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Cirque du Soleil reaches 8,000th performance with Mystère

By Brittany Duggan

On October 18th, Cirque du Soleil celebrated the 8,000th performance of what has become one of the company’s hallmark shows, Mystère. Housed in the 1,629-seat Mystère Theatre at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino (where the production has been in permanent residency since its premiere in 1993), Mystère was the first Cirque du Soleil show to have a custom-built theatre to exact show specifications, and has since been seen by over twelve million people. Mystère “defines what Cirque du Soleil is all about: creativity, audacity and keeping the dream alive,” commented Cirque du Soleil President and CEO Daniel Lamarre in the company’s press release. To mark this long-running achievement, the company debuted new music by composer Benoît Jutras for the aerial highbar act. Other productions by the Québec-based organization in Las Vegas include “O” at the Bellagio, Zumanity at New York-New York Hotel & Casino, at the MGM Grand, The Beatles’ Love at the Mirage, Criss Angel Believe at Luxor and Viva Elvis at the Aria Resort and Casino.

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