Of all the amazing things to do in Vegas, you’re truly missing out if you don’t see at least one show while in town.
The shows in Sin City are just as good, if not better, as productions you can catch on Broadway.
And the variety? Well, there’s definitely something for everyone!
But which productions should you see? Here are the 30 best shows in Vegas.
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Cirque du Soleil shows in Las Vegas
I’m a big fan of Cirque du Soleil’s fantastical, mystical, awe-inspiring productions.
Cirque du Soleil has a heavy presence in Las Vegas, with 7 shows in rotation:
- The Beatles LOVE
- Criss Angel MINDFREAK® LIVE
- Michael Jackson ONE
I’ve seen O and Zumanity so far and was impressed with both. I highly recommend Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity, a funny and odd, yet sexy Cirque take on sex.
The only problem is that all of Cirque’s productions seem so interesting that I can’t decide which to see next!
You can get the best discounts on Cirque tickets right here.
Comedy shows in Las Vegas
Laugh ’til you have a six-pack at one of Vegas’ many comedy shows. See popular comedians such as Carrot Top, Ralphie May, or Eddie Griffin.
Male strip shows in Vegas
Seeing a sexy strip show should be on your Las Vegas bucket list at least once!
If you’re in town for a bachelorette party or girls’ getaway, check out Magic Mike Live at the Hard Rock Hotel or Thunder Down Under at Excalibur.
The Chippendales revue at the Rio Suite Hotel and Casino is another classic male strip revue to consider.
Las Vegas burlesque shows
If you’re looking to take the “magic” home, check out X Burlesque University, where you can learn the art of burlesque from the women of the X Burlesque show.
Magic shows and magicians
Have your mind blown by some of the world’s best magicians, like Frederic Da Silva, Penn & Teller, Criss Angel, and David Copperfield.
Drag queen shows in Vegas
NOTE: Divas recently ended. Stay tuned while I scope out the best drag queen shows in Vegas!
One of the most famous female impersonators in Las Vegas is Frank Marino. He’s best known for impersonating Joan Rivers in various shows since 1985.
You can currently catch his drag queen production, Divas, at The LINQ Hotel and Casino.
Musical residencies and tribute acts
Among all the fantastic concerts you can see in Vegas are several musicians who have set up camp, performing exclusively in Sin City. Some have been performing in town for years, while others are a limited engagement.
Check out artists like Boyz II Men, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, and Wayne Newton.
You can also catch tribute shows for artists like Elvis, Prince, The Bee Gees, and The Rat Pack.
Variety acts and productions
Absinthe is no ordinary variety show and that is exactly why it is a must-see.
Staying true to its name, Absinthe, is probably what you’d hallucinate if you drank a glass of true absinthe.
Which Las Vegas shows are on your itinerary?
I bet you booked your tickets, didn’t you!? Let me know which show you’ll be seeing in the comments below.