The Must See Las Vegas Shows

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    The Shows You Should Consider Seeing in Las Vegas

     

     

    With so many shows in Las Vegas it can be difficult to find a general consensus on what is the best. These Las Vegas shows consistently come up in conversations as the top of the heap so plan your vacation and include at least one of these performances. Use Best of Vegas to compare prices on Las Vegas shows before you get into town.

    If you are looking for a cheap show (under $50) some options exist here or you can try Half Price Tickets when you get into town.

    Remember, PATIENCE, do not be in a hurry to buy your show tickets. Start checking prices before you leave for Las Vegas and if you find a good price after you have done some comparison shopping then go ahead and buy the ticket. It does not always make sense to buy first. Call the hotel where the show is appearing and see what their price is. If after a little searching you find a good deal, that is when you make the final purchase. Your patience might save you some money.

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    The Beatles "Love" at the Mirage - The Best Show in Las Vegas

    'LOVE': Cirque du Soleil Celebrates the Musical Legacy of The Beatles - Party and Show
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    Stand outside the theater as the The Beatles "Love" at the Mirage lets out and that should be an indication to you as to how good this show is. It's the perfect combination of good music and stunning performers. If there is only one show in Las Vegas that you will see, you will not be disappointed if you choose LOVE. I often tell people that this is the best show in Las Vegas and that no matter how many times see it it still amazing. Plenty of Las Vegas shows can entertain you, this show will move you.

    Why it's one of the best shows in Las Vegas
    Simply the music alone would make this a great show but the performers bring the music to life. The personalities of the iconic band seem to be transported into the room, into the energy of the performance and into the audience.You do not have to be a fan of the Beatles to enjoy this show. One thing you will realize when you leave this performance is that their music is very familiar and holds up very well ti the times. People...MORE love this show because it is hard not to. That makes it the very best among the best.

    Show times for The Beatles "Love" at the Mirage
    7:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
    Doors Open at 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Dark Tuesday and Wednesday
    Please consult the most current show schedule at CirqueduSoleil.com. Schedule is subject to change without notice.

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    Absinthe at Caesars Palace Las Vegas

    The Skating Aratas at Absinthe at Caesars Palace
    ••• Tom Donoghue

    Currently Absinthe is my favorite show in Las Vegas. It is the best show in Las Vegas and it delivers with comedy, thrilling acrobats and adult themes that welcome you to Las Vegas. The seating in the small theater will have you so close to the action you'll like you are part of the show.

    Check Ticket Prices for Absinthe at Caesars Palace ticket booth. When you walk past the giant tent out in front of Caesars Palace look for the people who are handing out discount coupons. They are there most days and you can save a good chunk of money on our ticket to Absinthe.

     

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    Mac King Comedy Magic Show

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    Go ahead and try to tell me that this is not one of the best shows you have seen after you spend an afternoon with Mac King in Las Vegas. For the money it is hard to beat this kind of entertainment. DO NOT start eating goldfish!

    Why it's one of the best shows in Las Vegas
    This show is a bargain and if you have kids it's fabulous and to be entirely truthful, it is better than plenty of evening shows on the strip. His act is reminiscent of something that was once so common but is now a lost art. See him and try not to like it. You won't be able to.

    If you were to find me on the Las Vegas strip and ask me to name my favorite show it's safe to say the 4 out of 5 times I would list Mac King in my top 3. The show is among the very best shows I have seen anywhere and it is good, clean and perfect for everyone.

     

    Show times for Mac King at Harrah's Las Vegas
    Tuesday-Saturday at 1pm and 3pm

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    Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas

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    You don't have to like Michael Jackson to love this show. You'll leave the show with an appreciation for the music and a fascination for Cirque du Soleil. Michael Jackson ONE will surprise you so don't be shocked when you start singing at the top of your lungs. It's a journey through Michael Jackson's music as well as a walk down memory lane. The effects are impressive ad the music is catchy. It's Cirque du Soleil so naturally the performers are extremely talented.

