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Top 15 Las Vegas Shows Not to Miss in 2017

Planning a trip to Las Vegas? Maybe you’re thinking about heading to famous Sin City for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or maybe you’re interested in a weekend of gambling fun. Whatever your reasons for wanting to travel to this thrilling destination, one thing you can’t miss are the shows in Vegas!

Known for its gambling, nightlife and famous restaurants, the city is also recognized for its incredible entertainment, more specifically its diverse range of shows. There are loads of shows in Las Vegas. Magicians, circus acts, impersonators, concerts, comedians and even adult entertainment are some of the different types of shows you can see.

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Since you likely won’t have time to see them all and there are so many excellent shows to choose from, to help you narrow down your options, check out the top 15 best Las Vegas shows for 2017!

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    O - Cirque du Soleil
    – “O” is a definite must-see in Vegas and one of the city’s most beautiful and memorable shows. Created by Cirque du Soleil, an entertainment company world-renowned for its theatrical contemporary circus shows, “O” is unique because the stage is a large pool. The show features world-class acrobats, synchronized swimmers, divers and a range of beautiful characters. Many who have seen “O” claim that it is the best show in Vegas. Due to the fact that it has been around for several years, it’s easy to find a Las Vegas shows discount for this production. “O” can be found at the O Theater in the Bellagio.Cirque du Soleil O show
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    Le Reve –
    This is a highly imaginative and ethereal circus-type show that features stunning costumes, acrobatics, gymnastics and incredible visual effects. The theme behind this particular show is dreams. A lot of the performances take place in water, but performers are also in the audience, as well, creating a very interactive experience. This is a fantastic show that the whole family will love.  “La Reve” can be found at the La Reve Theater at Wynn Las Vegas.Le reve show
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    David Copperfield –
    Recognized as being one of the world’s best magicians, David Copperfield puts on a magic show that you have to see to believe. At his show, Copperfield performs some of his greatest illusions, disappearing and reappearing acts. This show is definitely one of those that everyone should see at least once in their life. You can see David Copperfield perform in the Hollywood Theater at MGM Grand.david Copperfield show
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    Penn and Teller –
    This famous team of impressive magicians are known for not only performing excellent magic tricks but also for revealing some of their magic “secrets.” Penn and Teller are a funny, clever and quirky team. Penn is the magician who primarily does all the talking, while Teller remains silent and performs the tricks.  You can get Las Vegas show tickets for Penn and Teller in advance and see them at the Penn & Teller Theater in the Rio Hotel.Penn and Teller
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    Absinthe –
    A sexy and funny circus/comedy show for adults, “Absinthe” features several different acts that range from comedic performances to topless girls. Aside from its sexy performances, the show is also notable because the performers are very close to the audience, giving you the thrill of watching a half-naked girl dancing in front of you or seeing a tightrope walker practically above your head! “Absinthe” can be found at Spiegeltent at Caesars Palace.Absinthe show las vegas
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    Blue Man Group –
    You’ve likely seen these three blue painted-faced men on TV, so why not check them out in person? Their show includes several awesome acts that combine comedy, modern tech and rock music. This is a show you need to see to be able to fully appreciate the experience. You can find them at the Blue Man Group Theater at the Venetian Hotel & Casino.Blue Man Group show
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    Ka - Cirque Du Soleil –
    Another spectacular show form Cirque, “Ka” is a mixture of martial arts, acrobatics, dance and dazzling costumes. The show is about the story of a twin brother and sister who were separated at birth and the ordeals they must overcome before they reunite. Among this show’s incredible visual effects is a stage that can move and tilt. “Ka” is at the Cirque du Soleil Theater at MGM Grand.Ka – Cirque Du Soleil
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    V- The Ultimate
    Variety - This is one of the best Las Vegas shows for kids. “V-The Ultimate Variety” is like the family version of “Absinthe”. It is a combination of magic tricks, stunts, stand-up comedy and so on. There is a reason why it’s called “the ultimate variety.” You can find it at the V Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.V- The Ultimate Variety
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    Zumanity
    – This Cirque show is a bit different from the others. The main reason is that while the other Cirque du Soleil shows at Vegas are pretty much fine for the whole family, this one is meant for adults 18+. The message this show promotes is that the human body is beautiful and when it comes to sex, there are no taboos. Full of sexy costumes, gymnastics and acrobatics, this show provides an artistic exploration of sexuality. It’s located at Zumanity Theater at the New York – New York Hotel & Casino.Zumanity
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    Thunder From Down Under –
    Want to see sexy Australian male dancers strut their stuff and boogie down on stage? Then this is the show for you! “Thunder From Down Under” is definitely a girls-night-out kind of show and would be the perfect addition to any bachelorette party. Get your Vegas shows deals and head to Thunder From Down Under Theater at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino to see these hot guys live and up close!Thunder From Down Under
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    Terry Fator –
    Not interested in magic or full-scale theatrical performances? No problem, Terry Factor may be the right man to entertain you. Factor is a ventriloquist and uses a variety of puppets in his show, as well as does a number of excellent celebrity impressions from Frank Sinatra to Lady Gaga. Some who see the show have commented on how they think Factor can perform certain songs better than the original singers! This show is a lot of fun. You can find it at the Mirage in the Terry Factor Theater.Terry Factor
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    Carrot Top
    - Known for his wild curly red hair and zany comedy, Carrot Top puts on a stand-up comedy show complete with props. Throughout his show, he pokes fun at himself, the American culture, humanity, and a variety of other subjects. This is a show not to be missed by anyone who loves stand-up comics. Carrot Top’s show is performed at the Atrium Showroom in the Luxor Hotel.Carrot Top show vegas
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    Mystere – Cirque du Soleil
    – Another of Cirque’s Las Vegas shows, “Mystere” delights with colorful costumes, high-tech acrobatics, mysterious characters, creatures and more.  Like all Cirque shows, it’s artistically impressive and offers a unique experience that is hard to put into words. This show is located at Treasure Island in the Mystere Theater.Mystere – Cirque du Soleil
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    Jersey Boys
    - Musical lovers will love the “Jersey Boys”. The musical tells the story of the popular 1960’s pop-rock group The Four Season, from how they met in New Jersey to finding success as a legendary band. Many agree that “Jersey Boys” is one of the best musicals in Vegas. The show can be found at Le Theatre Des Arts at Paris Hotel.Jersey Boys show las vegas   
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    Vegas! The Show –
    This is arguably the top show in Vegas in terms of impersonators. The show expertly recreates important moments from the history of Las Vegas through several musical performances. It takes you back to the 1950’s and works its way up through the decades, including spectacular impersonations of notable top performers who helped to shape the city, such as Elvis Presley, Rat Pack, Tina Turner and many more. You can check it out at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino at the Saxe Theater.Vegas! The Show

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1 Comment

  1. rachelthomas

    We loved seeing Alibi Las Vegas when in Vegas. Its kinda an interactive dinner-mystery type of experience, and we loved all the characters and the fact that we got free food and drink. It was totally laugh-out-loud hilarious, and we have been telling all of our friends about it.

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