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Use this guide to help you find the best shows to see when you are in Las Vegas. We start off with our top 10 Vegas show picks, so if you don’t have time to go through the entire list, you won’t go wrong selecting shows from this group for your trip. Further down the guide we cover all the major Vegas shows with a short review of each of them. Next to each show listing we also provide a link for getting the best show ticket prices.

#1 “O” Cirque du Soleil – Get Tickets

In describing this extravaganza it might be best to call it a live dream fantasy rather than a show. But by any name, you will be thoroughly entertained, astonished and even amazed.

Over 70 million dollars has been spent on this production. It has a cast of 85 performers, 150 stage hands and an on stage pool with one and a half million gallons of water. And speaking of water, the show gets the name “O” from the way the French pronounce their word for water as in Eau de Cologne.

Unlike most other Cirque du Soleil shows that concentrate on performers, “O” presents a series of unique beautiful glimpses of  dream like sequences. At times there is so much going on it is difficult to view everything. You will see synchronized swimming done with unbelievable precision, acrobats on a trapeze descending into the on stage pool and a host of assorted characters hanging around the pool.

Suddenly, three 60 foot ladders appear and death defying divers launch themselves into the pool in unison. A barge floats in the center of the stage with acrobats and contortionists. In just a matter of seconds the pool is covered over by a hard floor and fire dancers are performing. Special effects including a flying carrousel which will leave you breathless. They go on for ninety minutes in the magnificent theater at the Bellagio Hotel.

Get “O” Cirque Insider Access Tickets for the Ultimate Fan Experience. 

This exclusive package offers you a performers’ perspective as you enter their world, behind the curtain, under the water. Go backstage at the most beloved show in Las Vegas. With the “O” Cirque Insider Access, witness the thrills behind the scenes at a Las Vegas production before curtain call, and receive a premium seat for the show to boot. More info

 

 

#2 Blue Man Group – Get Tickets

Imagine a show that no matter what country you are from, or what language you speak, will raise your spirits and put a smile on your face. The Blue Man Group has been doing this year after year and is now performing at Luxor Las Vegas.

They are a trio of dark costumed men with blue faces, no ears and strange looking wide apart eyes. Their appearance is both unsettling and humorous at the same time. No words are ever spoken by the group, but by gesture and special effects they are well understood and the simple universal themes of their act come across to the audience.

Music, especially drumming plays an important role in their performance. Much of the drum sound is created by their expertise in playing home made musical instruments made simply of PVC pipe. There is also a great sounding rock band to which the group really rocks enthusiastically. They have a hilarious bit where rock star moves are taught.

They love to play off the audience and will invite people on stage to participate in their theatrical madness. Stuffing their mouths with marshmallows and splattering paint on a white canvas somehow works and is a part of the show’s charm.

The Blue Man Group had its beginnings in New York during the late eighties. They opened off Broadway in 1990 and have been an amazingly successful act ever since. In the year 2000 they came to Las Vegas. From 2005 on, the Venetian Hotel was their home for many years and they later played at Monte Carlo, but they are now at Luxor Las Vegas.

Get Blue Man Group – Onstage Experience Tickets to Experience the Show Like Never Before 

Ever wonder what it would be like to play on those PVC instruments? See Blue Man Group like never before with a behind-the-scenes tour that takes you on stage with the cast and crew of the hit show that includes VIP tickets and a private meet and greet. After the tour everyone gets a premium seat ticket for the show, a Blue Man Group souvenir, T-shirt and complimentary drink for that evening’s performance. More info

 

 

#3 Circus 1903 The Golden Age of Circus – Get Tickets

Vegas Show - Circus 1903 The Golden Age of Circus Circus 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus is a fantastic show that is perfect for the entire family. It is playing at  Paris Las Vegas.  You will find award-winning puppetry, high-flying acrobatics, trapeze artists, tight-rope walkers, super strong men, amazing contortionists worth the price of admission, spectacular illusionists, speed jugulars, and incredible balancing acts. You will also find a few clowns, but they are just a small part of the show. It is the humans that are the real star. 

The main idea behind this fantastic show is to bring back and emulate the turn of the century circus that used to provide breathtaking and often dangerous stunts that brought audiences to the edge of the their seats. Animals, such as horses and elephants were often featured. At that time the circus was considered one of the most exciting things to see for families with 1000’s of people involved in them as they traveled from city to city. For ethical reasons, Circus 1903 has recreated the use of circus elephants using life-like puppets. The baby and mother puppet elephant seems so real in how they move and interact that you won’t realize they are actually puppets. Simon Painter, the creative director, truly brings back the charm and excitement of the circus. The music and costumes are beautifully designed. This is a show you don’t want to miss.

 

#4 The Beatles: Cirque du Soleil Love – Get Tickets

Seeing this show has been known to create a deep emotional love affair with the music of the Beatles. Imagine that you are seated in the Mirage Hotel theater. It has two thousand seats in a circle configuration. The furthest seat from the stage is only 98 feet away. In the theater are Six Thousand Three Hundred Speakers. You actually feel physically surrounded by the sound of Beatles’ music.

The show is the brain child of the same artist who created Cirque du Soleil and has the same elements of beautiful fantasy. Mixed with these elements are thirty of the most loved Beatles’ songs. Often the lyrics seem to give inspiration to the on-stage activities. As example, while an aerial ballet is enthralling the audience, the magnificent sound system is playing “Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds.”

The sound, lighting, special effects and sometimes circus-like atmosphere give the show a mild psychedelic feel. And well it should, because it traces the history of the Beatles through the Sixties, the era of the psychedelic inducing magic mushroom (drugs).

Along with the music are some 60 characters who make the stage come alive. There are aerialists, street dancers and players of extreme sports such as ramp jumping on skates.

This show will either start or renew your love affair with the Beatles.

Get The Beatles LOVE Insider Tickets for the Ultimate Fan Experience.

Guided by real Cirque du Soleil performers, go behind the scenes at The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil with Cirque Insider Access. If you ever wondered how a Las Vegas show prepares and performs every night, this tour is for you. Get an exclusive look into the magic and awe of one of the best Vegas shows on the strip. Your Cirque Insider Access package also includes a premium ticket to see the show and with the best seats in the house. More info

 

#5 Mystère: Cirque du Soleil – Get Tickets

Mystere by Cirque Du SoleilFor over 18 years this show has filled Treasure Islands‘ theater with packed audiences.  Mystère was the first permanent show in Las Vegas to have their own custom built theater.

While centered around a circus theme, it is much more than that, living up to the world famous Cirque Du Soleil brand of unique style. Audiences of all ages will be captivated with swinging acrobats, strongmen performing amazing feats, mythical creatures, humorous clowns, fantastic juggling, balancing acts, trapeze artists, and more much. The classic haunting Cirque Du Soleil music playing in the background adds a lot to the sheer beauty of it all. It is easily one of the best shows in Vegas and great for the entire family.

 

#6 Penn and Teller – Get Tickets

As you watch their show you cannot help but become deeply engrossed in both the magic performed in front of your eyes and the comedic commentary of Penn. Unlike many magicians, they actually explain how some of the tricks work, but then as they add just a slight twist to it you are still amazed.

They sometimes have audience participation. In one illusion they blindfold a woman and actually make her believe she is throwing knives at Penn. Teller, the other half of the act, never speaks on stage. He mimes his way through the performance and often plays gory tricks on Penn. Off stage they are good friends.

