Best Shows in Las Vegas

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1. Posted by mikejonesr (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hi All,

I'm new to this site and wanted to get your opinions. I've lived in Las Vegas for about a year now and have tried to get a taste of everything here -- outdoors activities, dining, casinos, night clubs, shows, etc. For the topic of today, I wanted to see what people think are the best shows I should check out while I'm still here.

Here's what I have seen so far:

Circus du Soleil - a lot of these shows are filled with acrobatics and are very entertaining but in different ways
Zumanity - interesting, funny, sexy, weird, but in a good way, very entertaining
Ka - a lot of action, very exciting
Le Reve - awe inspiring, beautiful performance
Beatles Love Show - cant' go wrong with The Beatles. Great production, legendary songs and nice transitions

Stars in Concert - one of the newest shows I've watched at The Boulevard Theater (also a new venue). I heard it came from Europe and is now playing here. When I was there, I saw a cast that included Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Tina Turner, Beyonce, Elton John and Soul Brothers. Great look alikes, even greater vocals, a rocking live band and beautiful dancers.

Let me know what you think?

[ Edit: Removing links as first time poster ]

2. Posted by Calcruzer (Travel Guru 2007 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I enjoyed Terry Fator's show tremendously, Tony and Tina's Wedding (actually saw this in San Francisco before the show moved to Las Vegas and sat in the second row at an actual converted church--with the cast in the first row)--and if I were going to Las Vegas this week, I'd go see my favorite comedian, John Pinette, who is scheduled to appear next Friday-Saturday March 22-23, 2013.

P.S. My father-in-law, who I took to the Tony and Tina's wedding show while he was in town visiting got so "into" the show and was cracking so many great jokes/one-liners that many in the audience thought he was part of the show (he looks just like Marlon Brando in "The Godfather"). (P.S. The show is about a wedding between a mafioso don's son and a very religious bride's family.)

At the end of the show, the cast actually came to him and offered him a role in the show starting the next day. He explained to them that he appreciated the offer, but he had to get back to his construction and import-export businesses in New Jersey and was flying out of town the next day. They thought this was another of his jokes until he showed them his NJ drivers license and his NJ contractor's license.

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4. Posted by laurim (Respected Member 260 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I enjoyed Absinthe, the show inside a tent in front of Caesar's Palace. It has an mc and a girl partner that do raunchy humor (he makes fun of anyone in the front row, racial, gay, etc. and the girl gets a little gross sexually so you can't be sensitive) in between various acts like tightrope walkers, a couple on roller skates, and various other cirque-type acts. It's fun, especially since the space is so small you are right up next to the action. You can get discount tickets at those booths on the main drag.

[ Edit: Edited on 24-Mar-2013, at 16:15 by laurim ]

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6. Posted by mikejonesr (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Thanks Calcruzer and laurim! Calcruzer, great story re: your father in law!

Laurim, thanks, I've heard a lot about it. I think I might check it out. And those booths, I think you're talking about tix-4-tonight. Always a great idea!

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