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 Jeff Dunham: Not Playing with a Full Deck
Jeff Dunham: Not Playing with a Full Deck
If you're politically correct, uptight or simply dislike laughing as much as Jeff Dunham's friend Walter dislikes his wife, then... you probably will not enjoy Dunham's ventriloquism, stand-up comedy show.However, if your sense of humor is a little bit skewed, you enjoy hearing the opinions of ruthless old (and even dead) puppet men, and you get your kicks from watching a manic purple thing and a jalapeño-on-a-stick have a conversation, then you should have already seen this show... like yesterday!   Certainly not your typical stand-up comedian, Dunham and his slew of sidekicks are stopping at nothing and crossing every line without hesitation for his Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino residency "Not Playing with a Full Deck."Even though Dunham has been the only human on the stage since he began his career at the ripe old age of 8, the lifelike company of his puppets has proven to Dunham's worldwide audience that the comedian has actually never been alone. Joining Dunham on stage in his new Las Vegas home are Walter the Grumpy Retiree, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, redneck Bubba J, the manic purple creature Peanut, the spicy pepper from south of the border José Jalapeño, and Peanut's own ventriloquist dummy Little Jeff -- a mini-version of the ringmaster himself.However, while using puppets to entertain full-grown adults may seem like a joke in itself (Dunham will be the first to tell you that!), besides the fact that Dunham has mastered the art of ventriloquism in order to captivate his audience in seconds, there is one more key factor that makes his puppets, so dang funny -- they are so unexpectedly relatable.Additionally, Dunham is not above audience involvement. While sitting in the first row may get you picked on by one of the characters, you can be sitting anywhere in the audience to ask Achmed a question. Before the show, every audience member has the chance to submit a question to the dead terrorist so during the performance get ready for some awesome candid hilarity as Dunham proposes a selection of the audience's questions to the sarcastic skeleton. Take it from us: Achmed's responses are certainly worth the few minutes it takes to submit a question... do it!Having won a multitude of awards including two-time Ventriloquist of the Year and TNN Music City News Country Awards' Comedian of the Year, 2008 top comic in Comedy Central's "Stand-Up Showdown," this famed funnyman has become a household name across America by bringing his troupe of characters to life and leaving his audiences in stitches in the process.After touring the world for the past 28 years, Dunham has become a phenomenally successful global entertainment brand with television specials and series that have been the highest rated programming in Comedy Central history, DVD sales that have surpassed 7 million units, and videos that have exceeded half a billion views on YouTube. Also with his appearances on various television shows and movies including "Comedy Central Presents," "The Tonight Show," "Ellen," "The Jeff Dunham Show," "30 Rock" and "Dinner for Schmucks," among others, Dunham has accrued such a following worldwide that that even Guinness World Records took notice and recently named Dunham as the world record holder for "Most Tickets Sold for a Stand-up Comedy Tour" for his "Spark of Insanity" tour which sold 1,981,720 tickets and played 386 venues around the world."Jeff Dunham: Not Playing with a Full Deck" has undoubtedly taken a place on Vegas' comedy apex seeing that it is a completely fun, witty and downright hilarious production.
 
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Age:55 to 64
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Purchase Frequency:Once a year
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Yes, I recommend this product.
See him in person
PostedSeptember 6, 2015
I have seen Jeff Dunham on TV many times; however, you really need to see him in person to appreciate the wit and the artistry of the man. The Las Vegas show is really not for kids (although there were a few there), but it was one of the most entertaining shows I have everattended. If you like him on TV, make the trip andsee him live.
