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Las Vegas is full of entertainment including long-running shows, Broadway musicals such as the Lion King, plus the various Cirque de Soleil shows at major hotels, and the Colloseum at Caesar's Palace currently starring Cher and Jerry Seinfeld. The variety of entertainment is staggering, from magic shows to top Country artists and leading rock bands.

Look here for upcoming concerts and other stage shows around Las Vegas. This is a selection of the leading venues and outstanding acts now performing in Vegas.

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Cirque de Soleil

Mystere - at Treasure Island
The classic Cirque de Soleil show in las Vegas continues to thrill visitors with its high acrobatics, and unique Cirque acts. many eviewers say that this is still the best of the growing number of "Cirque" shows in Las Vegas.
O - at Bellagio
The show uses water as its focus. It's an acquatic marvel with an inernational cast of syncronized swimmers, acrobats, divers and aeralists performing in, on and abiove the water.
Love - at The Mirage
THE musical history and legacy of The Beatles is presented through original recordings, and additional material produced by George Martin. Paul Mccartney and Ringo Starr took part in the production. 60 international artists provide thrilling aerial acrobatics, strange dramatic tableaus as only the Beatles imagined it, and wonderful sound and visual effects.

Zumanity - at New York New York
This show, exhibits the very sensual side of Cirque du Soleil. The show is erotic, unlike traditional Cirque productions, and features outrageous humor,music, dance, and acrobatics in a cabaret setting. For adults.

Zarkana - at Aria Resort & Casino
Now running at the Aria at the City Center complex, this spectacular show spent two cummers at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The huge set is a good fit at the Aria and while the show's language in New York was English, here it's in the Cirque's patented nonsense lingo. The plot involves a wandering musician, Zark, whose magic doesn't work after he loses his magical powers. The music was written by Australian rock composer Nick Littlemore.

KA - At MGM Grand
A colorful fantasy, this show offers a story of heroic twins who start out on an adventure to fulfill their destinies. The show features 80 artists from around the world, with acrobatic feats, Capoeira dance and martial arts.

Barry Manilow

at Paris Las Vegas
This show -- a powerful production full of musical magic -- plays in the intimate 1,500 seat Paris Théâtre, where you'll hear among many songs Manilow classics like Copacabana, Mandy, and Can't Smile Without You. The singer/composer is at Paris for a two-year residency on selected Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Special weekly Platinum Experience tickets combine front-row seats, pre-show Champagne reception, a meet & greet, a photo with Barry Manilow and an autographed show program.

Caesar's Palace Colosseum Shows

The 4,296-seat entertainment venue on the Las Vegas Strip was originally built for Celine Dion's three-year run with "A New Day" (she's now back for another run). The theater cost $95 million and is a spectacular setting for other outstanding performers, including Cher, Jeff Dunham, and Jerry Seinfeld.


at Bally's Las Vegas
For those who have never seen the traditional Las Vegas revue extravaganza, this is the last remaining showgirl revue on the Vegas strip, having been here for 28 years. And it is a spectacular show staged by long-time producer Donn Arden, with a full two hours of non-stop music, dancing, different variety acts, and lots and lots of topless showgirls and male dancers. The sets are quite elaborate and we recently saw the sinking of the Titanic -- the ship sinking through the stage floor with dramatic lighting and visual effects. The finale, starting with a fan dance and ending with something like 100 dancers (50 topless) on a very wide and deep stage with stairs rising to the heavens, is a sight indeed. The music -- from the 30s and 40s was nostalgic and appropriate.

The Lion King

at Mandalay Bay
The amazing visuals in this show, including the renowned costumes and masks, provide the heart of this rich musical production -- performed around the world and now in a long run at Mandalay Bay on the Vegas Strip. the original film of The Lion King is the winner of more than 70 major awards worldwide, including the Tony Award® for Best Musical, and the Grammy® for Best Musical Show Album.
Performance Times:
Monday - Thursday at 7:30pm -- Saturday & Sunday at 4:00pm and 8:00pm

Blue Man Group

at The Venetian
Time Magazine ccalled it "a sensation." We call it outragious, supremely creative, and vary very funny. The show is quite impossible to describe. It's percussion, dancing, loud noise, and supremely entertaining. Dinner and Show Packages are available.

Jersey Boys

at Paris Las Vegas
This blockbuster musical from Broadway celebrates the history and music of the super group Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. It's the story of a 40-year friendship: ordinary New Jersey kids working their way to the heights of stardom that resulted in such hit songs as "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," "My Eyes Adored You." The show plays in the Paris Theatre on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday at 7 p.m. and Tuesday and Saturday at 67:30 and 9:30 p.m.

Phantom of the Opera

at The Venetian
"Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular" is in its sixth year on the Las Vegas Strip. It runs through September 2, 2012. This lavish production was named the “#1 show in Las Vegas” by the Las Vegas Review Journal. The theatre is transformed into the storied Paris Opera House with spectacular sets, spectacular illusions including the impressive chandelier experience. This 95-minute show is a new production that includes all of the songs from the original broadway version.

Terry Fator - Ventriloquism In Concert

at The Mirage
The now-famous performer who provides singing impressions through dummies was the first winner of America's Got Talent, and instantly became a long-term favorite in Las Vegas. His popular show leaves audiences stunned by his skill and singing ability. With a live band, Fator presents his own crazy characters, along with impersonations of top stars such as Garth Brooks, Elvis Presley, Cher and many more. Childfen under 5 are not permitted in the theater
Show Times: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show at 7:30 p.m.

Le Reve

at Wynn
With a cast of 85 artists, including acrobats and dancers, this show is reminiscent of Cirque shows, and is tailored for Wynn's visitors with provocative choreoraphy, live music and an all-over theme of fantasy. It's performed in a quite intimate water theater. with lots of special effects, flying bodies, and athletic performances. Shows on Friday through Tuesday, at 7 and 9:030 p.m. Dark Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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