We’re going to go inside the job today. Every week I receive updated Las Vegas show listings from different casinos. If I write about shows it’s usually because there’s something new or an interesting theme.
For some reason, all of the shows at Caesars Entertainment properties stood out this week. Not only are there a lot of shows but there’s a wide variety in the types of shows. This should help if you’re looking for some ideas on things to do on your next visit to Las Vegas.
Masters of Illusion
Masters of Illusion, the hit CW television series and America’s largest touring magic show, is a thrilling live stage show in the Jubilee Theater at Bally’s Las Vegas. Starring the world’s greatest award-winning magicians, this 21st-century magic show is unlike anything audiences have seen before.
Showtimes: Wednesday – Monday, 7 p.m.
Dark Days: May 14 – 20
Wayne Newton: Up Close and Personal
Las Vegas actor, singer, entertainer legend, Mr. Las Vegas, Wayne Newton made his return to the stage after more than five years with his original production, “Wayne Newton: Up Close and Personal.” Newton sings crowd favorites including platinum record hit, “Danke Schoen,” as well as engages with the audience by answering questions, making for a truly extraordinary experience.
Showtimes: Monday – Wednesday, 8 p.m.
Paranormal – The Mindreading Magic Show. Las Vegas
International mentalist Frederic Da Silva brings his renowned show to Bally’s Las Vegas. Experience an evening of mystery, magic, and mind reading that will leave you astonished and amazed.
Showtimes: Friday – Tuesday, 4 p.m. There will be additional 4 p.m. performances July 4 – 5 and Dec. 26 – 27.
Dark Days: April 23; July 2, 8; Aug. 15 – 23
The Bronx Wanderers
The Bronx Wanderers take you on a journey of the greatest music of our time. The story is about a family that delivers a passionate heart-pumping mix of Rock N’ Roll’s great American Songbook from the first generation right through today’s current hit-makers. Buckle your seatbelts!
Showtimes: Monday – Wednesday, 6 p.m.; Thursday – Sunday, 8 p.m.
Dark Days: May 18 – 19; June 1 – 2
Solid Gold Soul
Solid Gold Soul features Motown’s greatest soul music from the 60‘s. The show’s star lineup has the best impersonators in the world! This fast-moving locomotive takes you down memory lane for a trip back to the best soul music of the ‘60s, the golden era of Motown.
Showtimes: Thursday – Sunday, 6 p.m.
Take a hilarious journey into Sin City through the comedic genius of Carl LaBove as he dismantles the experience of Las Vegas one story-at-a-time. LaBove sets his twisted sites on the “City of Lights” and nails it to-the-wall with side-splitting accuracy.
Showtimes: Thursday – Tuesday, 10 p.m. There will be a 10 p.m. performance on April 18.
Dark Days: April 19
The Miss Behave Gameshow
Grab onto your golden, sequined coattails and hold tight because the wonderfully chaotic world of The Miss Behave Gameshow, the greatest night out you never even knew you wanted, has arrived on the Las Vegas Strip. Changing lives one game at a time in a show with no rules and where everyone’s a winner, The Miss Behave Gameshow is a one-stop-shop of an evening which will bring out the best and worst in us all with a host of prizes and variety acts – both occasionally of questionable quality – thrown in for good measure
Showtimes: Tuesday – Saturday, 8 p.m.
Dark Days: May 1 – 5
A stimulating, high-voltage performance set inside King’s Room, X ROCKS features performances from Las Vegas’ sexiest showgirls, set to intense, heart-pounding rock songs from artists including Slash & The Conspirators, MUSE, Metallica, The Beatles, Awolnation, Alice in Chains, Alice Cooper and Black Sabbath.
Showtimes: Thursday – Sunday, 10 p.m.
Dark Day: May 17
ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace is one-part vivid imagination, two parts carnival and a shot of old world burlesque mixed with a heavy dash of decadence. Audiences are treated to a night of imagination and excess with performances that amaze and inspire. The cast of eccentrics evokes thrills and chills as they perform amazing feats of virtuosity within mere feet of the audience surrounding the intimate stage.
Showtimes: Wednesday – Sunday, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Beginning May 14, performances will be nightly at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Elton John “The Million Dollar Piano”
World-renowned singer, songwriter, and performer, Elton John returns to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace with his critically acclaimed show, “The Million Dollar Piano.” Elton is accompanied by his band, which includes Davey Johnstone on guitar, Matt Bissonette on bass, John Mahon on percussion, Nigel Olsson on drums and Kim Bullard on keyboards, with a special appearance by percussionist Ray Cooper.
