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The quick-and-dirty summary would be "''Theatre/TheBeatlesLOVE'' with ElvisPresley's life and songs substituted for those of the Fab Four", but ''Viva Elvis'' is more akin to a traditional JukeboxMusical in its structure and staging. It unfolds on a proscenium stage rather than an in-the-round (or rectangle, to be specific) setup. While Elvis's own vocals are used throughout, they are backed up by onstage female vocalists -- who get solo turns on several occasions -- and a live band, whereas all of ''LOVE'''s music was prerecorded. Perhaps most importantly, where ''LOVE'' is heavily metaphorical and draws many of its onstage characters from the songs of the Beatles, ''Viva Elvis'' is more straightforward.

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The quick-and-dirty summary would be "''Theatre/TheBeatlesLOVE'' with ElvisPresley's Music/ElvisPresley's life and songs substituted for those of the Fab Four", but ''Viva Elvis'' is more akin to a traditional JukeboxMusical in its structure and staging. It unfolds on a proscenium stage rather than an in-the-round (or rectangle, to be specific) setup. While Elvis's own vocals are used throughout, they are backed up by onstage female vocalists -- who get solo turns on several occasions -- and a live band, whereas all of ''LOVE'''s music was prerecorded. Perhaps most importantly, where ''LOVE'' is heavily metaphorical and draws many of its onstage characters from the songs of the Beatles, ''Viva Elvis'' is more straightforward.


* BrokenStreak: This was the seventh of Cirque du Soleil's Las Vegas "resident" productions -- and the first one to close.


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* BrokenStreak: This is the seventh of Cirque du Soleil's Las Vegas "resident" productions -- and the first one to close.

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* BrokenStreak: This is was the seventh of Cirque du Soleil's Las Vegas "resident" productions -- and the first one to close.


A segment from this show was incorporated into the ThreeDMovie ''Film/CirqueDuSoleilWorldsAway'' in 2012. Compare ''Theatre/AllShookUp'', a Broadway JukeboxMusical built around Presley's songs.

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A segment from this show was incorporated into the ThreeDMovie UsefulNotes/ThreeDMovie ''Film/CirqueDuSoleilWorldsAway'' in 2012. Compare ''Theatre/AllShookUp'', a Broadway JukeboxMusical built around Presley's songs.



* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''The Beatles LOVE''.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''The Beatles LOVE''.


The quick-and-dirty summary would be "''The Beatles LOVE'' with ElvisPresley's life and songs substituted for those of the Fab Four", but ''Viva Elvis'' is more akin to a traditional JukeboxMusical in its structure and staging. It unfolds on a proscenium stage rather than an in-the-round (or rectangle, to be specific) setup. While Elvis's own vocals are used throughout, they are backed up by onstage female vocalists -- who get solo turns on several occasions -- and a live band, whereas all of ''LOVE'''s music was prerecorded. Perhaps most importantly, where ''LOVE'' is heavily metaphorical and draws many of its onstage characters from the songs of the Beatles, ''Viva Elvis'' is more straightforward.

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The quick-and-dirty summary would be "''The Beatles LOVE'' "''Theatre/TheBeatlesLOVE'' with ElvisPresley's life and songs substituted for those of the Fab Four", but ''Viva Elvis'' is more akin to a traditional JukeboxMusical in its structure and staging. It unfolds on a proscenium stage rather than an in-the-round (or rectangle, to be specific) setup. While Elvis's own vocals are used throughout, they are backed up by onstage female vocalists -- who get solo turns on several occasions -- and a live band, whereas all of ''LOVE'''s music was prerecorded. Perhaps most importantly, where ''LOVE'' is heavily metaphorical and draws many of its onstage characters from the songs of the Beatles, ''Viva Elvis'' is more straightforward.



A segment from this show was incorporated into the ThreeDMovie ''Film/CirqueDuSoleilWorldsAway'' in 2012.

Interestingly, the director of this show (Vincent Paterson) worked extensively with MichaelJackson in the late 1980s and 1990s; Cirque's next effort in the JukeboxMusical vein turned out to be ''Theatre/MichaelJacksonTheIMMORTALWorldTour'' in 2011.

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A segment from this show was incorporated into the ThreeDMovie ''Film/CirqueDuSoleilWorldsAway'' in 2012.

Interestingly, the director of this show (Vincent Paterson) worked extensively with MichaelJackson in the late 1980s and 1990s; Cirque's next effort in the
2012. Compare ''Theatre/AllShookUp'', a Broadway JukeboxMusical vein turned out to be ''Theatre/MichaelJacksonTheIMMORTALWorldTour'' in 2011.
built around Presley's songs.


Cirque du Soleil's twenty-sixth show and seventh Las Vegas effort ran from 2010-2012 at the Aria Resort and Casino.

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Cirque du Soleil's Creator/CirqueDuSoleil's twenty-sixth show and seventh Las Vegas effort ran from 2010-2012 at the Aria Resort and Casino.

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Cirque du Soleil's twenty-sixth show and seventh Las Vegas effort ran from 2010-2012 at the Aria Resort and Casino.

The quick-and-dirty summary would be "''The Beatles LOVE'' with ElvisPresley's life and songs substituted for those of the Fab Four", but ''Viva Elvis'' is more akin to a traditional JukeboxMusical in its structure and staging. It unfolds on a proscenium stage rather than an in-the-round (or rectangle, to be specific) setup. While Elvis's own vocals are used throughout, they are backed up by onstage female vocalists -- who get solo turns on several occasions -- and a live band, whereas all of ''LOVE'''s music was prerecorded. Perhaps most importantly, where ''LOVE'' is heavily metaphorical and draws many of its onstage characters from the songs of the Beatles, ''Viva Elvis'' is more straightforward.

An actor playing "Colonel" Tom Parker (Elvis's manager) guides us through scenes representing Elvis's Southern upbringing and musical influences, rise to stardom, military service, return to the U.S., Hollywood career, relationship with wife Priscilla, and finally his late-in-life stretch as a Vegas headliner. The setup allows for a good deal of Cirque whimsy and grace nonetheless, from a pair of acrobats twirling upon a guitar in the starry sky representing Elvis and his stillborn twin brother Jesse, to Elvis's love of comic books inspiring a trampoline romp.

A segment from this show was incorporated into the ThreeDMovie ''Film/CirqueDuSoleilWorldsAway'' in 2012.

Interestingly, the director of this show (Vincent Paterson) worked extensively with MichaelJackson in the late 1980s and 1990s; Cirque's next effort in the JukeboxMusical vein turned out to be ''Theatre/MichaelJacksonTheIMMORTALWorldTour'' in 2011.

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* Music/AlsoSprachZarathustra: Turns up in the aural montage of Elvis excitement that heralds the show's start.
* BrokenStreak: This is the seventh of Cirque du Soleil's Las Vegas "resident" productions -- and the first one to close.
* DramaticCurtainToss: See {{Squee}} below.
* TheElevenOClockNumber: "Viva Las Vegas".
* ElvisImpersonator: A parody of one (on stilts) made it to the previews, but was subsequently dropped.
* FluffyFashionFeathers: For the showgirls in the finale, in the best old-Vegas tradition.
* GospelRevivalNumber: The "All Shook Up" and "Saved" scenes.
* IncendiaryExponent: Rope-spinning tricks are even cooler when the lasso's on fire!
* {{Montage}}: Whole musical numbers underscore montages of Elvis's career highpoints (such as "Burning Love" for Elvis's many onscreen romances). Other montages provide backdrops to acrobatic/dance numbers, such as a chair balancing act set to "Bossa Nova Baby".
* TheNarrator: "Colonel" Tom Parker. The fact that a guy regarded as a TreacherousAdvisor at Elvis's own trope page is serving this role and portrayed purely positively is just one sign of a...
* RoseTintedNarrative: This is strictly the Elvis Presley Enterprises-sanctioned telling of his life, so obesity, drug abuse, etc. aren't brought up at all...but TropesAreNotBad; the ''point'' of the show is celebrating his life.
* {{Squee}}: 1950s-era Elvis fangirls circulate among the ground-floor seats before the show starts -- as the aural montage kicks in, they squee like crazy, make their way onstage, and in their excitement ''pull down the curtain'' to start the show.
* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''The Beatles LOVE''.

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