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glass- slippers
08-05-2006, 05:57 PM
What would you Vegas experts say are the best shows to see ? Name your top 5 please. thanks!

MadeToLove
08-05-2006, 10:12 PM
I adore Cirque du Soleil (despite the cheesiness), I've seen most of the shows they've done in the past (not Zumanity yet, or the new Beatles show Love, or Celine Dion which isn't exactly Cirque but close enough, same with Reve, these have all come out in the last few years) and Vegas has the best of the bunch. I love Mystere, seen it four times. Love O, especially when the SCUBA divers get "stuck" on the stage. I really liked KA, it had a coherent storyline (a first for Cirque), and excellent stunt work (boys would love it). Cirque is generally suitable for the whole family, except Zumanity, but tickets are a whopping $100 a person.

Blue Man Group is fun.
If you lake ABBA, you'll like Mamma Mia (despite the cheesy storyline)
I always see David Copperfield or Tom Jones if I'm in Vegas when they're performing.
Forever Plaid is fun and family friendly.

I'm drawing a blank on the rest, more will come to me I'm sure. :)

glass- slippers
08-06-2006, 03:09 PM
I was definetly thiking of seeing Celine Dion, and then maybe a comedy show or a magic show. While I would love to see the Beatles Love show, I'd be vetoed by my family members :sad2: Thanks for the good sugestions.

woody73
08-06-2006, 06:13 PM
1. KA
2. "O"
3. Elton John, "The Red Piano"
4. Mystere
5. Danny Gans

Woody

clownboy007
08-13-2006, 12:40 AM
1. Blue Man Group
2. KA
3. Ronn Lucas
4. Danny Gans
5. Celine Dion or Elton John

TDC Nala
08-13-2006, 08:17 AM
I think Celine Dion would make me :crazy2:

My mother and I are going to buy tickets to Cirque de Soleil. We are leaning toward the cheap seats ($69) for "Love" on October 8. The website says they are still available.

exDS vet
08-13-2006, 04:08 PM
1. "O"
2. Celine Dion
3. Elton John
4. Barry Manilow
5. Mystere

Ok, so I've only seen "O" in person. But the others are on my list. The Manilow show is very good on DVD. But he's an acquired taste for sure.

Magix
08-14-2006, 04:18 PM
The top 5? Okay...

1. Blue Man Group
2. Blue Man Group
3. Blue Man Group
4. Blue Man Group
and... hold on, let me think...
5.BLUE MAN GROUP!!!

alexandone
08-14-2006, 05:08 PM
1. Le Reve at The Wynn...

BelleM77
08-24-2006, 10:08 PM
I LOVED Love. I haven't seen any of the other Cirque shows but from what I've heard from family, Love has a more intimate feel. But the entire show is to Beatles music so how can you NOT like it?

I've also seen Blue Man twice, once at the Luxor and this last time at the Venetian. They really aren't my thing but my husband loved them. I will say that if you have seen them at the Luxor, you don't need to see them at the Venetian. It's pretty much the same show.

The next show on my list is Elton John's show.

OCSurfCity
08-25-2006, 11:10 AM
Here's my fvorites:

1) Danny Gans - The Mirage Hotel & Casino
2) Barry Manilow - Las Vegas Hilton (he is on disability now - hip surgery)
3) Cirque du Soleil - Mystere, Ka, O
4) Celine Dion - She gives a fantastic show (gives me a sinking feeling all the time)
5) Blue Man Crew

What I miss is Siegfried & Roy. Those white tigers were awesome.

pearlieq
08-25-2006, 12:34 PM
1.) LOVE - It's an incredible show, in a wonderful, comfortable theater. Prices are reasonable for a top-tier show and souvenier/concession prices were surprisingly reasonable as well. I've seen it twice and I can't WAIT to go back for a 3rd. Simply amazing.
2.) Mac King Comedy Magic Show. - Afternoon show that is a great value and tons of fun! He really does a great job!
3.) Elton John - The Red Piano. He's such a wonderful performer and seeing him live is such a treat. He's funny and makes a special effort to work the crowd. The videos that go along with the songs are so mesmerizing I kept forgetting Elton was there!
4.) Jubilee! It's kitchy and campy and topless, but it's just so quintessentially Vegas. Everyone should do it once. Spend the extra $10 and take the backstage tour--it's really fascinating.
5.) Comedy Stop at Tropicana. 8pm show is non-smoking. 3 comedians per night, and it's rumored that they pay better than the other casinos, and therefore get better talent.

