Best Las Vegas Shows

by Vegas Getaways on October 30, 2010

Broadway hits, famous magicians, grammy award winning musicians, comedians, and of course the incredible Cirque du Soleil. Las Vegas has a world of incredible shows for you to discover. Look hard enough and you can be sure to find a show to fit your tastes and budget. Here’s the rundown on our current list of top 10 Las Vegas Shows.

1. Jersey Boys

With sensational performances and tunes from the American songbook, Jersey Boys is a Broadway-style show that tells the musical story of how four guys went from the mean streets of Newark, N.J., to the heights of pop stardom.

2. The Beatles: Love by Cirque du Soleil

An exhilarating romp through the music and era of the Beatles. Performed in the round with dozens and dozens of colorful characters, “Love” is almost too much entertainment to take in during just one viewing.

3. Garth Brooks

In his stripped-down show at the Encore Theater, Garth Brooks grabs an acoustic guitar and dials back the Vegas glitz. He combines classics such as “Friends in Low Places” and “The Dance” with songs that have influenced his career, by such artists as Merle Haggard and George Strait — and even James Taylor, Billy Joel and Cat Stevens.

4. O by Cirque du Soleil

Comprising nearly 100 performers and an ensemble of musicians and singers, “O” transports audience members to a dreamlike water world full of graceful movements and eye-popping stunts. It’s not unlike stepping into a Salvador Dali painting or taking a beautiful LSD trip.

5. Mystére by Cirque du Soleil

Mystére was the French-Canadian troupe’s first permanent spectacle on the Strip, and in 15 years it has barely aged. Many fans swear it’s still the best.

6. Penn & Teller

Penn & Teller delivers a magic show designed for the thinking person. The bits are simultaneously hilarious and stunning, and you’ll be pondering some of the more complex illusions for hours afterward.

7. Purple Reign: The Ultimate Prince Tribute Show

This raucous celebration of the artist Prince is easily the best tribute show in town. Whatever your favorite song — “Raspberry Beret,” “Controversy,” “Kiss” — you’re likely to hear it performed in the show.

8. Terry Fator

America’s Got Talent winner Terry Fator brings his incredible ventriloquism act to Las Vegas. Fator and his “cast of thousands” delivers a fun show packed with comedic banter and celebrity singing impressions.

9. Phantom

Staged in a magnificent custom-built theater, Phantom at The Venetian brings one of the world’s most famous musical productions to Las Vegas. If you are a fan of traditional Broadway theater then treat yourself to orchestra seating and enjoy an up close presentation of Phantom the Las Vegas Spectacular.

10. KÀ, La Reve, Carrot Top, Barry Manilow, Jubilee, Lion King, Big Elvis

OK, so we couldn’t make up our mind. There are so many great shows that picking only ten seems unfair and, as with most opinions, your mileage may vary. KÀ vs La Reve depends on if you prefer technology (KÀ features an amazing stage) to artsy creativity. Manilow is a must see for fans and if you are looking for free entertainment, then Big Elvis probably makes your top 10. Disagree with our list? Be sure to leave a comment and tell us your favorite Las Vegas Show.

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