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Cirque du Soleil's 'Viva ELVIS' to open in December in Las Vegas
Los Angeles Times,
Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 8:17:31 PM
If Elvis Presley had lived in Montreal, would his famous catchphrase have been, "Merci... Merci, beaucoup"?
Earlier this year, Cirque du Soleil announced that it was planning to produce a new show in tribute to the king of rock 'n' roll, in collaboration with Elvis Presley Enterprises. Today, the Montreal-based Cirque said the show will be titled "Viva ELVIS" and that it will premiere in December at its permanent home at the Aria Resort & Casino, which is located in MGM Mirage's CityCenter complex.
Choreographer Vincent Paterson is directing the show, marking his first Cirque collaboration. In a video interview on the company's website, Paterson describes the production as "an abstract biography of Elvis Presley" that will incorporate some "acting moments" spoken in English.
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