Honorable Mention:
KA, Lance Burton, Poolside concerts at Mandalay Bay, Mamma Mia, Second City, Dueling Pianos @ NYNY, Star Trek Experience

DIShonorable Mention: Viva Las Vegas at the Stratosphere (at free, it was still overpriced!), The Price is Right Live! (surprisingly dull), Magic of Rick Thomas (Interesting for a while, but he lost me when he started dancing around with a pole with a wig on it. Better magic can be had for not much more money.)

tinkermell
09-01-2006, 11:59 AM
I've seen "Mystere" twice and "O" once. Loved them both. Going next week to see "Phantom Of the Opera" at the Venetian. Can not wait!!!!!!! :cheer2: They built a 40 million dollar theater just for the performance. I'll give a report when I get back! :tinker:

Emmo
09-01-2006, 03:23 PM
1st visit so I haven't seen any yet but Love sounds good, especially for the music! I also like the sound of "O". Shame Elton John isn't on when we go, I'm really bummed about that!

dvc_john
09-01-2006, 06:16 PM
1) Celine Dion
2) 'O'
3) Phantom
4) Mystere
5) Danny Gans

I've seen Elton John before in a concert - just him and a piano. It was great.
Didn't like Red Piano at all - really disliked the videos!

woody73
09-02-2006, 07:44 AM
. . . Going next week to see "Phantom Of the Opera" at the Venetian. Can not wait!!!!!!! They built a 40 million dollar theater just for the performance. I'll give a report when I get back!

Looking forward to your report!

Woody

GailT
09-03-2006, 07:03 AM
I have been going back and forth think of seeing Jerry Sienfeld (sp) but not sure he will be as funny :rotfl2: as his show on TV, he isn't that low $$$ wise so I want to make the right decision? TIA :cool1: :thumbsup2

KelsiesMommy
09-08-2006, 07:03 PM
1. Celine Dion
2. "O"
3. Phantom
4. Any other Cirque show
5. Danny Gans

Even if you're not a Celine fan the show is AMAZING!!!

Another Voice
09-08-2006, 09:54 PM
A note on 'Phantom' - it's a 90 minute version of the show. While all the songs are intact, the show does not have an intermission and some of the dialouge and staging have been trimmed. The theater itself is much smaller than the tyical Vegas "big show" arena - that means you can actually see what's going on and the play looses none of it's visual impact. Still, it is a lot of bombast to cram into 90 minutes. If you're a fan of the show, it's worth checking out.

And Cirque's "Ka" is the best show in town. The stage alone worth watching.

Ticket Man
09-08-2006, 11:15 PM
Carrot Top at the Luxor is hilarious. The theatre is very small and every seat is close to the stage. Go to the 1/2 price tickets place next to the MGM and M&Ms store and tickets can be had for $30. I hated the thought of even going to the show, but he was one of the best comedic acts I've ever seen. I'm a big fan of Dave Chapelle, and saw him a few weeks back. Chapelle didn't come close to Carrot Top.

tinkermell
09-13-2006, 08:30 AM
Loved, loved, loved the Phantom. :love: Everything was fanatastic. The music was incredible(live orchestra surround sound), :charac2: the sets were awesome, the costumes beautiful, the actors were great, (some from Phantom's Broadway), special effects eye opening or closing, (if you go see it, you'll know what I mean). :eek: I knew before we left that it was only going to be 90 minutes long, and I do wish it could have been longer. But I didn't feel cheated, because every song was in it. I just wanted it to go on because I was enjoying it so much. My 12 year old daughter loves Phantom also, but she's only seen the movie, so I promised to take her the next time we go. Anyways, if you are a Phantom fan, GO!!! :tinker:

woody73
09-13-2006, 10:01 PM
. . .
And Cirque's "Ka" is the best show in town. The stage alone worth watching.

I agree.

Woody

Peter Pirate 2
09-14-2006, 04:26 PM
We've seen a lot of these shows and I think Zumanity is the best show that gets a bum rap. It is adult and certainly very sexually oriented and if that makes you up tight then this show will be a problem (I got a little nervous and I'm very open minded), but it is very sexually appealing for both sexes and for any persuasion. It isn't as "Cirque" per se as the others but it's very different at the same time. pirate:

Gymbomom
09-14-2006, 04:30 PM
Carrot Top at the Luxor is hilarious. The theatre is very small and every seat is close to the stage. Go to the 1/2 price tickets place next to the MGM and M&Ms store and tickets can be had for $30. I hated the thought of even going to the show, but he was one of the best comedic acts I've ever seen. I'm a big fan of Dave Chapelle, and saw him a few weeks back. Chapelle didn't come close to Carrot Top.

I second this, we got tickets at 1/2 price...BUT if you walk from MGM a little bit farrther down towards Paris, there is another 1/2 price booth. When we went to MGM the wait was SO long, then we went farther down and saw the other booth.

We went to Carrot Top in July, it was SOOOOOO funny!!!! We loved it!!!
We also went to La Femme last October..... OMG can you say ****S???? :blush: We had no idea what the show was, got tickets at half price...and boy was I suprised!!!! :rolleyes1

nibby
09-15-2006, 03:59 PM
The top 5? Okay...

1. Blue Man Group
2. Blue Man Group
3. Blue Man Group
4. Blue Man Group
and... hold on, let me think...
5.BLUE MAN GROUP!!!

:lmao:

Well, I think it's the Blue Man Group - totally unique and very very funny :thumbsup2