efx alive, the mgm's long-running production, is currently headlined by multiplatinum recording artist rick springfield. $55 & $75. (800) 929-1111, www.mgmgrand.com

siegfried & roy fight a mechanical dragon several stories high on the stage of the mirage, where live elephants, roaring lions, and exotic white tigers disappear with a wave of the hand. $100. (800) 963-9634, www.themirage.com

mystère's 72 acrobats, comedians, singers, and musicians take to the stage at treasure island. well worth seeing if tickets to its cirque du soleil sister show, "o," at the bellagio are too difficult to come by. $88.
(800) 392-1999, www.treasureisland.com

jubilee, the multimillion-dollar production at bally's las vegas, is a parade of showgirls interspersed with special effects that include the nightly sinking of the titanic. only in vegas. $50 & $66. (800) 237-7469, www.ballyslv.com

michael flatley's lord of the dance taps on at the new york-new york hotel and casino in its long-running production of precision irish dance. $50 & $68. (800) 693-6763, www.nynyhotelcasino.com

les folies bergere, the longest-running production in vegas, is an elaborate production filled with french cancan dancers doing their feather-laden thing. $45 & $55. (800) 634-4000, www.tropicanalv.com

danny gans, the "man of many voices," performs to capacity audiences at the mirage. $74-$99. (800) 963-9634, www.themirage.com