Cirque du Soleil, in partnership with Elvis Presley Enterprises, a CKX, Inc company, has unveiled its latest resident show Viva ELVIS, at ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter in Las Vegas. The show promises a harmonious fusion of dance, acrobatics and live music in tribute to the life and music of Elvis Presley. Nostalgia, modernity and raw emotion provide the backdrop for his immortal voice and the exhilaration and beauty of his music.
Created in the image of The King of Rock 'n' Roll - powerful, sexy, whimsical, truly unique and larger than life - the show highlights an American icon who transformed popular music and whose image embodies the freedom, excitement and turbulence of his era.
Significant moments in his life - intimate, playful and grandiose - blend with timeless songs that remain as relevant today as when they first hit the top of the charts. "On a creative level, it was extremely stimulating to draw our inspiration from this musical icon," said Guy Laliberte, founder of Cirque du Soleil.
Viva ELVIS will be presented exclusively in the custom-built Elvis Theater at ARIA Resort & Casino. Preview performances for Viva ELVIS began December 18, 2009. The premiere will be held Friday, February 19, 2010. Tickets are $175, $150, $125, $99
Following the preview period and beginning February 21, 2010, Viva ELVIS will be performed Friday through Tuesday at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. There will be no shows on Wednesdays or Thursdays.