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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.Before the show each night, the trio leads the way to the theater with a centipede-like procession of actors and instruments that worms through the Monte Carlo and into the Blue Man Group lair. If  you follow, you'll be in for a strange and scintillating show.
 
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fromHereford, Arizona
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Yes, I recommend this product.
Great entertainment
PostedMay 10, 2013
Amazing special effects and audience participation.
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Detective workBy Jeannie BorbeCalling all crime scene investigator wannabes!If you ever had the itch to become a crime scene investigator but never got a chance to test out your skills, this is your perfect opportunity.At CSI: The Experience at MGM Grand, you'll go through a series of steps that will get you thinking like a real investigator. See how science and critical thinking combine as you piece together the clues in one of three crime scene mysteries.Before you start, you'll be given an investigation sheet to record your observations. The experience begins with a video introduction by the show's creator, Anthony E. Zuiker as well cast members from the hit TV show.Don't let the thought of science intimidate you. The attraction takes you through a series of steps to make it a fun and educational experience. You'll tap into everything from DNA and fingerprint analysis to forensic anthropology.Choose from one of three crime scenes, which appear like life-size dioramas. "A House Collided," displays a car through a living room window; "Who Got Served?" shows a young woman found dead behind a motel and "No Bones about It!" shows a human skull (along with other bones) buried in the desert. Each crime scene showcases bizarre clues that you'll want to jot down.After exiting the crime scene you selected, you'll come across a panel of photos to take notes on anything you may have missed. You'll then visit two interactive lab areas, each featuring multiple stations with touch screens and other multimedia equipment that allow you to test your findings.In addition, you'll even have the option to record yourself explaining your observations. This footage may be used for future participants to see.At the end of CSI: The Experience, you'll answer a series of multiple choice questions based on your scientific findings. After you complete these questions on a touch screen, you'll see a re-enactment of what really happened.Upon completion, you can purchase a personalized CSI diploma. Or, bring home a certificate which includes a photo of yourself taken at the attraction. For this photo, you'll get to wear a CSI vest and pose in front of a green screen. The gift shop carries a variety of memorabilia, including T-shirts, mouse pads, hats and laptop bags.If you're a true fan of "CSI" and see crime scene investigating as your true calling, this is one attraction not to be missed.
 
