Other Shows, Las Vegas
"The Price is Right - Live" at Bally's Jubilee Theater. (Approx. $50 USD)
I thoroughly enjoyed myself. This stage production is so perfect that you might feel like you are actually watching a taping of the TV show and it is a true gameshow! It looked as though most people enjoyed attending the show, including people that paid to get in but didn't get to "Come on Down!". "TPIR-Live" is a lot of fun but it is not exactly like the TV version. The differences:
- HOST: Todd Newton who previously hosted "Whammy" and "Hollywood Showdown" on TV. He is a highly enjoyable and personable host. He very willingly posed for photos with audience members after the show.
- PRIZE AMOUNTS: Much lower at "TPIR - Live". I.e., the "big money spot" on Plinko is $500 (not $10,000). Most prizes that get you up on stage are $50 - $300. The prize for "Hole in One" was a washer-dryer (not a car).
- SELECTION OF CONTESTANTS: Randomly done (no "interviews-with-the-producers" like at CBS Studios). Also, every time a contestant wins the "bid" to go up on stage, the other contestants that did NOT win the bid are done! The non-winners sit back in the audience (with their prize T-Shirt). When the next prize comes up for bid, FOUR new contestants are called to "come on down". Many more people have a chance to be a contestant.
- THE BIG WHEEL: THREE contestants are called to "come on down" to spin the wheel (not the previous winners"). $250 for getting closest to $1, $350 if you get $1 (exact) in one spin or a combination of two spins, and $1000 for getting $1 on the bonus spin.
- SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN: TWO contestants are called to "come on down" to bid in the Showcase Showdown (not the previous winners). ONE Showcase is presented and both contestants bid on that same Showcase. Whoever bids closest without going over gets a PART of the showcase (i.e. a cruise) and if they bid within $100 of the actual price, they get the entire showcase (i.e. the cruise + A CAR).
See website below for complete information about dates, times, and prices.
Dress Code: Like most of Vegas, there is absolutely NO dress code that I am aware of.
Try the 2 for 1 ticket offices in Las Vegas. One is at the Coca Cola store at mid strip. Also, you will find one on Fremont downtown. I got 2 for 1 tickets for Folies Bergere at the Tropicana, and Riviera's Crazy Girls.
Dress Code: As far as I could see, there are no dress codes to the shows there. Just the nightclubs.
Delightfully tacky, yet genuine. Live blues music every night. Best live music in Las Vegas & 1 of 12 best bars, USA by AOL, 2nd year in a row. So unpretentious, unlike many billion dollar venues, you can't beat it with a stick.
If uptight, be advised, this place is not for you. All others welcome. You'll see tourists & locals of every description. And the heat kicks up at 10 PM with live blues music, cheap drinks & amiable folks. This is casual, people.
Motto: Peace Love & Blues
Resort destinations sure, but this is one place you'll remember afterwards. And it was your cheapest night out.
Dress Code: Popular with bikers among others, no club/gang colors allowed inside. Nearly anything else OK.
La Femme is located at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.
Direct from the one of the hottest nightspots in the world, the original Crazy Horse in Paris, comes La Femme (pronounced "La Fahm"). A first for American audiences - and Las Vegas - La Femme celebrates the artistry of the nude. Beautiful women, breathtaking choreography, stunning light displays, and film combine to invent and re-invent the female form as art.
All 12 of the international collection of dancers performed with the original Crazy Horse dance troupe. Trained in ballet, all the dancers are perfectly integrated into the full choreography of the piece, creating the most stunning possible visual effect through their movement and bodies. The effect is awe-inspiring. (taken from MGM website)
Dress Code: Business casual attire required. (no t-shirts, tank tops, hats, baggy jeans or tennis shoes)
ZUMANITY ™ is a show for lovers, would-be lovers, and anyone whose imagination has ever been sparked by the idea of love. The international cast, consisting of 50 eclectic and flirtatious performers and musicians, will reach out to take the audience on a 90-minute encounter, awakening most primal urges to a new form of eroticism blending movement, style, acrobatics, uninhibited costumes and beautiful bodies with the sensual caress of the human voice and insistent pulse of exotic rhythms. (taken from NY NY web page)
**Attendees of the show must be 18 years of age or older**
Dress Code: Its an evening show, however we saw everything in dress from jeans and sneakers to formal attire.
Jubilee is the longest running showgirl show in Las Vegas. We had seats on the front row. It was a great show, over the top and pure Vegas. Afterwards, we actually had feathers from the showgirls outfits on our table. I kept one for my scrapbook! Although we didn't do it, you can pay to take the backstage tour of the theatre. Since I work in a theatre, it just sounded like work.
