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Variety shows: A little song, a little dance, and a lot of fun.

It can be argued (and no doubt, it has been) that Las Vegas perfected the variety show. A little song, a little dance, a little joke ... then, cue the juggler. Repeat as necessary. If that doesn't sound like the relentless charm of Vegas, we don't know what does. more...
Turns out, though, there are many predecessors. A little thing called Vaudeville, for one. Before that, traveling road shows and Victorian stage performers got into the act. But if Las Vegas didn't dream up the variety show, it surely perfected it.
Here, it was second nature to cater to the revolving door of visitors and their ever-changing tastes, not to mention their ever-shortening attention spans. Las Vegas entertainers picked up on that quickly.
Many Strip stalwarts honed their skills on the Vaudeville circuits of the early 20th century. They took their singing, dancing and comedy talents, learned night after night, town after town on the Vaudeville circuit and brought them to the Strip. Dean Martin, for one, always included comedy in his act. Bob Hope could always dance a lick. And younger performers, from Tony Orlando to Wayne Newton to Sonny & Cher to Donny & Marie, learned on their feet, incorporating the energy of variety shows into their acts. And eventually, even to their TV shows.
Today, you can still turn on the TV and catch versions of the classic variety show. (America's Got Talent and the rest still pull big ratings.) But the heart, soul and old soft-shoe of variety shows is, and always will be, in Las Vegas.
Up and down the Strip, there's magic, music, sketch comedy and dancing. And all we can say is, Viva Las Variety.
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Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group

Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino

Venue: Monte Carlo Theatre

Show Time: 7pm & 9:30pm

Age Restriction: None

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Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil

Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil

Aria at CityCenter

Venue: Aria Theatre

Show Time: 7pm & 9:30pm

Age Restriction: 5+; under 18 must be accompanied by adult

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VEGAS! THE SHOW

VEGAS! THE SHOW

Planet Hollywood

Venue: Saxe Theater

Show Time: 7pm & 9pm

Age Restriction: None

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Jabbawockeez

Jabbawockeez

Luxor

Venue: Jabbawockeez Theater

Show Time: Sun - Mon, Thu 7pm ; Fri - Sat 7pm & 9:30pm

Age Restriction: None

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V -  The Ultimate Variety Show

V - The Ultimate Variety Show

Planet Hollywood

Venue: V Theater

Show Time: 7pm & 8:30pm

Age Restriction: None

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Tournament of Kings

Tournament of Kings

Excalibur

Venue: King Arthur's Arena

Show Time: Mon, Fri 6pm; Wed -Thu & Sat - Sun 6pm & 8:30pm

Age Restriction: none

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Recycled Percussion

Recycled Percussion

The Quad Resort & Casino

Venue: The Showroom at The Quad

Show Time: 7pm

Age Restriction: None

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Stripper 101

Stripper 101

Planet Hollywood

Venue: V Theater

Show Time: Sun - Thu 3pm & 4:30pm; Fri 3pm, 4:30pm, 6pm; Sat 11:30am,1pm, 3pm, 3pm, 4:30pm, 6pm

Age Restriction: 18+

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Jeff Civillico - Comedy in Action

Jeff Civillico - Comedy in Action

The Quad Resort & Casino

Venue: The Showroom at The Quad

Show Time: 4pm

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Beacher's Madhouse Las Vegas

Beacher's Madhouse Las Vegas

MGM Grand

Venue: Beacher's Madhouse Theater

Show Time: 10:30pm

Age Restriction: 21+

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Frankie Scinta

Frankie Scinta

The D Las Vegas: April 5, 2014 - October 1, 2014

Venue: Showroom

Show Time: 8:30pm

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America's Got Talent Live

America's Got Talent Live

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino: September 26, 2014 - September 27, 2014

Venue: AXIS Powered By Monster

Show Time: 8pm

Cost: $69.50 - $149

America's Got Talent is the most popular television reality competition and it's coming to Las Vegas.  The variety show features the season eight winner and top fan-vote... More
Night School 4 Girls

Night School 4 Girls

Hard Rock Cafe on the Las Vegas Strip

Venue: Hard Rock Cafe on Las Vegas Blvd.

Show Time: Fri 2pm; 3:30pm; Sat 12:30pm; 2pm; 3:30pm

Age Restriction: 21+

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Circus Acts

Circus Acts

Circus Circus Hotel, Casino and Theme Park

Show Time: 11am to 11pm

Age Restriction: None

Cost: Free

The world's largest permanent circus is a perfect family choice for a trip to Las Vegas. Highlighting the center stage of the carnival Midway, Circus Circus presents world-ren... More
Variety Toast of the Town

Variety Toast of the Town

Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall

Show Time: 1pm

Age Restriction: None

Cost: Please call venue for costs.

A true Las Vegas variety show featuring singers and variety acts on a rotating basis. Enjoy an Ed Sullivan-style show where each week the best acts in the city perform live.
Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show

Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show

Suncoast Hotel and Casino: October 11, 2014 - October 12, 2014

Venue: Suncoast Showroom

Show Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $17.50 - $44

Multi-talented show woman Vicki Lawrence - best-known for her beloved character, "Mama" -- will perform a two-act show at the Suncoast Showroom.  
Ira Glass: Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host

Ira Glass: Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host

The Smith Center: January 17, 2015

Venue: Reynolds Hall

Show Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $29 - $99

A riveting look into This American Life, the public radio show that continues to push the boundaries of broadcast journalism. Series creator Ira Glass will recreate the sound... More
Jim Caruso's Cast Party With Billy Stritch

Jim Caruso's Cast Party With Billy Stritch

The Smith Center: September 16, 2014

Venue: Cabaret Jazz Theater

Show Time: 9:30pm

Cost: $20 - $30

Jim Caruso's Cast Party, the wildly popular weekly soiree that brings a sprinkling of Broadway glitz and urbane wit to the legendary Birdland in New York City every Monday ni... More
iHeart Radio Music Festival

iHeart Radio Music Festival

MGM Grand Hotel and Casino: September 19, 2014 - September 20, 2014

Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena

Show Time: Fri 7:15pm; Sat 11am & 7:15pm

Cost: $26.55 - $559.15

The iHeart Radio Music Festival returns to the MGM Grand Las Vegas with another world class lineup of performing artists. The biggest artists will share the stage once again a... More
Debbie Reynolds

Debbie Reynolds

South Point Casino Hotel & Spa: November 7, 2014 - November 9, 2014

Venue: South Point Showroom

Show Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $45, $50 & $55

At the peak of her career, actress Debbie Reynolds was America's sweetheart best remembered for her work in the Hollywood blockbuster "Singin' in the Rain," as well... More
Zombie Burlesque

Zombie Burlesque

Planet Hollywood

Venue: V Theater

Show Time: 8:30pm

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Mondays Dark with Mark Shunock

Mondays Dark with Mark Shunock

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: September 15, 2014

Venue: Vinyl

Show Time: 9:30pm

Cost: $20

Reflecting a speakeasy atmosphere, Vinyl showcases a trendy industrial look and feel, featuring Chicago-common brick and cinderblock, wood floors and an exposed, sky-high cei... More
Conversations With Norm presents “Frank Marino: Under Oath”

Conversations With Norm presents “Frank Marino: Under Oath”

The Smith Center: September 28, 2014

Venue: Cabaret Jazz Theater

Show Time: 2pm

Cost: $25 - $35

"Conversations With Norm" is a quarterly presentation featuring Norm Clarke of the Las Vegas Review-Journal interviewing celebrities often mentioned in his column. ... More



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