Prepare to expect the unexpected! Cirque du Soleil welcomes you to a world filled with magic and the unknown. As the sixth Cirque show to hit the Las Vegas Strip, you will be wowed and amazed by this haunting exploration into the inventive mind of magician Criss Angel. As a creator, producer, and performer, Criss Angel brings a new unique twist to the world of Cirque du Soleil and shows the world exactly why he has redefined the term "artist" for the 21st century. Having won the 22nd Louie Award for "Outstanding Achievement in the Art of Magic," you will see his amazing theatrical illusions first hand, set to the background of a Cirque du Soleil performance!
In Criss Angel Believe, magic is redefined; much as Cirque redefined the circus. With magic at its core, Cirque du Soleil will never be the same! Combining the innovative illusions and mind-boggling tricks of Criss Angel with the artistry, acrobatics, dancing, puppetry, and music of Cirque du Soleil; this is the hottest new show to see on the Strip!
The show gets its name from the legend of Houdini. Harry Houdini wanted people to be able to speak with him from the grave, after his passing...but there is a catch. In order to speak to Houdini from the grave, worthy individuals had to have the password, which was BELIEVE. Going along with this theme, Criss Angel Believe drifts between the land of the living and the dreamlike world of the supernatural. Criss Angel plays a mysterious Victorian Noble on an imaginative journey into the unknown world of magic. The characters he meets along the way, the dancers, and the numerous styles used turn this show into a high-energy masterpiece. Using the aspects of grace and sensuality, this magical journey will hypnotize your senses; to the point that you will not believe your eyes!
CRISS ANGEL Believe will be a haunting exploration deep inside the inventive mind of mystifier Criss Angel as he hovers between the land of the living and a surreal world uniquely woven together by the distinctive imaginations of Criss Angel and Cirque du Soleil.
Unlike traditional magic-themed shows, CRISS ANGEL Believe transcends any preconceived notion of what it means to be emotionally engaged by the arts of mysticism and illusion. Imagine a fantasy, an allegory, a highly theatrical tableau of mood, reverie and emotion set against a backdrop of dreamlike darkness and light.
Criss Angel stars as a surreal, enigmatic Victorian Noble. Along a path of imaginative exploration, he encounters Kayala and Crimson, two women who represent different aspects of femininity, four bizarre Ushers, who will introduce the audience to the baroque theater of Criss's mind and a high-energy troupe of characters and dancers who mix a multitude of styles into a high-energy visual feast, punctuated by moments of grace and sensuality.
The stunning illusions in CRISS ANGEL Believe will not be presented as standalone elements, but as interdependent components using heightened imagery, fantastical creatures and impossible feats of legerdemain, all of which will be integrated into the dazzling, colorful fabric of the story.