Must-See Shows While You’re in Vegas for NBAA-BACE

The 2017 NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas will be filled with important opportunities to mingle and network with professionals in the corporate aircraft industry. But if you can carve out some time in the evenings to catch a few shows while you’re in Vegas, we suggest that you check out these popular ones on stage October 9-12.


Anthony Cools: The Uncensored Hypnotist is the longest running hypnotist show in Vegas. Photo: Paris, Las Vegas

Anthony Cools – The Uncensored Hypnotist
This is the longest running hypnotist show in Las Vegas, and part of its appeal is audience participation. Willing participants are hypnotized on stage and cools has them do everything from pretend they are playing in an orchestra to dancing every time they hear a certain song. Things can get rowdy and embarrassing, so this is an 18+ show.

Location: Anthony Cools Showroom, Paris
Show Length: 90 minutes
Times: 9 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday-Sunday
Price: Tickets start at $60.00
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Tribute band and show keeping the Bee Gees music alive. Photo:

Australian Bee Gees Show
Relive the most famous tracks from the Australian Gibb Brothers, also known as “The Bee Gees.” This tribute trio is noted for bearing an uncanny resemblance—in looks and voice–to the Bee Gees. Along with the amazing sounds and music, guests will be awed by spectacular light, screens and graphics as well.

Location: Thunder from Down Under Showroom, Excalibur
Show Length: 75 minutes
Times: 7 p.m. Saturday-Thursday
Price: Tickets start at $44.00
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Dinner and a show at The D in Las Vegas

Marriage Can Be Murder: Show + Dinner
This is an interactive murder mystery/comedy dinner where guests become part of the show. You could be sitting next to an actor without even knowing it! The 3-course dinner includes salad; choice of Chicken Marsala, Beef Brisket or Pasta and Marinara; and ice cream with chocolate sauce.

Location: Showroom, The D Las Vegas
Show Length: 105 minutes
Times: 6:30 p.m. nightly
Price: Tickets start at $71.95
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The Laugh Factor in Vegas.

Laugh Factory
Like the original Laugh Factory in Hollywood, he Vegas stage at Tropicana has been home to many established comedians and up-and-coming stars, too. Headliners and acts are constantly rotated. During the NBAA-BACE show, the headline comedians will be KT Tatara and Nick Aragon.

Location: Laugh Factory, Tropicana
Show Length: 60 minutes
Times: 8:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m. daily
Price: Tickets start at $50.00
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Mike Tyson at MGM Grand.

Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, Round 2
For more than an hour, Mike Tyson himself will entertain and inspire you with stories of his youth, his rise to fame, and career as a boxer.

Location: Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club, MGM Grand
Show Length: 80 minutes
Times: October 12, 10:00 p.m.
Price: Tickets start at $59.90
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Legends in Concert in Las Vegas

Legends in Concert
One of the longest running productions in Vegas, “Legends in Concert” is a tribute show to some of the world’s most celebrated stars — from Elvis, Prince and Barry White, to Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. Each performer comes on stage for just a few minutes, assuring that guests get to see the maximum amount of tributes, and they are joined onstage with an orchestra and dancers. Audience participation is part of the show – from show requests to serenades – and video montages projected onto a backdrop highlight the original stars performing on stage. Tribute performers during the week of NBAA-BACE include: Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Elvis and Cher.

Location: Donny & Marie Showroom, Flamingo
Show Length: approximately 80 minutes
Times: 4:00, 7:30, 9:30
Price: Tickets start at $59.85
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Penn and Teller at the Rio in Las Vegas

Penn and Teller
For more than 21 years, Penn and Teller have been a Vegas institution and must-see. This is not your grandparents’ magic show. With a provocative blend of comedy and magic, the lanky Penn and silent Teller break all the rules and subtly mock traditional magic tricks. The live show might involve anything from a fire-eating showgirl to a cow and knives. A meet-and-greet with fans is always included after the show.

Location: Penn & Teller Theater, Rio
Show Length: 90 minutes
Times: 9 p.m. Saturday-Wednesday
Price: Tickets start at $77.00
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The Blue Man Group in Vegas.

Blue Man Group
This show featuring a trio of the bald “blue man” (meant to sound like “human”) is described by the Blue Man Group themselves as a “euphoric celebration of human connection.” It is one part art and music and one part comedy. The visuals of the show are meant to stun and awe, but the music, played on makeshift instruments, will leave guests captivated as well. The line-up, stories, and music are continually updated, so even if you’ve seen Blue Man before, you will find something new in the Las Vegas edition.

Location: Blue Man Theater, Luxor
Show Length: 105 minutes
Times: 7:00 p.m. nightly
Price: Tickets start at $86.00
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