While Las Vegas is known for many of its shows and not all of them family friendly, it’s great to know that there are still a few shows going on that offer a little something for nearly every member of the family. Even some of us grown up viewers aren’t as interested in the shock value of many Vegas shows and prefer much tamer forms of entertainment when enjoying our downtime from work and responsibility.
If you never outgrew a love of magic or if you have children of your own that you are hoping to introduce to the wonderment that illusion can bring then Lance Burton, Master Magician has just the show for you to see. He performs at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas Tuesday through Saturday. After you’ve seen the show, be sure to enjoy the magic of the Monte Carlo.
David Copperfield is one of the most recognized names when it comes to magic and illusion. Your children will be delighted from the first act through the end of the show. This is one show that you won’t have to worry about sending negative messages to your children nor will you have to worry about being bored for the sake of your children with this show either. His show may ultimately be the start of something magical in your own children, you never know.
For a little more Xtreme Magic you should check out Dirk Arthur’s show at Tropicana. This show has no age restrictions. women, lavish dancers, Bengal tigers, a white tiger, and leopards. This show is a very exciting show that displays the art of illusion in a rather extreme form.
If you loved the Rat Pack, there is no show in Vegas you’d rather see than the Tribute to Frank, Sammy, Joey, and Dean, which shows at the Greek Isles Casino on Saturdays through Thursdays. This is the way to see the Rat Pack back in action and remember the great music and entertainment of days gone by. While this is a family friendly show, children must be over the age of five in order to attend.
If you are a product of the 70’s and remember ABBA and other musical experiences long gone by you’ll have a true appreciation for the magic of this love story that is built around the music of ABBA, which is playing at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas. You can see the show Sunday through Thursday at 7:30 and on Saturdays at 6:00 and 10:00 PM. This is another show that requires children be at least five years of age in order to attend.
Legends in Concert at the Imperial Palace offers a great night of entertainment with impersonators to the stars of today and days long past. This is not a lip-synching show but actual singer and dancers impersonating the best. Sit back, watch, be amazed, and see if you can tell the difference. This show is friendly to children age 2 and over and is a show that is generally very well enjoyed by children of this age. You can watch at 7:30 and 10:00 PM Monday through Saturday.
Treasure Island is offering the wonderful show of Mystere by Cirque du Soleil. This show has delighted audiences around the world and is sure to please even the most difficult to impress in your group. Watch as colors explode right before your eyes. This act consists of 72 dancers, singers, and acrobats along with a somewhat misguided clown. Enjoy this show with the family for a wonderful night of entertainment. This show plays Friday-Tuesday with shows at 7:30 and 10:30.
Caesar’s Palace presents Celine Dion to the delight of her fans everywhere. This show plays at 8:30 Tuesdays through Saturdays and is open to children and adults 5 years and older. This show is more than just an ordinary concert, it is a musical experience led by one of the best in the business. If you have the time, this is one show that absolutely should be on your itinerary.
The “Tournament of Kings” at the Excalibur is always a delight. The whole family can go and have a real medieval meal and eat it with no forks or spoons. Yes, they use their hands. Also, there is a jousting tournament to watch during dinner. Merlin even shows up for a sing along.
Penn and Teller make a great alternative to other shows. They have a shtick that has been perfected from about thirty years together. They also will sometimes let you in on how the tricks or done. They do tricks and other amazing feats with Teller usually being the guinea pig in Penn’s next outrageous idea.
At the Forum Shoppes at Caesar’s Palace, there are two animatronic living statue shows based on Roman mythology that go on every hour. These shows last for about half an hour and give you a chance to rest in between shopping and chasing the kids. The best part here is they’re free to the public.