Troupes of acrobats, dancers and kung fu performers will combine their talents when "Panda!," a Chinese-produced show -- the first of its kind in Las Vegas -- opens in mid-December on the Strip
The production promises audiences an evening of Far Eastern folklore combining acrobatics, kung fu mastery, music and dance.
The story follows a panda named Long Long as he works to rescue his beloved Peacock Princess from the clutches of the evil Demon Vulture. In his quest, Long Long seeks advice from Immortal Old Kung Fu Man, who helps prepare him for the dangerous mission.
“We’ve taken two of China’s national treasures, pandas and kung fu, and illuminated them in a visually stunning production that tells an unforgettable and timeless story,” director An Zhao said in a news release.
“Panda!” is produced by a team whose credits include the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
The world premiere is scheduled for Dec. 16. After that, performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays.
Tickets cost $48 to $128 and will be available starting Friday online or by calling (702) 414-9000.
[For the record, 10:10 a.m. Nov. 1: An earlier version of this post reported performances would begin Dec. 14. The world premiere is Dec. 16, a Monday, but performances thereafter will be Tuesdays to Sundays.]