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Age:65 or over
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Yes, I recommend this product.
Wife loves CSI
PostedMay 10, 2013
Had a great time solving the murder case. Enjoyed using equipment to help solve each part of the crime scene. Too bad rattlesnakes were not part of the problem.
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 Mob Attraction Las Vegas at the Tropicana
Mob Attraction Las Vegas at the Tropicana
Vegas family tiesStaff ReportVegas has ties to the mob. Anyone who has seen the movie "Casino" knows that. What you may not know is that those ties date back to a time before the '70s and '80s when Tony "The Ant" Spilotro (called Nicky Santoro in the movie and played by Joe Pesci) and Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal (called Sam 'Ace' Rothstein in the movie and played by Robert De Niro) were mob figures in Vegas.You can learn all about the city's sordid past and the history of the mob at the Mob Attraction Las Vegas at the Tropicana. The 27,000-square-foot attraction recreates a fictional mob world for visitors with character actors, hologram celebrity guides, unique artifacts and more.While you'll see rare items from real mob members, the Mob Attraction Las Vegas at the Tropicana is more interactive experience than museum. This attraction simulates what life in the mob might have been like for guests who don't mind playing along.The attraction is set up as a tour where people move from room to room as part of their journey through life in the mob. The tour starts at immigration where everyone is handed immigration papers, re-creating what many members of the mob experienced when they first came to the United States. The papers also play a part in the interactive experience visitors get at this attraction. After getting your picture taken at immigration and watching a movie about prohibition, you're on your way to joining the family.Next you'll be greeted by a hologram celebrity gangster who shares mob facts with you and leads you through the tour. Live actors come into play and present you with a dilemma. There are two options. One of them is morally sound, and the other one is your gateway to a life in the mob. It's fun to play along, and the character actors add to the experience.Along with the interactive experience, guests also get to learn about the mob's history and some of the pivotal players who are ingrained in the city's past. One of these mobsters was Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel who opened the Flamingo. In the physical timeline portion of the attraction you'll get to see Siegel's 1933 Packard 12 limousine and watch hologram versions of Siegel and fellow mobster (the "brain" behind the mob) Meyer Lansky discussing their vision in Vegas.The artifacts section includes a replica of Siegel's living room including home videos. Here Siegel is depicted as a loving father splashing around the pool with his kids. Handwritten letters that Siegel wrote to his daughter Millicent's mother are located nearby.Also on display is a collection of Lansky's colorful bow ties, golf clubs and Medal of Freedom that he received from President Harry Truman.In addition to the showcase pieces, the attraction has digital displays where guests can access more in-depth information about a particular item. For instance Lansky's journal on display is also accessible for guests to read as a digital display.Another interesting collection on display features Tony Spilotro's stolen pieces. Here you can see a police badge he ripped of an officer and medals that he stole from a veteran's house. There's also an explanation of how Spilotro used those types of items as gifts for his son. Along with their history in Vegas, the attraction also gives guests an insight to what these people were like aside from their life in the mob.The attraction features a bar where you can order your favorite drink. Right next door, relax in a theater room and watch a documentary of the making of "The Godfather." This room also includes other Hollywood memorabilia on display, including the "Casino" movie script signed by Nicholas Spileggi.At the end of the tour, you have to walk through the looming "Hall of Shame," face your mob boss and find out your fate. Will you become part of the family? Will you be murdered for snitching? Or will you be recruited into the Witness Protection Program?After your tour, your immigration photos will be available for view and purchase. Both informative and fun, the Mob Attraction Las Vegas at the Tropicana is a great way to get in some family time while in Sin City. 
 
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fromHereford, Arizona
Age:65 or over
Gender:Male
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:Once a year
Yes, I recommend this product.
Actors were great.
PostedMay 10, 2013
Had fun with experience of 1920's gangsters, bootleggers and reading about the mobs of New York that help start Las Vegas.
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With more than 25 years of success on the Las Vegas Strip, Legends in Concert has become a mecca for tribute artists around the world. The show features only the crème de la crème of performers who pay tribute to the most iconic entertainers in the world.The cast consistently changes, giving audiences new faces and voices to marvel at. The performance we saw began with a stunningly realistic Rod Stewart (John Anthony), who swung his mic stand as he sauntered around the stage singing hits like "Tonight's the Night" and "Maggie May."Pop princess Britney Spears (Katie Murdock) danced nonstop while she sang "I'm a Slave 4 U," "Oops I Did It Again" and other favorites in her signature pouty voice. From her backup dancers' choreography to her tight, shiny costumes, the act was a convincing mimic of the "real" music videos that played simultaneously on the theater's giant screens.Damian Brantley brought the moonwalking magic of Michael Jackson to life in "Billy Jean," and the Legends dancers were ghoulishly great in "Thriller," which was performed in full, accompanied by the original video.Kate Steel made an appearance as Lady Gaga but, true to her character, didn't seem to care that she had. Gaga's costumes were out in force, from leotard to bubble dress, but the real treat was Steel's redesign of "Edge of Glory," in which she paid tribute to the original artist's talent as a pianist.Of course, Elvis Presley (Shawn Klush) topped off the show with a flashy display of hip-swivels and stage slides. He broke with Las Vegas tradition by leading with "Heartbreak Hotel" instead of "Blue Suede Shoes" (in fact, he never sang the latter). "Burning Love" was an audience favorite, and Klush hammed it up, demanding kisses on the cheek from women in the crowd and then turning quickly to peck them on the mouth instead. Elvis closed the show with "Viva Las Vegas," and the performers led the way out of the theater, wishing the guests lots of luck.Legends in Concert earns distinction among shows on the Strip for leaving no noticeable breaks in performance because its several stars each play short sets. There is no down-time for re-arranging or re-costuming. In an afternoon or an evening with Legends, you'll be sure to get a whole lotta star power for your money.-- By Haley Etchison
 
