If you have never been to Las Vegas, it is time to plan your next trip. This city is unlike any other because it is completely centered on entertainment. The shows here are over-the-top, artistic, magical, and something you have to experience in real life to appreciate. While you might have seen a few magic shows, acrobats, or singers on TV, being there in person takes it to an entirely different level. The first magic show I ever saw was unlike anything I had ever seen; it was so incredible that I literally couldn’t stop thinking about it for days. I wanted to see it again. That is exactly what Las Vegas shows do; they have you wishing for more. The best part is the variety of shows Vegas offers. From comedy to magic, there is something for everyone in the family. Yes, even kids! Here are 17 performances you will not be disappointed in and you truly have to see to believe.
#1 “O” Cirque du Soleil
This is listed number one for a reason; this show is amazing. From trapeze performers high above, to dancers swimming in the water, there is an entire circus laid out before your eyes. With millions spent on this production at the Bellagio Hotel, every detail is complete perfection. It definitely fits the Cirque adrenaline-charged style.
#2 Blue Man Group
This group of three men has been performing for years from New York to Las Vegas. Now settled in at Monte Carlo, they continue to impress their audience. While no words are spoken the entire time, they gesture, play music with pvc pipe, and get the crowd involved. It is a technological show with robotics and an almost futuristic feel. Perfect for those looking for family-friendly shows.
#3 Le Reve
This is an artistic show where a woman’s dreams come to life with music, fire, water, acrobats, and daring stunts. This performance is played at Wynn Las Vegas and its combination of beauty, grace, and adventure make it a favorite for many. There is so much that goes on.
#4 ABSINTHE Las Vegas
This is an adult circus show at Caesars Palace that is completely unique in a fun and slightly dirty way. The performers are brave and do performances that will have you biting your nails and on the edge of your seat.
#5 The Beatles: Cirque du Soleil Love
I have a soft spot for The Beatles, but even if you don’t listen to their music you will enjoy this show played at the Mirage Hotel Theater. While the music plays, characters come on the stage to bring the music to a completely different level.
#6 Terry Fator and His Cast of Thousands
If you have ever watched America’s Got Talent, then you have already gotten a small taste of Terry Fator’s talent and hilarious act. After winning the show as a ventriloquist and singer, he and his many puppets started his show at The Mirage with complete success.
#7 David Copperfield
Watching David Copperfield on TV is certainly entertaining, but seeing his magic in real life at the MGM Grand Hotel is completely inspiring. I love a good magic show, and if you haven’t seen one outside the typical box, then his is the one to see. You will want to go again and again.
#8 Elton John’s The Million Dollar Piano
His piano is certainly the most impressive musical instrument you will ever see, but Elton John is a performer with a voice that will blow you away. He has returned stronger than ever as a performer at Caesars.
#9 Human Nature
This is a fun, light, and entertaining performance at the Venetian by Motown. Singing popular songs like, “Baby I need your loving” you will want to sing along and join in on the music.
#10 Jersey Boys
This is a touching show performed at Paris Las Vegas that brings songs and story to life about the members of the band Four Seasons. Each member of the band shares his hard and difficult life story along with their most popular and very famous songs.
#11 Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil
This is a heart-stopping circus performance shown at the ARIA Las Vegas. These performers come together in unthinkable ways to tell the story of the magician Zark who lost his magical powers after losing his one true love. Cirque Du Soleil goes above and beyond with this stunning show.
#12 KA by Cirque du Soleil
Without the performers you are left with a detailed artistic stage with equipment and props that are unbelievable. Then you add in the acrobats and dancers, and you are given an unforgettable show. Played at the MGM Grand, this is definitely a show that cannot be missed.
#13 Donny and Marie Osmond Las Vegas
They’re back! Donny and Marie Osmond come back to Vegas and that means you can’t miss their classic show. Done at Flamingo Las Vegas, you will be taken through their most popular songs on an elaborate stage.
#14 Celine Dion
Celine Dion has a way with words, and her beautiful heat-warming lyrics are brought to life with her fantastic voice. Performed at the Colosseum, she brings musicians and dancers together to make her show shine.
#15 Penn and Teller
Located in Rio Las Vegas, the Penn and Teller show is all about magic and making you laugh. This is unlike any other magic show out there because these two break the golden rule of magic, and reveal a few of their tricks.
#16 V—The Ultimate Variety Show
The title says exactly what this show is, variety. It might be acrobats, ventriloquists, magicians, dancers, or even a hilarious comedian. It has it all. Played at Planet Hollywood, this show has short performances that will keep younger children entertained. It is the ideal show for families and kids of all ages.
This show is certainly not for children as it is completely, but tastefully, centered on sex. Performed at New York, New York, it has the circus acts, comedy, and short scenes to continually keep you entertained.