Las Vegas is a melting pot of immensely attractive shows and performances that can really stump you as to what to do and what to watch. Since you can’t spend all of your vacation visiting nightclubs and pool parties, why not attend a number of musicals and other shows that are widely appreciated not only in Vegas, but all over the world and are actually the pulse of the Sin City. Here is a list of the top magic, music and comedy shows of Vegas that would make your visit a cherished memory.
- Le Reve – The Dream, Wynn Las Vegas
The French words ‘La Reve’ means ‘The Dream’ and the show will actually put you into a dream-like state that makes one leave reality behind and explore the surreal and dark worlds touching the subconscious. The water-based show at Wynn Las Vegas was inspired by a 1932 painting by Pablo Picasso. The action involves synchronized swimming and diving in a 1.1 million gallon tank of water which is the stage. Acts of acrobatics and graceful performance make this show as one of the most artistic presentation of the town.
- BAZ – Star Crossed Love, The Venetian
BAZ – Star Crossed Love, conceived by Buz Luhrmann, is an exciting mix of celebration, mash-up music and moments from the greatest love stories the world of literature has ever produced. Inspired by Luhrmann’s three romantic films – Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge, and The Great Gatsby – BAZ presents only the musical numbers from the films. Heart-melting music and magnificent performances of the ensemble casts make the show dramatic and worth watching.
- Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil, Mandalay Bay
An eclectic fusion of wild stunts, acrobatics, dance and visual that reflects the dramatic showmanship of Michael Jackson, the King of Pop. Jackson’s biggest hits like “Man in the Mirror” and “Beat It,” and also not-so-big-ones like “Stranger in Moscow” and “They Don’t Care about Us,” are presented in a enthralling, state-of-the-art surround-sound environment. The show is worth watching for Jackson fans as well as true connoisseurs of the “Thriller” dance genre.
- Purple Reign, The Westgate
Experience one of the best celebrity impersonators of Las Vegas and tap your feet to the rhythm of Prince’s greatest hits. It’s a 75-minutes tribute show where costumed performers pay homage to famous pop stars, both alive and gone. Once upon a time it was Elvis Presley – these days, it’s Prince. Soaring guitars, skilled dance and striking costumes take you back to the artist’s prime as you watch the hit songs come alive on stage again.
- 50 Shades! The Parody, Bally’s
A sexy and hilarious stand-up comedy made after the 50 Shades trilogy. The show explores the sweltering relationship of the two lead characters, Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, through the eyes of a trio of girlfriends reading the novel at a book club gathering. The show makes the audience laugh uncontrollably with it clever and wildly entertaining dialogues. A must-watch show.
- Mondays Dark, The Space
A melting pot of diverse talents and streams of art – that’s how one can describe this show. Twice a month, on a Monday night, a handful of performers, musicians, celebrity chefs and comedians gather at The Space and put up a variety of shows. Tickets are priced only at $20 – it’s a cheap but thoroughly enjoyable evening where no two shows are the same. All the money collected from the sale of tickets goes to the local charities.
- The Beatles LOVE, The Mirage
The four young men, as The Beatles, attempted to change the world with their music and philosophy. This show is a tribute to the fab four and their legacy. The show, conceived by Cirque du Soleil, attempts to create a physical manifestation of Beatles’ music and lyrics through interpretive choreography. It is brought to life by extraordinary movements of world-class choreographers and dancers.
- Zombie Burlesque, Planet Hollywood
As the name suggests, the show involves zombies and burlesque. It takes the audience back to the year 1958, where the ‘undead’ have taken over the world. These zombies provide you an insight as to what life would be like if the lack of clothing becomes the new norm. Highly sensualized and extremely funny, this show keeps you glued on to your seat till the end.
- Pop Star Residencies, Various Casinos
Getting a residency in Vegas is a prized achievement and it is from here stars have gone to retirement and were reinvented and reborn. Celine and Elton, Britney Spears, J. Lo and a host of other superstars have “ended” their residency only to begin anew. Boy bands like Boyz II Men and Backstreet Boys have also performed here on a number of dates. This is something you can’t just afford to miss.
- Piff the Magic Dragon, The Flamingo
Been to the Penn & Teller show? Now it’s time for you to try something weirder. So here comes Vegas with its hilarious Piff the Magic Dragon, involving the magic-comedy duo of Piff and Mr. Piffles, “the World’s Only Magic Performing Chihuahua.” The show first tasted success on America’s Got Talent and then went on to win the hearts of many. Magic tricks mixed with a caustic sense of humor, the show puts a new twist on the traditional magic shows and is thoroughly entertaining.
- Zumanity, New York-New York
Erotic storytelling coupled with breath-taking acrobatics takes the show on to a new high. It is undoubtedly one of the best nude shows on the Strip that takes you on an erotic thrill ride. A combination of voyeuristic exploration of hidden passion, sensuality and seduction, Zumanity is the reigning fantasy event of Las Vegas and a perfect value for your money.
- Absinthe, Caesars Palace
Hailed as the most daring and inventive show, Absinthe is all about outrageous comedy, mockery and contemporary entertainment. Inspired by the cabarets of late 19th century, this show presents an international cast of around 20 artists performing on a nine-foot diameter circular stage extremely close to the audience. Located inside a tent near Caesar’s front door, this is by far one of the best shows on the Strip.
- Jabbawockeez JREAMZ: Journey Within, MGM Grand
A show meant for all ages, The Jabbawockeez are a hip-hop dance group that aims to bring the audience closer. Their signature white masks and complex dance moves have established the group as the world’s most influential dance crew. The lithe dance moves, the stunning special effects and the celebration of diversity of the show represents cutting edge entertainment at its best. Voted as the “Best Family Show” and “Best All Ages Show” it will never fail to surprise you at every bend.
- Penn & Teller, Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
The magical nights of Vegas are lit up by their performances and year after year. This comic-magic duo stuns their audience with mind-blowing illusions, laughter, and stunts, complete with a hint of political commentary. Penn & Teller have featured in numerous television and stage shows and have kept their magic intact. A must-watch show for all Las Vegas newbies and even for old guards.
- Vegas! The Show!, Planet Hollywood
A musical bonanza on the gorgeous history of Las Vegas told in an old Broadway style. A stunning combination of music, dance and history of Las Vegas is presented in a glamorous and timeless way. Voted as “The Best Show in Las Vegas”, is your perfect entertainment gateway while on the Strip.
- Blue Man Group, Monte Carlo
You will never get tired of this one, even if you have watched it before. Every time it will bring a new experience as the show continues to renew itself every year. Go on a spectacular journey filled with music, laughter and surprises with three blue-painted bald men. Experience the show at the specially designed state-of-the-art Blue Man Theater and charge up your night.
- O by Cirque du Soleil, Bellagio
You can’t afford to miss this one while you are in Las Vegas. One of the best productions, the show weaves a magic that involves artistry, surrealism and theatrical romance. World class acrobats and seasoned swimmers create a high-flying stunt over water that will continue to play in your mind long after the show is over.
Originally posted 2017-08-21 06:43:25.