The Las Vegas Broadway Weekend

To the West Coast, New York City can be quite the journey! It usually takes most of the day (or night – if you take the red eye) to get there and then you have to deal with the 3-hour time difference. Though New York City is thrilling and one of my favorite cities, it can be altogether a bit exhausting.

Good thing there’s Broadway in Las Vegas! Hop on a plane and you’re there in an hour or so and you’re refreshed from the quick nap you’ve just taken. Over the last 5 or 6 years, Las Vegas has really amped up their “family-friendly” marketing and nothing is more family-friendly than the musicals, The Lion King or Phantom! Since then, Las Vegas has been host of several shows including the new Queen musical We Will Rock You, Abba’s hit-musical Mamma Mia and even the Sesame Street adult-style musical Avenue Q. Broadway is taking over Las Vegas one show at a time. (MORE PLEASE!)

Now, you’ve got to remember that it’s Las Vegas. The shows are a little shorter. (You don’t want to be spending the entire night at the theatre right?) And of course, they have a little more razzle dazzle than productions in New York City. It obviously goes a long with the overall Vegas-esque theme! But, I don’t mind. Bring it on!

Here’s a run-down of Las Vegas Theatre:

Broadway shows:

Off-Broadway type shows:

Cirque du Soleil productions:

For a full listing of everything, you can always check out Playbill.com.

This weekend, I’m going to have an epic Broadway-filled trip to Las Vegas. Instead of going to freezing New York, I decided it’s high time that I see The Lion King and Jersey Boys. I’ve never seen either of those shows on Broadway, so I’m looking forward to seeing them for the first time. Last June, I saw Phantom, The Las Vegas Spectacular and I was absolutely blown away. I can’t wait to see it again! It’s truly spectacular.

What’s your favorite part of Sin City? Though we do love the shopping, a little gambling and the rollercoasters, our favorite part is, of course, the theatre!

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One thought on “The Las Vegas Broadway Weekend

  1. If you’re interested in checking out the Las Vegas theatre scene, stop by http://www.curtaincallradio.com. It’s the only radio show in Las Vegas that specifically focuses on Community, College and High School theatre. You can hear archived shows on the site. The show plays on KSHP radio 1400 AM Las Vegas every Friday from 6-7pm. (You can hear the show live on http://www.kshp.com.) Hope to see you in the front row!
    -ERIK BALL

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