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The Must See Las Vegas Shows

The Shows You Should Consider Seeing in Las Vegas

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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 or Ticketmaster to compare prices on Las Vegas shows before you get into town.

Remember, 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 there 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.

Part of the 100 Days of Fun This Summer in Las Vegas

1. Vegas Nocturne at Rose.Rabbit.Lie. at Cosmopolitan Hotel

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 You'll dance, drink, dine and then lounge. The show is entertaining, the drinks are impressive and the atmosphere is unlike anything you have ever experienced in Las Vegas. The show happens all round you and in places that you did not know existed. This is an all encompassing Las Vegas nightlife experience.

2. Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas

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Phot courtesy of Cirque du Soleil
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.

3. Absinthe at Caesars Palace Las Vegas

The Skating Aratas at Absinthe at Caesars Palace
Photo By 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.

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

Stand outside the theater as the show 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.

5. Blue Man Group

Photo by David Hawe © Blue Man Productions, Inc.

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.

6. Mystere at Treasure Island Hotel

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

7. "O"-Cirque Du Soleil, Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas

Personally, I like Mystere, at Treasure Island, much more but the general consensus seems to be that "O" 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.

8. Jersey Boys at Paris Las Vegas

Photo By Isaac Brekken

The Jersey Boys in Las Vegas is a tough ticket to get but the show is consistently ranked among the best. A good story, a talented cast and the familiar sounds of a generation that set the tone for entertainment for plenty of years since. JERSEY BOYS is the story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of town became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. The Four Seasons are performing in one of the best Las Vegas shows on the strip.

9. 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.

10. Penn and Teller at the Rio Las Vegas

Courtesy of Harrah's Entertainment

More people seem to love this show than I would ever have guessed. It's a good Las Vegas show but I cannot imagine how many people love the quick witted nature of Penn and the facial expressions of Teller. A bartender mentioned to me that she believed they were pouring stiff drinks in the theater because people seemed to be having a lot more fun after that show than any other in Las Vegas. As Las Vegas shows go Penn and Teller do succeed in keeping you interested for the full 90 plus minutes.

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