Aside from being an excellent magician, Penn is an accomplished juggler who claims to specialize in juggling broken liquor bottles. He and Teller have been together since 1975. They have been on Broadway and sold out theaters all over the country. Their act is now featured at the Rio Suites Hotel, Las Vegas.

The entire performance is enhanced by an excellent jazz piano player. Penn and Teller use a heart stopping realistic illusion to end their act (at least I think it is an illusion). They actually fire guns at each other and somehow catch the bullets between their teeth. I know it sounds improbable, but seeing is believing This magic act is by far one of the best of its kind and will leave you with lasting memories.

 

#7 ABSINTHE Las Vegas – Get Tickets

This is truly circus in the round. But a circus unlike a traditional one. The acts are adult, edgy, a little naughty and a lot of fun. As an example, a woman wearing pasties steps into a large bubble. You don’t find that in your everyday circus. Wild comedy along with acrobats and roller skaters vie for your attention. All this takes place in a fancy tent called Spiegelworld on the grounds of Caesars Palace.

This spectacular burlesque circus act is one that will keep you mesmerized and thoroughly amused throughout. The initial act thrusts the crowd right in the center of the action with a series of stacked chair acrobatics that almost make you think they’re going to literally topple into your lap. The MC is hilarious along with his side kick, Penny, who will have you laughing uproariously with her off-color jokes and far fetched tales. Absinthe has everything…death defying acts, great improvisational jokes, sexy performers, and a hilarious audience interaction that will have you cracking up. It is a bit raunchy, so be prepared for the fun!

 

#8 Terry Fator The Voice of Entertainment – Get Tickets

We have all heard someone say, “This is a million dollar act.” Well, Terry actually won a million dollars with this act on America’s Got Talent. When you see it on stage at The Mirage, the reason he won becomes obvious.

For the most part, the show consists of Terry Fator, a combination ventriloquist, excellent singer and comedian, having conversations with his various puppets. Fator’s puppets easily give rise to comedic situations.

There is Vikki the 49 year old cougar who only dates guys 21 to 24. Another puppet is Maynard Thompkins, an Elvis impersonator who doesn’t know any Elvis songs. Winston is a puppet the audience falls in love with, especially when he sings Roy Orbison’s Crying. He is a turtle puppet looking for the Turtle Ranch as opposed to the Bunny Ranch.

Other members of the show’s cast of characters are Johnny Vegas, a lounge singer who manages to incorporate the worst of Dean Martin and Tony Bennett. There is Emma Taylor who sings a spectacular version of the Etta James classic “At Last,” Julius the soul singer and Wrex the crash car dummy.

I would be remiss if Walter T. Airdale the country singer with an eye for the ladies was not mentioned, as well as Hyphen – the Fifth Beatle who was thrown out of the Beatles group. Also, Duggie Scott Walker the annoying neighbor who has partied so much at concerts he sees strobes light everywhere. Finally, we have Berry Fabulous – a recovering lawyer who left that career as he begins his around the world tour as the world’s most famous male diva.

Many people see the show more than once. Fator proudly says it’s to see the puppets, not him.

 

#9 Britney Piece of Me – Get Tickets

This is your chance to see one of the biggest pop divas on the planet live and up close. The AXIS theater inside Planet Hollywood was remodeled just for Britney’s “Piece of Me concert” and her two-year residency. This 90 minute mesmerizing show delivers many of her greatest hits, including “Womanizer,” “3,” “Baby One More Time,” “Oops!… I Did It Again,” “Me Against The Music,” “Piece of Me,” “Scream & Shout,” “I’m A Slave 4 U,” “Circus,” “Toxic,” “Stronger,”, “(You Drive Me) Crazy,” “Work B$tch,” “Everytime,” “Lucky,” “Til the World Ends,” “Perfume,” and others.

It is a high-energy uplifting show with state-of-the-art lighting, special effects (rain, fire, snow, lasers, fog), props (including a 50 ft tree!), sensational dancers and choreography, numerous costumes, and of course, the catchy music we all know and love. Imagine watching this in an intimate venue with a nightclub atmosphere that has all good seats, and boosts having the largest indoor projection theater in the world. Britney also spends some time personally chatting with the audience between songs. It doesn’t really matter if you are a fan or not…if you are in Vegas, you must see this show and be a part of Vegas history!

 

#10 David Copperfield – Get Tickets

We have all seen David Copperfield perform his amazing illusions on television, such as making the Statue of Liberty disappear and walking right through the Great Wall of China. But when you see it on television there may be a slight suspicion that it was done with technical special effects.

Seeing his act in person, at the MGM Grand Hotel will convince you of just how wonderful a magician he really is. Many critics say he is the best in the world.

Since it is impractical (if not impossible) to have the Great Wall of China on a Las Vegas stage, he does the next best thing. David sets up a large piece of sheet metal which the audience examines, covers himself and it with a sheet, and then miraculously appears on the other side of the sheet metal.

Although many magicians put their assistants in a box and proceed to saw them in half, David has a different way of doing things. He puts himself in a box, and with his arms and legs moving, the box begins to grow shorter shrinking his body into mere inches.

Accompanying David’s vast stable of tricks and illusions is an excellent sense humor and comedy. It should be noted that David Copperfield has sold more tickets to his performances than any other solo entertainer in the world.

 

All About Las Vegas Show Tickets

Seeing the shows is part of the Vegas nightlife. It ranks right up there with gambling and dining. Getting tickets for these shows can be both expensive and nerve-racking. Follow these suggestions and you will be ahead of the game.

Ticket Sellers Are All Different

The first thing you should know is that all ticket sellers are not equal. Some have better prices than others. Some can get you tickets when seats are hard coming by and others might be able to get you a better seat location in the theater.

Which seats are best?

Let’s talk about the different type shows before we get to the ins and outs of ticket sales. The top shows can be divided into two types. There are celebrity shows (where a well known performer is on stage most of the show) and production shows (consisting of singers, dancers and other entertainers). It is better to sit up close in a celebrity show and often better to sit a little further back in a production show to get a better view of the entire stage. Some shows, like “O”, have a lot of the action in the air, which make sitting further back even more important.

Ticket Prices

Top Vegas shows, like Cirque du Soleil productions are pricey and will run you well over $75-$125 a ticket for even the cheapest seats. However, most people will say it is well worth the price of admission. However, there are many other great production shows that can be seen for much less. Please see our show guide below.

Where To Get Tickets

There are numerous sources for buying show tickets. These include online ticket brokers and websites, even private party sellers. Surprisingly, show tickets can sometimes be bought directly from the theater or venue where the show is taking place. Since this is Las Vegas, always keep in mind that your hotel concierge can often perform ticket miracles in the presence of a nice tip. You should also know that hotel managers are usually very well connected and have been known to do the impossible when it comes to show tickets. 

Don’t Get Cheated

As mentioned, private parties can be a source of ticket sales. Sometimes hard to find tickets are advertised on the internet through Craigslist, eBay or even in a local newspaper. Be very careful of scams when you buy tickets this way. There have been numerous cases where money is wired to the so called seller and the tickets they claim to have sent never arrive, or they turn out to be counterfeit. It is much safer to deal with a legitimate online ticket broker or website that specializes in hard to get show tickets instead of an unknown private party. 

One well known site is ours, Las Vegas Direct, which you are on now. We have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and have been around for over 15 years years. You will find that our discounts are some of the best show deals around. We almost always have cheaper tickets than other brokers. When it comes to hard to find Vegas show tickets, good seat locations and ticket deals, we are the best.

