While Las Vegas’ reputation used to be centered around glitz and glamour, it has earned itself quite a bit of street cred over the years for the top-shelf musicals and Broadway shows that are performed here. For those visiting Sin City in May, here are some of the top shows that you can look forward to.
The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera is a classic show, and, as part of their new North American tour, will be heading to The Smith Center in Vegas this May and June. The entire production promises to be bigger and more extravagant than ever, with incredible new set designs and costumes by a Tony Award-winning costume designer. Everything from the staging to the choreography has been redone, so even if you have seen this show before, this version is bound to still impress.
An American in Paris
An American in Paris is a new hit musical from the Broadway Las Vegas series, with its story focussed on an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and the beautiful city of Paris. With both characters seeking out a fresh start in the aftermath of the war, this is a story that guarantees to tug on the heartstrings. This production has won four Tony awards to date, which is more than any other musical did in the 2014-2015 season.
50 Shades! The Parody
The controversial novel 50 Shades of Grey had readers from all over the world hooked, and this x-rated story is now being shown on stage in Vegas, at Bally’s Hotel and Casino. A musical parody of the novel, 50 Shades! The Parody promises to have you roaring with laughter as you follow the three main characters in the plot, with an unforgettable performance that combines dance, comedy and music.
Menopause The Musical
Menopause The Musical first debuted in 2001 in Orlando, and, since then, has been performed in over 40 cities around the world. The musical features quite a unique storyline, with four women who meet at a lingerie sale, and while they may have extremely diverse backgrounds, from a housewife to an ambitious career woman, they all have a shared experience in the fact that they are all currently experiencing menopause. While this may seem like quite a “chick flick”, the songs from the 60s, 70s, and 80s that are featured in this musical give it a much wider appeal.
For those seeking a musical in May that is perfect for the entire family, then Peter Pan is the one to see. Presented by the NBT at the Smith Center, this show will take you on a magical adventure into Neverland, and will feature all of your favorite Peter Pan characters. From the Lost Boys to Captain Hook to Tinkerbell, this show is a great way to watch this classic story really come alive.
While New York may be the ultimate place to catch a Broadway musical, Vegas definitely comes a close second. Whether you are seeking a controversial, adult-themed show, or one that will appeal to the whole family, there is more than enough to choose from this May in Vegas.