Internationally renowned ‘Zarkana’ by Cirque du Soleil coming to Aria
Mon, Jun 18, 2012 (2:17 p.m.)
Zarkana, the show Time magazine proclaimed “the show of the summer,” is heading to Las Vegas. The acrobatic rock opera that combines the surreal with circus acts done by off-the-wall characters comes to Aria in November, replacing Cirque's current show there, Viva Elvis.
The show, written and directed by Francois Girard, follows a magician named Zark, who is on a quest to regain his powers and the love of his life. Set in an abandoned theater, it features juggling, highwire, flying triple trapeze and much more performed by more than 75 international artists to leave the audience suspenseful and unsure of what is real and imaginary. Zarkana has already seen enormous success at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Arena Madrid and Moscow’s Kremlin State Palace Theater.
“We look forward to welcoming the cast and crew of Zarkana later this year," said Bill McBeath, President and COO of Aria. "We’re certain they will love their new home and we’re equally certain that audiences from around the world will be wowed by this incredible production."
Zarkana premieres November 9, with performances nightly at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Friday through Tuesday. Tickets go on sale June 22 and range from $69-$180. To order tickets, visit cirquedusoleil.com/zarkana, arialasvegas.com/zarkana or call 877-253-5847.