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5 Vegas shows you need to see

Las Vegas is renowned for its fabulous entertainment options – Sin City offers hundreds of incredible performances for those lucky enough to visit this mecca of glitz and glamour. Whether you’re travelling for business or leisure, solo or as part of a group, there’s a show just for you. Here are our top Vegas picks for the latter part of 2016.

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1. The Beatles LOVE by Cirque Du Soleil

Perfect for: Couples

Tickets: From US$78

Cirque Du Soleil creates some of the most enthralling entertainment experiences on the planet. Its latest offering, The Beatles LOVE, is right up there with the best. Enjoy all the thrills of Las Vegas with a vivid journey back in time, courtesy of the world-famous theatre company. Viewers will be treated to a showcase of the exciting lifestyles and politics of the ’60s, accompanied by the masterful music of the biggest band of all time – The Beatles.

The show takes place at the LOVE Theater at The Mirage Hotel & Casino. Boasting over 2,000 seats with over 6,341 speakers in the theatre, the venue is a star itself and promises a music experience unlike any other. Other nearby hotel options include the picturesque Wynn Las Vegas as well as the iconic Caesar’s Palace.

2. Criss Angel MINDFREAK LIVE

Perfect for: A group celebration with mates

Tickets: From US$67

Perfect for groups of friends in the mood to be wowed, the legendary magician Criss Angel brings his revolutionary live show to the Las Vegas Strip. This mind-bending experience will leave you on the edge of your seat as Criss Angel defies the boundaries of reality. Laser explosions, LED virtual worlds and live music add to this truly spellbinding and engaging Vegas experience.

See the show at the Luxor Theater, in the Luxor Las Vegas,  famously set within an iconic pyramid structure. The Luxor boasts a host of entertainment options, including a 120,000 square foot casino and an impressive spa. Other nearby hotel options include the remarkable MGM Grand and Excalibur Hotel & Casino.

3. Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano

Perfect for: Solo travellers

Tickets: From US$100

Debuting in 2011, Sir Elton John’s The Million Dollar Piano returns to Vegas in October as an enchanting musical experience. Perfect for an evening with special someone, or as a personal treat, spend a relaxing night listening to the illustrious Sir Elton perform his greatest hits at the iconic Caesars Palace.

Happening at The Colosseum in the one and only Caesar’s Palace, Elton promises to wow with his custom made piano that features 68 LED video screens on its sides. If you’d rather not stay on-site, other nearby hotel options include the Bellagio Las Vegas (of Oceans Eleven fame) as well as The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

4. Le Rêve  The Dream

Perfect for: Business travellers

Tickets: From US$125

What better way to unwind after a day of meetings than to be transported into a fantasy world? Le Rêve, French for “The Dream”, is a unique show that uses water, fire, acrobatics and advanced special effects to catapult audiences to a mysterious new world of possibility. Ideal for entertaining clients, a night out with co-workers or simply enjoying alone, Le Rêve certainly lives up to its name.

The show takes place at Wynn Theatre at Wynn Las Vegas. For a viewing experience unlike any other, book your seats in the Champagne Circle which includes a complimentary champagne service. Other nearby hotel options include the Venetian Resort Hotel Las Vegas as well as Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino.

5. Blue Man Group at Luxor

Perfect for: One and all

Tickets: From US$67

Fans of the Blue Man Group are scattered all over the world, and it’s not hard to see why. This lively trio captures the attention of audiences through their dynamic art, thrilling theatrics, heart-pounding percussions and scintillating science. Their Vegas show is energetic, humorous, interactive and guaranteed to leave you amazed.

See the performance at the Blue Man Theatre in the Luxor Las Vegas, tailored to bring out the best of the show with a lighting and special effects bolster. Other nearby hotel options include the Tropicana Las Vegas as well as Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.

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Ready to plan your lively Vegas getaway? Be sure to book your tickets fast before they sell out, and don’t forget to secure your ideal Vegas accommodation to make your trip that much sweeter.

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Sebastian Morgan
I’m a blogger, history buff, and serious over packer, currently based in Taiwan. Eats, drinks, and destinations are my thing. When I’m not writing about those, I’m either hitting up the local hot springs or slurping down a bowl of sesame noodles. I hope to one day do both at the same time.
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