KÀ Relaunch Pushed Back

Cirque du Soleil is edging back the timeline of its final show to reopen on the Strip.

“Ka” at MGM Grand is now projected to relaunch in November, according to company spokeswoman Ann Paladie. She reiterated the show does plan to reopen by the end of the year.

Company CEO Daniel Lamarre said in July, as “Mystere” was about to restart, the show would likely be up and running in October.

Reportedly, “Ka” is taking measured steps in reopening because of the recent COVID surge and mask mandates. All Cirque performers in “Mystere” and “O” are wearing face covers onstage (except for most aerial acts or those performed in the water), according to company directives. Audience members are required to be masked because of the state’s latest COVID protocols.

Cirque’s upcoming openings are still going forward as scheduled. “Michael Jackson One” at the Mirage is set for Aug. 19, followed by “Love” at the Mirage on Aug. 26. “Ka” is both the company’s largest, and most expensive, Vegas production.

{ SOURCE: Las Vegas Review-Journal }