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Las Vegas Has The Most Amazing Shows On Earth
by John Thompson

This is what the Chicago Tribune has to say about Las Vegas – ‘Forget about London and New York.  No place other than Vegas has forty million visitors a year that come and want to see at least two shows.’

Today, this quote holds true more than ever.  Las Vegas is the new mecca of fun and frolic, it is the leader in providing a variety of entertainment ideas which have the visitor spoilt for choice.  If anyone thinks that Las Vegas is only about celebrity impersonators and celebrity tribute shows, then they have another think coming.  Vegas is home to the most amazing production shows on the planet which leave the visitor awe-struck by their sheer extravagance.  Let’s discuss some of the more popular ones:

The Cirque Du Soleil shows – Literally meaning circus of the sun, a cirque show is a modern circus of sorts, a circus without animals and rings.  Each show has a central theme and storyline and draws the audience into the performance through strong emotional music played from start to end.  The cast consisting of dancers, singers, musicians, acrobats, etc, are international and world class.  The shows are full of energy and may include anything from illusions, artistry, acrobatics to dance, puppetry, music and poetry.  They are designed to capture the audience’s attention and keep it there.

Displayed on a massive scale, these shows are a riot of colours, sights and sounds.  Each show comes up with something new, unique and different.  The more prominent ones performed in Las Vegas are Mystere – which is a kaleidoscope of brilliant colours and strange creatures, O – which is an unparalleled, aquatic show performed in and above a 1.5 million gallon pool of water, Ka – an Egyptian marvel, Zumanity – an adult show exploring human sexuality, and Beatles’ Love – a show intertwining the Beatles’ music with the cirque experience.  The cirque show offers the most amazing spectacle which has to be seen to be believed.  It takes you beyond circus into a spectacular and psychedelic world of entertainment which you won’t forget for years to come.

The Broadway Tribute shows – These shows are a must-see on every true music-lover’s itinerary. They relive the magic of the world’s greatest Broadway musicals over the past fifty years. At any given time there are numerous shows playing, which have the best songs from well-known musicals, all rolled into a refreshing medley. You can also catch full-fledged shows of famous musicals like ‘Phantom of The Opera’ ( and ‘The Jersey Boys’ (, being performed at one or the other casino or hotel. They sure are a great way to spend your evening.


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Musical review shows – These shows are musical adaptations of a popular Hollywood movie or animated feature film.  They could even be an adaptation of a book or best-seller.  Popular shows in recent history are the musical adaptations of ‘Legally Blond’, ‘Finding Nemo’, etc.  These shows make great family entertainers. They are characterized by grand sets, good music and feel-good performances.

Vegas shows have become impossibly elaborate and over the top, but when it comes to providing first-rate entertainment, they are the most amazing shows on earth.

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