“O” at Bellagio

Divers, aerialists, trapeze artists, synchronized swimmers and a giant swinging boat feature in the production’s jaw-dropping aquatics. The otherworldly set shrouds a massive, hi-tech water tank. Don’t Miss: The bendy-twisty Mongolian contortionists. 

Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay

Stunning technical lighting and sound effects including a lifelike Michael Jackson hologram make this newest (June 2013) of Cirque’s Vegas shows—heavy on choreography—a must-see. Don’t Miss: The trampoline artists in the “Thriller” sequence.

The Beatles LOVE at The Mirage

As a scepter-wielding Sgt. Pepper weaves in and out of the soundtrack-driven story, this entrancing theatrical take on the Fab Four in the 1960s and ’70s brings their legendary songs to life. Don’t Miss: Roller skaters defying gravity on a half-pipe during the song “Help!”

Zumanity at New York-New York

Cirque’s “erotic” show (for adults only) has a sometimes intimate, low-lit cabaret feel with plenty of sass and skin. Don’t Miss: The superb vocalists in the live music. 

CRISS ANGEL Believe at Luxor Hotel & Casino

It’s a magic show, but there’s more than meets the eye as Angel descends to the stage like a rock star to blow minds with more than 40 illusions. Don’t Miss: Angel sawing fellow performer, Crimson, in half. 

Zarkana at ARIA Resort & Casino

A long-forgotten circus comes alive to showcase everything from juggling to syncopated flag tossing to an artist creating animal images with sand. Don’t Miss: The two-person ladder-balancing act. 

Mystère at Treasure Island

Cirque’s longest-running Vegas show (running since December 1993) explores the origins of life in the universe through mythologies. Experience daring acrobatics, multi-trapezes, trampoline and outrageously costumed characters. Don’t Miss: The pole climbing. 

at MGM Grand

If you like martial arts, this show’s for you. Watch balletic fight scenes explode in an action-packed story. The stage itself is a marvel, rotating 360 degrees. Don’t Miss: The final, epic battle. 

Getting There: WestJet flies to Las Vegas 11 times a day from 10 Canadian cities.