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Las Vegas Shows: The Most Magical Performances

If you're looking for a little Las Vegas magic, look no further.

Las Vegas is the world's entertainment capital, so it is no surprise that we have the best magicians with residencies here in our city. Our magicians have some of the most amazing tricks up their sleeves, from sleight of hand tricks to mind-boggling illusions, and there is always something new to keep audiences guessing. They come in a variety of styles and shows suitable for any age, including children. Prepare to be amazed by our roster of talent because who doesn't need just a little magic in their lives?

David Copperfield

David Copperfield is arguably one of the most famous magicians in the world. He is widely known for grand illusions that include making the Statue of Liberty disappear and walking through the Great Wall of China. He is the first living magician to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and currently holds 11 titles in the "Guinness World Book of Records," including one for the largest illusion ever staged. Copperfield puts on a show that will amaze both the biggest fan and magic cynic. David Copperfield performs at MGM Grand Las Vegas nightly with a matinees show on the weekends. 

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David Copperfield (Courtesy MGM Resorts International) 

Penn and Teller

Penn Jillette and Raymond Teller have been performing at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino since 2001, and they are currently the longest-running headliners to play in the same Las Vegas hotel. They have captivated audiences with their edgy yet humorous performances since they first started performing in Las Vegas in 1993. What sets "Penn and Teller" apart from other magicians is that they explain how they do their magic tricks, yet audiences still leave the shows in astonishment. "Penn and Teller" perform nightly, with performances starting at $60 plus taxes and fees.

Shin Lim: Limitless

Shin Lin is a relatively new kid on the block. He gained fame by winning "America's Got Talent" in season 13 and winning "America's Got Talent Champions." His showmanship and artistry in his performances are over the top. In his show, "LIMITLESS," at The Mirage, he performs mind-blowing illusions and sleight of hand tricks. He performs with a special guest from "America's Got Talent," Colin Cloud. Clear your thoughts because Cloud will astonish you with his mind-reading abilities. Shin Lim appears at the Mirage from Thursday to Monday. Tickets start at $39.99 plus taxes and fees. 

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Shin Lim (Courtesy MGM Resorts International)

Criss Angel MINDFREAK Live

Criss Angel looks more like a cool rockstar than a magician, and cool is also the best way to describe his "MINDFREAK" show at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. It veers away from traditional magic by combining lasers and special effects with over 75 astounding magical acts. The production features Las Vegas' first high-tech experiential lobby, over 2,000 lights, custom-made fire and pyrotechnic effects and three-dimensional holographic and immersive projection technologies. Criss Angel performs from Wednesday to Sunday with tickets starting at $58 plus taxes and fees.

Nathan Burton Comedy Magic

Unlike other success stories, Nathan Burton lost in season one of America's Got Talent competition. This loss did not stop his talent from shining; but instead, his career flourished. He opened his first show at the Aladdin Hotel & Casino in 2006 and has been a mainstay at the Saxe Theater inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino's Miracle Mile Shops since 2012. In his show, he mixes comedy, which is suitable for children to hear, with incredible illusions. It is the perfect afternoon show that will delight people of all ages. Afternoon performances are from Saturday to Wednesday. Tickets start at $99.99 plus taxes and fees. 

Mat Franco Magic Reinvented Nightly

Mat Franco gained fame as the first magician to win "America's Got Talent." In 2015, he debuted his live stage show in Las Vegas and currently headlines at The LINQ Hotel + Experience with "Mat Franco Magic Reinvented Nightly." In addition to the illusions on stage, video clips are shown throughout the show to give the audience an inside look and Franco's personal life and career. The experience is unique and interactive because Franco makes his audience an integral part of the show. Performances are from Saturday to Wednesday at The LINQ Hotel + Experience. Tickets start at $59 plus taxes and fees. 

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Mat Franco Live (©Matthew Greene) 

The Mac King Comedy Magic Show

Mac King performed at Harrah's Las Vegas for over twenty years before taking his show to Excalibur Hotel & Casino. The castle has a new king with Mac King's family-friendly comedy and magic show. King captivates his audiences with out-of-the-box magic stunts with a grizzly bear and a guinea pig, by catching live goldfish from above the audience's heads and by making his head completely disappear in a paper bag. His unconventional magic tricks combined with his side-splitting humor make "The Mac King Comedy Magic Show" a must-see while in Las Vegas. Afternoon performances are from Tuesday to Saturday. Tickets start at $44.95 plus taxes and fees.  

Mac King Live (Courtesy MGM Resorts International) Las Vegas | WhereTraveler
Mac King Live (Courtesy MGM Resorts International)