RUN by Cirque du Soleil
At a Glance
What is it?
A new show from Cirque du Soleil that will emphasize stunts and action instead of acrobatics.
Where is it?
At Luxor on the South Strip.
Is it worth the cost?
Vegas4Visitors has not reviewed this show yet, but Cirque has a great track record and this sounds different and intriguing so I’m going to say probably.
Why should I see this show?
Because you’ve seen all the other Cirque shows.
What else do I need to know?
Watch for a full review soon.
What’s the bottom line?
Okay, I’m intrigued… Cirque du Soleil has opened a new show in the big theater at Luxor, replacing Criss Angel‘s show which moved to Planet Hollywood. The new production is called R.U.N. and it is described as a live-action thriller focusing more on stunts than Cirque’s usual acrobatics. Also unlike most other Cirque shows it features a storyline, developed by film director Robert Rodriguez, about “two clans in an adrenaline-filled adventure where a striking bride leads a series of fast-paced chases, combat and stunts through the fictional dark underground of Las Vegas.”
The production has fight sequences, motorcycle and even car chase segments, explosions, running, jumping, and all of the other elements that you would normally find in an action movie somehow translated onto the stage and around the theater. If anyone can pull it off it’s Cirque.
The show is now open. Tickets run from $75 to $250 (before taxes and fees add on another $30 or so) and are on sale now through the Luxor website.