I love theater. Having lived in New York City for 16 years I've seen my fair share of Broadway shows so when my family packed up and headed west to Las Vegas last month I was eager to see what this whole Cirque Du Soleil thing was all about. We settled on Mystere as it seemed most kid-friendly Las Vegas shows but if I had my choice, meaning no kids in tow, I'd have chosen KA. But I don't regret Mystere, not a bit.
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We knew this show was open to all ages so we took our 2-year-old and 4-year-old boys...we're daring adventurous parents!
My biggest question was whether Mystere was going to scare my two-year-old and yet be exciting enough for my 4-year-old? In short, no and yes.
A few practical points to make prior to jumping into my review of Mystere:
The Show starts right at 7pm SHARP. You'll be rewarded for arriving to your seats about 15 minutes early since there's great pre-show entertainment. For you shy people out there note that sitting in Category 1 seats means you just might be part of this very fun (to watch) pre-show entertainment! If you're not comfortable in front of audiences, select a different seating category.
Our four-year-old loved the show! The acrobatics, costumes, props, lighting effects, and performers dangling from all parts of the show room proved to be enchanting for our small person. The show is colorful, oozing with amazing feats of strength, balance, and daring. Honestly there are some parts of the performance that leave one wondering how, just how do they do that!
The two-year-old, well he had a challenging time. It's hard for anything to entertain a two-year-old for an extended period and Mystere certainly won't.
A word on the music, it wasn't overly loud, just right in my opinion, but if you're sensitive to loud sounds plan accordingly.
Honestly, there doesn't seem to be a bad seat in the house. I can't say that with total confidence, I didn't sit in each seat in the theater, but looking around the horseshoe shaped room give makes the point. We sat in Category 2 seats, they were great. We enjoyed a full view of all aspects of the show, something you won't get in Category 1 seats. Get more inside scoop on where to sit for Mystere
Unbeknownst to us a good portion of the acrobatics consisted of performers dangling from different parts of the ceiling throughout the show room. You'd be hard pressed to see this from category 1 (front of the show room seats). A good amount of the show is performed in the air, sitting in section one seats means looking up far too much for comfort.
No problem. You can leave and come back as much as needed which I had to do a couple of times with my 2-year-old.
Very comfortable. I tend to run a bit colder yet I was fine with a light sweater. If you're anything like me you get cold walking through the casinos (especially in the summer) so consider bringing a sweater or similar.
Get Mystere "stuff" at the Cirque Du Soleil gift shop just outside the theater. Also just outside the showroom is Starbucks and Francesco's pizzeria--heads up, it only has a single two-top table so don't plan on sitting the entire family down to eat on one table. Beside the single two-top table, Francesco's has a couple dozen stools. Malenas Yogurt Plus is a nice post-show option, also just outside the theater.