Shows, Exhibitions, Artsy Stuff, etc...
This is a fun show. Funny, witty, excellent casting and performance. It's a great show for kids and adults alike, given that there is everything from fart jokes to jokes that require an understanding of early British colonial history to find funny - good mix.
The show was done very cleverly, using a very minimal set but still making you feel that nothing was really lacking on the set production side.
The only reason I'm not giving this one 5 stars is simply that the premise of the show just seems like it's been somewhat done already in the form of Wicked. The whole plot of, "what was this famous (hero/villain) doing before (he/she) was in this (movie/story)?" is a great one, which is why Wicked was so great, and which is why this one is fun too, but there's no getting around the fact that it's not the first time it's been done, and probably won't be the last.
Overall great performance, though. Bravo cast and crew.
Awesome time. This was my first time going to a Cirque show, and i was really blown away with the performance. Live music being played right on stage, creatively ridiculous costumes, and acrobatics to truly knock your socks off.
Obviously when a huge venue like this one is set up in a big circus tent, you are going to have some drawbacks as far as creature comforts go: uncomfortable seating, port-o-potty-esque toilets, and only limited (and REALLY expensive) drink options, but i would not really have expected anything different.
This show was top notch, and just because it's in a tent, don't think they can't accomplish some pretty impressive stuff on the stage. As I said, I've never been to one of the Vegas ones, but i would be surprised if it could be a huge step up from the show they put on here.
Thanks a ton to Frances, Yelp and Cirque for putting together this opportunity!!
Most of the regular exhibits are terrarium displays with stuffed animal specimens inside. A some points I just felt like I was at a zoo but everything was dead. These got somewhat uninteresting after a while.
I loved the planetarium and IMAX however. The health, space , and Native American exhibit were also must sees if you're visiting.
If you're going to see one thing in Salzburg, this has got to be it. The audioguide tour is very quick, but worth it unless you've done all your research and don't need to know anything more.
Torture equipment: check
Medieval wooden banquet hall: check
What more could you ask for, really?
Also has a really cool museum detailing the history of Austria and the area all the way through modern times. Don't miss that.
So picture this: you have unlimited money, power, servant labor, time, space, materials etc.. and you wake up one morning and think - "maybe I should build a house with all of this stinkin' stuff." The result: Schonbrunn Palace.
Everything about this place is incredible: The gardens, the interior, the architecture, all of the palace grounds.... really.... WOW. You could spend a few full days here and not see everything. I would recommend not skimping on the tour. Try to see as much as you can, but don't rush.... this place is like chocolate cake for your eyes - you will regret trying to rush through it.
This is a little bit of a trip from the city center, but don't let those few extra train stops discouraging you from visiting - you really can't (or shouldn't) visit Vienna and not see Schonbrunn. Bring a camera and prepare to be amazed. There are no shortage of palaces in Europe, but this one manages to stand out.
If you are going to see Brit Brit, just realize you are going to see a "show" not a concert. Basically she's dancing around to her songs. If you are already a big fan, then sure it will be great... But if you are looking to see a quality musical performance, you will be sorely disappointed.
We sat I in the last row because we are cheap, and I will say that if you're going to see this, you may as well do it right and fork over the dough to be down closer, we kind of wish we had.
Would recommend only if you are already a fan, can't imagine she'll be making a ton of new ones with this show.
Well first of all, these shows face a challenge that they have created for themselves: "incredible" is essentially just par-for-the-course when it comes to Cirque. When else can i look at someone flung 50 feet into the air flipping in circles on an elastic band and just think: "Yep, this is a lot like that other Cirque show in which people were flying around for two hours straight, all the while only one sweaty hand away from a slip which would amount to certain death in front of an audience of 5,000 people"? But that's Cirque for you. And this one, like many of the others, is also incredible.
That being said, the "VIP-ness" of this event is what put it over the top. I've often thought at shows like this "Is it too much to ask to get by Bud-light or Barefoot wine for just 10x mark up rather than 20??" So to be able to have free Sangria's (retail $16) and beer ($10) before the show and to meet the performers was a real treat.
I was also excited to learn that the performers in Cirque are actually real live human beings and were not kidnapped extra-terrestrials from a far away race vastly superior to ours which i had formerly thought. Great set up, and many thanks to Yelp and the Zarkana team for allowing us to learn a little more about the show and let us have free drinks while doing it.
Cirque. Yelp style.
In terms of the actual event: it was seamless and fun. Quick check in and a chance to grab a few drinks outside the theater with the rest of the group. When Fiji water is going for $10 retail... getting it free suddenly becomes a huge perk.
The group got excellent seats to this show and had a chance to chat with tony ricotta, one of the managers. It was a cool and unique experience which went above and beyond just seeing the show.
I'm sure Ka would be impressive from any vantage point, but being 10ish rows back from front center really enhanced the experience. From here, the performers were literally right above you at times. Wow.
Nate did a great job with this one and it was a great first YEE of the year (for me at least). Thanks Yelp and Cirque for a great time.