June 8th 2006: You can view the first exclusive clips of the new Beatles and Cirque Du Soleil show LOVE here:
Music Directors Sir George Martin and his son Giles Martin have been working with the entire archive of Beatles recordings to create the musical component for LOVE. They were present at the press conference in Las Vegas to describe their unprecedented approach to the music for a stage production.
“I think we will achieve a real sense of drama with the music, the audience will feel as though they are actually in the theatre with the band. People are going to be knocked out by what they are hearing!” said Giles Martin.
Using the master tapes at Abbey Road Studios, Sir George and Giles have created a unique soundscape of Beatles music for LOVE. “We wanted to make sure there are enough good, solid hit songs in the show, but we dont want it to be a catalog of Best Ofs said Sir George Martin. “We also wanted to put in some interesting and not well-known Beatles music and use fragments of songs. The show will be a unique and magical experience.”
Dominic Champagne, who directed and wrote the original concept for the show, explained his vision for LOVE. “I wanted to create a Beatles experience rather than a Beatles story, taking the audience on an emotional journey rather than a chronological one” said Dominic Champagne.
“When we embarked on this extraordinary adventure in 2002,” said Gilles Ste-Croix, Show Concept Creator and Director of Creation, “we set out to create a timeless, three-dimensional evocation of The Beatles music. Drawn from the poetry of the lyrics, we developed a preliminary concept that explored the content of the songs in a series of scenes inhabited by real and imaginary people.”
LOVE will be presented in a custom-built theatre at The Mirage featuring 360° seating and advanced high definition video projections with 100-foot digital, moving images. The panoramic surround sound system will envelop the audience who will experience The Beatles music like never before…
The LOVE album will be released through EMI Music later this year.
LOVE begins preview performances on June 2, and remember, you can book your seats up to 4 months in advance – click here to go to the tickets page: