Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino
3667 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Vegas The Show at Planet Hollywood
Vegas the Show is a trip down memory lane—Vegas-style. This Las Vegas production show is all about the history of the city, and the ups and downs that have gone into creating the identity of the most famous party destination on the globe. Sin City is shown in all its glory through the ages, from the 1940s to the 1980s. Vegas the Show begins with a dark stage and an old, black janitor with a broom reminiscing about the days gone by. The stage then bursts into color, and viewers are taken in a flash back to the 1940s, where they will find Las Vegas showgirls, aspiring young actors, and the headline stars of the era which saw the city rise to huge heights. Post-war optimism and hope turn over into the prosperity of the 1950s, where Las Vegas nightlife and decadence really came into its own. Vegas the Show hurtles viewers through the decades, with great dancing and singing ensembles, and impersonations of the large cast of stars down the ages. Las Vegas impersonators are famous for their flair and accuracy, and this show takes the cream of the crop, to give you a taste of watching the old greats, such as Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, and Marilyn Monroe.
If you're going to see one Las Vegas production show, it would be wise to see Vegas the Show to capture the spirit of the city in one evening. While the dialogue may leave something to be desired, the show is more about action than talk. The venue for the show, Planet Hollywood, is perfect for helping to create the excitement of Vegas, and pay homage to its past. Audiences at Vegas the Show Planet Hollywood can enjoy the stage spectacular, and then enjoy the hotel and casino that takes its cues from the stars. Some of the great historical events in Las Vegas's past happened inside the walls of the hotel itself, such as Elvis and Priscilla Presley's wedding. Many of the thousands who come to see Vegas the Show Planet Hollywood spend some time before or after at the hotel, whether they choose to play at the impressive casino, cruise the Hollywood shopping area named Miracle Mile Shops or eat at the renowned Planet Hollywood Restaurant. The show runs nightly from Monday through Saturday.
Vegas the Show is billed as the official show of Las Vegas. That's a big claim for a show that only opened on the Strip in June of 2010. It is running in competition with other shows that seek to recreate the golden era of Las Vegas, including the Sandy Hackett Rat Pack Show, and its impersonators have some fearsome rivals in Las Vegas legends such as Greg London and Gordie Brown. The show had a rocky beginning, as its first showings ran significantly overtime. In fact, every member of the audience was given a glass of champagne and a free ticket to come see the show at a later date, to apologiae. But after that first week, Vegas the Show Planet Hollywood got its act together. The Saxe Theatre, inside the Miracle Mile Shops at the Planet Hollywood resort, is one of the newest theaters in Las Vegas, so the opening of a Las Vegas production show there was always going to draw the crowds. Today, the show's award-winning cast and big band orchestra are getting rave revues, and Vegas the Show Planet Hollywood looks set for a long and successful run.