Now That’s Entertainment!

Everyone needs a little relief after a hard day on the show floor. While in
Vegas, relieve a little show tension and stress with one of the many
entertainment opportunities on The Strip. In between hectic days on the show
floor and evening trade events, find some time to enjoy the abundance of
non-work related events. Last week, we reviewed the Treasure Island Cirque Du
Soleil show Mystère.
For this edition of JCK’s Countdown to Vegas, we focus on bringing you a
selection of concerts and musicals to choose from. Tickets are going fast for
these events! Listed below are the dates which are still available. Also,
please see
for more details, tickets, and package deals.

Viva ELVIS Cirque du Soleil

Elvis lives! Graceland may be home to his shrine but it’s Las Vegas that pays homage to the spirit of
Elvis the entertainer. Cirque du Soleil presents Viva Elvis, a show that
celebrates the life and music of The King through a blend of dance, acrobatics,
live music and video clips.

Time: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Fri. – Tue.
Ticket price: $116.40 Category 4; $145.00 Category 3; $172.50 Category 2
Location: Viva ELVIS Theater
Contact info: 877-LAS-VEGAS

Barbra & Frank: The Concert That Never Was

In a fantastic night of musically imagining what might have been, Barbra
Streisand and Frank Sinatra go toe-to-toe with all their hits. Tribute artists
Sharon Owens and Sebastian Anzaldo impersonate the legendary personalities in
sound and spirit.

Dates: Sunday, June 6; Monday, June 7
Time: 7 p.m.
Ticket prices: $69.95 GA
Location: Le Bistro Theatre; Riviera;
2901 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Contact info: 888-LAS VEGAS

Barry Manilow presents ULTIMATE MANILOW: The Hits at the Las Vegas Hilton.

He performs his hits “Daybreak,” “Bandstand Boogie,”
“I Write the Songs,” “It’s a Miracle” and “Somewhere
down the Road,” along with his tribute to The Strip, “Here’s to Las Vegas.”

Not Showing: Monday – Thursday. Also: June 7 – July 1
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Ticket prices: $95.00 Category 4: Rear Orchestra Seating; $125.00 Category 3:
Side & Standard View Seating; $175.00 Category 2: Seats in 2nd Best Viewing
Area; $250.00 Category 1: Seats in Best Viewing Area
Location: Paris Las Vegas
Contact info: 866-LAS VEGAS

Blue Man Group hits the strip in their unique and colorful
manner, with a particular penchant for PVC. Unless you’ve seen them before, the
show is probably like nothing you’ve ever seen.

Dates: Friday, June 4-Monday, June 7
Time: 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. nightly
Ticket prices: $101.85 Red Zone & Poncho B; $142.00 Blue Zone & Poncho
$202.50 VIP Package
Location: Venetian
Contact info: 866-80-SHOWS

Criss Angel Believe and Cirque du Soleil take audiences on a
mystifying journey that defies reality with illusions and a troupe of

Date: Friday, June 4-Saturday, June 5
Time: 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Ticket prices: $72.40 and up
Showing: Ongoing
Location: Luxor
Contact info: 888-LAS VEGAS

Disney’s The Lion King

The roar of the lions…the smell of the crowd-it’s all here at Disney’s
enchanting spectacle! Adapted from the popular animated movie, Disney’s The
Lion King is a visually-stunning masterpiece that takes audiences on a
spectacular journey through the African pridelands and into the life of a young
lion, Simba.

Location: THEhotel at Mandalay
Showing: Ongoing
Not Showing: Fridays.
Ticket prices: $66.00 and up
Contact info: 866-80-SHOWS

Donny & Marie at the Flamingo-she’s still a little bit
country; he’s still a little bit rock and roll-the famous brother and sister
come together once again at the Flamingo for a night of wholesome fun,
nostalgia and of course, their greatest hits.

