Friday Show Pick: Penn & Teller

There was a time in Las Vegas where every major resort would have would have a magician act usually with exotic animals but over recent years the number of magic acts in Las Vegas has declined especially as more and more Cirque type shows were added. Yes there are still magic acts around town notably David Copperfield with his long residency at the MGM Grand and Criss Angel with his long running de themed Cirque magic show at the Luxor. One magic show that has lasted an amazing 21 years and is always near the top of our recommended shows to see in Las Vegas is the Penn & Teller Show at the Rio. This show isn’t your standard magic act as instead of animals and huge elaborate illusions this is a very funny show where some of the walls of magic are broken down as Penn will tell you how some of the tricks are done. The show is entertaining and humorous with a much more laid back approach with the stars interacting with the audience instead of the sometimes too serious magicians. The magic is clever and amusing and well worth checking out when you are in Las Vegas. The theater is big for an off strip property with 1,475 seats and the performers have a meet and greet after the show.  The show runs Saturday through Wednesday with ticket pricing starting at $82.50 plus the usual taxes and fees and no its not inexpensive but well worth the money. The show starts at 9pm and, is children friendly which isn’t always the case for night shows for more information or tickets contact the Rio box office at (702) 777-2782 or visit their website. [Video Courtesy of Rio Las Vegas and Caesars]

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