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International songstress Céline Dion is back in Vegas and better than ever in her revamped residency at Caesars Palace. The five-time Grammy Award-winning artist is performing an upbeat and inspiring collection of her renowned hits as well as covers of other artist’s hits including Prince and Queen.With a five-piece horn section and a 16-piece string orchestra included among the 31 onstage, the singer nails every song in her reworked set list. With her new song selection and order, Céline achieves an overall upbeat and we-will-all-be-OK message throughout the show. Adding to her songs are special elements such as video montages of her children, magical lighting effects as well as an awe-striking water element that takes place during the ever-enchanting "My Heart Will Go On."A stunning light and video display acts as a backdrop for Dion. Ken Ehrlich, who also directs the Grammy Awards shows, designed the visual presentation exclusively for the 4,300-seat Colosseum. As Dion performs, moving stage pieces and a video and light display themed to each song create an amazing audio and visual experience. Similarly, expect to see dazzling set pieces like chandeliers, star-like lighting props and a grandiose stage filled with surprises.Serenading the audience with more than 20 songs, fans get to sing along to, become mesmerized by and even get a bit misty-eyed to Céline classics including "Because You Loved Me," "Beauty and the Beast" and "Incredible." Oh, she also sings some duets with Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley… and herself. Yep. You read that correctly. Watch out David Copperfield, Céline pulls off a seriously awesome magic trick by fooling the audience with some unexpected holographic action.And just as striking as her perfectly-tuned vocals is Céline's enviable wardrobe. With several quick dress changes throughout the performance, Céline wows the audience in flowing ball gowns and sassy fringed numbers, strutting some never-before-seen looks in the most glamorous way possible. Her dresses and the way she rocks them are stunning times 10.Having changed her show just enough to be fresh and revamped since her year-long break, Céline offers attendees an evening filled with talent and passion for an entertainment spectacle you do not want to miss.
 
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fromAustin, Tx
Age:55 to 64
Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:Once a year
Gambler:Yes
Game:Blackjack
Yes, I recommend this product.
Still spectacular
PostedSeptember 5, 2015
Celine Dion has a fantastic voice, and the show was everything I expected. The sound and special effects were great. This is one show that I would recommend to anyone.
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 Olivia Newton-John
Olivia Newton-John
Grammy award-winning singer Olivia Newton-John is "hopelessly devoted" to her fans, opening a 42-show residency on the Las Vegas Strip to perform many of her best-loved songs from her four decades long career.Alongside an eight-piece band, Newton-John will share stories about her career and sing many of the songs that launched her into superstardom, including those from the hit musical, "Grease," in which she co-starred with John Travolta.Songs from "Grease" expected to be performed include "Hopelessly Devoted to You," "You're the One That I Want" and "Summer Nights."Other notable songs expected to be performed include "Have You Never Been Mellow," "Let Me Be There," "If You Love Me, Let Me Know," "I Honestly Love You" and her '80s anthem, "Physical."Newton-John is also expected to perform songs from her other movies, such as "Xanadu," and her latest album, "Grace and Gratitude."She has won many awards for her work, including four Grammys, several Country Music, American Music, Billboard and People's Choice awards and an Emmy. She has had 10 No. 1 hits and more than 15 top 10 singles. An Australian, Newton-John received the Order of Australia honor by the Queen of the British Empire.
 
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fromAustin, Tx
Age:55 to 64
Gender:Male
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Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:Once a year
Gambler:Yes
Game:Blackjack
Yes, I recommend this product.
still a fantastic singer
PostedNovember 15, 2014
I have always been a fan of Olivia Newton John, so I was excited to see that she would be in Las Vegas during my vacation there. I bought the tickets, but I was a little concerned because I had not seen her perform in quite a long time. A lot of 80s/90s singers who still perform have lost their pitch or range to some extent. I didn't want to tarnish my memories of her songs: I knew she had to be different from the way I remembered her. I shouldn't have worried - she was still fantastic. She can still hit the high notes and she can still belt out a song. I was amazed how little she has changed over the years. The show was great - in addition to her great voice, she has gathered together some excellent musicians for her band. This was one of the best concerts I have attended in Las Vegas. If you are a fan of hers, you can't miss this show. If you are not a fan, you should go to see what you have been missing.
