Sin City entertainment was noticeably rocked when Spiegelworld's Absinthe arrived on the Strip. Opening on April Fool's Day 2011, the naughty show at Caesars Palace was an immediate hit that continues to sell out nightly. With fourteen performances per week, that's a lot of shock value to spread around.
If you haven't seen Absinthe yet, it belongs at the top of your must-do list. And if it's been awhile since you've visited Green Fairy, host The Gazillionaire and potty-mouthed assistant Wanda Widdles, here are five great reasons to return.
Improved Seating Options
The classic old-world charm of Absinthe's Spiegeltent is accentuated by oddball decorations and makeshift furnishings. While they're charmingly authentic, the rustic wooden chairs of its original decor sometimes made for cramped seating. Now you can choose from a selection of Premium View Tables, VIP Cushioned Seats and dinner packages.
Take in a performance of Absinthe, and chances are good that you'll be sitting near someone famous. Celine Dion, Usher, Justin Timberlake, Adam Lambert, David Guetta, Imagine Dragon's Dan Reynolds, Reba McEntire, Steve Aoki, Coolio, Joey Lawrence, Ice-T, Bobby Flay, James Franco, Steven Tyler, Olivia Newton-John and more have taken a seat on The Gazillionaire's throne.
Absinthe resides within a beer garden that offers games, picnic tables and, of course, lots of alcohol. Ticketed guests are encouraged to hang out before and after each performance, but on occasion the venue is opened to all adults for free-of-charge special events. Food trucks, drinks specials and DJs create a street-party vibe that carries on well into the next day.
The Electric Oak
In celebration of the show's eight anniversary, a spectacular Electric Oak was "planted" in Absinthe's courtyard. A towering 35 feet of art with over 120,000 LED "leaves," the Electric Oak is a swirl of color, light and beauty that will transport you into a euphoric trance.
New Acts Galore
Every great variety show often brings in fresh talent to keep things vibrant. Look for recent additions like the Silicon Valley Girls sway pole, a 4-man balancing/throwing (banquine) act and a Spanish web rope aerial by Daniela Veliz and Tyler Jensen.
Absinthe performs seven nights a week at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Guests must be 18+. The show contains mature themes and rough language, and is not recommended for those who are easily offended.