado has seen. Definitely a welcome addition to the show! I was glad to see the school girl with the hoola-hoops was still in the show. How she's able to keep half a dozen hoops going while twisting and turning hanging from a wire is beyond me.
The midnight bath was another hold over from the last time we saw the show. Before pouring milk all over each other, the two actors used the bath tub and some lubricant to pull off some intricate moves that landed them in some steamy positions. Definitely hot.
Big thanks to Jessica and the entire cast of Zumanity for inviting us to the show! We had a great time at the show and hopefully it won't be another 3 years before we see it again. If you want to go see the show, now is the time. Jessica passed along a link to 35% discount tickets that are good through the end of May. Don't pass it up! And, if you are interested in going to the next Cirque-and-Blog, follow @JessBerlin on twitter for details.