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* {{Homage}}: In the first sequence with the clowns on the drifting shack, Le Vieux appears in the background and "conducts" the water. "Waterspouts" rise into the air as a SuspiciouslySimilarSong to "Night on Bald Mountain" is performed; this coincides with the shack springing a terrible leak the clowns desperately try to stopper. This is likely an affectionate reference to two segments of ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' -- "Night on Bald Mountain" and "The Sorcerer's Apprentice".

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* {{Homage}}: In the first sequence with the clowns on the drifting shack, Le Vieux appears in the background and "conducts" the water. "Waterspouts" rise into the air as a SuspiciouslySimilarSong to "Night on Bald Mountain" is performed; this coincides with the shack springing a terrible leak the clowns desperately try to stopper. This is likely an affectionate reference to two segments of ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Fantasia}}'' -- "Night on Bald Mountain" and "The Sorcerer's Apprentice".


* ManInWhite: [[spoiler: Le Vieux]], at the end.


* DarkIsNotEvil: Le Vieux is a hunchbacked older man in whiteface; combined with his black and white suit and the creepy way he (literally) pulls Philemon into the story, he looks like an elegant MonsterClown. He ''is'' a grouchy fellow, but good at heart, with a hint of the {{Trickster}} about him. [[spoiler: He becomes a Man In White and reunites Aurora with Philemon at the end.]]

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* DarkIsNotEvil: Le Vieux is a hunchbacked older man in whiteface; combined with his black and white suit and the creepy way he (literally) pulls Philemon into the story, he looks like an elegant MonsterClown. He ''is'' a grouchy fellow, but good at heart, with a hint of the {{Trickster}} TheTrickster about him. [[spoiler: He becomes a Man In White and reunites Aurora with Philemon at the end.]]


Wildly ambitious and extravagant, the show opened to glowing reviews and caused a sensation in Vegas, setting a high bar for subsequent theatrical spectacles worldwide (including Cirque's own) to clear. Due to an arrangement with its host casino it has not been filmed in full, but the making-of documentary ''Flow'', available in Region 1 via Cirque's gift shops and online boutique, includes excerpts from it; the WidgetSeries ''Solstrom'' also featured some of its acts, characters, and performers. The 2012 3-D movie, ''Film/CirqueDuSoleilWorldsAway'', a film assembled from segments from this and other Vegas Cirque productions, also makes Le Vieux a temporary guide for an original every''woman'' character.

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Wildly ambitious and extravagant, the show opened to glowing reviews and caused a sensation in Vegas, setting a high bar for subsequent theatrical spectacles worldwide (including Cirque's own) to clear. Due to an arrangement with its host casino it has not been filmed

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in full, but the making-of documentary ''Flow'', available ''Flow'' (available in Region 1 via Cirque's gift shops and online boutique, includes excerpts from it; boutique), the WidgetSeries ''Solstrom'' also featured some of its acts, characters, ''Solstrom'', and performers. The the 2012 3-D movie, ''Film/CirqueDuSoleilWorldsAway'', a film assembled from segments from ''Film/CirqueDuSoleilWorldsAway''. It was also filmed in its entirety for broadcast on the European cable network ARTE in 2017, but this and other Vegas Cirque productions, also makes Le Vieux has not received a temporary guide for an original every''woman'' character.
home media release.


* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The official website currently lists nine significant characters/character groups. Minor and not-so-minor characters not listed include the Bride (female lead singer), a wedding party, the "Flayed Ones" who perform the "bateau" act (aerial cradle/parallel bars), and the clowns. And then there's all the bit parts for background business or colorful processions.
* LongRunners: 10+ years.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The official website currently lists listed nine significant characters/character groups. Minor and not-so-minor groups at one point. Among the characters not who ''were not'' listed include were the Bride (female lead singer), a wedding party, the "Flayed Ones" who perform the "bateau" act (aerial cradle/parallel bars), and the clowns. And then there's all the bit parts for background business or colorful processions.
* LongRunners: 10+ 20+ years.


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Wildly ambitious and extravagant, the show opened to glowing reviews and caused a sensation in Vegas, setting a high bar for subsequent theatrical spectacles worldwide (including Cirque's own) to clear. Due to an arrangement with its host casino it has not been filmed in full, but the making-of documentary ''Flow'', available in Region 1 via Cirque's gift shops and online boutique, includes excerpts from it; the WidgetSeries ''Solstrom'' also featured some of its acts, characters, and performers. The 2012 ThreeDMovie ''Film/CirqueDuSoleilWorldsAway'', a film assembled from segments from this and other Vegas Cirque productions, also makes Le Vieux a temporary guide for an original every''woman'' character.

