This Way Out: The Top Shows in Las Vegas Right Now
I love to sit in my seat before a show starts and look around at a quickly filling theater. People have a way of telegraphing their emotions that helps to enegize the evening. At Las Vegas shows, on one side of the aisle, you’ll see the guy who’s wife just yanked him off a hot craps table; on the other, a gaggle of bachelorette party girls who haven’t even begun to get into trouble.
Whatever your pleasure, Las Vegas shows cover all the angles. Want magicians? There’s Lance Burton and Penn and Teller. You want a production show where they sink the Titanic? Try Jubilee at Bally’s Las Vegas. Of course, no matter where you are on the Strip, you can’t swing a bat without hitting a Cirque du Soliel show.
Here are my picks for what you should see in Vegas right now:
KA at the MGM Grand Las Vegas
I have to say that this production has a legion of fans who swear by the show. Honestly, I don’t see it, but since EscapeHatchDallas.com editor Mike Hiller loves it, I figure maybe he knows something else that I don’t. I think the storyline is weak (something about a brother and a sister and wierd trip), but the performers are so remarkable you’ll forget that you saw a dancing crab that made absolutely no sense.
Blue Man Group at the Venetian
The show is high energy, it’s fun and you can turn your brain off and just get into the loud music and silly performances. There sole reason this trio has maintained its popularity is because of the ad lib, spontaneous nature of the show. Yes, it’s scripted, but plenty can happen that’s not expected, and that allows for some wild deviations from the plan.
The Beatles “Love” at the Mirage Las Vegas
“All you need is love.” You know the song right? Even if you don’t, when you leave the show room you will be surprised at how easily you can recall the lyrics to each song. This is one show that I never hear a bad thing about. Personally, I think it’s also one of the best in Las Vegas.
Le Reve at Wynn Las Vegas
Set in a round theater with a stage that moves, descends and vanishes under water, you’ll find yourself watching the performers and trying to figure out how they do it. How can they hold their breath for that long? Spend a little extra money and opt for the VIP package; you get a monitor that show you all the behind-the-scenes action as the show is being performed.
Disney’s The Lion King at the Mandalay Bay
The costumes are fascinating, the movement on stage is mesmerizing and the music is eerily familiar. This production of the popular Broadway show is only slightly different than the national touring show and will really impress you. Nothing but talent in this show.