Dates: Friday, Saturday
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Flamingo
Ticket prices: $103.57 Balcony Seating; $118.97 Main Floor Seating; $136.57
Golden Circle Seating; $285.07 VIP
Contact info: 866-80-SHOWS

Jersey Boys is the acclaimed Broadway hit that follows the
lives of Frankie Valli, Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi and Bob Gaudio and their epic
rise to fame as The Four Seasons. Although their voices sang in perfect
harmony, each of these Jersey boys have a very
different perspective when it comes to telling their version of the story.

Showing: Ongoing
Not Showing: Wednesdays
Prices: $73.10 Mezzanine Seating; $117.10 Rear Orchestra Seating; $161.10 Front
Orchestra & Loge Seating; $260.10 VIP Package Seating
Location: Palazzo
Contact info: 888-LAS VEGAS

Legends In Concert is the second longest-running show in Las Vegas (over 25
years!). On any given night, tribute artists may embody the countrified soul of
Dolly Parton, the mellow funk of Barry White, or Madonna’s sexy strut. And at
Harrah’s at least, Elvis has not left the building.

Dates: Not showing Saturdays
Time: 6:30 p.m.; 7:30 p.m.; 10:00 p.m.
Ticket prices: $48.00 General Admission; $58.00 VIP Seating; $60.28 General
Admission: Includes 1 Buffet; $70.28 VIP Seating: Includes 1 Buffet
Location: Harrah’s
Contact info: 866-80-SHOWS

All you need is…LOVE Cirque du Soleil, a show that’s a
psychedelic mix of acrobatics, dance and visual effects, to the tunes of The
Beatles. This magical mystery tour takes audiences through the hot topics of
the ‘60s including the history of The Beatles, told in almost 30 of their

Showing: Ongoing
Not Showing: Tuesday and Wednesday
Ticket prices: $150.50 and up
Location: Mirage
Contact info: 866-80-SHOWS

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s s smash hit Phantom of the Opera gets
a makeover with Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular. $40 million went into the
custom-built theater designed to resemble Opera Garnier in Paris. The show has been cut down to about 90
minutes but the famous songs from the haunting musical remain intact.
Showing: Ongoing

Not showing: Sundays
Ticket prices: $78.50 Parterre; $111.50 Mezzanine; $145.50 Orchestra and Ticket
Upgrade Special; $174.50 Golden Circle; $253.30 Exclusive VIP
Location: Phantom Theatre; Venetian; 3355
S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Contact info: 888-LAS VEGAS

The Rat Pack Is Back

Relive the good ole days with Frank and Dino and the gang in a show that
features all your crooning favorites such as “That’s Amore” and
“Fly Me to the Moon”.

Showing: Daily
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices: $55.00 General Admission; $69.00 GA and Dinner Package; $71.75
VIP; $85.50 VIP and Dinner Package
Location: Plaza
Contact info: 888-LAS VEGAS

For a critically praised dinner-comedy show, go to the Rio for Tony
‘n’ Tina’s Wedding
– From the start of the hilarious faux wedding
ceremony to the end of a night of dinner and dancing, audience members
participate and party right along side the bride, groom and wedding party.
There will be a full Italian dinner, champagne toast and wedding cake. This
event is suitable for the whole family, especially for couples, and is great
for groups.

Dates: Ongoing
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices: $89.99 GA and Ticket Upgrade Special; $139.99 VIP Package
Location: Planet Hollywood
Contact info: 888-LAS VEGAS

Vegas Mob Tour

Get on the bus y’all and discover Sin
City’s torrid involvement with the
Mob-all during a two-and-a- half-hour tour that uncovers the seedy underbelly
of Las Vegas.

Showing: Ongoing
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Ticket price: $66.25 GA
Location: Royal Resorts Hotel
Contact info: 888-LAS VEGAS

Zumanity, The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil The exotic
phenomenon has taken an erotic turn, exploring various aspects of sensuality
(often humorously) in the course of the 90 minute show. The mind-bending feats
of human strength, grace and agility remain well intact, just a little sexier!

Dates: Not showing Monday and Thursday
Time: 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Friday – Sunday.
Ticket price: $83.40 and up
Location: Zumanity Theatre; New York – New York; 3790 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Contact info: 888-LAS VEGAS