Showtimes: April 28, 29; May 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 7:30 p.m.
Céline, one of the most immediately recognized, widely respected and successful performers in pop music history, has sold almost 250 million records during her over her 30-year career. Céline’s updated Las Vegas show includes her biggest hits mixed with timeless hits by iconic artists that celebrate all generations and genres of music ranging from Elvis to the Bee Gees, Queen, and Prince. The show features a full orchestra and band and is set to a visually stunning presentation designed exclusively for the 4,300-seat state-of-the-art venue.
Showtimes: May 22, 23, 25, 26, 29, 30; June 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 7:30 p.m.
Jim Gaffigan – The Fixer Upper Tour
Jim Gaffigan, three-time Grammy-nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer and best-selling author, will return to Las Vegas as part of The Fixer Upper tour. The arena and theater comedy tour will make a much anticipated two-night stop at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
Showtimes: May 27 and July 20, 8 p.m.
Rod Stewart: The Hits
Rod Stewart: The Hits. is a concert celebration featuring a set list of the rock and R&B favorites which have defined Stewart’s unparalleled five-decade-long career. The spectacular, state-of-the-art production is a culmination of Stewart’s seminal hits like “Maggie May,” “You Wear it Well,” “Hot Legs,” “You’re in My Heart” and “Some Guys Have All the Luck” mixed with a few surprise rarities and sizzling covers.
Showtimes: June 12, 15, 16, 19, 22, 29, 30, 7:30 p.m.
Jeff Dunham: Passively Aggressive
Record-breaking, global comedy superstar Jeff Dunham, is bringing his cast of characters on the road this fall as America’s favorite ventriloquist tours North American with his new “Passively Aggressive” tour including a stop in Las Vegas.
Showtimes: June 20; July 11; Aug. 29; Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m.
Steve Martin & Martin Short: “An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life featuring the Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko”
Steve Martin and Martin Short return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for another night of their hilarious “An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life featuring the Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko.” Audiences can expect an evening of nonstop laughs as the hilarious duo recall their iconic careers, creative influences and most memorable encounters, uniquely presented through a blend of conversation, banter, singing, and banjo playing.
Showtimes: July 1, 7:30 p.m.
REBA, BROOKS & DUNN: Together in Vegas
REBA, BROOKS & DUNN: Together in Vegas is a culmination of the friendship and musical admiration Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn have shared since first touring together in 1993. The two-hour production features more than 30 action-packed hits backed by a band of 10 players from both of their touring bands.
Showtimes: Aug. 15, 17, 18, 22, 24, 25; Oct. 10, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20; Dec. 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 15, 7:30 p.m.
Luis Miguel – ¡MÉXICO POR SIEMPRE! TOUR
Luis Miguel, one of the most successful artists in Latin American history, has announced a return to Las Vegas in celebration of Mexican Independence Day Weekend with two performances at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
Showtimes: Sept. 13 and 14, 8:30 p.m.
In celebration of Mexican Independence Day weekend, Latin superstar Enrique Iglesias will play The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Enrique Iglesias has sold more than 150 million albums worldwide, released ten studio albums plus two greatest hits compilations, and is a multiplatinum artist in almost every country around the world. Undeniably the biggest Latin recording artist in music history, Enrique has 31 #1 singles on the Billboard Latin Songs Chart and multiple #1’s across all the Billboard charts with a combined total of 105.
Showtimes: Sept. 15 and 16, 8 p.m.
AC²: An Intimate Evening With Anderson Cooper & Andy Cohen – “Deep Talk and Shallow Tales”
Join Cohen and Cooper for an unscripted, uncensored and unforgettable night of conversation. The late-night talk show host and the journalist, longtime friends, interview each other and take questions from the audience. It’s a live, interactive look behind the scenes of pop culture and world events.
Showtimes: Oct. 26, 8 p.m.
Legends in Concert
Featuring live re-creations of superstars of yesterday and today, backed by a live rockin’ band and the Legends singers and dancers, Legends in Concert is a one-of-a-kind experience. The show features such gone-but-not-forgotten greats as Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Liberace, Marilyn Monroe and Sammy Davis Jr. as well as living superstars of the day such as Rod Stewart, Elton John, Steven Tyler, Stevie Wonder, Whoopi Goldberg, Cher, Madonna, and Britney Spears, among others.
The current lineup features Elvis Presley, young Michael Jackson, Sting and Aretha Franklin.
