Mystere Is Still a Classic Cirque Du Soleil Show

Mystere has fascinated and entertained audiences for 20 years and it will continue playing at the Treasure Island Hotel Casino in Las Vegas for a long time. Mystere was the first Cirque Du Soleil show that opened on December 25, 1993 and since then seven resident shows have joined Mystere in Las Vegas. They are O, Zumanity, Zarkana, Love, Ka, Michael Jackson One and Criss “Angel: Believe. 

Mystere is a contemporary circus with fantastic acrobatics, dancers and awesome sets. The cast is extremely talented and the music is beautiful. Before the show starts we are entertained by an eccentric man who roams around the theater and interacts with the audience. He starts by taking people out of their seats and bringing them to other seats and we realize he is part of the show. His hair is messy and standing straight up in the air and he is comical. Another outstanding performer throughout the show is an adult overweight baby in a diaper who adds a touch of humor and everyone loves the baby.

A part of the show is Alice, a snail that keeps growing during the hour and a half show and becomes a giant snail by the end of the show and is controlled by four puppeteers inside the snail. Also outstanding are the taiko drums that were created by the Japanese company, Asano Taiko and the sounds are heart pounding. I loved watching Red Bird, played by Ross Gibson as he gracefully danced and tumbled and skillfully choreographed his Red Bird movements. He is a mischievous and facinating character who weaves throughout the show giving flight.

Ross Gibson, originally from Blackpool England, he joined the Mystere show 10 years ago and this was his first big show because he held out for the right job and the right role. He was inspired by the gymnastics in the Olympics and knew this is what he wanted to do. As a young boy he went to Russia every summer and was trained by the best teachers in the world.
Franco Dragone created and directed Mystere and it is a story of the creation of life with fascinating creatures and magnificent talent and in my opinion, the best Cirque Du Soleil show on the strip. We had the pleasure to meet Ross after the show and shopped in the Cirque Gift shop.
Mickey Silver


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