    Show Times for Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas:
    Saturday - Wednesday 7:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
    Dark Days: Thursday and Friday
    Length of Show: 90 minutes

     

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    Blue Man Group in Las Vegas

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    ••• Denise Truscello

    Some Las Vegas shows are not for everybody. Blue Man Group is. Well, everyone that wants to have fun in Las Vegas. You'll be entertained like never before, you'll surprise yourself with the need to tap your feet and you'll engage your senses with a desire to experience it all. So simple, so complicated, so basic, so advanced. Blue Man Group has been in Las Vegas for quite some time so  you can bet they are doing something right. This is the Las Vegas show that can work for the entire family.

    Why it's one of the best shows in Las Vegas
    Once the show begins you’ll understand why there is so much excitement as you are treated to a bombarding experience. Lights, sounds, expressions. Very little is needed to convey the energy from the performers to the audience as the sensory experience will enthrall your every ounce of attention. Blue Man Group will engross you into a show that is filled with laughter, rhythm and activity. The best part is that this show is perfect for anyone...MORE who enjoys quality entertainment, no worries about inappropriate content or racy suggestive behavior.  The real show starts before the performance when the performers dance through the casino. Get in early and get the full effect of the sensory experience as the showroom is alive way before the real show starts.

     

    Show times for The Blue Man Group
    The Blue Man Group performs two shows each night show times are 7 and 9:30 p.m. Procession is at 6:15 p.m. daily (excluding dark days)
     

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    Mystere at Treasure Island Hotel

    Mystere by Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas
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    This is the first Cirque du Soliel show to hit Las Vegas and I still think it is among the best. There is a story line and the pre-show entertainment is worth getting to the showroom 30 minutes early. The drums from high above set the tone and the visual display of athleticism is worth every penny of the cost of a ticket to Mystere. This has become one of the longer running Las Vegas shows and it is among my favorites. The new guys have hit the Las Vegas strip but I am still very much in Love with Mystere

    Why it's one of the best shows in Las Vegas
    This is the first Cirque du Soliel show to hit Las Vegas and I still think it is among the best. There is a story line and the pre-show entertainment is worth getting to the showroom 30 minutes early. The drums from high above set the tone and the visual display of athleticism is worth every penny of the cost of a ticket to Mystere.  I really enjoy this show because it works for everybody from young to old. My children have seen it and...MORE loved it and my mother-in-law loved it. (she doesn't like anything) This is pure Cirque du Soleil and it is one of the best shows in Las Vegas simply because it has lasted this long and continues to pack them in.

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    Show times for Mystere at Treasure Island
    Saturday - Wednesday 7 & 9:30 pm

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    Le Reve at Wynn Las Vegas

    Le Reve at Wynn Las Vegas takes you beyond the ordinary and welcomes you into the sublime. From any seat in the Wynn Theater you get a view of the more than 80 athletes and entertainers as they engage your imagination with a performance that borders the space between imagination and reality. "Le Reve" (The Dream) allows you to escape into the world created by your mind as your subconscious takes over and you drift off to dream.

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    Why it's one of the best shows in Las Vegas
    Le Reve at Wynn Las Vegas takes you beyond the ordinary and welcomes you into the sublime. From any seat in the Wynn Theater you get a view of the more than 80 athletes and entertainers as they engage your imagination with a performance that borders the space between imagination and reality. "Le Reve" (The Dream) allows you to escape into the world created by your mind as your subconscious takes over and you drift off to dream.

    Show times for Le Reve at Wynn Las Vegas
    Frida...MOREy though Tuesday - 7 pm and 9:30 pm

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    Jeff Civillico at The Flamingo

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    Go in to see Jeff Civillico at The LINQ with an empty bladder because you will laugh so hard that soon enough you'll embarrass yourself. Juggle, laugh, juggle, cry, juggle, smile, repeat endlessly. This show is a steal, watch it twice!

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    Bellagio Fountains

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    This is possibly the best free show in Las Vegas. How can you argue with the iconic Bellago Fountains? They show goes on throughout the day and it changes from performance to performance. What else do you need?

     

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    Jubilee at Bally's Hotel Las Vegas - Closed

    The Showgirls of Jubillee Las Vegas
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    Jubilee is closed by it had such a good run that I leave it here out of respect.

     

    I have only witnessed the Jubilee topless shows and I am a regular guy who sometimes gets distracted. I have experienced the show with my wife, my mother and my mother-in-law. Each time I have enjoyed the costumes, the performances and the major set changes. Although, I must admit that watching beautiful women while your mother-in-law sits next to you is not much fun at all. This is a very poplar Las Vegas show that is not as expensive as most yet packs in a lot of entertainment.

    Why it's one of the best shows in Las Vegas
    I recently saw Jubilee again and I really have lost count as to how many times I have seen the production at Bally's Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The one thing that is a recurring theme is that it seems like everybody is always having fun. So I found some fun facts about the Jubilee Show that should amuse you and might help you stare a little harder at the costumes and the...MORE performers the next time you are in Las Vegas and you decide to see Jubilee at Bally's Hotel.

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    Show times for Jubilee at Bally's Las Vegas
    Saturday - Thursday
    7:30 pm & 10:30 pm
    Non-topless show is Saturday at 7:30pm

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    "O" by Cirque du Soleil at Bellagio Las Vegas

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    "O" by Cirque du Soleil at the Bellagio Hotel is much better. I spent too much time trying to figure out how to hold my breath for 3 minutes underwater to enjoy the show. The performers are extremely talented and you will be impressed. The price tag can be high but the entertainment is up there with the best in Las Vegas. Plenty of people have called this the best Las Vegas show around and you will be impressed.

    Why it's one of the best shows in Las Vegas
    As performers dip below the surface and resurface and then flip and then swim and then dance and then...do you get the idea that there is a lot going on? It is a show that will keep you entertained, intrigued and focused on everything at once. It's Cirque du Soleil but it happens on the water, in the water and under the water.  Imagine all you have heard about this French Canadian Circus and them multiply it by 5. Acrobats that defy gravity  and the motion of a stage that makes you hold your breath with anxiety.

    Show...MORE times for "O" at Bellagio Hotel and Casino
    “O” performs twice nightly at 7:30pm and 10:30pm Wednesdays through Sundays. There are no performances on Mondays and Tuesdays.

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    Fremont Street Experience

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    This is a great, free show running down the length of Fremont street in Downtown Las Vegas. The Fremont Street Experience is now synonymous with Las Vegas and you must see it at least once in your life. As shows in Las Vegas go, this is one of the best and it is free!

     

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    Terry Fator at the Mirage Hotel Las Vegas

    From the moment you meet Winston, Terry Fator’s talking turtle, you get a feel for the kind of evening you will be having. By the time you meet Vicki, you‘ll have experienced a Las Vegas show that is clean, good fun and worth every penny you spend. Terry Fator at the Mirage is the Las Vegas show that appeals to almost anyone.

    Why it's one of the best shows in Las Vegas
    From the moment you meet Winston, Terry Fator’s talking turtle you get a feel for the kind of evening you will be having. By the time you meet Vicki, you‘ll have experienced a Las Vegas show that is clean, good fun and worth every penny you spend.

    His ability to change voices is impressive enough, but when you couple that talent with the fact he is no longer moving his lips and engaging a puppet in comedic behaviors you become mesmerized.

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    Show times for Terry Fator at the Mirage Hotel
    Daily, Show at 7:30 p.m.
    Dark Sunday and Monday

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    Donny and Marie in Las Vegas

    Donny and Marie in Las Vegas
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    Donny and Marie is the same upbeat feel good show with a little of Las Vegas added to it. If you were a fan then you’ll be in heaven. If you want to be a fan now, just check them out and try not to sing too loudly. You’ll hear all their hits and the show is a fast and fun 90 minutes.

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    Circus Acts at Circus Circus Las Vegas

    The free circus at Circus Circus Las Vegas is still high on the list of shows that you must see when visiting Las Vegas. Yes, the hotel is a bit out of the way and she has her share of years under her belt but Circus Circus is a Las Vegas icon and you have to see the shows at least once in your life.