Other Ticket Sources

Another source for tickets when you are in Vegas is Tix4Tonight. They are open at various locations around Las Vegas at 10 am, every morning. At that time they offer tickets to various shows (often at a discount) for that evening. You actually have to be there to make the purchase. They tend to have a limited inventory and seat selection, but you can get great deals on tickets if your schedule is open and you are welling to be flexible on what you see.

Vegas Show Dress Codes 

Daytime shows are completely casual. Dress to be comfortable. Although there is no actual dress code, people tend to dress up for the evening shows, particularly the upscale celebrity performances. Obviously strict formal attire is not required at the shows or at most other places in Las Vegas. But, a good rule is to dress so you don’t feel out of place. 

Free Show Tickets

Many casinos will give away free show tickets, or “comps” if you gamble enough. Be sure to use your players card whenever you gamble so they can track your play. Let them know you are interested in a free show. If you can put up with listening for 2 hours to a sales pitch on buying a timeshare the reward is sometimes free show tickets. It may not be the best show or the best seats, but the offer is legitimate. These sales people often pass out flyers in hotel lobbies. 

Picking a Show

With so many choices, finding that perfect show can be a real challenge. In order to help we have put together a top ten list of the very best shows Las Vegas has to offer based on audience and critics reviews along with ticket sales. We have also included all the other worthwhile shows listed below. 

Enjoy the show!

 

Las Vegas Production Shows
Major Music, Dance, Entertainment Acts

 

 

ABSINTHE Las Vegas – Get Tickets

This is truly circus in the round. But a circus unlike a traditional one. The acts are adult, edgy, a little naughty and a lot of fun. As an example, a woman wearing pasties steps into a large bubble. You don’t find that in your everyday circus. Wild comedy along with acrobats and roller skaters vie for your attention. All this takes place in a fancy tent called Spiegelworld on the grounds of Caesars Palace.

 

Blue Man Group – Get Tickets

Imagine a show that no matter what country you are from, or what language you speak, will raise your spirits and put a smile on your face. The Blue Man Group has been doing this year after year and is now performing at Luxor Las Vegas. They are a trio of dark costumed men with blue faces, no ears and strange looking wide apart eyes. Their appearance is both unsettling and humorous at the same time. No words are ever spoken by the group, but by gesture and special effects they are well understood and the simple universal themes of their act come across to the audience. Music, especially drumming plays an important role in their performance. Much of the drum sound is created by their expertise in playing home made musical instruments made simply of PVC pipe. There is also a great sounding rock band to which the group really rocks enthusiastically. They have a hilarious bit where rock star moves are taught.

Get Blue Man Group – Onstage Experience Tickets to Experience the Show Like Never Before 
Ever wonder what it would be like to play on those PVC instruments? See Blue Man Group like never before with a behind-the-scenes tour that takes you on stage with the cast and crew of the hit show that includes VIP tickets and a private meet and greet. After the tour everyone gets a premium seat ticket for the show, a Blue Man Group souvenir, T-shirt and complimentary drink for that evening’s performance. More info

 

The Beatles: Cirque du Soleil Love – Get Tickets

Seeing this show has been known to create a deep emotional love affair with the music of the Beatles. Imagine that you are seated in the Mirage Hotel theater. It has two thousand seats in a circle configuration. The furthest seat from the stage is only 98 feet away. In the theater are Six Thousand Three Hundred Speakers. You actually feel physically surrounded by the sound of Beatles’ music.

The show is the brain child of the same artist who created Cirque du Soleil and has the same elements of beautiful fantasy. Mixed with these elements are thirty of the most loved Beatles’ songs. Often the lyrics seem to give inspiration to the on-stage activities. As example, while an aerial ballet is enthralling the audience, the magnificent sound system is playing “Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds.”

The sound, lighting, special effects and sometimes circus-like atmosphere give the show a mild psychedelic feel. And well it should, because it traces the history of the Beatles through the Sixties, the era of the psychedelic inducing magic mushroom (drugs).

Along with the music are some 60 characters who make the stage come alive. There are aerialists, street dancers and players of extreme sports such as ramp jumping on skates.

This show will either start or renew your love affair with the Beatles.

Get The Beatles LOVE Insider Tickets for the Ultimate Fan Experience. 

Guided by real Cirque du Soleil performers, go behind the scenes at The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil with Cirque Insider Access. If you ever wondered how a Las Vegas show prepares and performs every night, this tour is for you. Get an exclusive look into the magic and awe of one of the best Vegas shows on the strip. Your Cirque Insider Access package also includes a premium ticket to see the show and with the best seats in the house. More info

 

Circus 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus – Get Tickets

Circus 1903 Vegas - The Golden Age of CircusCircus 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus is an awe-inspiring show for the entire family. It is playing at Paris Las Vegas. You will find visually stunning high-flying acrobatics, trapeze artists, tight-rope walkers, ultra strong men, amazing contortionists worth the price of admission alone, illusionists, jugulars, incredible balance acts and much more. Yes, there are some clowns, but they are just a small part of the show. 

The main idea behind this fantastic show is to bring back the classic circus that provided breathtaking and often dangerous stunts that brought audiences to the edge of the their seats. Animals, such as elephants were often featured. For ethical reasons, Circus 1903 has recreated the use of elephants with puppets. A baby and mother elephant seem so real that you won’t believe they are actually puppets. The music and costumes are beautifully designed and will take you back to a time when the circus really was the greatest show on earth.

 

Jabbawockeez – Get Tickets

Something new has been to the Las Vegas show scene. It is a hip hop dance group that had its origins on television, appearing in such shows as America’s Got Talent and America’s best Dance Crew. On stage they wear white masks and gloves to have people focus on them more as a group than as individuals. Judging from their applause and curtain calls they are being extremely well received by the audiences at Luxor. The music makes for good listening and they are fun to watch.

 

KA – Cirque du Soleil – Get Tickets

KA is a fantasy that comes to life on a specially built stage at the MGM Grand Hotel. It is the story of royal twins separated by evil warriors attacking their palace. The plot is told not by words, but by the amazing athletic abilities of members of the Cirque du Soleil team combined with dramatic scene changes in the moving stage. Add to this, music and sound effects coming from a speaker in the headrest of your seat, and you have the makings of an exciting theatrical evening.

 

Le Reve – The Dream – Get Tickets

Le Reve is French for “The Dream” and what a magnificent dream it is. Wynn Las Vegas built a small theater in the round where no seat is more than 12 rows from a pool in the center of the stage. Le Reve depicts various dreams using synchronized swimmers, acrobats descending from a domed ceiling, and tango dancers on a raised platform in the pool. To all of this add dramatic lighting, sound, music and theatrical magic.

Get Le Reve Backstage Tour Tickets. Go deep into the dream world of Le Rêve with premium tickets to see the show along with an exclusive backstage tour of the popular Las Vegas show. Includes exclusive 55-minute guided tour before the show. More info

 

Menopause The Musical – Get Tickets

Four women meet while shopping at Bloomingdales and discuss their menopause through song, dance and talk. Hot flashes, night sweats, food cravings, sexual problems, somehow become humorous and keep the audience laughing until there are tears in their eyes. The songs are parodies of baby boomer musical hits. Menopause has such wide appeal that there have been over 11 million performances in various countries. Luxor is their current home.

