Reliable methods for remembering the past include sifting through old photographs, eating madeleine cookies with tea, and hiring neighborhood dachshunds to reenact the signing of the Constitution. Today's side deal adds a professional touch and a few glittering showgirls to one's memory-animation: for $45, you get a general-admission ticket (a $95.70 value after tax) to Vegas! The Show. Vegas! The Show, which purports to be the Strip's largest stage production in almost 20 years, recently opened at the Saxe Theater inside the Miracle Mile Shops at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Shows run every night except Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.; call ahead to reserve tickets.
As the glitzy and glamorous show travels through time to re-tell the story of the city's most colorful characters, including Elvis, the Rat Pack, Tina Turner, and Elton John (to name a few), a heralded cast reanimates vintage Vegas scenes to the robust rhythms of a live, big-band orchestra—singing, twirling, and dancing their way through a fast-paced Sin City spectacle of lights, glitter, butter, and bravado. Relive the decadence of the '70s TV era with a Sonny and Cher number, or delight a stalwart Elvis believer by dangling an undead version of the King before his or her very eyes. As your eyes fill with flashbacks to the Technicolor glory days of desert-based hedonism, bask in a nostalgic wonderland of leggy kick lines, dapper tuxedos, clinking cocktails, and a rat pack that's far more elegant than the one currently infesting the crawlspace back home.
Musical revues are a multisensory way to catch up on history, which is why the History Channel's biography on Stalin had so many scenes of him tap-dancing. Revel in the sights, sounds, and chocolatey smells of a bygone era in Vegas history, minus the fear and/or loathing, with today's Groupon to Vegas! The Show.
Not valid for dinner option.