And for his next trick, rock star illusionist Criss Angel transforms his original collaboration with Cirque du Soleil into a brand new show. Seven years into his contract with the human circus, Angel said goodbye to BeLIEve to return to the TV show that put him on the map, Mindfreak. This new version is based on Angel’s popular touring show, with those only-in-Vegas touches: fancy animated LED lighting, laser explosions, 3-D immersive effects that put audiences in virtual worlds and pyrotechnic landscapes, plus original illusions. While his first show opened with many hiccups, Angel has finally figured out how to be a presence on stage, so hopefully he won’t have to go through those growing pains again. Although this is technically still a Cirque du Soleil–related production, there are very little (if any) Cirque-style theatrics, which is ultimately a good thing, considering they were the weakest part when the show first debuted. Shows are held Wednesday through Sunday at 7 and 9:30pm.
- Grace Bascos