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The disembodied narrators of the Blue Man Group show profess to know a lot about human nature and social evolution, but the three earless, voiceless, black-clad stars are oddly oblivious.Though it deals out a good dose of off-color humor, the show also takes on big issues including brain function, groupthink, artificial intelligence and the loss of language, guiding the audience to its conclusions about society with the same playful force that the trio of mimes uses to harangue guests into participating in the production.Once the floating eyeball blimps finish their pre-show course around the theater and silent scrolling text has mocked a few of your fellow audience members, be prepared to have a bright blue hand sift through your personal belongings and to hear a booming voice insinuate that your iPhone is making you less human. It's all part of the fun.Blue Man Group sprinkles its show with kid-friendly variety acts and quick-change illusions, but the core of its appeal is the company's signature music, played on fantastical invented instruments. Lighting and special effects bolster the effect of the beats, but Blue Man Group is not a show with a soundtrack — it's a soundtrack with a show.
 
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Age:55 to 64
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Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:Once a year
Gambler:Yes
Game:Blackjack
Yes, I recommend this product.
Very entertaining, but LOUD
PostedNovember 15, 2014
Everyone I spoke to in Las Vegas said that this show was a "must see". After seeing the show, I totally agree. There is no way to describe the show other than to say that it is very entertaining. The music is great, the special effects are fascinating (and abundant), and the men in blue are adept at their craft. If you have a chance, go to the show.
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It's not every day we spot celebrities. And when we do happen to see them, it's challenging to whip our phones out to snap a decent picture. At Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, not only will you have enough time to take a picture with your favorite superstar (or superhero), but you'll be sure to fool your friends back home, too. The 100-plus wax replicas look so real that you'll find yourself taking a second glance.The best part of the two-floor, 30,000-square-foot museum is having the chance to get up-close and personal with each celebrity. Touching is highly encouraged. After all, you want your pictures to look as realistic as possible, right? Some replicas have fun little features included. For instance, if you touch Jennifer Lopez's backside, she blushes.Some guests get a bit carried away with the whole interactive element, especially after a few trips to the bar located inside the museum. Aside from the usual lipstick marks and scratches on the replicas, visitors in the past have even styled or braided hair. Can you picture Lindsay Lohan in pigtails? Overly eager guests have even shattered wax figures like Harrison Ford and Jenna Jameson to pieces. Fortunately, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas has a team of talented studio artists to repair such blunders. However, if it's beyond repair, the team has to send the figures back. Keep in mind while you're here that it's OK to touch -- just don't be that guy.Madame Tussauds Las Vegas features tons of your favorite celebrities, from musicians and movie stars to sports figures and superheroes. Though a partnership with Marvel Comics, Madame Tussauds has assembled some of The Avengers. A multi-sensory Marvel 4-D Theater allows film viewers to feel the action (and even get wet) as the superheroes save Las Vegas from destruction.In the Hollywood/A-list room, get face-to-face with stars such as Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Hugh Hefner and Jamie Foxx. If you're a big music fan, then you're in luck. Madame Tussauds features musicians from all genres, from Gwen Stefani and Britney Spears to Snoop Dogg and the late Tupac Shakur. Have fun singing karaoke-style as "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell watches on with a scowl.In the sports room, shoot hoops next to the towering Shaquille O'Neal figure or putt with Tiger Woods. The Vegas showroom showcases stars like Liberace, Wayne Newton, Frank Sinatra, Siegfried & Roy (complete with a white-striped tiger!) and Celine Dion.Some celebrities get directly involved in order to make their figure. R&B sensation Beyoncé worked closely with Madame Tussauds artists in London as they replicated her hair color, make-up, body type and complexion. Gwen Stefani teamed with in-house studio artists at the Las Vegas location to help achieve the style of her wax figure. Fergie from Black Eyed Peas even donated one of her dresses to the museum.The process of making a figure is lengthy -- it can take anywhere from four to six months. Once researchers conduct surveys on who should be included in the attraction, they find out as much as they can about the celebrity including how they pose in pictures, common facial expressions and their hairstyle and clothing preferences.If he or she is able, the celebrity comes in for a sitting. The stylists take more than 150 measurements and 200 photos. This is also an opportunity for artists to match the hair and eye shade perfectly.  For the face, the team uses oil-based paints and applies it in layers, creating a realistic skin complexion. Fun fact: The body is not only made of wax, but also steel and clay.To keep the attraction new and exciting, Madame Tussauds adds or rotates new figures frequently. There are dozens of locations throughout the world including Atlanta, New York, Shanghai, London and Amsterdam, to name a few.
