The opening show on should take place on December 16th. 2009 and is by invitation only. The official public premiere should now be on what would have been Elvis' 75th birthday; January 8th. 2010. The shows running up to that will be trial shows.
From the Aria resort website:
The king of rock 'n' roll will soon be back in the building in Las Vegas when ARIA presents a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The creative geniuses at Cirque du Soleil have created a new show exclusively for ARIA. The production pays tribute to Elvis' music and life, fusing dance and acrobatics, live music and iconic tracks, nostalgia and modernity, high technology and raw emotion. In short, the show will be in Elvis' image: powerful, sexy, whimsical and truly unique.
Opening Dates Cirque Du Soleil Elvis ShowMarch 15, 2009 | Other Source:Brian Quinn
Viva Las Chris! wrote on March 16, 2009
This could be absolutely cracking! A great CD ( like 'Love' by The Beatles) would be fantastic. Can't wait. UK PLEASE!
Harvey Alexander wrote on March 16, 2009
Will he be wearing a tutu?
mholdr wrote on March 16, 2009
I don't know if the Elvis image will come thru as well as the Beatles in the cirque shows....I hope so, because the Beatles Love show was great! It seems as tho the Beatles songs were geared perfectly for a show like cirque du soleil....no clue how Elvis songs will be portrayed....except to recreate a jailhouse rock on stage / a 68 comeback look on stage, etc......
Jerome-the-third wrote on March 17, 2009
I gotta see this show (with my grand mother)..
Harvey Alexander wrote on March 18, 2009
Will Barry Manilow be wearing a tutu in it?
Ruthie wrote on March 19, 2009
Better read up on the history of the cirque shows. It's terribly hard to tumble or swing from a trapeze in a tutu. And Barry Manilow & the Beatles do not do either. However, the rest of us might wear tutus in support! We will be all too happy to give you our review of this awesome show (even though I personally don't care for common circus acts).
Greg Nolan wrote on March 20, 2009
Even in death, Elvis is permanently on the Las Vegas treadmill that killed him. Otherwise, and less darlky, it's a neat way to keep the "brand" alive in Vegas. Having been there recently again, it's a bit annoying to see Billboards for the 'Beetles and Beards" in what for so long was Elvis territory.