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The Little Mermaids

Behind the scenes at the Silverton Aquarium, mermaids Heather Carrasco and Rosalie Raymond are assisted by mermaid Tamee Simon as they prepare to swim with the fish and entertain guests. All mermaids at the Silverton are dressed in a nude colored wet suit with sea-shell bra, a 15-pound weight belt…

Unmasking the Phantom

Creating a face as startling as the title character in “Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular” takes expert makeup skills. That’s where two-time Emmy Award-winning makeup artist Ron Wild comes in. Wild spends an hour each night working his magic on Anthony Crivello, who plays the Phantom in the show…

A do-it-yourself job

Part of a Cirque du Soleil performer’s job is to do their own makeup, so workshops in makeup techniques are part of the training provided to artists. Guitar player Lionel Hamel has one of the more complicated makeup designs in “KÀ” and it takes him about an hour and a…