 

Michael Jackson: One by Cirque Du Soleil – Get Tickets

Combining a legacy of Michael Jackson’s powerful music and lyrics with Cirque du Soleil’s artistry. Through choreography, video clips, singers and dancers, the audience becomes immersed in a fantasy that makes the musical legend of Michael Jackson come alive. The King of Pop lives again. This magnificent show is playing at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas.

 

 

 

Mystere – Circus du Soleil – Get Tickets

Night after night for over eighteen years this show has filled Treasure Islands‘ theater with enthusiastic audiences. Mystere is more than just a typical circus. It of course has its share of flying and swinging acrobats, performers of great athletic skill, mythical creatures, humorous clowns and a very large Japanese drum that beats to start the program. Along with all of this there is a man juggling a metal cube larger than himself, incredible music, singers, and a lot of popcorn falling from a dome like ceiling.

 

“O” Cirque du Soleil – Get Tickets

In describing this extravaganza it might be best to call it a live dream fantasy rather than a show. But by any name, you will be thoroughly entertained, astonished and even amazed.

Over 70 million dollars has been spent on this production. It has a cast of 85 performers, 150 stage hands and an on stage pool with one and a half million gallons of water. And speaking of water, the show gets the name “O” from the way the French pronounce their word for water as in Eau de Cologne.

Unlike most other Cirque du Soleil shows that concentrate on performers, “O” presents a series of unique beautiful glimpses of  dream like sequences. At times there is so much going on it is difficult to view everything. You will see synchronized swimming done with unbelievable precision, acrobats on a trapeze descending into the on stage pool and a host of assorted characters hanging around the pool.

Suddenly, three 60 foot ladders appear and death defying divers launch themselves into the pool in unison. A barge floats in the center of the stage with acrobats and contortionists. In just a matter of seconds the pool is covered over by a hard floor and fire dancers are performing. Special effects including a flying carrousel which will leave you breathless. They go on for ninety minutes in the magnificent theater at the Bellagio Hotel.

Get “O” Cirque Insider Access Tickets for the Ultimate Fan Experience. 
This exclusive package offers you a performers’ perspective as you enter their world, behind the curtain, under the water. Go backstage at the most beloved show in Las Vegas. With the “O” Cirque Insider Access, witness the thrills behind the scenes at a Las Vegas production before curtain call, and receive a premium seat for the show to boot. More info

 

Raiding the Rock Vault – Get Tickets

Raiding the Rock Vault, playing at the famous Tropicana showroom, tells the The Story of Classic Rock. All-star rockers Robin McAuley (Survivor,) Paul Shortino (Quiet Riot), Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake), Howard Leese (Heart, Bad Company), Andrew Freeman (Offspring,) Jay Schellen, Michael T. Ross, and two rotating female vocals – Stephanie Calvert of Starship and Carol-Lyn Liddle of Masters of Rock, plus special guests stars come to rock out and pay tribute to the greatest rock bands in the world. It is a 2-hour classic rock concert experience that goes back in time to the 1960’s and 1980’s with classic anthems from The Rolling Stones, The Doors, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Eagles, Queen, AC/DC, Deep Purple, Van Halen, Journey, Free, Aerosmith and others. This 100% live concert experience features an extravagant light show, huge video screens, live actors and a super HQ sound production set. It has been called the #1 show in Vegas. 

 

Tournament of Kings – Get Tickets

Knights galloping in to the arena with colorful plumage, their banners waving. Court maidens in medieval costumes singing and dancing. Enjoy Excalibur’s dinner show as sword fighting, jousting and gladiator battles take place before your very eyes. Eat as the Lords and Ladies did with no utensils. Cheer as Merlin and his good knights dispatch the evil wizard. Good food, good entertainment and a good time for all.

 

 

V – The Ultimate Variety Show – Get Tickets

This show is based on the idea that sometimes smaller opening and closings acts of celebrity shows are better than the main performance. As a result, Planet Hollywood where V is playing offers audiences a fast paced menu of comedy, acrobats, juggling, magic, impersonators, crazy drum beating Gauchos, gymnasts, aerialists and some acts that defy description. It is a world class variety show that only Las Vegas could create.  You will be laughing and amazed for the entire show. Some of the stunts and routines are so difficult, no other performers in the world have been able to duplicate them. Voted the #1 show in Las Vegas. E! Entertainment calls it the “perfect show for the entire family of all ages!” It’s great for non–English speaking audiences too. V is one of the most awarded and highly regarded shows in Las Vegas.

 

Vegas The Show – Get Tickets

Vegas The Show takes advantage of a long history of entertainment that has played Las Vegas. It begins in a graveyard for neon signs of old hotels and nightclubs. Ernie the caretaker tells a story of a Las Vegas that once was. His words come to life on a stage with dance numbers by men in tuxedos and women in white gowns. Vegas The Show features celebrity impersonations of Louis Prima and Keely Smith, Sammy Davis Jr., Tom Jones, Elton John, Elvis, Sonny and Cher along with numerous others including a magician, tap dancers, skating trampoline artists and two Russian acrobatic performances that you will not soon forget. Planet Hollywood is home to this wonderful production. 

This show will take you back in time to experience true Las Vegas entertainment the way it was meant to be seen. You will relive the best moments of the most dynamic singers, dancers, and unforgettable personalities to ever set foot on the world-famous Strip. A huge cast of beautiful showgirls, singers, dancers, big band orchestra and specialty acts, all showing you the story of the greatest entertainers and shows in Las Vegas history. Voted the #1 show in Vegas by broadwayworld.com, Vegas! The Show is the official, must-see show of Las Vegas.

 

 

Zumanity – Cirque du Soleil – Get Tickets

This is a show for adults. It is an exotic, artistic, humorous yet slightly quirky view of human sexuality. Before the show begins a likeable gentleman in a shiny gold suit jokes with the audience as two voluptuous twin sisters appear in French Maid costumes. Although Zumanity has aerialists and talented gymnastic performers, this is not the usual Cirque du Soleil production. Along with erotic dancers, there are vignettes and other scenes showing various aspects of sexuality. Zumanity’s message is smile and enjoy. It can be seen at New York, New York.

 

Las Vegas Magic Shows

 

Criss Angel MINDFREAK – Get Tickets

Criss Angel MINDFREAK LIVEImagine a show where one of the worlds best magicians performs his illusions combined with the musical, acrobatic and dance artistry of Cirque du Soleil. Criss Angel accomplishes this in his MINDFREAK show. Luxor Las Vegas is the location for this amazing show of people levitating, disappearing, being sawed in half and otherwise doing impossible things right before your eyes.

 

 

David Copperfield Get Tickets

You have probably seen the illusions created by Mr. Copperfield on TV. They are vastly more amazing when viewed on stage at the MGM Grand Hotel. Accompanying David’s vast stable of tricks and illusions is an excellent sense humor and comedy as he interacts with the audience. It should be noted that David Copperfield has sold more tickets to his performances than any other solo entertainer in the world.

 

 

Mac King Comedy Magic Show Get Tickets

Mac King has an afternoon show at Harrah’s in which he manages to walk the line between comedy and magic. Audiences will tell you that he does both very well. His magic does not seem to depend so much on high technology, but on his slight of hand with common objects. His humor, which comes out best when he interacts with the audience, is a little country, a little quirky and a lot laugh inducing. It is a nice way to spend an afternoon.

 

 

Mike Hammer Comedy Magic – Get Tickets

Comedy Magic playing at the Four Queens is a family show that both kids and adults love. No two shows are ever alike. Mike juggles, tells jokes, performs magic, does pranks on stage with the audience and generally seems to amuse everybody. He has an unbelievably high audience review rating. Since the theater at the Four Queens is small, Mike interacts with audience members and makes them feel that they’re part of the show.

 

 

Nathan Burton Comedy Magic ShowGet Tickets

Finding good family entertainment in Las Vegas can be a challenge. However, Nathan Burton’s magic show at Planet Hollywood is an an excellent choice. Since 2001 he has been a Las Vegas headliner. His show uses both comedy and some very spectacular illusions, such as making a life size Barbie doll appear and levitate when her life size hair dryer is turned on. Another of the illusions is a sketchpad drawing coming to life. Throughout the performance Nathan is quick-witted and funny. Adding to the humor is when his assistant places comedy masks on audience members who volunteer to come on stage and participate in an extremely hilarious scenario.

 

 

Penn and TellerGet Tickets

As you watch these two master magicians perform on stage at the Rio Hotel, the comedic commentary of Penn enhances their illusions. They even tell you how to do the trick and you are still fooled. Unlike many magicians, they actually explain how some of the tricks work, but then as they add just a slight twist to it you are still amazed. The entire performance is enhanced by an excellent jazz piano player. Penn and Teller use a heart stopping realistic illusion to end their act catching bullets between their teeth. I know it sounds improbable, but seeing is believing This magic act is by far one of the best of its kind and will leave you with lasting memories.

 

Las Vegas Celebrity Shows

 

Celine Dion – Get Tickets

Singing both in French and English Celine Dion wows the Caesars Palace audience every time she takes the stage. She has done this for years and is destined to keep on doing it. One of the great moments of her performance is when she sings a duet with a hologram of herself. The theater goers love her and you can feel that the love is returned. Her repertoire includes hit songs by Billy Joel, Michael Jackson and Ella Fitzgerald, as well as her own hits such as, “My Heart Will Go On,” “It’s All Coming Back to Me” and “Because You Loved Me.”

 

 

Boyz II Men – Get Tickets

Boyz II Men helped define what R&B is during their incredible career. If you never saw them perform, now is your chance at the Mirage where they redefine what Las Vegas shows are all about during their residency. According to Billboard, this four-time Grammy winning trio – Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman and Wanya Morris, are known as being one of the most influential R&B artists of the past 25 years. Boyz II Men was the best-selling R&B group of all time during their 20+ year career. Fans will be able to hear them perform timeless classics like “End of the Road,” “I’ll Make Love to You,” “Motownphilly”, “On Bended Knee,” plus many others. It is some of the most memorable music you will ever hear.

 

 

Britney Piece of Me – Get Tickets

Britney Spears is back and puts on a spectacular 90-minute show in her Vegas residency debut at Planet Hollywood. You will definitely get your fill of Britney with great effects, lighting, and over the top stage production numbers in what can be called an immersive experience. Intimate seating with under 5,000 seats helps ensure every seat is decent, but sitting up close is always best. Seven costume and scene changes provide a fast pace variety that keeps you engaged. You won’t find her famous schoolgirl uniform, but will get to see Britney dance the night away and even fly through the air.  The superstar performs 24 of her greatest hits (some are really abbreviate versions) that include “Oops… I Did It Again,” “Everytime,” “Lucky,” “Crazy,” “Womanizer,” “… Baby One More Time,” “Til the World Ends,” “Work Bitch,” and “Perfume.”

The songs are mostly lip synched, which does not matter much since the show is more about dancing and stage production (we know she can sing). It is a highly entertaining show. If you are even a small Britney fan, this is required viewing playing.

 

Donny and Marie – Get Tickets

It is as if their television comes to life right before your eyes when Donny and Marie take the stage at the Flamingo Hotel theater. Just like the TV show it is a fun packed family friendly performance. They sing, dance and poke fun at each other. Marie who has a great voice belts out some Broadway show tunes and then magnificently sings an operatic piece. During the show Donny takes solo stage and drives the audience to standing cheers with such songs as “Ma Cherie Amour,” “Go Away Little Girl” and “Puppy Love.” Donny and Marie also perform, along with their cast members, well choreographed dance numbers.

 

Elton John and the Million Dollar Piano – Get Tickets

If the truth be told, Elton John does not need a million dollar piano to be one of the supreme celebrity entertainers ever to grace a Las Vegas theater. On the other hand it adds a visual technology to his act that he never had before. When he first walks out on stage and sings “The Bitch Is Back,” you know you’re in for a solid evening of entertainment. This song is then followed by Elton’s hit “Rocket Man.” The rest of the evening at Caesars Palace just gets better.

 

Gordie Brown – Get Tickets

Originally a political cartoonist from Canada, Gordie Brown is now a very funny and talented stage performer at the Golden Nugget Hotel. His humor is based on a unique ability to do precise, dead on impressions of various entertainers such as Willie Nelson, Michael Jackson and Tina Turner just to name a few. Gordie places the celebrities he does impressions of into very humorous situations. His show uses parodies, music, and good old fashioned comedy to entertain and his audiences enjoy the performance.

 

Human Nature – The Ultimate Celebration of the Motown Sound – Get Tickets

On stage at the  Venetian Hotel is Australia’s answer to the Motown sound. The act consists of four guys who are excellent singers putting their voices together in a most entertaining manner. Each sings well enough to be a soloist and together they create amazing harmonies. It is no wonder they are Australia’s most popular Doo-Wop group. You will hear such hits as “Stop In the Name of Love,” “Wait a Minute Mr. Postman” and “My Girl.” During the show the audience is actually dancing in the aisles as they give instruction for simple dance steps. Legend Smokey Robinson has been known to give an introduction for the group and is a big fan.

 

Mariah Carey – Get Tickets

Now, for the first time, the one and only 5-time Grammy Award winning Mariah Carey delivers all 18 of her #1 Hits in a concert made just for The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. In addition, you will hear never-before-performed selections with tons of musical surprises. Mariah Carey’s headlining residency show is something you don’t want to miss. Mariah performs her beloved classics, such as “Fantasy,” “We Belong Together,” “Touch My Body” and many more chart-topping singles you all know and love! You will be talking this show for years to come.

 

 

Rod Stewart – Get Tickets

100 million records sold, over 50 years of performing, and audiences all loves him. Rod Stewart the raspy voiced English Rocker with the unruly hair is featured at Caesars Palace, Coliseum. When he sings “Tonight’s the Night” (everything’s gonna be alright) an emotionally charged feeling seemed to run through the minds and hearts of the audience. Add to this such well known hits as “I Don’t Want to Talk About It” and “Maggie May,” and you have a great evenings entertainment. When he sings “Do You Think I’m Sexy,” the women in the audience all answer a resounding, “Yes!”

 

Terry Fator The Voice of Entertainment  – Get Tickets

Find a performer who is a comedian, a singer and an excellent ventriloquist. His name would be Terry Fator and he is performing on stage at the Mirage Hotel. Actually, Terry does not perform by himself but has a cast of puppet characters that the audience falls in love with. By way of introduction to just a few of his characters; there is Winston the Turtle who is searching for the Turtle Ranch as opposed to the Bunny Ranch. You will also meet Maynard the Elvis impersonator who does not know any Elvis songs, and Vikki the 49 year old cougar who only dates 20 year old guys. Terry adds a Christmas feeling to the show around November-December.

 

Las Vegas Comedy Shows

 

Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club

Brad Garrett, one of the comedy leads in the “I Love Raymond” TV show (he is the taller older brother) opened a comedy club at theMGM Grand hotel. He sometimes appears there as a comedian, but most times the stage is taken by some very funny stand-up comics. They make fun of everything and everybody. If you’re a sensitive type, this is not the place for you. Here is a partial list of some of the comedians that perform; Monique Marvez, Nicholas Anthony, Cowboy Bill Martin and Paul Ortega. The place is great fun, but some say the drinks are overpriced.

 

Carrot Top – Get Tickets

Imagine a comedian who literally pulls his jokes out of a large steamer trunk standing next to him on stage. Carrot Top is known as a prop comedian. He pulls unique, strange looking objects or sometimes everyday items out of his trunk, comments about them, and before you know it the audience is screaming with laughter. When he is not holding up his stage props his talent as a standup comedian takes over and you are still laughing. This is a fast paced feel good show at the Luxor Hotel.

 

 

Improv at Harrah’s 

The Improv is a night club located at Harrah’s that has a very talented group of stand-up comedians perform on stage. The name Improv is short for improvisation. Some of the comedians take the stage and improvise their entire act. Others have a notion of the material they will use. In any case, the management of the club seem to select some very funny talent tp perform. Here are just some of the many headliners that have appeared: Lachan Patterson, Steve Mittleman, Deva Krause, John Joseph,Johny B, Don McMillan, John DiResta, Kenny Kane, Scott Record, Jeff Capri, Sammy Obeid, Harry Basil, Saleen, Chris Mancini, Brian Dunkleman, Amir K, Brett Walkow, Anthony Griffith, Carrie Snow, David Gee, Bob Zany, Alen Bursky, Steve White, Don McEnery, Debbie Praver, Joe Starr, Tony Camin, Ahmed Bharoocha, Rachel Sheridan, Brian McKim and Traci skene.

 

 

Jeff Dunham: Not Playing with a Full Deck – Get Tickets

This very popular show playing at Planet Hollywood will leaving you laughing all night long. You may have seem Jeff on Comedy Central where he had one of their all-time top-rated shows. The theater is smaller than most and gives you a warm up-close look into the wild and often insane puppetry of Jeff Dunham. Jeff has a bunch of hysterical puppets the include fan favorites – Walter The Grumpy Retire, Achmed The Dead Terrorist, Peanut and his very own ventriloquist dummy Little Jeff (tiny version of Jeff Dunham), Bubba J, and Jose Jalapeno on a Stick. Each one has their own unique character with special facial expressions you will not forget. The puppets are very witty, but also use some crude humor that may not be suitable for the kiddies. It is easily one of the funniest acts in Vegas, so don’t miss it!

 

 

Marriage Can Be Murder – Get Tickets

This is a comedy dinner show where you the audience help solve a murder mystery while sitting and enjoying a meal. It is the longest running dinner show in Las Vegas. The D – formerly Fitzgerald’s hotel is the scene of the crime. Sitting at the hotel’s banquet table, you are first served salad and warm rolls. Seated next to you may be another guest, or an actor playing a part in the comedy drama. As the show which is humorously hosted by DD a friendly but ditzy blond goes on, you make an entree selection of beef, chicken or fish. During the course of your dinner a murder takes place and a police inspector starts asking questions of the guests and actors. The questions are funny, the answers are funny and a good time is had by all. Best of all, for dessert you get cheesecake.

 

Popovich Comedy Pet TheaterGet Tickets

On stage at the Planet Hollywood hotel is where you will find God’s cutest little creatures. They are the pets in Gregory Popovich’s animal circus acts. The dogs and cats will keep you laughing. Needless to say, kids will love the show. This beloved family show, featuring an amazing cast of housecats, dogs, parrots… even geese and mice! Critics describe the show as a unique blend of physical comedy, world-champion juggling and the extraordinary talents of more than 30 performing pets. What makes it even more special is that Mr. Popovich has rescued all these animals from shelters all over the country and transformed them into Las Vegas stars.

 

Las Vegas Celebrity Tribute Shows

 

ALL SHOOK UP – Get Tickets

This show takes place at the Planet Hollywood V Theatre. Mention “The King” and people think of Elvis. He is one of the most famous cultural icons and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century, not to mention the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music. “All Shook Up” is a wonderful tribute to Elvis Presley, and the only All-Elvis show on the Las Vegas strip! Backed by a live band on stage, you’ll hear all the hits – from Heartbreak Hotel to Suspicious Minds.

There’s no other performer who has had a bigger influence on Rock n Roll. Whether you’re a fan of The King or just want to see what all the fuss was about, you should see than “ALL SHOOK UP”! 

 

 

Bee Gees (Australian) Show – Get Tickets

Featured at the Excalibur Hotel, the cast of this show does an excellent job of imitating the songs, music and spirit of the Bee Gees. They have played to over 1 million sold out audiences in forty countries.

 

 

 

 

Hitzville The Show – Get Tickets

The stars and music of Motown are featured here. You will hear hits like “My Guy”, “What’s love got to do with it” and “Natural Woman”. Singing the Motown hits are talented singers featuring Ms. Jin Jin Reeves, winner of the BMA “Entertainer of the Year” who manage to sound like Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Gladys Knight & the Pips, The Four Tops and The Temptations. All of this can be enjoyed at the Planet Hollywood Hotel.

 

 

 

Legends in Concert – Get Tickets

This show takes place in the theater at Harrahs Hotel. You never know just which legends you are going to see being imitated. Typically you will find Elvis, Jay Leno, Madonna, or Dolly Parton gracing the stage. It usually turns out to be a very fun filled evening.

 

 

 

 

 

The Rat Pack Is Back – Get Tickets

In the 1960’s Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Joey Bishop became known as the Rat Pack. They sang, joked and otherwise had a good time on stage. At the Rio Hotel, four great impersonators are bringing their act back for audiences to enjoy. It is the only Vegas based show with national touring companies and an award from the “Congress of the United States”.

 

 

 

Las Vegas Hypnosis and Mentalist Acts

 

Anthony Cools Experience – Get Tickets

You will find Anthony Cools an amazing hypnotist on stage at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel. His act encompass both comedy and adult behavior. In fact the audience is warned of such before they volunteer. But like Cools say’s, “It is good clean dirty fun.” If you don’t like overtly racy comedy, this is not a show for you. Clothing stays on, but internal inhibitions completely disappear. After being induced into a hypnotic state on stage by Cools, about 15 participants might become orangutans, very friendly orangutans that want to mingle in the audience. They might swap genders. They might forget numbers and their names. They might make cell phone calls home with extra special messages. They might express their affection for a specific genre of adult movie-making and more!

 

Criss Angel MINDFREAK – Get Tickets

Criss Angel MINDFREAK LIVEImagine a show where one of the worlds best magicians performs his illusions combined with the musical, acrobatic and dance artistry of Cirque du Soleil. Criss Angel accomplishes this in his MINDFREAK show. Luxor Las Vegas is the location for this amazing show of people levitating, disappearing, being sawed in half and otherwise doing impossible things right before your eyes.

 

 

 

Marc Savard Comedy Hypnosis – Get Tickets

What if you could get someone to believe, do or say anything you wanted. What if, just through the sound of your voice, you could convince people you were invisible or that they found you irresistibly attractive? While this may sound like fantasy to you, it is the everyday world of Marc Savard. He has toured internationally, entertaining hundreds of thousands of people in a comedy hypnosis show no one should miss. If you enjoy laughing at just how silly humans can get, this show at the Planet Hollywood hotel is the place to be. Marc, who is a great hypnotist, seems to know how to bring out the silliest in people.

