Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil® PREMIERES IN LAS VEGAS TONIGHT at ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter

 Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil® PREMIERES IN LAS VEGAS TONIGHT at ARIA Resort &
                             Casino at CityCenter

PR Newswire

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 10, 2012

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Earlier this evening Cirque du Soleil
proudly  celebrated the Las Vegas premiere of its newest resident show Zarkana
at ARIA Resort & Casino™ at CityCenter. Zarkana,  a visually stunning modern
acrobatic spectacular, begins its residency at ARIA following hugely
successful engagements at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Arena Madrid
and Moscow's Kremlin State Palace Theatre.

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Celebrities joining the night's red carpet event and after-party at HAZE
Nightclub included Emmy award-winning actor Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad),
director Francis Ford Coppola, actor Matt Lanter (90210), actress Dot Jones
(Glee), actor Harry Shum Jr (Glee), actor Edi Gathegi (X-Men: First Class), Dj
ASHBA (Recording Artist), Mark Foster (Recording Artist), magician/illusionist
Criss Angel, actor Omar Benson Miller (CSI:Miami), comedian Carrot Top,
entertainers Siegfried & Roy, the Zarkana creative team including Francois
Girard (Writer & Director), Nick Littlemore (Composer & Musical Director) and
Cirque du Soleil's President and CEO Daniel Lamarre.

Set in a world where physical ability meets the extraordinary, Zarkana, which
TIME magazine proclaimed "the show of the summer" in New York City and The New
York Times called "aah-inspiring," was seen by more than 1.5 million people
during its triumphant 2011-2012 international run.

The show follows Zark, the ringmaster of an extraordinary circus coming back
to life, as he guides usin an abandoned theatre populated by a motley
collection of off-the-wall characters and incomparable acrobats. Zarkanais a
visual vortex set in a twisted acrobatic fantasy universe where, little by
little, chaos and craziness give way to a truecelebration.

Zarkana is written and directed by Francois Girard, one of Quebec's most
highly regarded creators who is equally at ease in cinema (Silk, The Red
Violin), opera, visual arts and theatre and has earned an enviable
international reputation over the years. A keen music lover, he is
particularly known for the hybrid worlds he creates in which music plays a
predominant role. His works are recognized for their great musicality, both in
terms of sound and image.

The Creative Team
Along with Francois Girard, the creative team consists of the following
distinctive talents:

Guy Laliberte       Creative Guide
Gilles Ste-Croix    Creative Guide
Francois Girard     Writer and Director
Line Tremblay       Director of Creation
Stephane Roy        Set and Props Designer
Alan Hranitelj      Costume Designer
Nick Littlemore     Composer and Musical Director
Debra Brown         Choreographer
Jean-Jacques Pillet Choreographer
Alain Lortie        Lighting Designer
Raymond St-Jean     Image Content Designer
Steven Dubuc        Sound Designer
Florence Pot        Acrobatic Performance Designer
Danny Zen           Rigging and Acrobatic Equipment Designer
Eleni Uranis        Makeup Designer


  oZarkana performs Friday through Tuesday at 7:00pm and 9:30pm.
  oThere are no performances on Wednesdays or Thursdays.


  oCall 877.253.5847 or 702.531.2031
  oGo to or
  oVisit the Zarkana ticket office at ARIA or any of the MGM Resorts
    International box offices.


  o$69, $99, $130, $140, $150, $180 (plus tax and fees).
  oTickets are available 120 days in advance of the performance date.

Like Zarkana on Facebook or Tweet us: @Cirque #Zarkana.


  oVideo images and sound bites will be available on November 9 for download
  oFor creative team biographies, show images and additional information,
    visit the Cirque du Soleil press room at:

(Registration is required to access images)

SOURCE Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil at ARIA Resort & Casino

Contact: Kate Whiteley, Kirvin Doak Communications, +1-702-737-3100,; Ann Paladie, Cirque du Soleil, +1-702-590-9103,
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