The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and your mother’s voice is loudly filling your thoughts, reminding you exactly why you shouldn’t put things (like Mother’s Day gifts) off until the last minute. “Darling, this is why you should never put off for tomorrow what you could get done today…” is the phrase that is growing louder in your mind as you’re frantically searching online for the perfect Mom’s Day fruit basket with overnight shipping.
And since we just adore the fact that our moms still always know best just as much as we love re-gifting expired fruitcake due to procrastination (this may or may not be a real life example…), we have compiled a list for our fellow procrastinators who didn’t even realize that we are in the month of May and Mother’s Day is four days away.
So for those of you who already have your Mother’s Day gift perfectly wrapped and topped with a bow sitting next to your flower delivery confirmation receipt, pat yourself on the back and know that we are secretly envious of your organization skills. But for those of you who all along (wink, wink) were planning on giving your ma the gift of an experience that you simply cannot gift wrap (more winks), read on for some of the best ways to treat your dear mother a wonderful show in the Entertainment Capital of the World… because that’s totally what you were planning months ago, you were just waiting on this article to make your final decision about which show would be the best to take mom to. (We have you all figured out you sly procrastinator you… but we will keep your secret if you keep ours… that damn fruitcake.)
The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil
If you’re looking for a show that’s a fusion of acrobatics, dance and visual effects, accompanied by a classic rock ‘n’ roll soundtrack, then all you need is LOVE. This “rock ‘n’ roll poem” of a production is a slightly psychedelic and almost nostalgic journey through the trends and politics of the ’60s and most importantly, The Beatles’ history, told through nearly 30 of the group’s songs. So, grab your mama (nicely by the hand) and take her on a trip back to the good ol’ groovy days for a Mother’s Day that is full of flower power and LOVE.
Menopause the Musical
Oh ladies… whether you’ve made “the change” or have no idea what to expect, this musical comedy is a hilarious (hot) flash of reality that shines light on that inevitable time in every woman’s life. There’s nothing fun about hot flashes, mood swings, memory loss and weight gain — until now. Menopause the Musical turns the aforementioned aging woes (and others) into a hilarious comedy with four wacky characters confessing their over-the-hill experiences to the tunes of popular ’50s, ’60s and ’70s songs. So hey, whether or not your mother has experienced her own personal summers, we can guarantee that the both of you will be laughing so hard you just might break into a sweat from that. (Don’t worry — they pass out personal fans before the show.)
Get some feel good in your soul and some taste good in your belly with the Gospel Brunch choir for a non-denominational celebration of live gospel music. The House of Blues has reinvented the Gospel Brunch — a staple of Sunday morning family entertainment in Las Vegas created by Kirk Franklin, the biggest-selling gospel music artist in the world. With an all-you-can-eat buffet, come hungry for Southern specialties like chicken and waffles, chicken jambalaya, plus breakfast favorites like omelets, scrambled eggs and bacon and, of course, the bloody Mary bar. Good music, good food — and mama doesn’t even have to lift a finger… now that’s a treat in itself.
Donny and Marie
Now here’s a classic that both you and mom will have a great time experiencing. Whether you’re a little bit country or a little bit rock ‘n’ roll, Donny and Marie Osmond will have you dancing in your seats (or maybe the aisles depending on whatever you’re sippin’ on) with their 90-minute, upbeat Vegas concert. Singing some of their classics such as “Paper Roses” and “Puppy Love” in addition to some popular songs of today, this dynamic duo is a blast to watch and sing along with. Chances are your mom may have had a crush on Donny at one point in her life… you could be making her teenage dreams come true with this entertainment gem.
Now, you simply cannot go wrong with a little bit of Broadway and that is why we think your mom (and you too) would love this musical spectacular at Wynn Las Vegas. ShowStoppers features iconic songs like “All That Jazz” from “Chicago,” “Cabaret” from “Cabaret,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” from “Gypsy” and many more that you’ve probably belted out in the shower. It’s all hits and no misses with this one-of-a-kind compilation of some of the most famous show tunes, allowing you to give your mom the gift of a dazzling showcase of fantastic music.
Wishing all of the moms out there a very happy Mother’s Day from the Vegas Insiders here at Vegas.com!