Magic, Comedy & Cirque du Soleil
I attempt to see at least one show each trip I take to Vegas.
I have been to four magic acts so far. I myself would list these as the Top 4 in Vegas to see for Magic.
#4. Criss Angel – Luxor (UPDATE: Criss is now out of Planet Hollywood)This was the first show I ever seen in Vegas. I had high expectations for it as his TV show was very popular at the time. I was not impressed. The show was good however it seems the illusions that he was performing were very similar with different props.
#3. Penn and Teller – Rio (Off Strip)Amazing show! These guys are very funny and involve the audience as much as they can. What I liked most was after the show they ran out into the lobby and did meet and greets taking photos with anyone who waited. Very classy!
#2. Mat Franco – The LinqMat won America’s Got Talent in 2014. Mat’s performs amazing close-up magic and has a huge stage presence. He is funny and interacts with the crowd quite a lot. Great show.
#1. David Copperfield – MGM Grand This hands down is the best magic act I have ever seen! He leaves you in that state of shock and wondering how did that just happen. You escape reality during the show. There is no words that describe how amazing this show is!
I have been to two shows that fall in this category. Carrot Top and The Blue Man Group.
Carrot Top – Luxor -The show is very funny. The amount of props this guy has is crazy. At one point in the show a bucket came down from the ceiling and he said he needs his medicine and took out a bottle of Crown Royal and passing around shots to anyone in the audience.
Blue Man Group – LuxorI have seen their show twice now. Both times were amazing and so funny. Their act is very unique and so much fun to be a part of.
Cirque du Soleil
I have been to three Cirque du Soleil shows. All of them very different from each other and amazing performances.
#3 KA – MGM
KA is located at the MGM and the performance takes place on a moving stage. The show has so many moving elements and it put together very well. KA Trailer
#2. Zumanity – New York New York
The adult show from Cirque du Soleil. This show has some nudity and is not presented like most other shows. Zumanity is hosted by a drag queen and the over all show it funny and well put together. Zumanity Trailer
#1. O – Bellagio
The show is one of my favorites. It is on a stage that is also a giant pool. The performers could be on a boat then walking in the same spot. This unique performance is a must. However the tickets can be expensive. O Trailer
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