Mystere by Cirque Du SoleilI love Cirque Du Soleil shows and have difficulty deciding which one is the best. Each has a unique story and ambiance, but they all have great performances by skilled acrobats and actors.

My latest experience was at the Mystere show, which plays at TI (rebranded Treasure Island).

This high-energy show is filled with circus acts, dance, elaborate sets, booming music, and slapstick comedy.

The show opened in 1993 and is considered the longest-running Cirque Du Soleil show in Vegas.

The stage itself is a work of art and technology, with its moving parts, continuously changing with each scene. 

The word Mystere is the French way of saying mystery. So what is the mystery here? I have no idea!

Mystere by Cirque Du SoleilThe show starts with babies making noises and strollers rolling into the stage, but I didn’t see any reason for this introduction. 

Later a fat baby interrupts the show several times while the stage is reset. There is no cohesion to the story, or more accurately, there is no story.

In spite of all those shortcomings, the performance was mesmerizing. From the dancing duo on straps to the thundering drums or the flying acrobats, all the performers excelled and delighted us.

The dancing duo flying over the stage and above the audience was well choreographed and performed, but brought up an important point about seating. Getting the first row next to the stage is not always a great idea. We had to crane our necks to see the action above and behind us.

I recommend this show for the whole family, but some young children may be frightened by the loud noise and dark scenes.