Cirque Week: Get Behind the Scenes with Cirque du Soleil

Maybe you’ve already seen all seven (soon to be eight) Cirque du Soleil shows in Vegas, but you’ve probably never seen them this way. Beginning Thursday, you can get a behind-the-scenes look at the shows during Cirque Week, a 10-day series of exclusive events for fans.

You can buy packages that range from $165 for a two-show ticket package to $561, which includes tickets to all seven Cirque du Soleil productions in Las Vegas.

All packages offer access to the exclusive Cirque Week events including:

“O” Artist Workshop at the “O” Theatre — In a workshop given by select key characters in “O,” attendees will learn how to mime, dance and clown their way across the “O” stage. After the workshop, artists and coaches will host a Q&A session.

Custom Theater Technology Demonstration at The Beatles Love Theatre — Visit one of the most technically advanced theaters in Las Vegas — home of The Beatles “Love” — and listen to a state-of-the-art sound demonstration through more than 6,300 speakers. Additionally, the technical presentation will showcase the 11 lifts that make up the custom-built stage that features 360-degree seating.

Inside Cirque: An Exclusive Peek at the Business Side of the Show at the Zumanity Theatre — Cirque fans will get an in-depth look at the myriad of components that make Cirque de Soleil an international success through a unique discussion led by company President and CEO Daniel Lamarre, and a panel of key executives from various departments including Casting and Marketing.

“Mystère” Bungee Demonstration and Costume Q&A — Guests can enjoy an exclusive demonstration of the bungee act at “Mystère” and a chance to talk to the artists who take flight 10 times each week. There also will be colorful costumes on display and the head of wardrobe will be on hand to talk about the bungee costumes and the challenges of maintaining costumes for this very acrobatic show.

Go Behind the Scenes with “Zumanity” at the Zumanity Theatre — Guests will have the opportunity to sit through a live rehearsal of one of the show’s acts, followed by a Q&A session with the artists and crew in the gorgeous Zumanity Theatre.

Viva Elvis” Q&A at the Viva Elvis Theatre – Guests can participate in a Q&A with the cast and crew of “Viva Elvis” to learn what it takes to bring The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll to life nightly. With an onstage demonstration of the Jailhouse Rock set, attendees will see what it takes to move a three-story, 90,000-pound set piece and learn how the artists perform upside down.

KÀ “Battle 2011” Q&A at the KA Theatre – The finale of KÀ – the gravity-defying battle between good and evil – has been undergoing a major transformation for more than a year, preparing for the addition of new characters to the scene. Members of the cast, artistic and technical teams will discuss what it takes to make such a large change to the show after more than six years and 3,000 performances.

Meet & Greet with Criss Angel at the Criss Angel Believe Theatre – Following the 9:30 p.m. performance of Criss Angel “Believe” on Dec. 10, Criss Angel will host an exclusive meet and greet for the first 100 Cirque Week guests. Guests must purchase a Cirque Week ticket package to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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