If imitation is the greatest type of flattery, then Cirque du Soleil has surely arrived as even Barnum and Bailey have tried circo du soleil to display a copycat show. If you can't reach Vegas you might want to see one of these simple imitators called Cirque Productions Goldberg - bear in mind they are many different productions and haven't any relationship to Las Vegas Cirque shows. They are entertaining, more affordable productions and is visible in a variety of cities round the country.<br/><br/>Cirque du Soleil was founded in 1984 in Montreal by two very talented street performers. Originally in the'80s, Cirque Shows were held beneath the Big Top, they quickly gained a positively panting audience for the mystique and the sweetness of the shows. Taking their cue from Russian circuses, the performances told a story, granted a far-fetched story, but one that took Cirque du Soleil to an entire new level and the audience loved it.<br/><br/>Cirque shows (the real McCoy) have found a house in Las Vegas with 5 permanent theaters focused on Cirque productions. A mix of dance, acrobatic performances, singing and ethereal music, and undoubtedly outrageous costuming they're continuously sought after and enjoyed!<br/><br/>Make sure you're able to Las Vegas to see a minumum of one of these fantastic productions.<br/><br/>Las Vegas Cirque shows are now actually 5 in numbers and a 6th offering will be added at the Luxor, (coming soon).<br/><br/>Tickets are available for the following shows:<br/><br/>"O" The stage is a pool and all of the pool a stage! This spectacular water event takes place at The Bellagio at its theater built especially for the show. You'll see synchronized swimming like Ester Williams never looked at (or perhaps invented), clowns, fire dancers and beautiful costuming.<br/><br/>MYSTERE is the initial show to hit Las Vegas and has been on now for near fifteen years. World-beat music and mythology theme, it is a Franco Dragone production. You are able to catch this one at TI (Treasure Island).<br/><br/>Zumanity - topless women, narrated by a drag queen, you see another side of Cirque, sexy and funny all along side acrobatics! This show is just a big draw at New York New York.<br/><br/>MGM presents "Ka" is completely unlike every other Cirque show, the multi-million dollar theater once more was built simply for this production with a phase that changes elevations and leaves you gasping with the scenes that follow. This is a martial-arts extravaganza, poetry without words and the absolute most expensive show in Las Vegas. An absolute must see for individuals who crave something totally unique.