Although several stellar productions took their final bow in 2016, the Las Vegas Strip welcomed a few excellent shows last year, too. From a dazzling cabaret production that intertwines three tragic love stories to the latest—and greatest—show from one of the world’s most iconic magicians, here’s a look at three new shows that are a worthy addition to the Entertainment Capital of the World.
BAZ – STAR CROSSED LOVE
Following a limited engagement inside LIGHT Nightclub at Mandalay Bay in 2015, this stunning cabaret show moved into its new home at The Palazzo last July. A high-energy movie-music mash-up, the production brings to life three of famed film visionary Baz Luhrmann’s most beloved movies (Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge! and The Great Gatsby) like never before thanks to a reimagined storyline tying the production numbers together. Featuring magnificent costumes and rousing renditions of signature soundtrack numbers—think “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)” from The Great Gatsby—by some of the most talented performers in Las Vegas, audiences are sure to be in awe of the production. It’s truly unlike anything else staged on the Strip! palazzo.com/entertainment/baz.html
CRISS ANGEL MINDFREAK LIVE!
Featuring some of the most jaw-dropping illusions audiences will ever see performed live onstage, Criss Angel debuted his most spectacular show to date this past June at Luxor Hotel and Casino. Showcasing the superstar magician at his best, “MINDFREAK® LIVE!” will leave ticket holders scratching their heads wondering just how Angel does each groundbreaking illusion. Whether he’s performing a coin trick in the audience or sawing a woman in two with no cloths or boxes concealing her, Angel continues to make the impossible possible throughout the fast-paced production. By the time he does his show-stopping finale (which is undoubtedly one of the coolest illusions performed in Las Vegas), ticket holders will be in complete disbelief—and on their feet cheering for more! luxor.com/en/entertainment/criss-angel-mindfreak-live.html
TENORS OF ROCK
Las Vegas’ newest resident act, Tenors of Rock premiered at Harrah’s Las Vegas this past December. Backed by a full band and masterfully choreographed dancers, fans can see “The X Factor UK” finalists performing reimagined versions of some of music’s greatest sing-out-loud songs from the ’60s through present day. From “Livin’ on a Prayer” to “Back in Black,” guests are guaranteed a high-octane concert experience fueled by powerhouse vocals that they won’t soon forget. tenorsofrock.com
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