By H. Wadowski
While it’s true some of Las Vegas’ most lauded productions only run at night, there are several quality shows playing during the day, also. In fact, three of the city’s best shows are either afternoon productions or have matinée performances that guests can enjoy before dinner.
“LEGENDS IN CONCERT” AT FLAMINGO LAS VEGAS
Who says that the stars only come out at night? Las Vegas’ longest-running production, this award-winning show often has a 4 p.m. matinee performance in addition to its nighttime schedule. Featuring a rotating cast of talented tribute artists backed by a live band and dancers, the show takes audiences on a musical journey with performances by Kevin Mills as Elvis Presley, Damian Brantley as Michael Jackson, Stacey Whitton Summers as Marilyn Monroe and Michelle Rohl as Janis Joplin throughout March and April. Ticket holders are sure to be in awe of each performer’s likeness to their celebrity counterpart and of just how much they sound like the artist they’re portraying using their own pitch-perfect vocals. Sometimes, it’s easy to forget you aren’t watching the real legends onstage! Get your tickets here.
“ADAM LONDON’S LAUGHTERNOON” AT THE D LAS VEGAS
This hit afternoon show in downtown Las Vegas lives up to its name thanks to the comedy stylings of comedy-magician Adam London, who has plenty of tricks up his sleeve to entertain kids and adults alike. Armed mainly with a few decks of cards and some rubber duckies, London puts on a fast-paced show that will leave audience members of all ages scratching their heads as he showcases his impressive sleight-of-hand skills. Many of his tricks involve audience participation, too, so ticket holders might just find themselves part of the jaw-dropping production! Get your tickets here.
“THE MAC KING COMEDY MAGIC SHOW” AT HARRAH’S LAS VEGAS
Currently in its 18th year at Harrah’s, comedy-magician Mac King’s long-running afternoon show mixes King’s quirky sense of humor with stunning sleight-of-hand magic to create one of the Entertainment Capital of the World’s most beloved productions. When he’s not teaching a brave kid from the audience some lifelike shadow puppets or how to fish for goldfish, King is wowing adults onstage using little more than a guinea pig, some Fig Newtons and his “Cloak of Invisibility.” The result is a show that’s just as remarkable as some of the larger magic productions in town, but at a fraction of the price. Get your tickets here.