Top Shows in Las Vegas
With all the daylife and nightlife options in Las Vegas, it's no wonder the city has been dubbed "the entertainment capital of the world." While gambling will always be popular, the shows are a huge draw, from residencies, limited engagements, and Las Vegas male revues to Cirque Shows, variety shows, Broadway productions, adult comedy, and so much more. Since there are hundreds to choose from, we've narrowed down our top picks – in no particular order.
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Absinthe at Caesars Palace Las Vegas
If you like your comedy raunchy and raw and want to add a unique activity to your birthday celebration, a bachelor/bachelorette party, or a girl's/guy's night out, Absinthe is for you. Some of the humor is improvised, some scripted, and nearly all of it is vulgar thanks to the completely inappropriate, badly behaved, and politically incorrect MC, "The Gazillionaire," and his wack job of an assistant, Penny Pibbets. Absinthe blends Burlesque, cabaret, and circus acts. Since its Sin City debut in April 2011, Absinthe has won numerous awards and become the most sought-after show for locals and visitors worldwide. Performers showcase their talents on a circular stage inside a large circus tent at Caesars Palace and interact with the audience throughout the show. The New York Times said Absinthe is "Cirque du Soleil channeled through the Rocky Horror Picture Show," which is a good description. Some people who are sensitive to adult comedy and content still go to this show because they know it's the #1 show in Vegas, knowing they will be offended and then write a bad review. Vegas is filled with hundreds of shows and offers something for everyone. Please go to a show you will enjoy; for everyone else, Absinthe is one of those shows that must be experienced at least once.
OPM at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
From the creators of Atomic Saloon and Absinthe, OPM is a Spiegelworld production performed in the 350-seat Opium Theatre at The Cosmopolitan. With a bit of a Sci-Fi theme, this wild and wacky odyssey takes place aboard the OPM 73, a spaceship that shuttles passengers (the audience) on a voyage from Uranus to Vegas. The show is chockfull of unique and impressive never-before-seen acts and lots of skilled sideshow performers in crazy costumes that include a mind-blowing bubble blower that blows "square" bubbles, a double-jointed contortionist, a hula hooper, ring tossers, a balloon girl dancing with a giant balloon that engulfs her; mesmerizing acrobatics, acrobats with an adorable, obedient little dog, an aerialist who hangs by her hair, a banana act and a sword swallower and a filthy-mouth MC. Opium is an adults-only show ideal for bachelor/bachelorette groups or anyone who loves to laugh and be entertained. It's filled with lots of cheesy, naughty fun. You'll hear profanity, sexual inferences, raunchy humor, and see a little nudity, so if these things offend your sensibilities, one of the many great things about Las Vegas, it's filled with all types of shows.
The award-winning Atomic Saloon is billed as "Blazing Saddles" meets "America's Got Talent" meets "Westworld." Brought to you by the creators of "Opium" and "Absinthe," Atomic Saloon is performed at The Venetian Resort and described as "Spiegelworld's riotous and raunchy romp through the wild, Wild West as it never was, with drop-dead sexy acrobats and ridiculous comedy mayhem from a cavalcade of cowboys, showgirls, nuns, lawmen, and lay-abouts." This show is an immersive experience with a cast of colorful characters and an interesting plot loosely based on a love story of sorts. As the story goes, the government acquired Madame Boozy Skunkton's first hotel as a test site for an atomic bomb. Years later, she returns to take over the Kraken Music Hall, a hidden saloon bar situated in the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian Resort on the Las Vegas Strip. She has collected the "most abnormally sexy but sensationally amoral" troupe of entertainers on the planet and is bound and determined to create the greatest saloon show the world has ever known. Atomic Saloon is filled with thrills and chills, non-stop laughter, lots of OMG moments, raunchy humor, and profanity in the spirit of entertainment and fun. If you are easily offended, this show is not for you.
