How relieved were we when somebody finally told us that the new Cirque du Soleil production wasn’t about female reproduction. Sure, we can totally visualize plate-spinning clowns roaming around the colorful universe of Fallopia, but we wouldn’t want to stay for too long. Instead, OVO (not OVA like we originally thought) is all about the secret world of insects and what happens when a mysterious egg appears in their midst.
This could easily be the perfect Cirque du Soleil show because the creative inspiration that bugs provide have yielded the most stunning costumes and sets we’ve seen in a long time. Las Vegas has The Beatles, but we’ve got The Beetles. Plus, there are the requisite hot dancers walking around in tight-fitting spandex to keep us focused and alert. And what better homage to their brilliance than by pitching our own tent inside the giant blue-and-yellow Gran Chapiteau?
After catching a sneak peak of the performance, we’ve already got our favorite acts. One involves the Slinky-like insect called Creatura. The real scene-stealer, however, is the sassiest Ladybug Diva we’ve ever seen. She’s got attitude and soul to spare – and we love it! What a far cry from the more demure ladybugs of our childhood.
It’s been quite a while since we’ve had a Cirque show in the area, so it’s nice to have one again. We love Cirque du Soleil, but like Betty White, too much of a good thing can make us weary. After a nice hiatus, though, we’re thrilled to make the trek to Frisco for a little bug love and acrobatic bulges.
So while everyone else is crammed into a stadium screaming for Packers and Steelers, we’ll be sitting back applauding politely for Butterflies and Crickets. Doesn’t that sound so much more, well, civilized?
Just make sure to leave the Raid at home.
OVO premieres Friday, January 28, 2011
Adult Tickets: $45 – $250 (Tapis Rouge VIP)
Gay List Daily Giveaway
Bzzzzz! Guess what? We’re giving away tickets to see OVO! All you have to do is fill out the Contact Us form with your name, valid e-mail address and your phone number by 11:59 p.m. tonight, January 25, 2011. Lucky winners will be notified by e-mail or phone on Thursday, January 27, 2011.
E-mails, singing telegrams and sky-written entries will not be considered. If you’re too stupid to follow simple directions, you don’t deserve to see Cirque.