For all its notoriety as the gambling capital of the world, every year Las Vegas draws more families who come to show their tots the slew of attractions, rides and shows the desert town has to offer – true to its other moniker as the Entertainment Capital of the World. While it is not a thriving economic hub like San Francisco or New York, Las Vegas reputation for drawing the hottest acts from Broadway and Hollywood, as well as Europe continues to amaze visitors. If you’re paying the roulette tables a visit, make sure not to miss these crowd-pullers and steady sell-outs.
World-renowned acrobatic troupe Cirque du Soleil has a new trick up its sleeve and it is Zarkana, a performance that pairs mythical creatures with acrobatics and rock music. An odd combination, but a winning one, as it continues to rate among the top shows in all of Vegas. Protagonist Zack the musician wants to rehabilitate a woebegone theatre with his motley crew of twin assistants Hocus Pocus and 15 White Clowns, but finds that there is no magic without his love, Lisa. As characters flit in and out of imaginary worlds, the plot thickens, and the show’s crazy descends into chaos to give audience an inner view of Zark’s world. For more information about this and other shows, make sure you check BestofVegas.com and don’t forget to book your tickets in advance.
V – The Ultimate Variety Show
True to its name, V showcases the top talents of specialty acts that have become synonymous with Las Vegas, from comedy and magic to juggling and acrobatics. Locals have long voted it the number 1 show in town, and droves of families have flocked to its twice-nightly performances. Dedication is apparent in its all-star line up, which includes balancing duoIouri and Nikoli, master illusionist Melinda the First Lady of Magic, comic caper players The Crazy Gauchos, and husband and wife couple The Skating Aratas.
The Blue Man Group
You may have seen them perform in advertisements and on the small stage, but you have not seen The Blue Man Group at its best unless it is on their home turf of Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino in Vegas. These ensemble have long gained a name for the percussion plays, but here they make The Strip even more vibrant with more audience participation and interaction as well as robots and a spectacle of smoking drums. With a creative play on lighting, music, staging and props, The Blue Man Group continues to deliver humorous shots at audiences and of course, flying paint.