This is a Circus Theater at Resorts World Sentosa. If you have been to a Cirque du Soleil, you roughly can get the picture of what Voyage de la Vie is about.
Firstly, the set of Voyage de la Vie is fantastic! The stage, lighting, pyrotechnics, props, music and costume, just one word to describe it -- Fantastic! It was one of the higher production value shows I've been to, and it does make the experience more pleasurable. The gigantic dragon pillars at the sides of the Festive Grand theatre stage were the amazing, and the use of lighting makes it spectacular!
The theater is world classed. Great acoustics, comfy seats, great views... Two thumbs up!
The cast. Viktor Kee is an amazing juggler. Back in 1999, his segment can easily steal the show. No wonder in Voyage de la Vie, he is pretty much in the lead.
Jonathan Leong, a local boy was 2nd at Singapore Idol, and there is certainly no lack of fan support and talent here.
Aurelia Cats, a Trapeze Contortionist does things that are not only dangerous, these stunts are pretty much impossible to attempt without years of training.
Liina Aunola, famous for her rope and cloud swing acts is also renowned globally.
Martti Peltonen, a marksman is also pretty good in what he does.
The story. With such an amazing cast, can they strong out a cohesive story? Frankly, no... My mom did not understand, and I could not explain to her as well. The transitions are not terribly well done either, but the changes in each scene is pretty dramatic, and rather exciting.
The singing & music. I would not say that this is a musical, so the music is just average. Nothing you can really feel for, and the lyrics not very memorable. I can remember the lyrics when I watch Avenue Q, Sweeney Todd, or Rocky Horror, but not really for Voyage de la Vie. Well the final song that is played in the trailers can be recognized, but otherwise, nothing was great about the music and songs.
The Performance. I would say that for most parts, it was rather enjoyable and exciting. Certain acts definitely could be a show on their own, but the others kinda felt rather blend, but it was rather unfair to compare it with Cirque du Soleil I watch 2 months ago. I felt that the skills of a lot of the star studded cast is not fully leveraged, and it shows. The cast could do more, but the script was rather limiting I suppose.
The Price. Well, I would not pay to go watch it again. I guess this is meant for Casino high rollers... and they have to be pretty high to pay for these prices. A decent seat would cost close to S$100.
Overall -- I enjoyed the show, very entertaining, and lots of fantastic bits. The question is whether I felt it was worth S$100.. and sadly, even with the great stage and cast, I would not go back to watch it and pay S$100
I would give this a 7/10. If you win big at the casino, why not watch it and redeem with your bonus points!
-- Robin Low