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Performers did an outstanding delivery on musical numbers
PostedMay 10, 2013
Thought my ears would burst, however thats what it takes now. Loud is the norm I guess. Would have liked to meet the performers at the end, but I understand that cannot happen in certain areas.
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 Mob Attraction Las Vegas at the Tropicana
Mob Attraction Las Vegas at the Tropicana
Vegas family tiesStaff ReportVegas has ties to the mob. Anyone who has seen the movie "Casino" knows that. What you may not know is that those ties date back to a time before the '70s and '80s when Tony "The Ant" Spilotro (called Nicky Santoro in the movie and played by Joe Pesci) and Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal (called Sam 'Ace' Rothstein in the movie and played by Robert De Niro) were mob figures in Vegas.You can learn all about the city's sordid past and the history of the mob at the Mob Attraction Las Vegas at the Tropicana. The 27,000-square-foot attraction recreates a fictional mob world for visitors with character actors, hologram celebrity guides, unique artifacts and more.While you'll see rare items from real mob members, the Mob Attraction Las Vegas at the Tropicana is more interactive experience than museum. This attraction simulates what life in the mob might have been like for guests who don't mind playing along.The attraction is set up as a tour where people move from room to room as part of their journey through life in the mob. The tour starts at immigration where everyone is handed immigration papers, re-creating what many members of the mob experienced when they first came to the United States. The papers also play a part in the interactive experience visitors get at this attraction. After getting your picture taken at immigration and watching a movie about prohibition, you're on your way to joining the family.Next you'll be greeted by a hologram celebrity gangster who shares mob facts with you and leads you through the tour. Live actors come into play and present you with a dilemma. There are two options. One of them is morally sound, and the other one is your gateway to a life in the mob. It's fun to play along, and the character actors add to the experience.Along with the interactive experience, guests also get to learn about the mob's history and some of the pivotal players who are ingrained in the city's past. One of these mobsters was Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel who opened the Flamingo. In the physical timeline portion of the attraction you'll get to see Siegel's 1933 Packard 12 limousine and watch hologram versions of Siegel and fellow mobster (the "brain" behind the mob) Meyer Lansky discussing their vision in Vegas.The artifacts section includes a replica of Siegel's living room including home videos. Here Siegel is depicted as a loving father splashing around the pool with his kids. Handwritten letters that Siegel wrote to his daughter Millicent's mother are located nearby.Also on display is a collection of Lansky's colorful bow ties, golf clubs and Medal of Freedom that he received from President Harry Truman.In addition to the showcase pieces, the attraction has digital displays where guests can access more in-depth information about a particular item. For instance Lansky's journal on display is also accessible for guests to read as a digital display.Another interesting collection on display features Tony Spilotro's stolen pieces. Here you can see a police badge he ripped of an officer and medals that he stole from a veteran's house. There's also an explanation of how Spilotro used those types of items as gifts for his son. Along with their history in Vegas, the attraction also gives guests an insight to what these people were like aside from their life in the mob.The attraction features a bar where you can order your favorite drink. Right next door, relax in a theater room and watch a documentary of the making of "The Godfather." This room also includes other Hollywood memorabilia on display, including the "Casino" movie script signed by Nicholas Spileggi.At the end of the tour, you have to walk through the looming "Hall of Shame," face your mob boss and find out your fate. Will you become part of the family? Will you be murdered for snitching? Or will you be recruited into the Witness Protection Program?After your tour, your immigration photos will be available for view and purchase. Both informative and fun, the Mob Attraction Las Vegas at the Tropicana is a great way to get in some family time while in Sin City. 
 

How long does it take to go through this?

Show stated p to two hours, however we did it in one!
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