By Heather Turk
There’s arguably no better place to enjoy dinner and a show than the Entertainment Capital of the World. In fact, there are a few productions in Las Vegas that combine the fabulous fare and exciting entertainment into one unforgettable dinner theater experience.
“ISLAND HEAT VARIETY SHOW” INSIDE KAHUNAVILLE AT TREASURE ISLAND
A celebration of the islands, this high-energy production features a talented cast of exotic performers who transport guests from the desert to the tropics as they sing and dance along to a mix of Hawaiian music and pop favorites (think Gloria Estefan and Ricky Martin). Not your traditional luau, there’s hula dancing, drumming, slap dancing, comedy—even an Elvis Presley tribute artist! Guests can watch the production by itself or while savoring authentic Hawaiian cuisine, with flavorful entrée options that include the Teriyaki Flank Steak and Pina Colada Chicken. islandheatdinnershow.com
“MARRIAGE CAN BE MURDER” AT THE D LAS VEGAS
Las Vegas’ longest-running dinner theater production, this hilarious whodunit has ticket holders guessing to the very end. With actors planted among the audience, guests never know if the people sitting at their table are actual tourists or part of the cast—especially since cast members change every three months! Guests feast upon a mouthwatering three-course meal, including their choice of chicken Marsala (“Foul Play”), beef brisket (“Dead Meat”) or pasta primavera (“Meatless Mayhem”) for the entrée, while people drop like flies around them. Just be careful not to laugh too hard at the show’s quick-witted hostess and deadpan lieutenant while you’re eating—you wouldn’t want to choke on your dinner before solving the crime! marriagecanbemurder.com
“TONY N’ TINA’S WEDDING” AT BALLY’S LAS VEGAS
It’s every bride and groom’s worst nightmare—feuding families, a priest who’s drunk, the bride’s ex-boyfriend showing up to the ceremony—but this interactive dinner show turns someone else’s nutty nuptials into a sidesplitting evening ticket holders won’t soon forget. Audience members serve as wedding guests during the comical production, acting like distant relatives as they chat and dance with the cast. Since you never know who you might be seated next to—the pregnant maid of honor, the bride’s flamboyant brother—each ticket holder is guaranteed a different experience. Guests also enjoy a delicious dinner, complete with salad, wedding cake and a buffet of Italian favorites such as chicken Parmesan and baked ziti, during the crazy ceremony. caesars.com/ballys-las-vegas