Few recording artists get their own Cirque show. Elvis got one, but it didn't live up to the Viva in its name. Michael Jackson got One, which is still going strong at Mandalay Bay. And then there's The Beatles. Love, a collaboration between Cirque du Soleil and The Beatles' company Apple Corps Ltd., opened in 2006 at The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas. And it's been astonishing audiences since day one.
A man in a white suit sits down at a table and pours a green drink into a glass. Then he balances a special perforated spoon and a sugar cube across the rim. This small beverage preparation ritual foreshadows many balancing acts (and arguably altered reality) to come. Absinthe is the perfect entertainment cocktail for Sin City. It's even got sin in the name. In a town saturated with Cirque du Soleil, Absinthe offers a foul-mouthed, intimate, less pretentious alternative.