Absinthe is a show that incorporates burlesque dancing, cabaret, other singing and dancing styles with the circus like tricks and stunts. Based in Las Vegas, the show was originally founded by Ross Mollison who remains the producer even today. Absinthe, along with its other supportive shows, is part of the bigger Spiegelworld production. The original show fist opened in New York City in 2006 and has since then been playing every year around the world. The first event was put together at the Brooklyn Bridge where it attracted a large audience. This in turn led to a follow up season in 2007 where then Spiegelworld was split into two sets, Absinthe and La Vie. This too became very popular with the locals. Thus the growing popularity of this cirque type show was imminent and expansion seemed like a wise thing to do.
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And so in 2008, the management decided to split the show further and have three sets. The same year, they traveled to Los Angeles and Miami where they performed a couple of shows just to test out different waters. By 2009 the show had gone global, playing its first ever overseas show in Australia at the "Australian Open Grand Slam Tennis Tournament". Everyone wanted a piece of what the show had to offer even there. A tent that could only support 300 people was expanded to accommodate 1500 people at a time. The show has now established itself as more than just a cabaret. It is a display of risqué arts and performance. This season, they will be returning to their home base in Vegas to perform a number of shows, so keep your cheap Absinthe tickets
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In April of 2011, Spiegelworld decided to give Absinthe a makeover and bring the new and improved version from New York to Las Vegas. This new show was then performed in a 26 meter Spiegeltent. Broadway legends came in to direct the show, including those who had been part of famous shows such as "Jersey Boys", "Phantom of the Opera" and "Peepshow". This tent could only seat 650 people. For about 6 months, this remained the case but the growing fan base of this production was becoming more and more apparent to the management who then decided to take it a step further and expand yet again, only half a year into their initial investment. A custom made tent was built at the same venue, one that would be able to seat much more than the 650 it previously did. By 2012 they decided to introduce yet another show which they would name Empire. With this show, they marked their return to New York City. The show was played in a park near Times Square and the response was immediate. Therefore, it seemed like the right show to take overseas at the time as well. A 2013 tour of Australia was then put into the roster. It is currently performing as part of the "Entertainment Quarter" in Sydney.
In the meantime, Absinthe is continuing to play at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the place where it first came to the city. It is being directed by Wayne Harrison and Lucas Newland is the choreographer. Moreover, Gazillionaire and Penny Pibbetts, his assistant takes the stage each night as the presenters, introducing the many acts that make up the show. These performers have been invited to play the show from all over the world and are the very best in what they do. Be it cabaret singing or burlesque dancing, or the cirque like tricks and stunts that leave one breathless, the show has managed to find a happy ground where each is cohesive with the next.
"Huffington Post" has been especially generous in their praise as the critic Paul Carr wrote in his review that if he were to watch only one live show for the rest of his life, this would be it. "Daily News" has aptly described the show in one phrase; that if the "Rocky Horror Picture Show" and the "Cirque du Soleil" were to have a crossover, then this would be it. The "New York Post" has called it a European style offbeat circus performed on acid. Moreover, "Vegas Seven Magazine" has named it the "Best New Show" in 2011. Thus, the show is artistic and risqué in nature, perfect not only for alternative audiences, but for anyone with a knack for adventure. Absinthe tickets
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