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Dramatic changes continue in Cirque’s ‘The Beatles Love’ at the Mirage

'Love' Rehearsal at the Mirage

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Rehearsal for Cirque du Soleil’s “The Beatles Love” on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, at the Mirage.

‘Love’ Rehearsal at the Mirage

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Dramatic changes are continuing in Cirque du Soleil’s “The Beatles Love” at the Mirage in advance of the now-set 10th anniversary celebration July 14 with Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and widows Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison. Tickets are on sale now.

I wrote about the first wave of new acts, costumes, choreography, technology and music designed to bring the vibrant and culture-shifting sounds and settings of The Beatles’ musical revolution to a renewed life here at Vegas DeLuxe in a story posted March 2.

Many of them are now in place, but the show will continue to evolve until the final unveiling at the anniversary show this summer.

“We are preparing many gifts to add to the vibrancy of this colorful, immersive rock and roll poem,” said Dominic Champagne, writer, director and original concept creator of “Love.”

“People love The Beatles’ virtual presence in the show, and they’ll get more, along with more acrobatics, more visuals, more special effects and more love!”

The Grammy Award-winning soundtrack to “Love” has grown to include the fan favorite “Twist and Shout.”

With a reinvigorated pulse of sound led by musical director Giles Martin, son of the late legendary The Beatles producer Sir George Martin, the show’s listening experience has been heightened with a remixed soundtrack thanks to today’s technological advances.

Audiences will see stunning new acts and vibrant choreography, pushing the artistic and acrobatic content to new heights.

NappyTabs, the Emmy Award-winning choreographers of “So You Think You Can Dance” fame, have been brought in to update sequences with fresh steps for the talented cast of 77 artists.

Engaging new imagery created by Dandypunk is drawn by hand, instead of a computer, a painstakingly long but effective process. The additions are played through 20 new projectors, using the stage floor as a new projection surface.

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