My spouse and I have never been to Vegas. I've driven through it once, but that was a long time ago. We had the opportunity to go this weekend to watch the Wyoming Cowboy football game. We were only there for 48 hours, so we had to cram everything into that time, and cram we did!
We were able to see two shows, which I will review briefly for you.
Cirque du Soleil KA
This show was on Friday night at 9:30. The stage was freaking amazing and HUGE! It moved and changed, and the actors were fantastic. Sadly, I think we were suffering from jet lag because no one was overly thrilled about the performance. It was 90 minutes long and draaaagggged. It didn't help that there wasn't a narrator, so we had to tease out the story with our imagination. Normally, that's not a problem, but when you are tired and have a headache from cigarette smoke, thinking makes things worse.
I would recommend going to see it if you have extra money to spend on tickets. They weren't cheap, but someone has to pay for that elaborate stage. For someone not overly tired, I'm sure it will be a great show.
Penn and Teller
The spouse and I are huge Penn and Teller fans, so we were really looking forward to seeing this show. Again, it was 90 minutes long, but didn't seem to drag like KA. We were still tired, however. This show started at 9:00 p.m. and we had spent the day at the football game, melting in the Nevada sun. One of our friends that went with us fell asleep. Still, I really enjoy magic/illusionists, so it was a good time. Plus, they took members from the audience onto stage, so it kept you on your toes.
If you are Penn and Teller fans, I totally recommend seeing their performance. They are hilarious and fun. After the show, they even stand in the lobby so you can take pictures with them. It was awesome!