Guy Laliberte launching show on Las Vegas Strip

The visionary behind the Las Vegas Strip’s predominant production company is creating once more.

Cirque du Soleil co-founder Guy Laliberte is premiering “Candy World,” his new entertainment concept, Saturday night at Light Nightclub at Mandalay Bay.

The event also marks Laliberte’s 60th birthday, remarkable because the former street performer is always a kid at heart. He’s even taking the DJ booth, along with such accomplished DJs as Nico Stojan, Laurence Matte and Isaiah Martin.

“Candy Land” is a tease to what might be a resident production at Light by the end of the year.

For now, Laliberte is promising a delicious night of technology and EDM sounds. The production feels like a mix of a Cirque production and Electric Daisy Carnival effects. Laliberte’s team says: ‘An immersive, sensory overload, ‘Candy World’ is a hyper explosion of art, technology and music encompassing escapism and inclusivity as guests are transported into other worlds while their participation completes the experience.”

Hey, it’s legal. The event is open to the public, with doors at 10 p.m. and the party at 11. Click for details.

The production is the first Las Vegas outpost for PY1, which produces events in unique nightclub venues around the world (Laliberte currently is producing a PY1 show in Montreal). Laliberte chose Light for “Candy World” because he helped design the club himself in the days when Cirque was invested in Strip nightclubs.

Laliberte has not been active in artistic development on the Strip since he sold Cirque to an investment consortium headed up by TPG Capital in the spring of 2015. The reported price was $1.5 billion, making Laliberte a very rich man who still knows how to have a good time.

{ SOURCE: Las Vegas Review-Journal }