Showtimes: April 15 – April 23: Sunday and Monday, 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday – Thursday, Saturday, 4 and 7:30 p.m. April 24 – May 14: Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:30 p.m.; Thursday and Saturday, 4 and 9:30; Sunday and Monday,7:30 p.m. May 15 – May 17: Tuesday – Saturday, 4 and 9:30 p.m.
Dark Days: May 18 – 24
Donny & Marie
Having already spent more than five decades in the entertainment spotlight, the unwavering talent and lasting showmanship of Donny & Marie remain so popular that the multi-talented duo has announced the extension of their critically-acclaimed residency in the Donny & Marie Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas through the end of 2018. Now in their 10th year at the Flamingo, Donny & Marie continue to entertain in a non-stop, 90-minute show of live music, singing, and dancing.
Showtimes: April 24 – 28; May 1 – 5, 29 – 31; June 1 – 2, 5 – 9, 12 – 16, 19 – 23; July 31; Aug. 1 – 4, 7 – 11, 28 – 31; Sept. 1, 4 – 8, 11 – 15, 19 – 22, 25 – 29; Oct. 16 – 20, 23 – 27, 29 – 30; Nov. 1 – 3, 6 – 10, 13 – 17, 7:30 p.m.
The Piff the Magic Dragon Solo Show
Piff and Mr. Piffles, the World’s First Magic Performing Chihuahua, perform a selection of their greatest hits from a repertoire that stretches over six previous critically acclaimed solo shows, with each routine featuring their signature approach to conjuring that puts a new twist on the traditional magic show.
Showtimes: Sunday – Thursday, 8 p.m. There will be additional 8 p.m. performances June 15 – 16, 22 – 23, 29 – 30; July 6 – 7, 13 – 14, 20 – 21, 27 – 28; Aug. 3 – 4, 10 – 11, 31; Sept. 1, 7 – 8, 14 – 15, 21 – 22; Oct. 5 – 6; Nov. 9 – 10, 23 – 24; Dec. 1, 7 – 8, 14 – 15, 21 – 22, 28 – 29.
Dark Days: April 18 – 21, 23; Dec. 31
The steamiest show on the Strip, X Burlesque showcases a variety of performances by six gorgeous dancers set to music by today’s hottest artists. Some new additions include a feisty Latin number, a Country-Western medley set to Jessica Simpson’s “Boots” and Toby Keith’s “She’s a Hottie” and a sexy performance to Aerosmith’s “Pink.” For 90 minutes, the burlesque beauties bare their assets all while teasing, seducing and playfully interacting with the audience.
Showtimes: Nightly, 10 p.m.
Dark Day: May 17
Harrah’s Las Vegas
Big Elvis performs all the hits of the King of Rock & Roll, as well as other popular tunes in the genres of rock, country, gospel, R&B and pops spanning six decades of music. He interacts with his audience, invites them to participate in his show and performs requests, including both popular and obscure songs.
Showtimes: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 2 – 6 p.m. Guests must be 21 years of age and older.
Menopause The Musical
Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This joyful musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles!
Showtimes: Monday and Saturday, 4 and 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday – Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Dark Days: July 4; Nov. 22; Dec. 24 – 25
A Kick’n topless revue featuring a combination of traditional and modern country music chart toppers, X Country showcases stimulating performances from the X Country Girls, who will leave nothing to the imagination.
Showtimes: Nightly, 10 p.m. Beginning May 2, performances will be Thursday – Tuesday, 10 p.m.
Dark Days: May 17; July 4; Nov. 22; Dec. 25, 31
Mac King’s unique act contains an unusual combination of quirky humor, visual gags and astounding sleight of hand. King is known for his engaging personality and original magic creations, like making a live goldfish appear over an audience member’s head.
Showtimes: Tuesday – Saturday, 1 and 3 p.m.
Dark Days: April 27; Nov. 22; Dec. 25
The Righteous Brothers
Get ready to have “The Time of Your Life” as The Righteous Brothers featuring Bill Medley with Bucky Heard bring the legendary sound of “blue-eyed soul” to the Las Vegas stage. Heard’s reputation as a gutsy rock and roll singer with an incredible vocal range, paired with Medley’s recognizable baritone voice and iconic songwriting talents, make for a one-of-a-kind rock and roll show.
Showtimes: Tuesday – Thursday, 6 p.m. There will be additional 6 p.m. performances Nov. 19 and Dec. 28 – 30.
