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<b>Don’t leave town without checking out one of the captivating performances from troupe Cirque du Soleil.</b><br><br><b>Z</b>umanity, which debuted Aug. 15, oozes with dark, satirical sensuality, guiding the audience through themes of love and...

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Don’t leave town without checking out one of the captivating performances from troupe Cirque du Soleil.

Zumanity, which debuted Aug. 15, oozes with dark, satirical sensuality, guiding the audience through themes of love and lust, in a sinfully shocking performance (yes, it’s R-rated!). It’s no surprise then, that bad-boy couturier Thierry Mugler created the costumes. But the artistic backdrops, music and dance aren’t too shabby either. New York-New York Hotel and Casino, 3790 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Tues.-Sat.: 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Call 866-606-7111 for tickets.

Of course, Vegas’ longest-running Cirque production, O, is still a standout. The 90-minute blend of circus and theater, performing in, on or above a 1.5 million-gallon pool of water, will take you on an aquatic adventure — though you stay dry. Bellagio Hotel and Casino, 3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Wed.-Sun: 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., 888-488-7111.

Finally, Mystère transports you to a fantasy world, filled with a rainbow of colors and bizarre creatures, exploding with dancers, musicians, acrobats and a misdirected clown. Treasure Island Hotel and Casino, 3300 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Sun.-Tues. and Fri.-Sat.: 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., 800-392-1999.

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