Note from Sonya - This post was originally written by our resident show expert several years ago. I realize it's gotten a bit dated, but the information here is still solid and useful to many many of our members. Unfortunately, GregRio passed away a few years back and he left some mighty big shoes to fill. I've cleaned up this original post to strike out the shows that are now closed. I considered removing the thread entirely, but the information here is still mostly relevant and helpful. Thanks! <hr> I go to VEGAS for Shows 1st/Gaming 2nd. I think I've seen most of the Shows...Like a good CD, I don't listen to it just once, and I see the Shows I like over and over again also. The following, are 13 Las Vegas Shows that I consistently get questions on in re. to seating locations. THERE'S LOTS MORE SHOWS TO CHOOSE FROM, but these will get you goin'! *RULES OF THUMB: Upper Rear seats are best for CIRQUE Shows... Down front center for comedians... Mid Room for music (around the 'sound booth' is always a a good location...it's there for a good reason.) Sound needs room to open up. Up close, the 'vocals' will sound muddy and muffled. The far LEFT and RIGHT sections in 'most' theaters are pretty poor seats. *Maitre'D Tipping: They need 'at least' ten bucks, per person, in your party to re seat you to a better location. Discount Ticket brokers like Goldstar and Travelzoo have great ticket prices, but they're not (always) the better seats (even at VIP levels) Be prepared to tip your Maitre'D when you use these services. I buy 99% of my tics, 'rack rate' from the Box Offices. Do you homework, LOOK AT THE SEATING CHART, have an idea of where you'd like to sit at the price you want to pay and CALL THE BOX OFFICE. NO website bookings/NO disappointments THERE'S LOTS OF GOOD SEATS IN THESE THEATERS... these are the area's I suggest and I hope they work for you too. If you don't care for my suggestions, go out and make some of your own, lol. 1. MYSTERE at t.i.: 1.800.944.7444 www.treasureislandlasvegas.com 'click' MYSTERE picture SECTION 203, ROWS AA-GG 2. LOVE at the Mirage: 1.800.963.9634 www.mirage.com 'click' LOVE picture SECTION 209 or 200 anywhere. (I prefer upper/mid area) 3.KA' at the MGM: 1.866.774.7117 www.mgmgrand.com 'click' ENTERTAINMENT SECTION 202, ROWS AA-GG 4.'O' at the Bellagio: 1.888.987.7111 www.bellagio.com 'click' 'O' CIRQUE DU SOLEIL SECTION 203, Upper Orchestra [strike]5. VIVA ELVIS at Aria 1.877.253.5847 http://www.arialasvegas.com 'click' VIVA ELVIS Probably the most complicated CIRQUE seating chart in town, lol. I suggest the middle section choices, 202 is center. If you prefer the front section with the 'comfy seats' and more leg room, I'd sit mid section to back. Right up front is too close.[/strike] 6. ZUMANITY at New York New York: 1.866.606.7111 http://www.newyorknewyorklasvegas.com 'click' ZUMANITY SECTIONS 102 or 103, ROWS A-D ZUMANITY also has lots of seating choices. There are 'love seats up front, a balcony which is good, and sections on the sides of the stage. Because of the configuration of the stage, the side sections limit your view while performers are working the 'front' of the stage. You'll view their profile or back sides for 'some' routines. [strike]7. JERSEY BOYS, BLUE MAN GROUP and PHANTOM www.venetian.com 1.877.583.6423 These 3 Shows you can access from the Venetian website. 'point' to ENTERTAINMENT and pick your Show. BLUE MAN GROUP: FRONT ORCHESTRA, ROWS F-M JERSEY BOYS: GOLD CIRCLE, ROWS F-K or SECTION 2 center, ROWS L-R PHANTOM: GOLD CIRCLE, ROWS G-M (there's been a rumor that Phantom might be ending it's run. It's just a rumor at this point, but if you want to see it, NOW'S THE TIME. Probably some of the best costumes and stage sets in town)[/strike] 8. JUBILEE at Bally's: 1.800.634.3434 (This show is closing 2/11/16 - Sonya) www.ballyslv.com 'click' EVENTS/ENTERTAINMENT SECTION C center, ROWS A-F 9. Carrot Top /FANTASY...(Adult topless Show) at Luxor: www.luxor.com 1.800.288.1000 'click' ENTERTAINMENT (Both Shows) Mezzanine, SECTION 1, ROW D You want the theatre seats...there are some folding chairs. 10. LE REVE at Wynn Las Vegas: 1.888.320.9966 www.wynnlasvegas.com 'click' ENTERTAINMENT SECTION A or B, ROWS G-K I prefer the top at Row K. The showroom is in-a-round and the views are good through out. 'IF' there was a 'front of stage', it is sections A and B the Artists face. SECTION L is the VIP area. Great view, Champagne and chocolate covered strawberries lots of leg room but a bit pricey. You even have your own video screen to watch the underwater action... 11. PENN & TELLER at the RIO: 1.888.746.7482 www.playrio.com 'click' EVENTS/ENTERTAINMENT I prefer the down front center VIP area for their Show!