“Absinthe,” is the critically acclaimed acro-cabaret variety show. “Absinthe” is performed in the round with unobstructed sightlines and in intimate proximity of the world-class artists performing amazing feats of strength, balance, danger and unfathomable flexibility. The New York Times hails “You’re close enough to see the sweat and grimaces needed to produce graceful, gravity defying stunts,” and sums up the entire “Absinthe” experience as, “Imagine Cirque du Soleil as channeled through ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show.’”
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ABSINTHE Performance Times
Monday: No Show (Dark)
Tuesday: 8pm & 10pm
Thursday: 8pm & 10pm
Friday: 8pm & 10pm
Saturday: 8pm & 10pm
ABSINTHE Ticket Prices
$89 plus tax - RESERVED SEATING; including stylized seating clusters around the perimeter of the tent
$119 plus tax - VIP RESERVED SEATING; 2nd and 3rd row seating with free split of Moet champagne
$169 plus tax - VVIP ; 1st row cushioned seat with complimentary split of Moet champagne
“Absinthe” plays in front of Caesars Palace in the Roman Plaza,
at the corner of Flamingo Road and Las Vegas Boulevard.
Exclusive SmarterVegas Interview with the ABSINTHE cast:
Place the following ingredients in a shaker: One guy who performed with Cirque du Soleil, and is known as the “Gazillionaire”. Mix it together with a woman named Penny who played in the band, Fish Circus. Throw in several acrobatic performers, a flying Wallenda, and a little burlesque. Add something ‘Sweet.’ Sprinkle in a pinch of Angel dust. Cover it up with a big top and shake vigorously. Turn up the heat and get ready to pour out the laughter! What you are about to experience is much stronger than the 150 proof tonic - better known as: Absinthe!
Just like the drink: Absinthe, The Show: Absinthe creates the same euphoric high that creeps up on you before you know it’s happening. There are previous warnings given before you even enter the arena. However, you will miss them if you are not paying close attention. Outside the big tent, there is signage warning that some may find the show offensive. At the beginning of the performance, The Gazillionaire, gives the audience fair warning that this particular show may be too much for the feeble minded. “I think people think its kind of a joke, and then some people in the first 10 minutes say…oh he’s not joking…he is saying terrible things all the time, and then they decide to leave… sometimes people leave… it’s the kind of show that pushes boundaries…it pushes your own boundaries…and I think that’s an exciting thing to do on this scale in Las Vegas. It’s all about fun, it’s all about laughter, it’s touching on some things people are uncomfortable about…and that is an amazing opportunity to get to do on this scale of a show…I don’t think a lot of shows would be allowed to do that” said the Gazillionaire proudly. “If you are not pissing people off – you are doing something wrong – right?, says Penny! more...