“modern-day myth, fantastical creatures and theatrical choreography match the grandiose and cutting-edge nature of the technology”– Vegas Magazine
Experience a new Awakening: This dazzling spectacle at Wynn Las Vegas returns with new characters, costumes, choreography and original music, all set on one of the most technologically advanced stages ever designed.
Soaring aerialists, gravity-defying acrobats and comedic moments abound in a thrilling new story. Meet IO, a hero who confronts the forces of Light and Darkness in a quest to save the world, as she encounters characters that include fantastical creatures designed by award-winning puppet master Michael Curry.
Narrated by Sir Anthony Hopkins, Awakening has been conceived by three renowned creatives in the entertainment industry: legendary producer Bernie Yuman, producer/director Baz Halpin, and Curry, who also serves as one of Awakening’s producers. The result is a must-see Las Vegas event that revolutionizes the live-theater experience.
Baz Halpin is the visionary Producer and Director of Awakening at Wynn Las Vegas. He is known for creating spectacles ranging from halftime shows and opening ceremonies to stadium and arena tours for the world's biggest artists, including Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, Usher, Cher, and Katy Perry. Mr. Halpin’s television credits include producing the American Music Awards, The Academy of Country Music Awards and The MTV European Music Awards.
A legend in the production of live entertainment, Bernie Yuman is the Executive Producer/Producer of Awakening. Mr. Yuman enjoyed worldwide exclusive representation of his close friend and global icon Muhammad Ali and was the driving force responsible for Siegfried & Roy’s 25-year, record-breaking Las Vegas engagement. In addition, he served as Executive Producer of the hit Broadway musical On Your Feet!
One of the most prolific creative directors in live entertainment, Michael Curry is the Producer and Character Designer of Awakening at Wynn Las Vegas. Mr. Curry is known for his brilliant work on The Lion King on Broadway and countless other iconic global productions. He is sought after by the world’s top entertainment organizations, such as Disney, Universal, Cirque du Soleil, and the International Olympic Committee, to create large-scale spectacles. He has served as a Creative Director for Wynn Design & Development since 2006.