Cirque du Soleil: Mad Apple

By Elle
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In A Nutshell

Mad Apple is a unique concoction of New York-inspired magic that brings the city that never sleeps to the heart of Las Vegas! This Cirque du Soleil variety show has it all: high-flying acrobatics, music, dance, and even comedy. The dynamic cast includes underground stars, high-flying acrobats, street performers, and the biggest musical sensations that New York has to offer.

Cirque du Soleil Mad Apple Las Vegas

Location

Zumanity Theatre at the New York – New York Hotel & Casino

Show Length / Time Needed

80 minutes – No intermission

Discount Tickets & Promo Codes

Tickets starting at $49 USD + fees

What You Need To Know

Get ready for a revolutionary Cirque du Soleil experience with Mad Apple at New York-New York, where New York nightlife meets the dazzling lights of Las Vegas.

Prepare for a night of groundbreaking entertainment that includes stand-up comedy, a first for Cirque du Soleil!

But that’s just the beginning. Mad Apple’s live musical tour-de-force, under the guidance of musical director Xharlie Black, celebrates the best of NYC music past and present. With five lead vocalists and a five-piece band, the air pulsates with the vibrant rhythm of the city.

What about the acrobatics that Cirque du Soleil is famous for? The show features not one, but six daring acrobatic acts that defy gravity and push the boundaries of what’s possible. A cast of 48 members from around the world adds a global flair to the spectacle, blurring the lines between circus, live entertainment, and the eclectic culture of New York nightlife.

As the curtain rises, the set of Mad Apple takes you on a visually stunning journey through all five boroughs of NYC, from Uptown to Downtown, with a nod to Lady Liberty’s iconic headpiece in a 31-foot-long crown structure. The DownStage Bar, a star in itself, transforms from a functioning bar into the show’s stage, while the UpStage Bars, designed like an upscale NY club, offer a unique vantage point to soak in the energy of the pre-show party.

Mad Apple Theater
Courtesy of Denise Truscello | Getty Images

But the celebration doesn’t begin with the curtain rise—it starts 45 minutes before, with a pre-show party at the theater. Guests are welcomed with boozy libations at the DownStage and UpStage Bars, flair bartenders, magicians, and live music that sets the stage for the excitement to come. Sounds amazing, right???

Eric Grilly, Cirque du Soleil president of resident and affiliate show divisions, highlights the show’s dynamic nature: “With Mad Apple, you never know what’s coming next – from vocals, off-script comedy, and live music with our horns and drum line to acrobatics – all wrapped in an incredibly fun party atmosphere that differentiates it from other shows.”

Innovative and immersive, Mad Apple is rewriting the story of Las Vegas entertainment. It’s a feast for the senses, a fusion of laughter, music, acrobatics, and the unmistakable spirit of New York.

Here’s what you can expect during the acts:

NY Club

Enter a NY Club worthy of New York’s most famous faces and fabulous cocktails!

Welcome to NY

Taxi Cab Tumblers will surely stun and amaze as they tumble and flip across five boroughs!

In Vogue

You’ve never seen high fashion this high! Watch as the Gala Girl has arrived at the Met to amaze patrons!

City of Dreams

Watch as the Bridge Stormers as they gracefully leap across the famous Brooklyn Bridge!

The Game

Get into the Game with the NoHo Nets!

Mad Music

Let the iconic New York-inspired hits take your breath away!

Empire State

Be in an Empire State of Mind in this death-defying industrial act!

  • Tickets starting at $49 USD + fees
  • 80 minutes – No intermission
  • Pre-show Experience
  • Group offers available
  • Playing from Friday to Tuesday
  • Due to adult themes and content, guests under 18 are not permitted.
  • The use of cameras and audio/video devices are strictly prohibited (and they mean it)

Pro Tip

We recommend booking tickets in advance — as with all Cirque shows, there are chances of showtimes/dates selling out. Plan to arrive early to attend the pre-party, grab drinks/snacks, watch some magic, and find your seats.

Watch the Mad Apple World Premiere trailer:

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About The Author - Elle
About the author

My name is Elle and I'm a travel blogger based in California. I love helping people plan trips and create unique itineraries based on their interests and their budgets. I'm a huge fan of outdoor adventures and doing off-the-beaten-path things in Las Vegas (and around the world too)!