Rightfully called the Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas has something for every taste and budget. That’s why it can be so difficult to pick just one Vegas show during your visit. Thankfully BestofVegas.com has done some of the work for you in rounding up the best of the best. From family-friendly to ridiculously risqué, here are the top 10 shows to see in Sin City.
When Newsweek calls the show, “Las Vegas’ Biggest Act Since Elvis” you know you have to see it. Celine Dion’s show Celine at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace includes the Canadian songstress’ biggest hits in one spellbinding show. Celine performs songs such as “My Heart Will Go On” as well as covers ranging from Journey to Janis Ian. The Grammy Award-winning artist performs with 31 onstage musicians including a five-piece horn section and a 16-piece string orchestra. And it is all backed by stunning light and a video display.
Cirque du Soleil
You can’t go wrong with seeing any of Las Vegas’ eight Cirque du Soleil productions but we particularly enjoy Michael Jackson ONE and O. Michael Jackson ONE brings the King of Pop’s music to life through wild tricks and high-energy performances. O is Cirque’s aquatic production that takes everything you love about a Cirque show including acrobatics, dancers and music, and adds in water. Yes, water! This mesmerizing show is performed on a water stage.
For a show that screams Vegas check out Absinthe at Caesars Palace. Hosted by The Gazillionaire, a slick-haired, crass and charismatic character, Absinthe is as intoxicating as the drink of the same name. The show is part circus, part cabaret, part vaudeville and all entertaining. Witness incredible acts, daring feats and seductive performers that when combined make one heck of a variety show.
Le Reve – The Dream
Escape reality and step inside the fantastical world of Le Reve – The Dream at Wynn Las Vegas. This incredible production begins in Wynn’s in-the-round-theater that puts guests up close to all of the action. Watch as gymnasts, aerialists and synchronized swimmers dance and play in and around the water. The dream-like production will leave you stunned at its beauty.
Blue Man Group
For the ultimate family-friendly show Blue Man Group at the Luxor is a must-see. The cutting-edge production combines interactive music, art and technology with hilarious interactions. Surrounded by bright lights, drum beats and vivid colors, audience members will feel more like they are at a party than a Vegas show.
There is nothing like watching a good ventriloquist show off his talents, and Terry Fator is the best of the best. The America’s Got Talent winner amazes audiences on a regular basis with his spot-on singing impressions and troupe of hilarious dolls.
Criss Angel Mindfreak Live!
Based on Criss Angel’s breakout hit TV show, Mindfreak, Criss Angel Mindfreak Live! brings Angel’s most complex illusions ever performed on stage for a 90-minute jaw-dropping production. The heart-stopping illusions are paired with state-of-the-art animated LED lighting and RGB laser explosions, LED virtual worlds, 3D immersive effects, live musicians and more.
Vegas! The Show
You can’t visit Vegas without learning about the icons that made the city what it is today. Vegas! The Show inside the Saxe Theater at Planet Hollywood will take you back to the days of the Rat Pack and Elvis Presley. You’ll also be able to see the glitz and glam of Vegas with gorgeous showgirls. Vegas icons Vegas Vic and Sassy Sally even appear in the production. For a show that celebrates all things Vegas don’t miss Vegas! The Show.
He’s one of the greatest comedians of all time and now you can see him perform live in Las Vegas. The Colosseum at Caesars Palace is proud to present the comedy of Jerry Seinfeld. The legendary comic brings the same observational humor and dry wit you loved seeing on the Emmy Award-winning show Seinfeld. And that alone is worth seeing.
Magic Mike Live
We’ll round out this “Top 10 List” with the sexy adult show Magic Mike Live. The brain child of actor Channing Tatum, this seductive show recreates the mythical Club Domina in a cabaret nightclub space inside Hard Rock Hotel. Guests enjoy wild fantasies performed by 13 of the hottest and most talented men you may ever see. Things get even more exciting when the men dance, strip and interact with the audience.