 
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Age:55 to 64
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Purchase Frequency:Once a year
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Game:Blackjack
Yes, I recommend this product.
Entertaining - can easily spend 2 hours there
PostedOctober 28, 2013
The figures were much more life-like than other wax museums I have visited. Being able to take pictures with the figures and get close enough to see all the details made the visit very memorable. Just be sure to take a camera. Also, it is better to enter from the Las Vegas strip side instead of going through the Venetian hotel - the signs there are confusing at best.
Also, if you go, add the gondola ride. It only takes aboout 10-12 minutes, but our gondolier was very entertaining and she had a good voice for the songs. We really enjoyed the break from the fast pace of Las Vegas.
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 Rita Rudner at Harrahs
Rita Rudner at Harrahs
Rita Rudner is the queen of clever one-liners and she delivers them in rapid succession in her trademark deadpan voice and sparkling gown during her show at Harrah's.Rudner's routine features her stream-of-consciousness-style observations on everyday life that everyone in the audience can relate to, from the oddities of Las Vegas to getting older, the differences between men and women and the pitfalls of marriage.This might be Sin City, but Rudner's comedy is clean and she doesn't rely on any props or flashy sets to entertain her audience. It's simply her on the stage with a microphone and her witty sense of humor.Rudner begins her show with some funny observations about life in Las Vegas and being a tourist in a very unusual city."I don't care where you're from, Las Vegas is the opposite of it," she says.Rudner asks audience members if they've been to the Grand Canyon and says that she avoids the helicopter tours -- not because the flight is scary, but because you have to give your weight. "If everyone's lying like I am, we're going down!"Rudner jokes about things like the trend toward topless pools in Vegas and the proliferation of themed hotels in the city."I never thought I'd be able to take a gondola to The Gap," she says.The show moves on to other topics like getting older and the things women will do in order to keep their youthful appearances.Women will do anything to avoid wrinkles, Rudner says. "My aunt Sylvia just had herself laminated."Rudner also questions the audience about their familiarity with Botox. "It's botulism, which I've made in my kitchen quite a few times," she jokes.Topics about aging like becoming more forgetful and losing your eyesight and hearing draw laughs and nods of recognition from the audience.The women in the audience can relate to Rudner's jokes about turning 50 and encountering hot flashes, which she theorizes just might be responsible for global warming.Shopping is one of Rudner's favorite subjects and she tries valiantly to get the men in the audience to understand why it's so important to women.Rudner likens shopping to indoor hunting. "We use a credit card instead of a gun and our target is already dead."One of the things Rudner is best known for is poking fun at the many differences between men and women and she covers many common areas of disagreement between the sexes like driving, reading maps, watching sports and the love women have for decorative pillows.Now that she is a mother, Rudner also works in material about parenting, commenting that working in Vegas is perfect because she has hired a Rita Rudner impersonator as a nanny so her daughter never knows that she's not there. "He's really great with her," Rudner quips.Rudner's down-to-earth demeanor and likable personality shine throughout the show, but are even more apparent at the end when she opens up the floor for a Q&A session with the audience, which inevitably leads to more funny anecdotes.Rudner's comedy is easy to relate to and keeps both the men and women in the audience entertained. If you're looking for something to do with a spouse or with girlfriends, Rudner delivers the perfect night of good, clean fun.-- By Kristine McKenzie
 
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fromAustin, Tx
Age:55 to 64
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Purchase Frequency:Once a year
Gambler:Yes
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Yes, I recommend this product.
