In the study of philosophy, it is generally the belief that art is subjective, and so the saying goes, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder". As such, a very complex and personal argument could be had about what the best shows in Las Vegas are. After all, people have different tastes, and there is quite a wide range of Las Vegas shows to choose from. Each show being an artistic example, if you went to see every one of them, you would no doubt have your favorites. In terms of popularity, the measuring stick for success is easy to gauge. The more tickets sold, the more popular the show. Every year, there are a handful or two of shows that sell out more than the others, although the others may not be too far behind. The Las Vegas shows continue to grow in popularity on a whole and seeing a Vegas show is as popular a Las Vegas activity as it ever was. The following is a brief offering of what the best rated Vegas shows are. These shows often sell out, so it's a good idea to buy your tickets in advance.
The Las Vegas shows come in many categories, ranging from adult shows to headliners and magic shows. Some of the top names in the entertainment business have regular shows in Las Vegas, meaning you can see that comedian or singer that you always wanted to, but never had the chance. Among the reigning genres of Las Vegas shows are the production shows, which are plentiful and give audience members a lot of pizazz and bang for their buck. The Cirque du Soleil shows are big hits in Vegas, and there are currently five of them, with the Cirque du Soleil Elvis show soon to make it six. Two of the Cirque du Soleil shows that have been recent picks for best Las Vegas show in the production show category are "Mystere" and "O". Mystere, which plays at Treasure Island, was the first installment of the Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil shows and has been a perennial favorite ever since. O, which you can see at the Bellagio, is an innovative show featuring performances both in and out of the water.
Continuing on with the best shows in Las Vegas in the production category, a surefire hit is the "Blue Man Group" at the Venetian. The Blue Man Group has gained international acclaim, and their percussion-oriented show is high on excitement and energy. The Blue Man Group plays at a custom-built theater, and the show is considered by many a "must-see". Another best Las Vegas show that you might not want to miss is "Mamma Mia" at Mandalay Bay. This good time musical production has sold over 1 million tickets since opening in 2003. The story of the show is told through the use of 22 of ABBA songs from the '70's and '80's, and the result is a fun, musical adventure that will have you tapping your feet. Other production shows that are among the best rated Vegas shows include "Le Reve", "Phantom", "The Producers", "Stomp Out Loud", and the increasingly popular "Price Is Right", where audience members can win big. As for the Vegas comedy shows, "The Mac King Comedy Show" at Harrah's is appropriate for all ages, and also at Harrah's, Rita Rudner is a Vegas favorite for humor. Carrot Top continues to sell out shows at the Luxor, bringing his trunk of gadgets and his energetic plays on celebrities and pop culture.
If it is something more risque that you are after, two of the best rated Vegas shows featuring Las Vegas Show Girls are "Folies Bergere. Folies Bergere is nothing less than the longest-running stage show in the country, and has been entertaining visitors at the Tropicana Resort since 1959. Though it has been updated over the years, the show still retains popular numbers, like the signature Can-Can.
When it comes to Las Vegas concerts and featured headliners, some of the most successful and renowned artists of our time have ongoing gigs in Vegas. Celine Dion has been replaced at Caesar's with a headliner worthy enough of picking up where she leaves off. Going to see Celine Dion ensures a great show, and her performances are bound to fill the seats. At the Paris Hotel & Casino, Barry Manilow will be giving Celine a run for her money. With his charisma, his dynamic personality, and of course his music, Manilow is the consummate performer. Of course, the magic shows in Las Vegas deserve mention. Among the best Las Vegas show choices for tricks and slight of hand is the Lance Burton show at the Monte Carlo. And, the comedic genius of Penn and Teller is not to be missed at the Rio if you want to see one of the best magic duos to ever hit the stage.