ABSINTHE

L.A. LIVE's Event Deck
Los Angeles

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The wildest party in Las Vegas is heading to Los Angeles for a limited season.

Now in its sixth sold-out year at Caesars Palace, Absinthe was recently named "the #1 greatest show in Las Vegas history" by Las Vegas Weekly.

Hosted by the foul-mouthed Gazillionaire and inspired by the absinthe-drenched cabarets of late 19th century Europe, Absinthe is an adult-themed cocktail of circus, burlesque and vaudeville for a 21st century audience. “Imagine Cirque du Soleil as channeled through The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” said The New York Times.

Grab a drink and enter an immersive adult-playground where audience members get up close and personal as the artists of Absinthe perform on the most intimate stage in town. Not for the faint-hearted, these ridiculously talented and sexy performers from across the globe mix outrageous comedy with jaw-dropping feats of virtuosity, strength, balance and danger.

Absinthe is for ages 18 and above. The performance features some nudity and strong language.

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"ABSINTHE L.A. is a show with an attitude. Full of Vegas vulgarity and genuine artistry, it is the must-see event of the spring!"

"Stick to Cirque du Soleil! Leave it in Sin City where it belongs!"

"A nail in the coffin for Ringling Brothers, Absinthe shows what can be done in a scaled-down setting with nothing but talent. Erotic, naughty, and vile, the Gazillionare's circus is a Lewis Carroll-themed rat trap that will leave audiences doubting their own eyes and passing out from holding their breath for 90 heart-pounding minutes."

"...But if you’re not easily offended, and you’d like to show your partner some perfect bodies as incentive to go down on you during the drive home, this is one of the surest things in Southern California."

"This production could make Zumanity look like Mary Poppins if raunchiness is the judging point. It goes far beyond anything ever envisioned by those innovative imagineers fro Montreal, from exposed skin to incredibly inappropriate comments shouted continuously over the loudspeakers. Absolut Vodka and other heady potions are hawked endlessly from the moment one enters the tent and continue to flow even during the performance, servers passing drinks down through the aisles like the donation box at a Jerry Falwell revival meeting. Oddly, however, no libations are necessary to get high watching Absinthe—the show itself will make you reel."

"Absinthe is a heady mélange of a variety of entertainment forms geared for adult (although, not necessarily grown up) audiences. This naughty, bawdy brew blends circus acrobatics, commedia dell’arte, standup comedy, vaudeville, cabaret, the Rat Pack, cross-dressing, striptease, (taped) rock music and live singing. Imagine the Flying Wallendas meet Purple Owsley meet Cirque du Soleil meet burlesque..."

"Despite my own associations with absinthe and its mystique, the show is a fantastic, jaw-dropping and sexy evening. If you enjoy Cirque du Soleil but wish it weren’t so family- friendly, this show is for you. Likewise, if you’re a fan of burlesque or cabaret style performance but enjoy high production values. you will have a great time here."