Anyone see "La Nouba" at Disney World?

Wednesday, July 17, 2002 7:26 PM

(Jeff please close or delete this topic if you don't feel that is it appropriate discussion, as I don't want to waste anymore bandwith for ya!)

Hey gang, I've got about a week to go before my trip to Orlando and recently have been on a Cirque Du Soleil kick. I saw their performance of Quidam here at the Palace, and was wondering if anyone has seen the La Nouba show at Downtown Disney. I want to get a ticket but at $72.00, its kind of steep for an hour and a half show, and was wondering if anyone has seen it and if they have any reviews. Thanks!

-mikey

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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 8:03 PM
La Nouba is an excellent production. It doesn't hold a candle to the awe and beauty that is Quidam (by far my favorite Cirque show of the four I've seen), but it's still an incredible experience!

I've seen La Nouba twice, and both times have been extremely impessed with the sheer excitement and energy that Cirque has bundled into the show. The first time I saw it (January 2001) I came out of the theatre buzzing with excitement and couldn't shut up for hours! And that was the third time I had seen Cirque live, too, so it wasn't like it was my first exposure to their stuff.

I was a bit disappointed the second time I saw it (this January), but that was mostly due to the original singers being replaced. I had a slight obsession with the original female vocalist and I was very sad to see her go. Other than that, the show was just as fantastic and exciting as the first time!

If you liked Quidam, you definitely should see La Nouba. It's an entirely different experience and it's really cool to see what Cirque can do with a permanent venue as opposed to the traveling tent. La Nouba might not be quite as spectacular as Mystère or "O" in Vegas but it, to me, is definitely worth the ticket price.

Hope that helps!

Jeff

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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 8:23 PM

Actually, I saw La Nouba prior to Quidam at the Palace and I thought it was better paced although shorter than Quidam in length. I thought the different types of acts were more to my liking. It is closer to Mystere than Quidam. "O" is nothing like the others since it is all done with water-related acts.

In my opinion, you would not be disappointed in spending the money to see it. The seating for La Nouba is even better than that for Quidam. There is no bad seat in the house. However, the theatre was built specifically for this production, so the seating should be great. Go see it!

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Wednesday, July 17, 2002 8:56 PM

Go see it!! I saw La Nouba several years ago and it was worth every penny. I think if you are a fan of Cirque Du Soleil that you will like it.

I also saw Quidam live, more than once, what a FANTASTIC show!! I'm a huge Cirque Fan :)

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Thursday, July 18, 2002 9:29 AM

La Nouba was awesome. I saw it about 4 years ago and it surpassed my expectations. This year when I went to Disney they said it was closed for rehab for a while so it could be a new show.

Also, the seating is kind of tricky- when we went there were people already sitting in our seats so we had to sit in the very back. We did get free drinks though. hehe.

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Thursday, July 18, 2002 9:40 AM

Excellent! Thanks a lot you guys! The vast majority of the people that I have talked to said La Nouba was the best show from the Cirque that they have seen. I hope to go to Vegas next March to see "O" at the Bellagio...that's supposed to be amazing!

-Mikey

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Thursday, July 18, 2002 10:40 AM
I have not seen La Nouba, but I did Mystere at Treasure Island and it was UNBELIEVEABLE!

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Thursday, July 18, 2002 10:43 AM
I love Cirque du Soleil!!! (my brother (very good gymnast) was in Nouvelle Experience which is my first and favorite show) SEE IT! I saw it a year ago and it was great. Also, (assuming you are also in Orlando for the coasters) have a great time on Kraken!! (One of my favorite steel) HAVE FUN!!!

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Thursday, July 18, 2002 10:43 AM

From what I understand, two new resident shows are coming to Las Vegas in 2003, and 2004. Mystere's contract, I believe, is up in 2003, and there were talks that they were going to tour it...

As far as Kraken, hell yeah! She is my favorite B/M ride. The whole concept of it over water is unreal. Hopefully the park won't be to busy!

-mikey

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Thursday, July 18, 2002 10:48 AM
ive seen nomba, qualm, and O, by far O was the best, but i think noumba was much better then qualm, i too saw it at the palace, i really did not like it nearly as much as qualm!
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Thursday, July 18, 2002 12:33 PM
I sat front row, stage center left. The view was amazing, I personally prefered this show over Quidam and Mystere which were both awe inspiring. Definitly go see it. I'm trying to get out to Vegas to see O, and i really would like to see Dralion or Alegria. (I have all the Cirque CD's, yeah, I know, I'm obsessed.
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Thursday, July 18, 2002 1:33 PM

Quidam and La Nouba are definitely two completely different shows. Quidam emphasized the gracefulness and elegance of life, whereas La Nouba emphasizes the pace at which life is lived. There's actually a video out that you might be able to pick up at your local library that's a behind the scenes lok at the show, with a sprinkling of some show footage thrown in for good measure.

Mystère's contract is up in the near future, but keep in mind that CDS is currently finishing up the creation of their newest touring show, Varekai. That could tour for a little bit, then find a home in Vegas, and tour again.

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I stand corrected. SFOGviper, thank you for the press release. I had no idea. It still begs the question though, what will replace Mystère.

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Thursday, July 18, 2002 1:40 PM

Yeah, I'm going to see Varekai in Toronto in August. After the Toronto run, I know that it's going to tour a few cities. After that, I'm not sure if its going to Vegas, or if they are getting two new shows.

-mikey

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Thursday, July 18, 2002 3:03 PM
Cirque did announce two new shows for Vegas a month ago - one at New York New York in 2003, and one at MGM Grand in 2004.

http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/CirqueDuSoleil/en/pressroom/prinfo/news/news44.htm

Hopefully they'll try their hardest to upstage "O"! I can't wait to see "O" in November... and Varekai in August and September... and Quidam again in December... and Alegría whenever it gets back to the States... ;)

Jeff

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Thursday, July 18, 2002 3:45 PM

Wow, it's great to see so many Cirque Fans!! I can't wait to see Quidam again in October.

I bet "O" is Incredible.

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Thursday, July 18, 2002 3:45 PM

Mystere will not be leaving Vegas anytime soon. If you read the press release closely, it says that the two new shows scheduled to open at NYNY Hotel in 2003 and the MGM Grand in 2004 will be playing ALONGSIDE Cirque du Soleil's two resident shows "O" and Mystere.

Mystere's run at the Treasure Island Hotel was supposed to end next year but this press release has somewhat verified it's extension in Vegas. Also, the show sells out every night. Do you honestly think that the MGM-Mirage company would get rid of something that brings so much money into one of their resorts? It would be a bad move to get rid of it so soon.

Also, Mystere can not tour. The stage and theatre were built and configured especially for the production. They may possibly move it to another MGM-Mirage resort in the near future but the production itself is too complex to stage in your average Cirque Du Soleil touring tent.

For those who haven't seen "O", go see it! As the Chicago Tribune quoted - The show ""O" defies description." It's worth the $121.00 per ticket just to watch the curtain open at the beginning and close at the end. Keep in mind that tickets are hard to get and you should book them right when they goon sale.

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Thursday, July 18, 2002 4:25 PM

This is the perfect forum to post my question in.

I'm going to Vegas in a week and a half and my parents want to see a Cirque Du Soleil show. I remember hearing that one show was really dragged out and for some reason the title "O" stuck in my head. But, everyone in here is saying the opposite.

So, which is worth it "Mystere" or "O". I know they are two totally different shows but I just want some feedback.

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Thursday, July 18, 2002 4:34 PM

Hulk, if I had to take a guess at which one dragged I would say Mystere. I have not been to Vegas to see either of them, but "O" is getting rave reviews, as its a "water show". I bought my tickets to see "O" for next year already. If you don't have your tickets to "O" get them ASAP, the shows sell out really fast. FYI, I think its playing at the Bellagio.

-Mikey

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Thursday, July 18, 2002 4:50 PM

Hulk,

If you are going to Vegas in a week and a half, you will have trouble getting tickets to "O". If there are tickets available, they'll probably either be single seats or obstructed view. Also, The Bellagio theatre, being configured like an opera house, is HUGE as opposed to the other permanent shows in Mystere and La Nouba. To check for "O" ticket availability, go here:

http://tm.vegas.admission.com/cgi/guide.cgi?l=EN&C=US&VENUE=BEL

Go for Mystere. There isn't a bad seat in the house. The theatre is about the same size as La Nouba's (around 1200 capacity) so any seat would be good. Word of advice - book your tickets for Mystere NOW if you are going in a week and a half. They may not sell out as fast as "O" but they do sell out every night by showtime.. If you luck out and can get good seats to both shows, go see Mystere first then see "O".

If you do see "O", here's a little advice: Open your eyes as WIDE as possible. It's a visual assault on the senses.

As far as either show being dragged out - not a chance!

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Thursday, July 18, 2002 5:15 PM

I liked Mystere better than O and it was cheaper. Definately get your tickets NOW! All of the 4 Cirque shows I have seen have been wonderful and well worth the money.

La Nouba was the highlight of our Florida trip!

I guess I will be going to Vegas in 2004 when both new shows are up and running. Now if they could get a few more coasters out there I will be set :)

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