It's no secret that the "Entertainment Capital of the World" is one of the best cities on the planet for bachelor and bachelorette parties, and Chippendales is high on the list of activities. Everyone knows about the world-famous Chippendales – a talented troupe of handsome hunks best known for their striptease, dance skills, and signature outfits – a bow tie, collar, and shirt cuffs worn on a beautiful bare chest. This award-winning show was established in 1979, making it the original male revue. It paved the road for other male revues and helped to legitimize stripping as a popular form of entertainment. Some things to know before you go or go again Chippendales is a show that can be seen repeatedly because it constantly evolves with new acts to keep it fresh. It's performed in a custom-built theatre – The Chippendale Theatre – located on the second floor of the Rio Hotel. There is plenty of audience interaction, and there are no "plants." If you want your bride-to-be to get special attention from these magnificent men, have her wear a white veil. Chippendales lets you take photos so you can share them on all your social media platforms. Be sure to stick around after the show for a meet-and-greet and an affordable photo opportunity with your gal pals to commemorate your night out in Sin City. If you don't want to see a bunch of luscious lads with lots of energy, killer bodies, and charming personalities swinging, swaying, strutting their stuff, dropping trou, and stripping down to a G-string, this show is not for you!
Magic Mike Live
Male revues top the bachelorette bucket lists, and why not, it's one of the best ways for the bride-to-be to celebrate her upcoming nuptials and bid farewell to her single life. " Magic Mike Live" is the quintessential male revue. This 5-star extravaganza is filled with fun and fine, flirty fellas with smooth and sexy moves. Based on the smash hits Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL starring Hollywood heartthrob Channing Tatum, "Magic Mike Live" is the ultimate girl's night out. This full-on production is performed in the Magic Mike Theatre at the Sahara Hotel & Casino. It's complete with state-of-the-art visuals and sound, cool stage effects, great music, a hilarious MC that keeps the show energized, and smoking hot hunks who are classically trained dancers performing striptease, breakdances, salsa, and lap dances. Audience participation is encouraged and adds to the fun. Magic Mike Live was designed with an inspiring message of women empowerment. It celebrates women and caters to their fantasies and deepest desires. MML runs approximately 90 minutes, and you must be 18+ to see all this awesomeness! The Magic Mike Lounge, located near the entrance to the theatre, will open about one hour before showtime and is a great place to enjoy some cocktails. Come see the 'Magic' and be sure to add the "meet-and-greet" option for autographs and photo ops.
Originating in The Big Apple, Diva Royale can now be seen in cities across the U.S., including Sin City at the Notoriety Theatre in Downtown Las Vegas. Billed as "the Ultimate Drag Dining and Brunch Experience and Las Vegas's #1 bachelorette party & Gay bachelor party Haven," the beautiful and captivating Queens of Diva Royale love performing for special occasions like bachelor and bachelorette parties, birthdays, and a girl's/guy's night out. This high-energy, interactive show is all the rage, from the talent, mad dance skills, and larger-than-life personalities to the colorful costumes, makeup, and hairdos. It's an event filled with lots of fun where you will see impersonations of Madonna, Mariah, Nicki Minaj, Britney, Whitney, Dolly Parton, and more. The comedy is courtesy of the hilarious MC, who energizes the crowd. Diva Royale delivers everything you need under one roof, epic and edgy entertainment, lots of laughs, some shenanigans and surprises, great food and drinks, award-winning Divas, unparalleled customer service, and a welcoming environment for all.
Red Velvet Burlesque
Burlesque comes to Downtown Las Vegas. Originating in NYC, the award-winning Red Velvet Burlesque Show, referred to as the "ultimate burlesque show," is performed at the Notoriety Theatre Downtown. Voted as "one of the very best burlesque shows for its over-the-top interactive entertainment," Red Velvet Burlesque is a sexy, high-energy, high-quality interactive production. It's filled with comedy, beautiful, highly skilled entertainers, unique variety acts, precision choreography, exotic cabaret, and classical burlesque dance routines. The talent is terrific! If you are a burlesque fan, there is no better place to celebrate a special occasion or just a fun night out than at Red Velvet Burlesque. It has become a favorite of brides-to-be and bachelorette parties.
