“All of us at Cirque du Soleil are saddened that we may have to bring Viva Elvis to the end of its journey. However, we respect the decision of our partner as ticket sales have not met expectations,” Cirque president and chief executive Daniel Lamarre said .
Viva Elvis began in December of 2009 and has been seen by one million people over about 900 performances. But the dominance of Cirque shows in Las Vegas is so great that the Aria Resort was hoping for a full house for every performance.
Viva Elvis will have a brief break between February 4-11 and a new acrobatic act will be added to the show. Lamarre said the company will try to move many of the crew and artists to other Cirque productions after the show ends late next year.