This past weekend while in Vegas for cast member Dan‘s and our other friend Dan’s birthdays, I took a break from the gaggle of gays to see The Wynn‘s resident show, La Rêve. File this show under: ‘Amazing.’ Also see: ‘Holy Hell I Need to go to the Gym More.’ I’m not kidding when I say La Rêve was one of the coolest, most moving and inspirational things I’ve seen.
I’m not entirely sure what the plot of the story was, (could be due to the bottomless champagne our personal waitress provided), but from what I gather the show follows the strange and beautiful dream of a young girl in love. It’s hard to describe without writing verbatim everything that goes on, so think of it as a combination of Alice in Wonderland, The Cell and Cirque Du Soleil. Add water, fire, doves, synchronized swimming, aerial acrobatics and a disappearing floor and you have one fantastic show.
Here’s how the Wynn describes it:
“La Rêve offers breathtaking performances in an intimate aqua theater-in-the-round. The show features aerial acrobatics, provocative choreography and artistic athleticism. Live music and elaborate special effects immerse the audience into a world of fantasy, adventure and intrigue.”
I’m not joking when I say I gasped throughout the entire performance either from shock or amazement. My favorite part was when 10+ men came swinging down from the ceiling twirling and spinning like a big chandelier. Then they’d get yanked up almost out of eyesight, let go of their ropes and dive into the pool below. It wasn’t until they did this several times that I believed they weren’t going to hit their heads under water. The end was pretty cool as well – the floor of the pool raised up to different levels and water was shooting everywhere. Looked kind of like a giant fountain that one of the Jersey Housewives would have in their front yard. The performers leaped on and off the ‘fountain’ and once again dove into the pool even though again I was sure they’d hit their heads (and again, they didn’t, but had one of them hit their heads I definitely would have had an ‘I told you so…’ moment).
All-in-all, I loved the show and would highly recommend going if you find yourself in Vegas. The champagne service was a plus, but definitely not required to have a good time – La Rêve provides plenty of entertainment on it’s own. The Wynn is amazing as well – one of the most aesthetically appealing hotels on the strip and the buffet is to die for. Now I just need to convince the Wynn to combine Chippendales with La Rêve and the buffet…