 

 

The Mentalist – Gerry Cambridge – Get Tickets

Mr. Cambridge seems to have the unique ability to predict in advance what members of the audience will say and do. He mixes comedy into his mind reading capabilities for a most enjoyable evening at the Planet Hollywood hotel. Celebrities such as Donald Trump, Howard Stern and Carrie Fisher have hired him to entertain at their parties. Nominated “Best Magician in Las Vegas” and voted “World’s Best Entertainer in his field”, Gerry thrills audiences with his ability to get inside the minds of others. You won’t believe it until you see him LIVE. What makes The Mentalist an astonishing show is the high level of interactive participation as Gerry pulls random information from audience members’ minds – from their names and hometowns to their wishes, names of companions and birthdays. 

 

 

Las Vegas Wild and Crazy Shows

 

Chippendales the Show – Get Tickets

10 male hunks make up the cast of this fantasy show for the ladies. The female audience scream, holler and cheer for these guys as they do their dancing, singing and stripping. Taking the stage at the Rio Hotel these performers seem to work their willing audience into a rowdy, jumping and grabbing group. After the show they are invited to the Flirt Lounge next door to continue the fun.

 

 

Crazy Girls – Get Tickets

Crazy Girls, playing at the  Planet Hollywood is the longest running burlesque review on the Las Vegas Strip. Eight beautiful women in naughty costumes and a lot of talent make up this extravaganza of exotic dancers. Staging, lighting and choreography all come together to please audiences. An artistically performed girl on girl number at the end of the show is most memorable. 

 

Fantasy – Get Tickets

Luxor is the home of this show which is a wonderful mixture of semi-dressed women, comedy, and a beautifully voiced songstress. Any show that begins with a scene involving a bed, a mirror, and a chair along with three gorgeous creatures wearing lingerie cannot be bad. Add to this a comedic impressionist, naughty costumes, some wonderfully conceived hypnotic dance numbers and you have a great evenings entertainment.

 

 

 

Stripper 101 – Get Tickets

“Attention ladies, your class in pole dancing and other sexy moves is about to begin.” This instruction takes place in the V Theater at the Planet Hollywood Hotel. In this friendly, no men allowed atmosphere, you will learn some easy to do pole dancing moves taught by former professional strippers. There is no nudity, but students are definitely encouraged to lose their inhibitions while having fun. Actual exotic dance moves are taught, as well as choreography with boas, chairs and real stripper poles. At the same time you will be doing a 300-400 calorie workout getting yourself in shape. After finishing the class you will receive a certificate making you a genuine “Las Vegas Stripper”. You may also purchase photos of yourself. The class is great for parties or just a fun girls’ night out.

Get the What Women Want Pass.  This exclusive offer includes a ticket to either Chippendales or Marc Savard’s Comedy Hypnosis show and a 75-minute interactive class at Stripper 101. You will also get instant access to the hottest nightclubs with the V Card, a complimentary drink, free individual photo, and discounts for shopping, dining and spa treatments. More info

 

Thunder From Down Under – Get Tickets

What do you get when a bunch of good looking guys from Australia take the stage at the Excalibur Hotel, dance and slowly remove most of their clothes? Answer: An audience of rowdy, screaming, happy women. And when a few members of the audience are selected to receive the affection of the dancers, it becomes absolute bedlam. The dancers are talented and do a great job of creating fantasies that energize the audience. If you’re a women looking for a great night out, this is the place.

 

X Burlesque – Get Tickets

A cast of beautiful, sexy women make up this edgy, quirky, fun to watch review. Both dressed and undressed, the women put on an awesome show. It can be seen in a small 180 seat theater at the Flamingo Hotel. Because the venue is so small, the girls often interact with audience members. In fact, pole dancing takes place in the center of the room. On each side of the stage, video screens show seductive scenes and introduce the acts. The acts themselves are based on erotic male fantasies. In between the performances and to help round out the show, comics take the stage and are actually quite entertaining.

 

X Rocks – Get Tickets

Gorgeous women, comedy and great rock music all come together at the Rio Hotel. This show features beautiful topless women performing electrifying dances on incredible sets to the hard-hitting songs of Metallica, Black Sabbath, Slash & the Conspirators, Alice Cooper, Alice in Chains and others.

 

 

 

 

XBU – X Burlesque University – Get Tickets

Tuition to the Burlesque University is an afternoon theater ticket to Bugsys’ Cabaret at the Flamingo on Friday or Saturday afternoon. At this university, you will learn how to be a showgirl in Las Vegas. This includes how to apply makeup and learning to move in a very sexy manner. The women who do the teaching are the same ones who appear on stage in the very popular X Burlesque show. At the end of class you will receive a complimentary makeup kit, a professionally made souvenir photo, and even a diploma. Enjoy.

 

 

Zombie Burlesque – Get Tickets

This wild show takes place in the V Theater at the Planet Hollywood Hotel. With comedy, variety acts, a live big band and an award-winning cast of characters, Zombie Burlesque takes place in Las Vegas during the Atomic Era, circa 1958. Be the first living audience to experience classic burlesque, zany musical numbers and top-notch singing all performed by the sexiest zombies at the hottest, formerly zombie-only, nightclub in town. This fresh, funny, and completely original sizzling show will keep you laughing from beginning to end. It takes you back in time in the 50’s during an atomic blast where Zombies live with us. 

 

 

Las Vegas Dinner and Show Packages

 

 

Save money by combining show tickets with dinner. Suggest you check with the restaurant before leaving a tip, whether or not a gratuity has already been included in the dinner plus show package.

 

Love Cirque du Soleil – tickets and more info

See this lovely show at the Mirage Hotel and eat an excellent meal at their Kokomo Steak and Seafood Restaurant as a package deal. The gourmet type menu consists of a first course of marinated beef salad or crispy shrimp or duck Caesar. You may then select for a main course salmon, filet mignon, crab gratin or roast chicken. For dessert your choices are spice cake or a chocolate torte. Good reviews.

 

Penn & Teller – tickets and more info

The Rio Hotel offers you a choice of two different restaurants  in their Show and Dinner package. They are both located in the Rio. At either place the price of the ticket includes all fees, taxes and gratuities. At Buzio’s Restaurant which offers earlier seating, the menu consists of New England clam chowder or Caesar salad for a first course, a main course choice of chicken pappardelle, grilled beef tenderloin or pan seared halibut. Dessert is either chocolate fondant or pineapple panna cotta. Martorano’s Restaurant, the other choice has on their menu salad or a meatball for a first course. Salmon, chicken parmesan or paradella for a main course. Dessert consists of cappuccino parfait or lemon cello brulee. What we have here are two good performers and two good restaurants.

 

Terry Fator – tickets and more info

New Orleans style cooking is in store for you with the Show and Dinner package offered my the Mirage Hotel. B.B. King’s House of Blues is located at the Mirage and they provide the dinners. For starters you have a choice of fried dill pickles, jalapeno cheese dip or gumbo. Choices for entrees are southern fried catfish, chopped BBQ pork, grilled chicken breast or Cajun carbonara. Dessert is limited to banana bread pudding.