It is a topless show, so children are not allowed in. Drink service was slow and we ended up heading to the bar ourselves.
The costumes and headpieces were so ornate, and that's the lasting memory I have of Jubilee.
Dress Code: We saw all sorts of clothes, but most people were dressed for a nice evening out on the town.
Last year we were stunned by Ô by Cirque du Soleil...this year we were gobsmacked by Ka by Cirque du Soleil.
When you very first enter this amazing theatre especially designed for this show in the MGM Hotel, you straight away feel as if you are part of the action. Tall turrets, walkways, bridges, surround the seating area and even before the show begins, so much is taking place above and around you that you dont know where to look next!
The show itself is beyond belief. How do humans do those things...its against the Laws of Gravity! The stage is virtually vertical most of the time...lots of action carried out without safety harnesses...amazing backdrops. It really cannot be described other than to say go see it and be shocked by the sheer brilliance of costume ,dance and aerial wizardry.
One comment I feel I must make is on the honesty of the staff in the theatre and its bar. My sister went to buy drinks for us to have during the show. Unfortunately she left the family wallet with approx $500 on the bar. She realised this when she got back to the seat and went running back immediately but we were all pretty certain that it would have gone. NO..the barman handed it over as soon as she asked...intact not a dime missing. Thank you staff at MGM.
Children under 5 are not permitted in this theatre and under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Dress Code: Casual but not vests and shorts...this is a theatre.
Another great show. Tom puts out 150% + in his concert. His voice is still perfect, not aged. He dances and moves with his songs which is very entertaining.
Dress Code: We saw very dressed up people down to shorts and tops.
If you like good looking men with superior bodies who know how to dance. This is the place to check out. It's not as cheese as some may think of a 'male dancers show', it's actually quite entertaining. I would recommend paying a little extra for the VIP seats.
Dress Code: Dress to impress
"A celebration of the antistry of the nude".
La Femme set on the premises of MGM Grand, is in a showroom designed to match nearly every inch of the orogonal Crazy House Theatre.
Nightly live at La Femme Theatre.
"La Femme" uses a combination of light effects, film, and projections to create dramatic effects: some subtle, some humorous and all sensual.
Have to visit this show.
Dress Code: Nice
Las Vegas is full of entertainment activities to anyones taste....If you want a good discount for your show there is an office on the strip marked by a giant Coca Cola Bottle.....and you will get 25% discount for the show....the only snag is that you have to line up in the quey after 2.00pm at the same day of the show.....
Dress Code: The dress for shows is smart casual.
While in Vegas we wanted to see a "real" Las Vegas show, Feathers, Rhinestones, Glitz and Glamour.
The second longest running show in Vegas 'Jubilee' at Ballys is a reminder of a time when the showgirls ruled the srtip and lavish song and dance production numbers ruled the stage.
What we got was very different, this show is so out of date, the showsgirls, out of step, out of tune and anorexic, they were the skinnest bunch of girls I have ever seen.
Don't waste your money on this Dinosaur
Approx cost $45.00 per person
Dress Code: Sat -Thurs 7.30pm and 10.30pm
Both shows are topless, no-one under 18 will be admitted. ID is needed if age is in question
Rita Rudner calls her comedy an integration of punch lines, absurdist humour and observational humour, a show for any age group because she uses no swear words in her act.
Very funny Lady - well worth seeing
Show times are Tues - Fri at 8pm
saturdays at 4pm and 8pm
Dress Code: dress smart - casual
If the typical Las Vegas magic show sounds pretty lame, then try the alternative style of comedian/magician "The Amazing Jonathan". Jonathan, who has performed on HBO, Comedy Central, and all the late nite talks shows, is currently doing his outrageous act at the Riviera six nights a week at 10 pm.
Jonathan's humor is out there - so if you can't appreciate excessive profanity, drug humor, sexual deviancy, violence directed at his assistant "Psychic Tanya", or general mayhem - then go see Ron Lucas's ventriloquist act instead. If this sounds like your idea of fun, though, Jonathan will not dissapoint. If your "lucky" enough to be chosen as a volunteer from the audience be preapared for about forty minutes of verbal abuse!
Jonathan will gladly autograph his books and DVDs after the show - you will want to get some. I took three people who had never heard of Jonathan to his show and all were converted after his hilarious set.
Dress Code: Vegas casual.
Vegas is known for, among other things, the shows put on in the hotels. There are live performances by famous singers and comedians, variety and impersonation shows, acrobatics and dance such as Cirque du Soleil's O and other more "adult" themed performances. But seeing a show is part of the true Vegas experience.