Blonde4ever has a love and passion for all Las Vegas shows except for the new Circus 1903 show at Paris.
Let me preface this by saying that I love shows. Almost all shows. I go into every show I see with the expectation of being entertained and delighted. Sadly I was neither at Circus 1903.
Circus 1903 opened in July at Paris Las Vegas. It is meant to take us back to a simpler time when circuses were the most thrilling thing going.
I hate to disparage any show but I was truly bored to tears during this one and had I not had to crawl over several people to escape I would have left sooner. But, since I did, I stayed for the whole thing.
The showroom in Paris was three-quarters empty. That situation is always discouraging from the get-go.
The ringmaster, Willy Whipsnade, was gracious and amusing. I liked him. The most comical part of the show was when he brought four children up on stage and interacted with them. You never know what children are going to do so as expected, it was hilarious.
I adored the puppet elephants, Queenie and Peanut. I have never seen anything quite like them before. Even though you can partially see the puppeteers operating them, they are convincing and impressive. I also appreciated not having to worry if real animals were being well taken care of.
But the majority of the show put me to sleep. There were acrobats, tightrope walkers, jugglers etc. I fully acknowledge that I could never do what these people do and that they are very skilled and talented, however, a Vegas show should excite you. There was nothing about this that had any wow factor.
Circus 1903 is an excellent show for children; for adults, not so much.