Michael Jackson One, by Cirque du Soleil® at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

5 Must-see Vegas Cirque du Soleil® shows

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Some might say that a trip to Vegas without a Cirque du Soleil® show is like a night without stars.

And it’s true—with its awe-inspiring acrobatics and otherworldly dance routines—it doesn’t matter how many Cirque du Soleil performances we’ve seen, we keep coming back for more. Read on to discover the top 5 Cirque du Soleil shows in Vegas right now.

Puppeteer in Cirque De SoleilMystère™: With so many things to do in Las Vegas, why devote an entire evening to Cirque? Here’s why: With admission to Mystère, you don’t just reap the rewards of a heart-pounding, high-energy show, you also get to see 75 award-winning performers grace the stage at a theater erected expressly for Cirque du Soleil. Edge-of-your-seat acrobatics and mesmerizing imagery delight the senses during this show-stopping amalgam of comedy, opera, dance, and music hosted by TI Treasure Island Las Vegas.

After the show, continue the thrills with an inspiring stroll along the Las Vegas Walk of Stars—the Entertainment Capital’s own walk of fame, which pays tribute to Sin City iconoclasts like Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, and Emilio and Gloria Estefan.

Michael Jackson One, by Cirque du Soleil® at the Mandalay Bay in Las VegasMichael Jackson ONE™: What’s better than a show that features all of your favorite Michael Jackson songs? When MJ’s hits are accompanied by the world’s preeminent performers, paying homage to the King of Pop’s signature moves in a gravity-defying display. With your admission to Michael Jackson ONE™ by MGM Resorts International, you can “rock the night away” to chart-topping tunes and a celebratory plot fueled by talented contortionists and tumbling trampoline artists.

On the way back to the hotel, prolong the intrigue with a stop at the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay. Peruse the site’s fourteen breathtaking exhibits, including a 1.3-million-gallon (4,921-cu-m) shipwreck, teeming with sharks and tropical fish.

Zumanity performance in Las VegasZumanity™ by Cirque du Soleil®: Take a walk on the wild side with tickets to Zumanity—an adults-only show that combines the best of burlesque and cabaret, resulting in a sensuous and sensational performance. Experience Cirque du Soleil’s time-honored antics—from high-wire acts to melodies that tug at your heart-strings—all with a provocative twist that leaves your heart pounding and your mind racing long after the MGM-hosted event is through.

When the curtain closes, travel a few short steps to Jean Philippe Patisserie and relive the glory of the show over a sinful chocolate dessert at this 24-hour French cafe.

Performers onstage for the Beatles® LOVE by Cirque du Soleil® at the Mirage Resort and Casino, Las VegasThe Beatles® LOVE™ by Cirque du Soleil®: “All you need is love,” and tickets to see The Beatles® LOVE™ hosted by MGM Resorts International. Whether you lived through the sixties when fans routinely fainted in the presence of the Fab Four, or you’re a recent devotee, you’ll fall hard for this performance that pairs the group’s quintessential soundtrack with trampoline jumpers, rain-booted dancers, and band silhouettes in a three-time Grammy Award-winning spectacle.

After the show’s denouement, revel in the magic of the moment with a walk past the Bellagio Fountains—a choreographed water feature and Las Vegas institution.

KA live theatric performance at the MGM Grand, Las VegasKÀ™ at MGM Grand by Cirque du Soleil®: Cirque du Soleil’s is none other than a jaw-dropping adventure that combines pyrotechnics and puppetry inside a state-of-the-art theater at the MGM Grand. With admission to the show, join Cirque’s dancers, acrobats, and Capoeira artists on a plot-fueled, coming-of-age journey that builds with pulse-quickening suspense. An ever-transforming stage adds to evening, while imaginative contraptions innovate new forms of entertainment before your eyes.

Looking for more things to do in Las Vegas after the show? Consider a meal at the swanky craftsteak—Tom Colicchio’s premier steakhouse—where you can rehash the evening’s highlights over a melt-in-your wagyu steak. Or, check out the laid-back Pieology Pizzeria, where you can build your own oven-fired pie.

Which Cirque du Soleil performance is on your sightseeing bucket list?

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