Criss Angel Review
7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday - Sunday, with pre-show experiences at 6:30 and 9:00 p.m.
Luxor Theater, Luxor
Must be 5 years of age or older
Criss Angel, is more of an illusionist and an actor than a simple magician. Until his relatively new show at the Luxor, he was best known for his television show, called Criss Angel Mindfreak. Today he is the main attraction at the Luxor Hotel In Las Vegas, starring in a collaboration with Cirque du Soleil that is titled Criss Angel Mindfreak. It is the sixth of the Cirque shows to appear on the Strip. He is credited with being the "co-writer, illusions creator and designer, original concept creator and star." (quoted from his official site online).
While Criss originally had planned the show for the Broadway stage,
the MGM/Mirage Corp. financed it and built him a special theater at the
Luxor, where it will continue for years to come.
When it was first previewed, the response weren't all positive, and
it didn’t improve much at first after it opened. Generally, people
felt he didn’t do enough "magic" and the theme was considered
boring, confusing, and somewhat sick. It has been modified and
improved a couple of times and now receives better reviews.
While illusions and magic are the basis for the concept, Cirque du Soleil contributes, acrobatics, puppetry, dancing, and music. In the show, Angel moves freely between the supernatural world and reality, as a mysterious Victorian nobleman, who is looking for the secrets of magic. His journey is filled with strange meetings with unusual characters.
Among these characters you will meet Crimson and Kayala, four Ushers who will lead the audience into the baroque mind of Criss Angel, and numerous other characters that trademark all of the Cirque du Soleil shows. His illusions are truly amazing…after all he was awarded the 22nd Louie Award for "Outstanding Achievement in the Art of Magic." Still, most audiences leave the theater wishing there had been more of them.
It is difficult to describe the amazing qualities of the Cirque troupe of performers. Their costumes, make-up, and creative skills defy description and remain unparalleled in the world of entertainment, You may have seen other acrobats, trapeze artists and novelty acts before, but never to the level that you will witness in any Cirque du Soleil performance.
Criss Angel's Mindfreak is located in the theater specifically designed for his show at the Luxor Hotel and Casino, which is located on the Strip just south of Tropicana, between the Excalibur and Mandalay Bay. There are two shows on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, one on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and the theater is dark on Sundays and Mondays. Tickets run from $59 to $150, depending on the day, time, and seating.
Criss Angel Mindfreak! Luxor Hotel & Casino Showtimes
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