Zarkana A Visually Stunning Acrobatic Spectacular By Cirque Du Soleil, Written And Directed By Francois Girard PERFORMANCES BEGIN NOVEMBER 1 AT ARIA RESORT & CASINO IN LAS VEGAS

Tickets Go On Sale June 18 for Cirque Club, M life Members and ARIA Preferred Customers

Public On Sale Begins June 22

LAS VEGAS, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zarkana, a visually stunning modern acrobatic spectacular, will begin preview performances for its permanent residency at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on November 1 following hugely successful engagements at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Arena Madrid and Moscow's Kremlin State Palace Theatre. Zarkana tickets go on sale June 18 for members of Cirque Club, M life and ARIA preferred customers, with public on sale starting June 22. Following the show's Las Vegas premiere November 9, Zarkana's performance schedule will be Friday through Tuesday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm nightly, with no performances Wednesdays and Thursdays. 

Set in a world where physical ability meets with the extraordinary of Cirque du Soleil, Zarkana, which TIME magazine proclaimed "the show of the summer" in New York City and The New York Times called "aah-inspiring," has been seen by more than 1.2 million people during its triumphant 2011-2012 international run. 

"Zarkana is a production of the perfect size and scope for the beautiful theater at ARIA.   With a high level of acrobatic performance, the show has garnered public appeal around the world. We are pleased that visitors to Las Vegas will be able to experience the show and feel that Zarkana is a perfect complement to the portfolio of Cirque du Soleil shows on The Strip," says Cirque du Soleil President and CEO Daniel Lamarre.

Bill McBeath, President and COO of ARIA Resort & Casino, said, "We look forward to welcoming the cast and crew of Zarkana later this year.  We're certain they will love their new home and we're equally certain that audiences from around the world will be wowed by this incredible production."

To purchase tickets, please visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/zarkana, www.arialasvegas.com/zarkana, call 877-253-5847 or visit any MGM Resorts International Cirque du Soleil box office. Ticket prices will range from $69-$180 plus tax and fees.  For Group reservations of 12 or more tickets, please visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/groups or call 702-352-0125.

About the Show

Zarkana is a visually stunning modern acrobatic spectacular set in a world where physical ability meets with the extraordinary. Follow Zark in a quest to regain his powers - and the love of his life - in an abandoned theatre populated by a motley collection of off-the-wall characters and incomparable acrobats.  Surrender to a spellbinding extravaganza that defies the possible and will leave you breathless!  The diverse cast of more than 75 international artists transports the audience into a fantastical and suspenseful world, blurring the boundaries between the real and imaginary. Like Zarkana on Facebook or Tweet us: @Cirque #Zarkana.

About Cirque du Soleil

Since 1984, the company has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in over 40 countries in more than 300 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has 5,000 employees, including more than 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.  For more information, visit online at www.cirquedusoleil.com. Like us on Facebook or Tweet us: @Cirque.

About ARIA Resort & Casino    

The centerpiece of CityCenter Las Vegas is ARIA Resort & Casino, a stunning AAA Five Diamond resort on The Strip featuring an unprecedented combination of striking architecture, sustainable design, high-end service, spectacular amenities and premium meeting and convention space.  CityCenter is a joint venture between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. For more information and reservations, visit arialasvegas.com or call toll free at (866) 359-7757; also find ARIA on Facebook and Twitter.

SOURCE Cirque du Soleil



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