A trip to Las Vegas means a lot of things. Casinos, nightclubs, restaurants, and tons more. But a true Sin City experience usually includes at least one show.
Unfortunately, the pandemic has put the brakes on entertainment in Las Vegas. But that’s starting to change. Stage productions are slowly reopening on the Strip with social distancing protocols in place. Consider it a good start. Here are the Las Vegas shows you can buy tickets for right now.
Piff the Magic Dragon
There’s no one in Las Vegas quite like Piff the Magic Dragon, who’s now performing in the main showroom at the Flamingo, giving the audience plenty of room to space out. The performer who proudly calls himself the “loser” of America’s Got Talent combines magic tricks, dry wit and a cute chihuahua into a fun, easy show that everyone seems to love.
Another show at the Flamingo — but these ones for adults only. The topless revue features beautiful women dancing and lip-syncing to songs in a series of skits while adding a spicy touch to any Las Vegas vacation. X Burlesque is currently operating under the “Private Edition” tag with limited, exclusive seating in which couples can enjoy a bottle of champagne, a poster, and a post-show Q&A with the cast.
The sister show to X Burlesque is another wild and rowdy topless revue, but with country music front and center in every performance. If you prefer girls in Daisy Duke shorts and cowgirl hats, this is your show. Country fans will have a blast watching on-stage scenes and dance moves while music from their favorite chart-topping artists is heard in the background. Performances run regularly at Harrah’s.
Extravaganza — The Vegas Spectacular
If you’re looking for a classic, old-school Vegas show, this is it. Extravaganza — The Vegas Spectacular performs at Bally’s in the former home of the long-running showgirl showcase Jubilee. The variety show packs a lot into one evening, from dancers and acrobats to comedians and of course, showgirls. There’s even a stunt involving motorcycles.
Ready for a different kind of comedy show? Tape Face (the alter ego of New Zealand performer Sam Wills) mixes mime routines with props, music and special effects for a show that’s quirky and weird, but a lot of fun for all ages. You’ll be amazed at the creativity involved and quickly see why Tape Face made it to the finals of America’s Got Talent.
The most successful illusionist of all time has made the Statue of Liberty vanish, teleported through the Great Wall of China and made an airplane disappear. David Copperfield recreates the latter stunt at his long-running show at the MGM Grand inside his self-titled theater. Much of the charm isn’t from the magic, but the personality and humor that’s on full display during each performance. Shows resume February 15.
Everybody says the same thing about Carrot Top: they loved the show way more than they expected to. The prop comic who made a name for himself on the Tonight Show and other talk show appearances has been a huge hit at the Luxor for 15 years now. If you want a fun show full of big laughs, you’ve come to the right place. Shows resume February 15.
Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club
Comedy clubs were among the first forms of entertainment to reopen following the shutdown and Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club is one of the very best on the Strip. Located in the downstairs Underground of the MGM Grand, the venue is designed to maximize laughs. It’s just the right size and the ceiling is just the right height. Garrett himself isn’t currently making appearances, but you’ll still see some of the hottest up-and-coming comedians in the country.
Add a little sizzle to date night with Fantasy at the Luxor. The topless revue is the only one in Vegas that features live singing. The rotating cast of performers combines class and style with sex appeal. At 20 years and counting, Fantasy is now the longest-running topless show on the Strip. Shows resume February 15.
The Jabbawockeez are about the mystery as much as talent. The San Diego dance troupe remains masked for the entire show, allowing their moves to be the focal point of every performance. After making an impression in television and touring the world, the Jabbawockeez are now the stars of their own production at the MGM Grand. The ingenuity of the staging and choreography keeps audiences captivated from beginning to end. Shows resume February 15.
Thunder From Down Under
Here’s one for the ladies. The all-male revue is the ultimate party destination for bachelorette parties, combining thick Australian accents with washboard abs in a show that brings the heat — and a little cheeky humor. Hard to believe, but Thunder From Down Under has been a staple at the Excalibur for 20 years now.
The Australian Bee Gees
This show is much more than a tribute act. The Australian Bee Gees recreate the look and persona of Barry, Robin, and Maurice with a crowd-pleasing show that covers all eras, from the intimate balladry of “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” to the disco energy of “Staying Alive.” Be ready to be impressed — and be ready to dance. Shows resume February 15.