 

Tournament of Kings – tickets and more info

Seated in an arena style setting you can eat dinner while watching a jousting tournament between two competing kingdoms or enjoy the sword play between the good and bad knights. All of this takes place at the Excalibur Hotel. Your dinner for this event will consist of tomato soup (referred to as dragons blood by the assembled characters), Cornish hen, steamed vegetables and a biscuit. Dessert includes a sweet pastry. Drinks and cheering go on throughout the dinner. Enjoy.

 

Afternoon Entertainment

 

Mac King’s Comedy Magic Show – tickets and more info

Mac King is a funny magician because he makes you laugh. But, he is also one of the best magicians around. His illusions rival those found in the best of magic shows. His afternoon act as well as the evening one is at Harrah’s Hotel.

 

Gregory Popovich’s Comedy Pet Theater – tickets and more info

On stage at the Planet Hollywood is where you will find 30 of God’s cutest little creatures. They are the pets in Popovich’s animal circus acts. The dogs and cats will keep you laughing. Needless to say, kids love the show.

 

 

Nathan Burton Comedy Magic – tickets and more info

This show has been going strong since 2001. It is currently at the Planet Hollywood Hotel. Magic, music, jokes and even dancing are part of the show. Burton’s afternoon show is family oriented.

 

Family Entertainment

 

Mac King’s Comedy Magic Show – tickets and more info

Mac King is a funny magician because he makes you laugh. But, he is also one of the best magicians around. His illusions rival those found in the best of magic shows. His afternoon act as well as the evening one is at Harrah’s Hotel.

 

Gregory Popovich’s Comedy Pet Theater – tickets and more info

On stage at the Planet Hollywood is where you will find 30 of God’s cutest little creatures. They are the pets in Popovich’s animal circus acts. The dogs and cats will keep you laughing. Needless to say, kids love the show.

 

Mystere – Circus du Soleil – tickets and more info

Night after night for over eighteen years this show has filled Treasure Islands’ theater with enthusiastic audiences. Mystere is more than just a typical circus. It of course has its share of flying and swinging acrobats, performers of great athletic skill, mythical creatures, humorous clowns and a very large Japanese drum that beats to start the program. Along with all of this there is a man juggling a metal cube larger than himself, incredible music, singers, and a lot of popcorn falling from a dome like ceiling.

 

Nathan Burton Comedy Magic – tickets and more info

This show has been going strong since 2001. It is currently at the Planet Hollywood Hotel. Magic, music, jokes and even dancing are part of the show. Burton’s afternoon show is family oriented.

 

Tournament of Kings – tickets and more info

Seated in an arena style setting you can eat dinner while watching a jousting tournament between two competing kingdoms or enjoy the sword play between the good and bad knights. All of this takes place at the Excalibur Hotel. Your dinner for this event will consist of tomato soup (referred to as dragons blood by the assembled characters), Cornish hen, steamed vegetables and a biscuit. Dessert includes a sweet pastry. Drinks and cheering go on throughout the dinner. Enjoy.

 

V – The Ultimate Variety Show – tickets and more info

This show is based on the idea that sometimes smaller opening and closings acts of celebrity shows are better than the main performance. As a result, Planet Hollywood where V is playing offers audiences a fast paced menu of comedy, acrobats, juggling, magic, impersonators, crazy drum beating Gauchos, gymnasts, aerialists and some acts that defy description. It is a world class variety show that only Las Vegas could create. Some of the stunts and routines are so difficult, no other performers in the world have been able to duplicate them.

 

VEGAS: The Show – tickets and more info

Vegas The Show features celebrity impersonations of Louis Prima and Keely Smith, Sammy Davis Jr., Tom Jones, Elton John, Elvis, Sonny and Cher along with numerous others including a magician that you will not soon forget. Planet Hollywood is home to this production. This show will take you back in time to experience true Las Vegas entertainment the way it was meant to be seen. You will relive the best moments of the most dynamic singers, dancers, and unforgettable personalities to ever set foot on the world-famous Strip.

 

Circus 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus – Get Tickets

A wonderful show for the entire family that recreates the circus of yesteryear that was once the greatest show on earth. Puppets, jugglers, balancing acts, high-wire acts, contortionists, and much more make this a must-see show.

Free Las Vegas Shows

 

Las Vegas has more free shows and attractions than any other city in the world. The city offers these freebies to help lure in customers to their hotels to gamble. Below is a list of the best free shows worth seeing.

 

Top Free Shows and Attractions

The Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is one of the best free things to see in Vegas. They are always changing the featured decorations and usually do something very special for the holidays, like Christmas and Easter. The botanical gardens are a hidden gem as you walk through them and simply enjoy the beautiful flowers and spectacular gardening. The monarch habitat in the center is lovely and makes you feel like you’re walking through something straight from Alice and Wonderland as you step under the giant sculpted flowers and listen to the birds chirping.

The gardens are always open 24/7 in the hotel lobby. They can give you some needed peace and quiet from the hustle and bustle of the “always on” crazy Vegas Strip.

The Bellagio Fountains – The Bellagio hotel puts on a water fountain show that is truly inspirational. The shows start every 15 minutes (7 pm until midnight) at night, and 30 minutes apart in the afternoon (begins 3 pm on weekdays, and noon on weekends). We like the evening shows the best.  Close to $50 million was spent building this huge attraction and you can see it for free! Just stand by the Bellagio hotel on Las Vegas Blvd and wait for the show to start. You will be see an amazing artistic blend of music, light, and water. The music played changes all the time with dozens of songs played each day ranging from Broadway, classical, pop, to country. Popular artists include Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Elton John, Celine Dion and many others. No two shows are ever the same.

Fremont Street Experience – Fremont Street, located about 1 mile north of the Strip near the Four Queens hotel in downtown Vegas, hosts an incredible free light and sound show that starts after dark. They also feature free live music performances. You will be amazed by the $17M digital live computer animation show created from 12.5 million lights on an overhead canopy directly above you that covers five entire blocks. This is coupled with a 550,000 watt sound system. Freemont Street is part of what many consider the more historic part of Vegas that still has much of the old Vegas charm. The casinos may be older, but the buildings are well maintained. You can also find great bargains on souvenirs, food and drinks. The whole area has a vibrant party feel to it.

Mirage Volcano – The fun begins at 5:00 p.m. and runs every hour
on the hour until 11:00 p.m. This free attraction happens outside the Mirage Hotel and gets better each year with new water, lighting and sound effects created by the same people that designed the Bellagio Fountains. The simulated volcano includes two volcano systems, a lagoon and fire shooters that shoot flame on demand more than 12 feet into the air. It also features waterfalls with surrounding pools including fire and smoke effects. A hypnotic music score is perfectly synchronized with the action and includes volcano sound recordings that came from actual eruptions. The volcano’s state-of-the-art sound sonic sound system allows the audience to actually feel the rumbles. 

The best view of the volcano show is right in front of The Mirage on The Strip where you can actually feel the heat of the flames and hear the pulsating soundtrack. Guests staying at hotel facing The Strip on the fourteenth floor or higher can experience a special aerial view of the attraction from their room.

Masquerade Show in the Sky – This is a great free show that features floats suspended from the ceiling over the casino floor. Each performance is unique every time, with three different shows featuring beautiful dancers in stunning costume fashions ranging from DKNY to Victoria’s Secret. Talented performers perform to edgy music as fantasy floats glide above you, creating a high energy musical celebration.

The fun happens on the hour at 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM, 9:00 PM, 10:00 PM, and 11:00 PM. Performance days are Thursday, Friday and Saturday. You can view it for free at Masquerade Village At the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino  For a fee you can also ride on the floats and be part of the show!