If you think that Vegas shows are all about show girls, feathers, and cheesy entertainment, you’re very wrong! Yes, you will find these types of shows in abundance on the Strip, but this is part of what makes Vegas so amazing! On top of these however, you will find some of the biggest names in entertainment appearing in residencies in huge hotels, or in one-off shows. Basically, you need to plan ahead, to make sure you get to see the best shows on the Strip, for the time you’re visiting.
One of the biggest challenges is actually getting tickets in the first place. You can easily find tickets, but whether they are actually official and valid or not is another matter. When you walk down the Strip you will easily find vendors selling you tickets for big shows, but do not fall foul of their tactics! These are ticket touts and they are not selling you anything at all official! Instead, you need to head to the Box Office of the particular theatre reception (hotel), or you need to head online and shop around for deals, using a reputable site, such as Best of Vegas, for example.
Whilst finding tickets can be difficult if you leave it until the last minute, there are occasionally cut priced tickets on offer too; this is because the hotel theatre would rather sell off their spare tickets for a slightly lesser price, rather than have the seat sitting empty – having said that, finding empty seats isn’t easy! To avoid disappointment, plan ahead of time.
Heading to Las Vegas show is basically one of the most glamourous activities you can do whilst you’re in the desert. This is because shows here are like nothing else you will ever see anywhere else – they are big, they are loud, they are proud, and they are over the top! This is a city which is based on the basics of entertainment, and it doesn’t do anything by halves!
Big musical stars who have played residences in the last few years, or currently, include Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Rod Stewart, Celine Dion, to name just a few, and you will find countless stars jetting in for one night only shows too – if you find that your favourite star is in town, put all your efforts into getting tickets!
Cirque du Soleil is without a doubt one of the best entertainment companies on the planet, and in Vegas you will find several of their shows, including some which you won’t find anywhere else; The Beatles Love and Michael Jackson One are fantastic twists on the Cirque du Soleil theme, and should definitely be seen to be believed.
You can’t say you’ve ‘done’ Vegas without heading to at least one show.