Dark Days: May 25 – Sept. 3; Oct. 30 – Nov. 1; Nov. 22; Nov. 30 – Dec. 26
Tenors of Rock
TENORS OF ROCK brings reimagined versions of some of the most beloved rock anthems and biggest songs of all-time to life in a fresh twist on the traditional rock show at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Powered by five burly British frontmen backed by a full band, the all-new production will feature dynamic and harmonically complex renditions of treasured songs from iconic groups like Aerosmith, Queen, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones, and more.
Showtimes: Wednesday – Monday, 8 p.m.
Dark Days: July 4; Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Oct. 31; Nov. 20 – 22; Dec. 23 – 25, 31
The Comedy Lineup
Tom Green and John Caparulo have the right to remain funny when The Comedy Lineup debuts in the Harrah’s Showroom at Harrah’s Las Vegas on May 6, 2018. Celebrated for his uncensored rants on everything from politics and the economy to the pitfalls of social media and technology, Tom Green’s sharp wit and “anything goes” attitude channel a hysterical blend of wild child Sam Kinison and the cynical George Carlin. Known as the “under-dressed everyman,” John “Cap” Caparulo is known for his impeccable comedic timing. Cap presents a sarcastic and often self-deprecating view on such topics as fatherhood and marriage, and a quick-witted approach to reflections on daily life.
Showtimes: Tom Green will perform Sunday and Monday. John Caparulo will perform Thursday – Saturday. Shows are at 10 p.m.
Although his show contains no dialogue, Tape Face’s return to Sin City will be louder than ever. In conjunction with his new show, Harrah’s Las Vegas will premiere a uniquely customized theater for Tape Face’s return called “House of Tape.” The America’s Got Talent sensation does not speak at all in his show and his message of being true to self can be heard clearly through his amusing routines using sounds, music, and laughter.
Showtimes: Tuesday – Sunday, 7 p.m.
Dark Days: May 1, 7 – 21; May 28 – June 4; June 18 – 25; July 23 – Sept. 6; Oct. 15 – 29; Nov. 17 – 25
Mat Franco – Magic Reinvented Nightly
Mat Franco, the first magician to win NBC’s America’s Got Talent, brings his captivating, hold-on-to-your-seat illusions to the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. For his first-ever Las Vegas headlining residency, Mat offers a fresh, fun, and feel-good twist on magic that defies all expectations.
April 17 – 23: Tuesday and Friday, 7 and 9:30 p.m.; Saturday – Monday, 7 p.m.
April 24 – 30: Tuesday, 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 7 and 9:30 p.m.; Monday, 7 p.m.
May 1 – May 13: Friday, Saturday and Tuesday, 7 and 9:30 p.m.; Sunday and Monday, 7 p.m.
Dark Days: May 14 – 20; June 17 and 24; Aug. 13 – 19; Sept. 3 – 9, 15; Nov. 25 – Dec. 6; Dec. 10 – 11 and 31
Divas Las Vegas
Starring Las Vegas’ longest-running headliner Frank Marino as comic icon Joan Rivers, Divas Las Vegas at The LINQ features an all-star cast of female impersonators who recreate some of music and entertainment’s biggest superstars, ranging from Lady Gaga to Cher, Diana Ross to Beyoncé, and even Madonna and Britney Spears.
April 13 – April 20: Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, Monday and Thursday, 9:30 p.m.
April 21 – April 27: Saturday – Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:30 p.m.
April 28 – May 5: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Friday – Sunday, 4 p.m.
Paris Las Vegas
Marilyn! The New Musical
One of Hollywood’s most iconic stars is coming to the Las Vegas Strip in Marilyn! The New Musical, an original musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn! The New Musical features 20 original musical numbers, as well as classics like “Diamonds, Are a Girl’s Best Friend” and “My Heart Belongs to Daddy,” telling the story of one of the world’s most famous women, from her days as Norma Jeane overcoming a difficult childhood to her meteoric rise to stardom and becoming one of the biggest and most enduring sex symbols of all time.
Showtimes: Beginning May 23, Tuesday – Sunday, 7 p.m.
Join internationally acclaimed magic extraordinaire Joe Labero alongside Europe’s craziest fire artists for a gasoline spectacular that mixes favorite acts and illusions with death-defying fire stunts. INFERNO blends death-defying stunts, jaw-dropping illusions and more fire than you can imagine into a gasoline-soaked spectacular.
Showtimes: Wednesday – Sunday, 8:30 p.m. From May 14 through Dec. 30, performances will be Wednesday – Sunday, 9:30 p.m.