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Wildly ambitious and extravagant, the show opened to glowing reviews and caused a sensation in Vegas, setting a high bar for subsequent theatrical spectacles worldwide (including Cirque's own) to clear. Due to an arrangement with its host casino it has not been filmed in full, but the making-of documentary ''Flow'', available in Region 1 via Cirque's gift shops and online boutique, includes excerpts from it; the WidgetSeries ''Solstrom'' also featured some of its acts, characters, and performers. The 2012 ThreeDMovie 3-D movie, ''Film/CirqueDuSoleilWorldsAway'', a film assembled from segments from this and other Vegas Cirque productions, also makes Le Vieux a temporary guide for an original every''woman'' character.



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* MagicalLand
* ManInWhite: [[spoiler: Le Vieux, at the end.]]

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* MagicalLand
MagicalLand: The theatre.
* ManInWhite: [[spoiler: Le Vieux, Vieux]], at the end.]]



* NoFourthWall
* [[Main/OpeningBallet Opening Water Ballet]]

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* NoFourthWall
NoFourthWall: As the above tropes show.
* [[Main/OpeningBallet Opening Water Ballet]]Ballet]]: No better way to show off a pool-stage than this, really.



* SingingSimlish

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* SingingSimlishSingingSimlish / SpeakingSimlish: As was Cirque's standard practice at this point.



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* WhenItRainsItPours: About halfway through the cadre act, a heavy rain begins to fall (making the act that much more challenging for the performers).

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* WhenItRainsItPours: About halfway through the cadre act, a heavy rain begins to fall (making fall, making the act that much more challenging for the performers).performers.


Wildly ambitious and extravagant, the show opened to glowing reviews and caused a sensation in Vegas, setting a high bar for subsequent theatrical spectacles worldwide (including Cirque's own) to clear. Due to an arrangement with its host casino it has not been filmed in full, but the making-of documentary ''Flow'', available in Region 1 via Cirque's gift shops and online boutique, includes excerpts from it; the WidgetSeries ''Solstrom'' also featured some of its acts, characters, and performers. The 2012 ThreeDMovie ''Film/CirqueDuSoleilWorldsAway'' makes Le Vieux a guide for an original every''woman'' character, linking together segments from this and other Vegas Cirque productions.

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Wildly ambitious and extravagant, the show opened to glowing reviews and caused a sensation in Vegas, setting a high bar for subsequent theatrical spectacles worldwide (including Cirque's own) to clear. Due to an arrangement with its host casino it has not been filmed in full, but the making-of documentary ''Flow'', available in Region 1 via Cirque's gift shops and online boutique, includes excerpts from it; the WidgetSeries ''Solstrom'' also featured some of its acts, characters, and performers. The 2012 ThreeDMovie ''Film/CirqueDuSoleilWorldsAway'' ''Film/CirqueDuSoleilWorldsAway'', a film assembled from segments from this and other Vegas Cirque productions, also makes Le Vieux a temporary guide for an original every''woman'' character, linking together segments from this and other Vegas Cirque productions.
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* HopeSproutsEternal: Played for gentle humor -- as the clowns huddle together after the above-mentioned "storm", flowers start sprouting out of the roof of their shack as it drifts away.

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* FireWaterJuxtaposition: The stage mostly "dries up" for the fire act. According to the official website, the act depicts "the rage of fire and the purification of water". Originally, the entire show was going to be based around this trope by giving equal time to water and fire-based acts.


* EinsteinHair: Le Vieux.



* {{Homage}}: In the first sequence with the clowns on the drifting shack, Le Vieux appears in the background and "conducts" the water. "Waterspouts" rise into the air as SuspiciouslySimilarSong of "Night on Bald Mountain" is performed; this coincides with the shack springing a terrible leak the clowns desperately try to stopper. This is likely an affectionate reference to two segments of ''[[Disney/{{Fantasia}} Fantasia]]'' -- "Night on Bald Mountain" and "The Sorcerer's Apprentice".