Piff the Magic Dragon
If you need a break from the casino, check out the multi-award-winning Piff the Magic Dragon, one of the city's most popular magic shows performed in Bugsy's Cabaret at the Flamingo Hotel. John van der Put, a.k.a. Piff the Magic Dragon, known for his sarcastic sense of humor, is a comedian and magician from the UK. He became a fan favorite after his performance on CW's Penn & Teller: Fool Us and from his success in Season 10 on America's Got Talent, where he finished in the bottom 5 of the Top 10. Piff the Magic Dragon, dressed in a green, red, and yellow shiny satin dragon costume, performs with his tiny, trusty canine sidekick in a matching costume, Mr. Piffles, the World's Only Magic Performing Chihuahua, and his partner, Jade Simon, a former Las Vegas Showgirl, and Burlesque entertainer who will impress you with her amazing dance moves and humor. This trio has entertained sold-out audiences for over eight years since the show opened in 2015 with jaw-dropping magic tricks, jokes, unique comedy, and an adorable dog; you will find it here. Fun fact: How this show came about – van der Put kept losing gigs as a magician because he was 'too grumpy,' so his friend suggested he incorporate the dragon into his magic routine after becoming the life of a costume party as an angry guy dressed as a dragon. The rest is history! While the show is family-friendly, it is enjoyed by people of all ages.
The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil
If you never saw The Beatles perform live, The Beatles LOVE is the next best thing. This 3-time Grammy award-winning theatrical production by Cirque du Soleil is a testament to the fact that over 50 years after their breakup, The Beatles are still the greatest band that ever was! Since its debut at the Mirage Resort in 2006, this 5-star tribute show has become famous all over the world. LOVE traces the Beatles' biography from the beginning to the breakup and everything in between with a spectacular finale that celebrates the long-awaited reunion. For 90 minutes, this spectacular show takes audiences on a musical journey with a unique blend of the Beatle's legendary hits, reproduced and reimagined. The music selection creates several stories throughout the show with chart toppers such as "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," "All You Need is Love," and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," to name a few. LOVE is also filled with state-of-the-art lighting, sound, special effects, stunning imagery, spectacular colors, excellent costuming, and fantastic props, plus 60 national and international Cirque acrobats, aerialists, skaters, and dancers who will impress you with their agility, strength, and skills. LOVE thoughtfully interprets the lyrics of the "The Fab 4" with jaw-dropping acts, innovative choreography, freestyle dance, humor, thrilling stunts, and more. This Cirque show is fun and feel-good entertainment, and while it might be more enjoyable if you are a Beatles fan, the good news is that you don't have to be. LOVE is worth the time and the money! With the design of the theatre, it won't matter where you sit; you will be able to see and hear everything!
“O” Cirque du Soleil at the Bellagio
Known as the Broadway of the West, Cirque du Soleil is revered as the largest contemporary circus producer in the world. One of the best shows in Cirque's repertoire is "O," pronounced "Eau" – the French word for water. You can see this spectacular show performed at the Bellagio Resort inside the custom-built "O" Theatre, designed to reflect a 14th-century European opera house. "O" pays tribute to the "magic of theatre from simple street performances to extravagant operas" and is inspired by three elements – air, fire, and the beauty of water. "O" is a one-of-kind, spectacular show about "a boy who is taken on a mesmerizing journey through a mysterious aquatic world." This visually stunning aquatic adventure features a 25-foot deep pool with 1.5 million gallons of water at 88 degrees Fahrenheit. "O" is a 90-minute, beautifully choreographed production filled with a variety of specialized acts and death-defying stunts, feats of strength, endurance, athleticism, and flawless, high-energy performances. A cast of over 74 artists worldwide includes aerialists; fire dancers; contortionists; trapeze artists; approximately 20 synchronized swimmers, international acrobats, and high divers – some of whom are former Olympian athletes – plus jaw-dropping props, special effects, dazzling costumes, and an epic musical score performed by a live band. "O" is an artistic masterpiece that is fascinating from beginning to end and brimming with non-stop action. It has captivated audiences for over 25 years, and it is still going strong. It will exceed your expectations and inspire you to see all the shows in Cirque du Soleil's collection.
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Brian Pfeiffer's Final Word on Las Vegas Shows
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