LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) — Did you know Beatles LOVE at the Mirage opens its rehearsals to fans?
Performers and those who work behind the scenes say it's a great way to interact with fans.
It's also a part of a new community outreach by Cirque du Soleil called "Get to Know Your Neighbor."
Because let's face it ... the performers are part of our community too!
News 3 went behind-the-curtain of Beatles LOVE to see if we could make the cut.
The theater inside the Mirage is filled with the music and magic of Beatles LOVE and News 3's Krystal Allen got in on the action.
Harnessed in and up she goes in a practice run for the show.
Krystal had the opportunity to fly in a number called the Octopus Garden.
The vibrant underwater experience is a tribute to the popular 1960s song by The Beatles, written by bandmate Ringo Starr. It's also a nod to his bubbly spirit.
Krystal was suited up and ready to fly, thanks to the help of Sarah, who leads wardrobe, and her assistant Peter.
The color and vibrancy of nearly 350 costumes of the long-running hit Cirque show reflect the creative and contagious energy of The Beatles and their music.
Meantime, Krystal became a sort of jellyfish princess, but it needed an extra touch ... the magic of the lights!
Krystal was able to fly on the same stage as all the performers who practice so hard to make this show possible.
However, don't forget the best technical crew on the Strip ... give them kudos where kudos are due!
A big 'thank you' also goes out to Robert and his rigging crew for getting Krystal up there and getting her down safely.
The Beatles LOVE was the first Cirque production to combine music and interpretive dance with jaw-dropping acrobatics.
"We're going to pop lock," said D'Von McCullough, a show-stopping dancer for the show. "We have so much fun and we like to bring that to the stage every single day.
It's new school grooves and old school moves ... time to twist and shout, baby!
Twist and Shout was added to the show during its 10th anniversary and was choreographed by graduates of UNLV.
It captures the hysteria of Beatlemania.
Dancing like that takes practice ... A LOT of practice. But it's also a lot of fun!