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Las Vegas shows

Post by retire14 » Fri May 04, 2018 7:50 pm

What are the best shows in Vegas? We are staying at Bellagio’s. TIA

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Re: Las Vegas shows

Post by BruDude » Fri May 04, 2018 8:26 pm

Absinthe best show by far. La Reve, Beatles Cirque show, Michael Jackson Cirque show, O Cirque show, Carrot Top, Vinnie Favorito also good. But if you're only going to see one, go to Absinthe.

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Re: Las Vegas shows

Post by oldcomputerguy » Fri May 04, 2018 8:32 pm

Ka at MGM. Mystere at Treasure Island.

Paris has a new magic show called “Inferno”, we just saw it and liked it. Not a huge spectacle like the Cirque shows but not bad.

Personally I really enjoyed Jabbawockeez at MGM.
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Re: Las Vegas shows

Post by champion_ham » Fri May 04, 2018 8:32 pm

BruDude wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 8:26 pm
Absinthe best show by far.
I 100% agree with this

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Re: Las Vegas shows

Post by student » Fri May 04, 2018 9:03 pm

champion_ham wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 8:32 pm
BruDude wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 8:26 pm
Absinthe best show by far.
I 100% agree with this
I like it too. However, one should note that some people may find the jokes offensive.

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Re: Las Vegas shows

Post by StevieG72 » Fri May 04, 2018 9:11 pm

Beatles Love cirque is amazing!

Vegas has many great shows, kinda depends on your interests.

The worst show in town was my marriage 15 yrs ago...
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Re: Las Vegas shows

Post by DidItMyWay » Sun May 06, 2018 12:22 pm

I loved O.

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Re: Las Vegas shows

Post by gasdoc » Mon May 07, 2018 6:54 pm

We have liked the various Cirque Du Soleil (spelling?) shows, some of them mentioned above.

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Re: Las Vegas shows

Post by DanMahowny » Mon May 07, 2018 7:53 pm

Absinthe for sure.

The best free show is watching the guy with the sign that reads "Kick Me in the Nuts for $20". Pretty entertaining watching this guy earn a living.
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Re: Las Vegas shows

Post by bumbojumbo » Mon May 07, 2018 8:04 pm

Michael Jackson Cirque
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Re: Las Vegas shows

Post by investor997 » Mon May 07, 2018 8:48 pm

Le Reve at Wynn blew my mind. I've seen it twice.

Mystere kinda underwhelmed.

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Re: Las Vegas shows

Post by BruDude » Mon May 07, 2018 10:07 pm

investor997 wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 8:48 pm
Le Reve at Wynn blew my mind. I've seen it twice.

Mystere kinda underwhelmed.
I just got a flyer in the mail saying they completely re-did the Le Reve show with a new story/acts. Probably going to go check it out and see it, first time I saw it was about 5 years ago.

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Post by LarryAllen » Mon May 07, 2018 10:23 pm

Absinthe great but not good for people who don't like profanity and non-PC jokes.

Michael Jackson and Beatles both great.

Magician Mat Franco very good.

Also enjoyed the ventreliqust from America's got Talent whose name escapes me... but he gets a little too political for my desire.

Also, Elton John EXCELLENT.

Piano Bar at NYNY is really fun too. Not a "show" but really fun.

Enjoy it's hard to go wrong... although we didn't really like Carrot Top.

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Re: Las Vegas shows

Post by CRC301 » Mon May 07, 2018 10:54 pm

Absinthe was great but it's a bit crude. If you sit near front make sure you have thick skin :twisted:

Le Reve at the Wynn is really, really, really cool. Also, there is not a single bad seat in the theater. It's small enough where the view is good from just about anywhere.

I like the blue Man group too but that was a while ago.

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Re: Las Vegas shows

Post by SR II » Mon May 07, 2018 11:06 pm

Really depends on what you are in to. A great lounge singer with an enjoyable show is Matt Goss at the Mirage. https://www.mirage.com/en/entertainment/matt-goss.html

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Re: Las Vegas shows

Post by Elsebet » Tue May 08, 2018 3:12 pm

Absinthe was great! Through a stroke of luck as I was walking back on that warm spring evening to the MGM Grand, the Bellagio fountain show started and the music was Con te Partiro . It was pretty magical on my last evening in Vegas.

The next best thing was the evening of comedy at the Laugh Factory in the Tropicana, that was really fun. I started a conversation with some random couple in line and they invited me to sit with them since I was by myself, they tipped the host and we ended up sitting in front and got roasted by the main comedian. Super fun evening.

I saw the Michael Jackson Cirque du Soliel show and I have to admit I was underwhelmed. People coming in very late/drunk and starting arguments with nearby seated patrons didn't help, but I barely remember the show. I think it was just way too loud and too much stuff going on.

One time on the Vegas strip was enough for the rest of my life, if I ever go back to Nevada it will be anywhere but there.

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Re: Las Vegas shows

Post by Atilla » Tue May 08, 2018 3:53 pm

Brad Garrett's Comedy Club at MGM. If you catch a night when Brad is there, it will be a treat. He does sort of a Rickles-lite improv routine between acts, acting as master of ceremonies. Really funny the way he interacts with the audience.

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Post by Franklint » Wed May 09, 2018 3:48 pm

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Re: Las Vegas shows

Post by Glockenspiel » Wed May 09, 2018 3:50 pm

O was amazing when I saw it back in 2009. Any cirque show will be highly entertaining.

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Re: Las Vegas shows

Post by H-Town » Wed May 09, 2018 3:53 pm

retire14 wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 7:50 pm
What are the best shows in Vegas? We are staying at Bellagio’s. TIA
O by Cirque du Soleil
Mystere by Cirque du Soleil

Find tickets that are 45-50% off. I was able to get tickets at $50 range with decent seats (cat 2).

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Re: Las Vegas shows

Post by MandyT » Thu May 10, 2018 1:50 pm

I'll echo the recommendations for Absinthe and O. I wanted to mention that the seats for Absinthe are very uncomfortable, so you may want to consider bringing a cushion with you.

Carrot Top exceeded my expectations the most. I thought he'd mostly be annoying, but I laughed myself silly.

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Re: Las Vegas shows

Post by lazydavid » Thu May 10, 2018 3:21 pm

Absinthe (Caesar's) is probably my favorite, like many here. O (Bellagio) is great, but very pricey. We've been to Mystere (TI) twice, as my 10 year old absolutely loves it, and my wife and I have seen Zumanity (NYNY) twice, and she took her dad a third time. It was great both times I saw it, but she says it was much better with the old host(ess). Penn & Teller (Rio) are fantastic, and they stick around after the show to meet fans.

I literally fell asleep during Ka (MGM). The stage was very cool, but the storyline was completely unintelligible. Criss Angel's Mindfreak (Luxor) was a very good show, but he's even more self-aggrandizing than a typical magician, so just be prepared for that if you go.

I've heard very good things about La Reve, but we haven't set foot in Wynn/Encore in almost five years, so we will likely never see it.

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Re: Las Vegas shows

Post by TravelGeek » Thu May 10, 2018 7:04 pm

COMDEX, back in the days.

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