Dark Days: April 23 – May 1; July 9 – 24; Dec. 3 – 11
Cook E. Jarr
Cook E. Jarr’s show is a mixture of booming, booty-shaking music and plentiful patter from the motor mouth musician, punctuated by the Cookster’s dog barks, imitation engine-revving (which comes in handy during “Born to Be Wild”) and other trademark sound effects.
Showtimes: Monday, 6 – 8 p.m. inside of Napoleon’s Lounge. Guests must be 21 years of age and older.
Hypnotist Anthony Cools uses his skills for decidedly evil purposes, tapping into the carnal desires and subconscious naughtiness of his audience, shearing off all inhibitions. Signature stunts in his hilarious and interactive 90-minute show include handshakes that induce vocal, sexual responses, as well as several other shocking tricks.
Showtimes: Tuesday, Thursday – Sunday, 9 p.m.
Dark Days: May 5, 18 – 21; June 3; July 8, 15, 22, 29
Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man
“Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man” takes audiences on a laugh out loud hilarious and wild ride where no topic is taboo, and the insider tips come straight from the source: a gay man. Following its record-breaking run in New York City and subsequent sold-out tour across America, this smash-hit comedy will take on Las Vegas. The production features Scheana Shay, actress, model and “Vanderpump Rules” reality television personality and Chester Lockhart, recording artist and MTV star.
Showtimes: From March 9 through May 4, performances will be Thursday – Tuesday, 7 p.m. with additional performances 11 p.m. performances on Friday and Saturday. Beginning May 5, shows will be Thursday – Tuesday, 7 p.m. with additional performances Saturday at 11 p.m.
Dark Days: Nov. 22; Dec. 24 – 25, 31
Jeff Civillico: Comedy in Action
Jeff Civillico blends physical comedy, action-packed stunts and world-class juggling with family-friendly audience interaction and insane amounts of energy in this side-splitting show that is great for all ages. With a razor-sharp wit and a contagious smile, Jeff juggles everything from bowling balls to chainsaws to fire, balances a twelve-foot ladder on his chin and maneuvers a giant unicycle.
Showtimes: Wednesday, 7 p.m. Beginning June 13 through Aug. 15, shows will be Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Saturday – Monday; 4 p.m.
Dark Days: July 14 and 30; Aug. 4 – 7
JENNIFER LOPEZ: ALL I HAVE
In a spectacular show created just for the Vegas stage, Jennifer Lopez lights up Zappos Theater with her first ever headlining residency “JENNIFER LOPEZ: ALL I HAVE,” exclusively at Planet Hollywood. This spectacular show features Jennifer Lopez’s hit songs including “On The Floor,” “Jenny From The Block,” “Get Right” and “Love Don’t Cost A Thing.” A truly unique production supported by a five-piece live band and 16 dancers, showcasing extravagant costumes and state-of-the-art technology in sets, lighting, video and special effects, the audience experiences Lopez up close and personal, yet larger than life.
Showtimes: April 18, 20, 21; May 16, 18, 19, 22, 25, 26, 27, 30; June 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 13, 15, 16; Sept. 2, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 15, 16, 19, 21, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29, 9 p.m.
Pitbull: Time Of Our Lives Las Vegas
Following the tremendous success of his show over the past three years, international music sensation Pitbull will return to Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood with his show, “Time Of Our Lives Las Vegas.”
Showtimes: April 27, 28; May 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12, 9 p.m.
Gwen Stefani – Just A Girl
Three-time Grammy Award winner, Gwen Stefani, has achieved worldwide success as a performer, songwriter, and recording artist who has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide with No Doubt and as a multi-platinum solo artist. Designed exclusively for Zappos Theater, Stefani will take the stage with a spectacular show like no other, celebrating the breadth of her illustrious musical career.
Showtimes: June 27, 29, 30; July 3, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 18, 20, 21; Dec. 27, 29, 30, 31; 2019: Feb. 27; March 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 13, 15, 16, 9 p.m.
Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life
The best-selling boy band of all time, Backstreet Boys, prove to be “Larger Than Life” at their exclusive Las Vegas headlining residency, “Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life.” Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson take the stage with a one-of-a-kind production made exclusively for Vegas.
Showtimes: July 25, 27, 28; Aug. 1, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11; Oct. 24, 26, 27, 31; Nov. 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, 9 p.m.
