The show also has a Tony award-winning director, Diane Paulus. "There are traditional acts we have reinvented," Reilly says. "For example, we have a teeterboard act but instead of just having a teeterboard, there's an additional platform that adds a whole new dimension to the teeterboard."The 48-member cast is 70 percent female, including an all-female band. "The music, I like to qualify it as rock with a techno edge," Reilly says. "So very different from the new-world, new-age Cirque Du Soleil music. It rocks." The costumes are over-the-top, too, ranging from Amazon warriors to the sea. The most lavish outfit is the peacock costume, which is made of fourteen layers of heat-pleated fabric, leather and feathers. But the amazing sights don't end there. "We have a number in the second act that is very unique in the world, not just to Cirque Du Soleil," says Reilly. "I'm not going to say very much about the number so not to ruin the surprise effect but I will make one promise...by the end of the number, nobody in the big top will be breathing."
For ticket information, go to the Cirque website.