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* {{Homage}}: In the first sequence with the clowns on the drifting shack, Le Vieux appears in the background and "conducts" the water. "Waterspouts" rise into the air as a SuspiciouslySimilarSong of to "Night on Bald Mountain" is performed; this coincides with the shack springing a terrible leak the clowns desperately try to stopper. This is likely an affectionate reference to two segments of ''[[Disney/{{Fantasia}} Fantasia]]'' ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' -- "Night on Bald Mountain" and "The Sorcerer's Apprentice".


''"O"'' (it is common to include quotation marks due to its OneLetterTitle) is CirqueDuSoleil's eleventh show, which opened at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada in October 1998. It is also, perhaps, the company's MagnumOpus.

The setting is a baroque opera house, carrying on from the posh theme of its host hotel, with a red velvet curtain and soaring ceiling. As the lights dim, an "audience member" (Philemon) is surprised twice over -- first by a nymph-like woman who descends from the top of the dome and drops a red scarf to him, and second by someone beckoning to him from behind the curtain. Curious, he goes up to see what the stranger wants. Said stranger (Le Vieux) turns out to be the theater's guardian...because it's no ordinary theater. Philemon has just become the leading man in a unique adventure...

"O" is the phonetic pronounciation of the French word for water (''eau''); it also represents the number zero and infinity. The world of this theater is one inspired by all theater and based around water. What lies beyond that curtain is a gigantic pool. While it can (and does) switch to a conventional stage in seconds, depending on the needs of the moment, it is usually in its true watery form. It is here that a colorful array of acrobatics unfold, from water ballet to high diving to fire spinning to the travails of two clowns on a shack adrift at sea. And in these acts unfold tales of love, disappointment, youth, death, joy, and strife on top of Philemon and Le Vieux's dual pursuit of the beautiful Aurora.

Wildly ambitious and extravagant, the show opened to glowing reviews and caused a sensation in Vegas, setting a high bar for subsequent theatrical spectacles worldwide (including Cirque's own) to clear. Due to an arrangement with its host casino it has not been filmed in full, but the making-of documentary ''Flow'', available in Region 1 via Cirque's gift shops and online boutique, includes excerpts from it; the WidgetSeries ''Solstrom'' also featured some of its acts, characters, and performers. The 2012 ThreeDMovie ''Cirque du Soleil -- Worlds Away'' makes Le Vieux a guide for an original every''woman'' character, linking together segments from this and other Vegas Cirque productions.

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''"O"'' (it is common to include quotation marks due to its OneLetterTitle) is CirqueDuSoleil's Creator/CirqueDuSoleil's eleventh show, which opened at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada in October 1998. It is also, perhaps, the company's MagnumOpus.

1998.

The setting is a baroque opera house, carrying on from the posh theme of its host hotel, with a red velvet curtain and soaring ceiling. As the lights dim, an "audience member" (Philemon) is surprised twice over -- first by a nymph-like woman who descends from the top of the dome and drops a red scarf to him, and second by someone beckoning to him from behind the curtain. Curious, he goes up to see what the stranger wants. Said stranger (Le Vieux) turns out to be the theater's guardian...because it's no ordinary theater. guardian, and Philemon has just become the leading man in a unique adventure...

"O" is the phonetic pronounciation of the French word for water (''eau''); it also represents the number zero and infinity. The world of this This theater is one inspired by all theater representing ''all'' theater, and based around water. What lies beyond that curtain is a gigantic pool. While it can (and does) switch to a conventional stage in seconds, depending on the needs of the moment, it is usually in its true watery form. It is here that a colorful array of acrobatics unfold, from water ballet to high diving to fire spinning to the travails of two clowns on a shack adrift at sea. And in these acts unfold tales of love, disappointment, youth, death, joy, and strife on top of Philemon and Le Vieux's dual pursuit of the beautiful Aurora.

Wildly ambitious and extravagant, the show opened to glowing reviews and caused a sensation in Vegas, setting a high bar for subsequent theatrical spectacles worldwide (including Cirque's own) to clear. Due to an arrangement with its host casino it has not been filmed in full, but the making-of documentary ''Flow'', available in Region 1 via Cirque's gift shops and online boutique, includes excerpts from it; the WidgetSeries ''Solstrom'' also featured some of its acts, characters, and performers. The 2012 ThreeDMovie ''Cirque du Soleil -- Worlds Away'' ''Film/CirqueDuSoleilWorldsAway'' makes Le Vieux a guide for an original every''woman'' character, linking together segments from this and other Vegas Cirque productions.

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* FromBeyondTheFourthWall: Philemon begins the story as a member of the audience, as does [[spoiler: one of the high divers]].

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