The Siberian American: Best Shows in Las Vegas

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Best Shows in Las Vegas

Since I have been writing only European travel posts, I wanted to switch gears today and write about Las Vegas. I think that sometimes there is a negative stigma about Vegas that it is all about drinking, partying, and gambling. While you can certainly spend your time doing just that, I think Vegas has so much more to offer.

We like to go to Vegas at least once a year, especially around Christmas and actually ended up going twice over the past year. It’s a relatively cheap trip that has so much to offer.  My favorite things about Vegas include the shows, the restaurants, and the great shopping! Today I’m sharing the best shows I have seen in Vegas.

“O” by Cirque du Soleil: I absolutely love Cirque du Soleil, and several times we visited Vegas specifically to see a new Cirque show. I have seen “O” twice now and would watch it again and again. Not only does it have the amazing acrobatics and choreography that Cirque du Soleil is known for, but the added element of water is incredible. It is more expensive than the other Cirque shows, but it is worth every penny.

Le Reve: I saw Le Reve on my last trip to Vegas in April, and I thought it was just as good as “O.” Le Reve also revolves around water and is presented in a theatre in the round format, with the performers positioned all around the audience members. As an audience member, you really feel like you are part of the story.  In comparison to “O,” Le Reve had a much more defined plot and was more imaginative and whimsical.

Terry Fator: I came into this show thinking I wouldn't like it. I was very wrong-Terry Fator made me laugh the whole time! I had seen ventriloquists before, but watching him sing while impersonating another famous singer without opening his mouth is so impressive. We liked it so much we went back and saw Terry Fator’s Christmas show last December.

“KA” by Cirque du Soleil: “KA” is my husband’s favorite Cirque du Soleil show. Its main feature is a rotating stage and a more defined plot than other Cirque shows. It has less acrobatics than other Cirque shows, focusing more on martial arts. I thought it was interesting, but Chris really loved it.

Jersey Boys: My only hesitation in putting Jersey Boys on this list is that it’s not exclusively a Vegas show. Jersey Boys tells the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. I honestly had no idea what they sang until I went to the show and recognized almost all the songs. It was a fun show, and I really enjoyed the plot. I would happily go see Jersey Boys again.

I have seen quite a few other shows in Vegas so if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me! 


  1. I've been to Vegas a few times, but never been to any of these shows. They all sound fabulous.

  2. The one time I was in Vegas I didn't get to attend any shows, but O is the one I must see next time I'm there!! I've seen Jersey Boys twice and I'd see it a third time too - love it!

  3. Good to know! I went to Vegas for the first time earlier this year and managed to see not 1 show!

  4. I have never seen O- I don't think it was on when we went, but I did see Zumanity (pretty good, not amazing), Absinthe (hilarious but not for the easily offended, and also visually entertaining like Cirque) and Jersey Boys was also a huge favourite. We loved it!

  5. I LOVE Cirque du Soleil shows! I actually just saw Varekai when it came through NYC last month. I haven't been in Vegas since I was 9 (way overdue!), but when I do go back I plan on seeing O. I didn't know it had water in it- that's awesome!

  6. I was just in Vegas last week. We didn't end up going to any shows, partly because we didn't know what to see. But I think another trip is in order! (It's only a 4 hour drive from my house...)

  7. I've been to Vegas a few times and love it. I really enjoyed the Beatles Love show. I'm sure that we will make it back there again some time and I hope to see another show. Thanks for sharing your reviews! :-)

    1. I saw Love a few years ago and thought it was neat but a bit confusing (I think I didn't get some of the references). :)

  8. This is a very useful post for me right now, I'm in the process of trying to decide which Vegas shows we need to see! There's just so much choice!!

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