Lionel Richie – All The Hits
Multi-platinum-selling artist, four-time Grammy Award winner and music icon, Lionel Richie, returns to the stage for his exclusive headlining residency show at Planet Hollywood. In an unforgettable evening featuring his brightest and best anthems which have defined the music icon’s unparalleled career, Lionel takes fans on a spectacular musical journey, performing a variety of his seminal hits, including “All Night Long,” “Hello,” “Stuck on You,” “Say You, Say Me,” and “Dancing on the Ceiling.”
Showtimes: Aug. 15, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 28; Oct. 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 8 p.m.
Murray, “Celebrity Magician”
Direct from “America’s Got Talent” and History Channel’s “Pawn Stars,” Murray is a comedy magic show for all ages. Come see Murray up close and personal like he’s never been seen before! This interactive show will feature magic performed right in front of your eyes; it doesn’t get any closer than this!
Showtimes: Thursday, Saturday – Monday, 4 p.m. There will be additional 4 p.m. performances July 31 and Aug. 1.
Dark Days: April 28 – 29; May 1 – 23; Sept. 4 – 19; Dec. 1 – 14
The all-in-Spanish show Ilusión Mental transports audiences into a realm of infinite possibilities. Enter a new universe with Santiago Michel, your guide through the secret doorways and hidden passages of the human mind. Fresh from a slate of performances in Mexico and Russia, 24-year-old Santiago reinvigorates the modern Las Vegas stage show with his elegant showmanship and uncanny charm.
Showtimes: Thursday, Saturday – Monday, 5:30 p.m.
Crazy Girls, ultra-sexy show, has entertained millions of audience members for more than 28 years as a permanent fixture on the Las Vegas Strip. Las Vegas’ most sizzling topless show still pushes the envelope night after night. Routines range from topless contemporary boot-stomping pole dance numbers to bawdy, burlesque classics.
Showtimes: Thursday – Tuesday, 9:30 p.m.
Dark Days: May 13, 18 and 20
Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream
After gracing stages in more than 30 countries and most recently starring in Cirque du Soleil’s acclaimed show MJ One, Mortimer marks the first Cirque performer to launch a headlining residency on the Las Vegas Strip.
Showtimes: Saturday – Thursday, 7 p.m.
Dark Days: April 18, 24 – 27; May 5 – 6; June 2; Sept. 27 – 30.
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
Penn & Teller
Edgy, provocative and hilarious, Penn & Teller’s live show on any given night can involve knives, guns, a fire-eating showgirl and a duck. Known as the “Bad Boys of Magic” for supposedly revealing the secrets to their tricks, they may show you how it’s done, but will still manage to leave you startled.
Showtimes: Saturday – Wednesday, 9 p.m.
Dark Days: April 18, 23 – 27; May 1 – 4; June 10 – 15; Aug. 6 – 10
Named “Best Male Strip Show in Las Vegas” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and given 5-stars by Las Vegas Weekly, Chippendales has earned the reputation as the premier high-energy male revue production, featuring a cast of 12 magnificently sexy men.
Resident Guest Star: Tony Dovolani; April 19 through May 27.
Showtimes: From April 12 through May 10, performances will be Sunday – Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.; Thursday – Saturday, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. There will be additional 10:30 p.m. performances May 27 and Sept. 2. Beginning, May 11, shows will be nightly, 8:30 p.m. with additional performances Friday and Saturday at 10:30 p.m.
WOW – World of Wonder
“WOW” is a water entertainment spectacular that transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. The cast of more than 30 international performing artists, acrobats and dancers fly, flip, fold, dance and defy the imagination in a 180-degree theatrical setting that engages the audience from beginning to end with 3D multi-media projections, water walls, and holograms. Add breathtaking acrobatics, dazzling choreography, thrilling theatrical lighting, magnificent music and even finalists from America’s Got Talent, and you are sure to be wowed!
Showtimes: Tuesday and Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Thursday – Saturday, 7 and 9 p.m.; Sunday; 5 and 7 p.m. Beginning May 6, performances will be Tuesday and Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Thursday – Sunday, 7 and 9 p.m.; There will be an additional 9 p.m. performance on May 30.
Dark Days: May 29
The Comedy Cellar
After 36 years of selling out every show, the Comedy Cellar opens its first West Coast location at Rio. As the most successful and longest-running comedy club in New York City history, the Cellar has been hailed by the toughest and meanest critics in the world, including the New York Times, who said the club has “a billion dollars’ worth of comedians.”
Showtimes: Thursday – Friday and Sunday, 7 and 9 p.m.; Saturday, 7, 9 and 11 p.m. Headliner performances will be select Wednesdays, 7 and 9 p.m.
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