Top 10 Shows in Vegas: 2014May 20, 2014 • 1 page views
Top 10 Most Popular Shows in Vegas for 2014
So much to do, so little time. The problem with Vegas is the seemingly endless possibilities: There are restaurants, shows, clubs, outdoor activities, day trips...and the list goes on. Sometimes it helps to have it all narrowed down so the Vegas experience doesn’t seem quite so overwhelming.
And what would Las Vegas be without taking in a show? Seeing a comedienne or a circus or a row of dancing girls on stage is vintage Las Vegas and we don’t recommend you go home without experiencing at least one. The fine people at zexzoo.com have helped you narrow down your choices to make it a little easier to decide. Shows are located both on and off the strip and can accommodate a variety of budgets. Here’s what we say in Vegas: Broadway has nothing on us.
What are some of our favorite Vegas shows for 2014?>
"O" Cirque du Soleil at Bellagio
This production appears on almost every Vegas list of top things to see and do and there’s a reason for it: It is simply impossible to beat. It’s not just a show, it’s an experience. Cirque, of course, has had a plethora of changing shows, but their new “O" Cirque du Soleil gets jaw dropping reviews—from every age group. This production added a water element to their set, and combined with their world-famous acrobatics, they seem to do the improbable to the impossible. Creative lighting, seamless movements from the performers and an incredible ensemble of singers and live musicians make this show a work of art. It’s a goose bump generating kind of show.No matter what you are in the mood for, Vegas has some of the best shows to enjoy.
Jersey Boys at Paris Las Vegas
Even if the Four Seasons of 1960’s fame were before your time, you’re going to love this show. Everyone loves the Boys from Jersey. With a cast that brings the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons to life with amazing precision, you’ll be snapping your fingers to songs like "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Sherry" and "Walk Like a Man." The storyline follows this blue-collar group as they catapult to fame and each member tells his side of the story. Their distinctive personalities and unique voices come together to produce their symphonic sound, and the captivating story is just icing on the cake. This act transcends generations and audience members are known for going to more than one performance. Standing ovations during and after the show are commonplace, and as the New York Times said, "the crowd goes wild."
Blue Man Group at Monte Carlo
Since its debut in the 1980’s, Blue Man has become a classic. It’s all about being avant garde and a little off beat. That’s why it’s so beloved: It’s not your typical Las Vegas show. It’s captured the hearts of show-goers all over the world. Four performers rotate into three roles for each performance and with a mix of music, art, percussion, bright lights and free-for-all dance, they convey a message about society and life itself. It’s technology-driven, visually stimulating, often funny...and well, hard to explain. Given its world-wide reputation, it’s a must-see. Millions of show-goers can’t be wrong.
Penn and Teller at Rio Suites Hotel
You’ve probably heard of them, but seeing is believing. And what’s the city like without a little Vegas magic? Their magic is engrossing, but there’s a strong element of comedy, too. And they always explain how some of their magic tricks work—always with a twist involved. You’re consistently amazed, and since its Penn and Teller, you’re never disappointed. Audience participation is a required part of their act, and audience members relish the chance to get on stage and help per- form the magic tricks. In addition to magic, there’s juggling, feats of illusion, a little jazz-- and sold out theaters here in Sin City, or any venue they perform in nationwide. A Penn and Teller show makes for some great memories, even if you leave scratching your head.
Absinthe at Caesar’s Palace
The most untraditional circus that ever was, Absinthe is naughty, wild and truly an attention grabber. But still and all it’s a circus--- complete with acrobats and roller skates, and of course, a big tent set up on the grounds of Caesars Palace. The show will keep your attention with its buresque acts, its offbeat humor and wild tales. This production truly has it all, with death-defying acts, sexy performers, and great audience interaction. Buy a ticket and have a blast...just keep in mind this is not your local circus act. Bozo might be there---but in his underwear.
Elton John at Caesar’s Palace
World-renowned singer, songwriter and performer Elton John is, of course, the incredible centerpiece of this production, but the million dollar piano he plays is a marvel, too. It features more than 68 LED video screens created by Yamaha. Elton has built one of the most successful and enduring music careers of all time. He is one of the top-selling solo artists, with 25 platinum and 35 gold albums, 29 consecutive Top 40 hits and more than 250 million records sold worldwide. The five-time Grammy and Grammy Legend award winner has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and has received both Academy and Tony Awards for his contributions in The Lion King and Aida. The guy is a legend. You’ll know every song, including “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” and “Rocket Man.”
Terry Fator at Mirage Hotel
The multi-talented Terry Fator burst onto the scene when he won America’s Got Talent in 2007. And maybe Simon Cowell was right: He just may well be "one of the greatest talents in the world". This is one of those performances you’ll never forget. Fator uses his puppets as trusty sidekicks and they’re a cast of memorable characters. It’s part concert with music and singing and equal part comedy. Fator brings to life characters including Winston, the impersonating turtle, Emma Taylor, the little girl with the big voice and lounge singer Monty Carlo. With comedic banter and amazing vocal impressions of musical superstars such as Garth Brooks, Dean Martin, Aretha Franklin, Lady Gaga and more, Fator brings a one-of-a-kind experience to life. A great time to be had for all members of the family.Amazing shows await those visiting Vegas, like several highly popular Cirque du Soleil shows.
LOVE: The Beatles at the Mirage
This show is a tribute to the Beatles—Cirque du Soleil style. There are more than six thousand hi-fi HD speakers in the theater so the concert isn’t just an auditory experience—it’s a physical sensation as well. The production combines elements of fantasy and music and inspiring on-stage activities. It’s a bit psychedelic, with sixty characters that come alive through song, along with street dancers and aerialists. LOVE celebrates the musical legacy of The Beatles and explores the content of the songs in a series of scenes inhabited by real and imaginary people. If you didn’t worship The Beatles before, you certainly will by the time the last song in sung.
Human Nature at the Mirage
The music of Motown traveled around the globe, landing on the other side of the world in Sydney, Australia, where four high school students were more interested in soul, gospel and harmony groups than their country’s obsession with “guitars, grunt and good old rock and roll.” Forming a singing group that began as a tribute to their love of a cappella doo-wop, the foursome is now tackling America—specifically Las Vegas. These four Aussies absolutely pull off the Motown vibe and this is a well-paced show filled with excellent music selections. The show is being called one of the most entertaining evenings on the Strip. A sure “no miss” for the entire family.
Rock of Ages at Rock of Ages Theater
All you rock and rollers can rejoice! You don’t have to see Celine Dion if you don’t want to. The great thing about Vegas is that there’s something for everyone and for those of you who’d like to walk down memory lane with a little Styx, REO Speedwagon and Journey—this show is for you. Rock of Ages is currently on tour and is showing in Vegas until the end of August 2014. All your favorite anthems from the ‘80s are back and the storyline weaves in all those oldies but goodies. The scene on stage takes place in 1987 when a small-town girl meets a big-city rocker and they fall in love. Their romance is told through memorable chart-topping hits of your favorite ‘80’s bands.