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The Story Behind Awakening

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"This show is set to blow your mind, and I can tell you, mission accomplished."

- Good Morning America

The Show Trailer

The Characters

Awakening presents astonishing characters unlike any you’ve ever seen. You will forever remember IO’s tenacity, Bandit’s charm, Boo’s clever tricks and the gods and goddesses of light and darkness.

Join them on this journey and be seduced by their audacious spirit and unabashed style as IO and her fellow travelers seek to restore beauty and love to the world. A magical blend of myth and illusion, the passion and humanity of Awakening is sure to take your breath away.

The Magic of Puppets

Michael Curry’s award-winning work on The Lion King on Broadway forever elevated the art of puppetry, and he raises the bar yet again with Awakening.

The fantastical creatures Curry has conceptualized spring to life all around you in the 360-degree Awakening Theater, enchanting audiences with their heroic scale and incredible movement. Imbuing every moment of this spectacle with magic and mystery, Curry’s astonishing puppets have been integral to Awakening’s status as the must-see experience in today’s American theater.

…"modern-day myth, fantastical creatures and theatrical choreography match the grandiose and cutting-edge nature of the technology"

- Vegas Magazine

Behind The Spectacle

about the producers Meet the Creative Team of Awakening

An exceptional team of creative talent has pushed every boundary to craft a production unlike any other in the world.

Starting with the visionary minds of Bernie Yuman, Baz Halpin and Michael Curry, Awakening excels with its dazzling combination of dramatic choreography, state-of-the-art technology, fantastic creatures, and a custom sound system designed to showcase its breathtaking original musical score.

From Bernie Yuman’s stellar career of creating Las Vegas spectacles to Baz Halpin’s talent for producing many of today’s most sought-after musical tours and Michael Curry’s award-winning artistry, the talent at the heart of Awakening has elevated the concept of the Las Vegas spectacle to create the most compelling show you’ll see on any stage.

Awakening Producers

Discover the Unique Details of Producing Awakening