Where: Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino; (877) 632-7000, www.mandalaybay.com
Tickets: $55 & $65
Heat, rhythm, passion - would you expect any less from a troupe that leans on talent from Ricky Martin's entourage? Storm follows a prologue with four acts that focus on the world's prominent musical styles. Main characters Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water lead a cast of 50 stage and aerial performers through more than a dozen high-energy international numbers.
Tip: Start with caviar and vodka at the resort's Red Square, then move on to its elegantly simple dinner menu. Or, if you're looking to really impress (and have the expense account to do it right), make after-show reservations at chef Charlie Palmer's Aureole, where dinner is luxuriously slow. Order a pricey bottle and watch the wine angels rappel to the top of the four-story wine tower to retrieve your selection. Still going? Finish off at the House of Blues, and if you're a high roller, you'll already know where the membership-only Foundation Room is located.
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from the three tenors to the stones, there's a headliner or two in town every week. for listings, log on to www.vegasfreedom.com or call (702) 892-7575. if tickets to blue man group, "o," or storm aren't available, you still have plenty of options.
hot (again) this fall is that most vegas of commodities: female nudity. at caesars palace's shadow, dancers perform sensuous numbers behind sheer screens, then come out front to mingle with guests. the mgm grand's recently debuted la femme features 13 members of the original parisian dance troupe crazy horse. other shows that won't peeve your spouse quite so much include: