Posted in Stage Shows September 27th, 2010

Top Shows 5 in Vegas: Part 1

People watching on the Strip may be enough of a show for some Vegas visitors, but for those who truly want to be oohed and awed, there’s quite simply no place like Sin City. Vegas has firmly established itself as an often imitated, never replicated entertainment Mecca, more comparable to Disney World for adults than a viable metropolitan area. On the off chance you think you might be bored, try taking in one of the city’s world class live performance shows, of course, if you’re legitimately bored in Vegas, therapy is probably a better use of your time. These long-running Vegas classics will be sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

  1. Penn and Teller (Rio) When night falls on the desert, Las Vegas lights up like a sprawling Christmas tree. The oasis of light shining bright amid the otherwise desolate arid region gives tourists the illusion that anything is possible, if not probable. Penn and Teller have been the premiere illusionists in Vegas, since they took their magic act to the Rio in 2001. The duo performs every night except Thursday, delivering a full 90 minutes of suspense, intrigue, bewilderment and laughter.
  2. Blue Man Group (Venetian) There is an obvious “feeling blue, cheer yourself up with a show” pun just sitting here, but sparing your intellect, this show is just flat out fun for the entire family. Brace yourself for an eardrum thumping, gut busting, all out ruckus that is more than a mere spectacle, rather thriving on audience participation and interactivity. Blue Man Group performs twice nightly at 7 and 10:30.
  3. Beatles “Love” (Mirage) Ok, while anything is possible in Vegas, perhaps bringing the original Beatles back is too tall a task. Still, you won’t come closer this side of the great beyond to getting the band back together for one more show. Mixing classic Beatles songs with corresponding on stage acts, “Love” both celebrates the most influential music group of an era and examines the surrounding music culture of the time. Put on by Cirque du Soleil, the 60′s are explored in the most artistically tasteful way possible, with doors opening at 6 and 9 for the two nightly shows (no shows Tuesday or Wednesday).

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