Mystere Archive

  • Happy 25th Anniversary Mystère!

    Happy 25th Anniversary Mystère!

    On December 25, 1993, Cirque du Soleil launched Mystère at the Treasure Island Casino-Hotel, changing the nature of entertainment in Las Vegas forever. This year, Cirque du Soleil celebrates 25 years in Las Vegas with the flower in the desert that started it all!

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  • Britain’s oldest clown, 86, says he will keep working until he dies

    Britain’s oldest clown, 86, says he will keep working until he dies

    In a career spreading joy across the world, Brian won fans among Hollywood’s greatest stars, coached acrobatics to Great Britain athletes and, most proudly, performed with his ­children Nicky and Sally. For the past 20 years he has starred as the mischievous Brian Le Petit in Cirque du Soleil’s show Mystere in Las Vegas. Recently he was honoured with a Las Vegas award for lifetime achievement, alongside Nicky.

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  • Mystere’s Alexis Brothers Open Absolute Balance Studio

    Mystere’s Alexis Brothers Open Absolute Balance Studio

    For 40 years, Marco and Paulo Lorador have performed together as the Alexis Brothers. If you’ve seen Cirque du Soleil’s Mystère any time in the past 20 years, chances are you’ve seen their gravity-defying hand-balancing act. At ages 50 and 51 respectively, Paulo and Marco are still bringing down the house five nights a week.

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  • VIDEO /// The Making of Mystère’s New Duo Straps Act

    VIDEO /// The Making of Mystère’s New Duo Straps Act

    Discover the stunning new addition to Mystère by Cirque du Soleil. This male-female duo strap act celebrates the power of a woman and the relationship with her king. The process celebrates the creative and artistic relationship with the acrobatics.

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  • CNBC: Cirque offers a new twist for job seekers

    CNBC: Cirque offers a new twist for job seekers

    Ashley Skivington has seen her life come full circle. The 35-year-old performer first saw Mystere as a teenage gymnast. She's now been with the show nearly a third of her life — 12 years. "I remember walking out just in awe and wondering how something like that was made," Skivington recalled. "I was thinking, 'I want to do that someday,' and here I am."

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  • Mystère Gets an Altitude Adjustment

    Mystère Gets an Altitude Adjustment

    As the pirates of Buccaneer Bay fired the first cannons from the decks of ships anchored in front of newly opened Treasure Island Hotel and Casino in 1993, Cirque du Soleil was launching a show inside that would turn out to be the opening salvo in an entertainment revolution for the Strip.

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  • Tim Smith, Artistic Director, on Mystère

    Tim Smith, Artistic Director, on Mystère

    Meet Tim Smith, the artistic director from Cirque du Soleil’s first Las Vegas show, MYSTERE, still going strong after 23 years on the Strip at Treasure Island, its original home. Here’s Tim with the secret to the show that’s entertained more than 14 million guests in more than 10,000 shows.

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  • Mystère Rehearsals Open to the Public every Saturday and Sunday!

    Mystère Rehearsals Open to the Public every Saturday and Sunday!

    Cirque du Soleil is inviting fans to get a behind-the-scenes look at the production of Mystère by opening up their weekend rehearsals.

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  • Seven Questions for Mystere’s Brian Dewhurst

    Seven Questions for Mystere’s Brian Dewhurst

    Q. You left school when you were 13 and traveled throughout the world with your family in the circus. Did you think you’d still be performing 70 years later? It’s never occurred to me not to be performing. My dad worked until his late 80s. He had a dog act, counting numbers, that kind of […]

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