Friday, March 29, 2013

Cirque Du Soleil’s “O” Show Worth the High Ticket Cost

By Anna Ochoa

Closing aquatic performance of the O Show
Photo Credit: Zeke Quezada
After purchasing tickets to the “O” show in Las Vegas during this year’s spring break, the only thing that might be breaking is your bank account.  With Prices ranging from $180 to $300, viewers decided their money was well spent after the 1 hour and 45 minute show was over.

Jerry Drake from South Padre Island Texas sat in the front row, also known as the “wet seats.” 

“The ticket price we thought was high before we saw the show, but we changed our mind after the fun,” Drake said.

During the performance, the characters select audience members to go up on stage. Drake’s friends were the chosen audience members.

“They took the couple with us through the crowd, walked them across the stage, led them back to our seats and dumped someone’s popcorn all over us,” Drake said.

Carla Wilson from Oklahoma enjoyed the “O” show for its acrobatics and synchronized high dives into a 1.5 million gallon pool.

“I totally loved it; costumes were wonderful and the extreme acrobatics were astonishing!” Wilson said.

Inside the Bellagio theater
Photo Credit: Maria Wenzel
Wilson was seated in the middle row and did not think the ticket price was too high.

“Plenty of bang for the buck and I couldn’t have seen that in Oklahoma,” said Wilson.

Conner Hargis from Lubbock Texas sat in the balcony farthest from the performance stage and said that the view from his seats was great. 

The “O” show is known for its Las Vegas production, but the show has expanded to other cities and states. Hargis saw the show during spring break in Las Vegas, but said he is looking out for upcoming shows in Austin.

Cirque Du Soleil ticket prices can be high, but sometimes they are discounted to half price the day of the showing.  The lines tend to be long, and it’s a first-come, first-serve basis, but there are several ticket booths along the Las Vegas strip that have new deals every day.




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