After a month’s run at Excalibur, “Fuerza Bruta” is pulling up stakes and closing.
“Fuerza Bruta,” performed in a tent outside Excalibur, translates as “brute force.”
The show opened March 7, 2019. Its final performance is April 7, 2019. It was slated to run six months. What’s the Spanish word for “awkward.”
A release announcing the show’s debut, said it “breaks free of the confines of spoken language and theatrical convention to transport audiences to a parallel reality where emotion takes control.”
How many red flags do you need in one sentence?
Oh, and there were no seats.
Yeah, the writing was on the tent.
Ticket sales were abysmal for the show, but to its credit, most of the people we’ve heard from enjoyed it. There just weren’t enough of them.
The show says it “has been seen by more than six million spectators in more than 34 countries and 58 cities since its launch in 2003.”
Those places, obviously, aren’t Las Vegas.
“Fuerza Bruta” will now give it go at MGM Cotai in Macau, where a show based largely upon movement, with no discernible plot, should fare much better. Just look at the Chinese box office numbers for the “Transformers” movies.
Eyes now turn to another circus-style show in a tent, “Celestia,” at The Strat. That show’s debut has been pushed back several times, and while there are deep pockets behind the production, it remains to be seen if “Celestia” can succeed where “Fuerza Bruta” failed.