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:
- Jersey Boys – Website | Buy Tickets
- The Lion King – Website | Buy Tickets
- Phantom, The Las Vegas Spectacular – Website | Buy Tickets
Off-Broadway type shows:
- Blue Man Group – Website | Buy Tickets
- Menopause, the musical – Website | Buy Tickets
- Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding – Website | Buy Tickets
Cirque du Soleil productions:
- Ka – Website | Buy Tickets
- Mystere – Website | Buy Tickets
- LOVE – Website | Buy Tickets
- O – Website | Buy Tickets
- Zumanity – Website | Buy Tickets
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!