Acrobatic Spectacle Zarkana By Cirque Du Soleil to Establish Residency at ARIA Resort & Casino Following Successful Worldwide Run

Show to Find Permanent Home in Las Vegas Starting October 2012

Mar 07, 2012, 18:00 ET from Cirque du Soleil


LAS VEGAS, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zarkana, the surreal acrobatic spectacle by Cirque du Soleil, will open at ARIA Resort & Casino with previews starting in October and an official opening slated for November. The production will take up residency at ARIA after Viva ELVIS ends its run in August.


Following unprecedented success in Madrid and at Moscow's Kremlin State Palace Theatre as well as two summers at the legendary Radio City Music Hall, Zarkana will find a permanent home in Las Vegas.  More than 1.2 million guests have been awed by Zarkana and the show has been touted by press as "Aah-Inspiring" (The New York Times) and "Truly spectacular, awe-inspiring, gorgeous and stunning" (New York Post). 

"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, ARIA's President and COO, 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."

About the Show

Zarkana is an acrobatic spectacle that blends circus arts with the surreal to create a world where physical virtuosity rubs shoulders with the bizarre. Zarkana is a visual vortex set in a slightly twisted fantasy universe where, little by little, chaos and craziness give way to festivity and love regained. 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.

Individual and group tickets for Zarkana at ARIA will go on-sale in mid-April for preview performances starting in October. Tickets can be purchased by calling 702 531 3800 or 866 799 7711.  Tickets can also be purchased on-line at or or by visiting any MGM Resorts ticket office. 

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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 the Cirque du Soleil website at



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.  From unique culinary offerings created by the world's most talented chefs, to innovative nightlife, indulgent spa treatments and Viva ELVIS™ by Cirque du Soleil, ARIA embodies the excitement and vitality of Las Vegas.  ARIA is home to an incredible collection of stylish and technologically advanced accommodations including Sky Suites, a AAA Five Diamond hotel-within-a-hotel experience. Combined with CityCenter's unparalleled amenities including luxurious shopping at Crystals and the first-of-its-kind public Fine Art Collection, ARIA introduces a new generation of resort experiences, unlike anything Las Vegas has ever seen.  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 or call toll free at (866) 359-7757; also find ARIA on Facebook and Twitter.



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