Viva ELVIS, a harmonious fusion of dance, acrobatics and live music, is a tribute to the life and music of Elvis Presley. Nostalgia, modernity and raw emotion provide the backdrop for his immortal voice and the exhilaration and beauty of his music. Created in the image of The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll – powerful, sexy, whimsical, truly unique and larger than life – the show highlights an American icon who transformed popular music and whose image embodies the freedom, excitement and turbulence of his era. Significant moments in his life – intimate, playful and grandiose – blend with the timeless songs that remain as relevant today as when they first hit the top of the charts. Viva ELVIS focuses on the essential humanity of the one superstar whose name will forever be linked with the history of Las Vegas and the entire world of entertainment: Elvis Presley.
- 112 costume changes occur within the first 3 songs of the show
- Viva ELVIS' music arrangers sampled 914 albums and 33 feature-length films, concert recordings, interviews, and home movies to extract more than 17,765 samples of Elvis' singing and speaking voice
- The gigantic Blue Suede Shoe that appears onstage is 29 feet long and weighs 7,000 lbs.
- The American flag used in the Return to Sender scene is made of genuine long underwear and boxer shorts, and has only 48 stars because Elvis entered the service in 1958, the year before Alaska and Hawaii were admitted to the Union
Photos & facts Courtesy of Cirque du Soleil