Discussion in 'Shows & Entertainment' started by Mider999, Oct 24, 2019.
It opened the 24th of October.
wondering what everyone thought.
I have a ticket to see R.U.N next week, but it would be interesting to hear how the opening turned out.
same, hope you leave us a review
If you search #RunTheShow on twitter, there are tweets about the opening night show. It sounds good, but there were some technical glitches and one of the motorcyclists crashed near the end of the show doing a stunt. There was a link to a LVRJ article that said that he broke his collar bone, but is doing okay. They're also using all electric motorcycles in the show.
It seems like too far off classic CdS material.. but a stunt is a stunt, no matter what.
Would love to hear reviews.
The reviews on other sites have been mostly horrendous. Pretty annoying after buying top dollar tickets for next month.
Yeah....TripAdvisor had all bad reviews last I checked.
Why can't they stick to creative story lines with buff circus performers in tight outfits?
Kind of amazing that all 5* review on Tripadvisor were by 1st time contributors, most 1* written by folks who have reviewed before. Taking this into account, there's not even a single meh, so-so or 'was ok review. Makes me so not want to see this show although I do enjoy a good CdS gig anytime.
I found that odd as well
I noted the same exact thing a while ago about reviews for the Wow show at the Rio on TA.
NOTE: This information is second hand, and based on a pre-run show.
My local friend was invited to a viewing and thought that the show was sub-standard. I asked him what he thought was sub-standard and he said "just about everything", including costuming, story line, and the acts that they were using. he suggested several changes that they might consider, but apparently they ignored all of his suggestions.
Hopefully it's not Cirque du So Lame
I saw R.U.N on November 1st. I posted my thought on the show in my recent trip report, but here's the highlights of what I wrote...
"The show opened on October 24th with some technical issues in which I heard that a performer was injured doing one of the motorcycle stunts towards the end of the show. A few days later, I started seeing mixed reviews of the show and not all of them were very positive. Being a long time Cirque fan who has seen a good number of there past productions, I was hoping that R.U.N would be better than what was being reported.
The show is 90 minutes long and is very different from any Cirque shows that I've seen before. It's sorta hard to describe, since they use a combination of videos, live video feeds, and live action scenes to tell the story of the main character who is a member of a rival gang and is on the "run" for his life throughout the show. There are a number of violent fight scene with lot of acrobatics and special effects (fire, laser lights, etc.) and motorcycle stunts. In one scene, the main character and one of his fellow gang members are being tortured which would probably not appeal to some.
Also like most Cirque shows, there is action not only going on the main stage, but also on the sides, overhead, and from behind the audience throughout different parts of the show. For those of us sitting in the front rows, we had to keep turning around to see what else was going on to the sides and behind us.
Overall, I though the show was okay, but they could have done much better. Not only with the story line, but with how they put the whole show together. They used a lot of videos, both recorded and live feeds in between the big stunt scenes to tell the storyline which is broken down into several chapter. I though the use of so much abstract videos was sorta overdone.
Although, I enjoyed the motorcycle stunts which were cool. The final motorcycle stunt scene was probably the best part of the entire show. They were even riding down the stairs in the aisles where they had ramps setup so they could jump on and off of the main stage.
So is R.U.N worth seeing? If you're expecting to see a family oriented Cirque show, you will be disappointed. If you like live action fight scenes, motorcycle stunts performed on stage, and the gangland storyline, then you may like R.U.N.
Also, a tip on seating. As I mentioned, I was in an aisle seat in second row. The VIP seats in the first row seats have very high backs to them, so if you are seated directly behind them, you may have a problem seeing over the tops of them. I really don't understand why they made the backs of those seats so high. If I wasn't seated on the aisle, I would have had a problem seeing the stage, if I were seated behind them, since I'm not a tall person. If I were to see the show again (which I probably won't, unless it's comped), I think sitting further back would be much better. That way, you can see the entire main stage and not get a twisted neck trying to see stuff going on to the far sides and behind you."
I am not one to mince my words and on this show the only word I can use for it, is that it is RUBBISH
Thank you for this; am considering buying tickets this week for my 2020 trip, since MLife is having a sale. Would sitting farther back in the side sections be ok? One person in our party is tall and would love an aisle, but the only aisles in the center section are the 2nd and 4th rows, and those sound like they would be too close based on your excellent review. Thanks!
If I were seeing the show again, I would find a seat somewhere mid-way to the stage so I could see some of the stuff that I missed. LOL Although, siting close to the stage has some advantages, since that is where most of the show takes place. Some of the action also takes place in the aisles, so they also warn you not to stick your arms/legs out into the aisle during the show. The aisle that I was on was where the motorcycles were driving up and down the staircase onto a ramp to jump onto the stage during one of the final stunt scenes.
Thanks. We are not completely decided on going yet but I appreciate all of the advice!
if you haven’t seen other cirque shows I’d go see Love or Ka
Thanks! We decided on LOVE; I've seen it but the others in my group have not, and I am fine with seeing it again, especially when it's on sale!
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