The hit Cirque du Soleil show “Mystère” was first performed on Dec. 25, 1993. In its 17-plus years at Treasure Island Resort & Casino, “Mystère” has been seen by about 9 million people and has been staged more than 8,000 times. That’s more even than “Cats” on Broadway, which is saying something.
The 90-minute show is a kaleidoscope of seemingly superhuman acrobatic feats, beautiful choreography and street-theater comedy, all carried out by the wonderfully strange inhabitants of very a mysterious world.
Crowd favorite Brian Dewhurst is the wild-maned and mischievous clown Brian Le Petit, who runs amok through the production, needling the audience and causing general chaos and confusion.
“Mystère” takes place in the 1,600-seat Mystère Theater. Directed by Franco Dragone, it has been updated a number of times over the years.
The show was Cirque’s first show with a permanent home — not just in Las Vegas but anywhere.
Saturday through Wednesday, 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Dark Thursdays and Fridays;
additional dark days May 7 to 11
—Anne Burke, Custom Publishing Writer
Treasure Island Hotel & Casino
3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South
$60 to $109