Ticket purchase and pickup were easy, show was great.
PostedOctober 19, 2012
We were center stage first row. Normally, I buy show tickets directly from the hotel. In this case, Vegas.com was substantially cheaper, and the seats were better than from Venetian. I see mostly comedians, and I think Rita Rudner is one of the best. I would highly recommend both the show and the purchase from Vegas.com/
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It's not every day we spot celebrities. And when we do happen to see them, it's challenging to whip our phones out to snap a decent picture. At Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, not only will you have enough time to take a picture with your favorite superstar (or superhero), but you'll be sure to fool your friends back home, too. The 100-plus wax replicas look so real that you'll find yourself taking a second glance.The best part of the two-floor, 30,000-square-foot museum is having the chance to get up-close and personal with each celebrity. Touching is highly encouraged. After all, you want your pictures to look as realistic as possible, right? Some replicas have fun little features included. For instance, if you touch Jennifer Lopez's backside, she blushes.Some guests get a bit carried away with the whole interactive element, especially after a few trips to the bar located inside the museum. Aside from the usual lipstick marks and scratches on the replicas, visitors in the past have even styled or braided hair. Can you picture Lindsay Lohan in pigtails? Overly eager guests have even shattered wax figures like Harrison Ford and Jenna Jameson to pieces. Fortunately, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas has a team of talented studio artists to repair such blunders. However, if it's beyond repair, the team has to send the figures back. Keep in mind while you're here that it's OK to touch -- just don't be that guy.Madame Tussauds Las Vegas features tons of your favorite celebrities, from musicians and movie stars to sports figures and superheroes. Though a partnership with Marvel Comics, Madame Tussauds has assembled some of The Avengers. A multi-sensory Marvel 4-D Theater allows film viewers to feel the action (and even get wet) as the superheroes save Las Vegas from destruction.In the Hollywood/A-list room, get face-to-face with stars such as Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Hugh Hefner and Jamie Foxx. If you're a big music fan, then you're in luck. Madame Tussauds features musicians from all genres, from Gwen Stefani and Britney Spears to Snoop Dogg and the late Tupac Shakur. Have fun singing karaoke-style as "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell watches on with a scowl.In the sports room, shoot hoops next to the towering Shaquille O'Neal figure or putt with Tiger Woods. The Vegas showroom showcases stars like Liberace, Wayne Newton, Frank Sinatra, Siegfried & Roy (complete with a white-striped tiger!) and Celine Dion.Some celebrities get directly involved in order to make their figure. R&B sensation Beyoncé worked closely with Madame Tussauds artists in London as they replicated her hair color, make-up, body type and complexion. Gwen Stefani teamed with in-house studio artists at the Las Vegas location to help achieve the style of her wax figure. Fergie from Black Eyed Peas even donated one of her dresses to the museum.The process of making a figure is lengthy -- it can take anywhere from four to six months. Once researchers conduct surveys on who should be included in the attraction, they find out as much as they can about the celebrity including how they pose in pictures, common facial expressions and their hairstyle and clothing preferences.If he or she is able, the celebrity comes in for a sitting. The stylists take more than 150 measurements and 200 photos. This is also an opportunity for artists to match the hair and eye shade perfectly.  For the face, the team uses oil-based paints and applies it in layers, creating a realistic skin complexion. Fun fact: The body is not only made of wax, but also steel and clay.To keep the attraction new and exciting, Madame Tussauds adds or rotates new figures frequently. There are dozens of locations throughout the world including Atlanta, New York, Shanghai, London and Amsterdam, to name a few.
 

How do you purchase the romance package? I can only find how to buy individual tickets.

After you choose the time for your Madame Tussaud's visit, click the button for that time slot. You then have an option to purchase just the museum, the museum + gondola ride, or the romance package which also includes either a lunch or dinner option
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