There’s a reason Las Vegas earned the nickname "The Entertainment Capital of the World." Smoking hot production shows, the most sought-after musicians and insane illusions make Sin City a mecca to visit time and again.
Fans swoon for Philadelphia-born baritone Nathan Morris and tenors Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman and their catalog of ballads including “I’ll Make Love To You,” “On Bended Knee” and “One Sweet Day” at the Mirage.
Marie’s a little bit country while her big brother Donny is a little bit rock and roll at the Flamingo. The duo relives their on-stage antics that mimic their variety show from the ’70s.
Fans of all ages can enjoy the wide assortment of illusions peppered up and down the Strip. Don’t be fooled by the plaid suit. Mac King’s afternoon show at Harrah’s strikes a perfect chord with the youngsters, who often end up on stage helping the goldfish-producing magician with his acts.
David Copperfield has a knack for making cars appear and disappear at the MGM Grand, or even getting half the audience to simply vanish and re-emerge on stage. Any connoisseur should add this show to the dance card.
Fans of magician Criss Angel can see his “Mindfreak” act up close when he performs with Cirque du Soleil at the Luxor. This show runs the gamut from sleight of hand tricks to 3D special effects.
One stays silent. The other is the showman of the duo. Together, Penn & Teller keep audiences in stitches and disbelief, even as they tell you exactly how a trick was done. That finale will keep fans scratching their heads. Stick around to meet the duo in the lobby following every show at the Rio.
Le Rêve: The Dream brings an over-the-top aquatic wonder conveys the surreal nature of dreams, all playing out at Wynn in a theater in the round. The show’s finale features a dance and light spectacular with 172 high-powered fountains, 120 individual LED lightning fixtures, 16 fire-shooting devices and sensuous dance sequences.
Head over to the MGM Grand for KÀ from Cirque du Soleil that combines acrobatics, martial arts and puppetry. A brother and sister become separated and head on their own journeys to reunite. The KÀ Theater features a stage that tilts perpendicular to the audience for daring escapes by the cast as they simulate climbing a cliff. The archery scenes and the adorable sea creatures make this a show worth seeing.
Whoever thought that a trio of blue men who create a visceral theatrical experience in a nonverbal production could become so endearing? Wild drums made from plumbers pipe, a marshmallow tossing extravaganza for the ages, art made on the fly from vibrant paints and some flagrant abuses of Twinkies make Blue Man Group at the Luxor unforgettable.