The Harrah's casino on the Las Vegas Strip is home to the longest-running celebrity tribute show in the world, Legends in Concert. The show consists of five “superstars,” which change quite frequently, to keep things fresh and to keep audiences coming back.
Each tribute performer is backed by a live band, backing singers, and dancers. There's VIP seating at the front consisting of theater-like seats in rows, but with cup holders so that you can keep your drink with you – this is Vegas, after all. There are booths with tables in the center and towards the back, and as you get farther back, the level is raised, so I should think everyone gets a good view. There are two large screens at either side of the stage, used very cleverly to show footage of the real star along with live footage of the stage show as it happens.
The show I saw, on a Sunday night, was pretty packed. We had dinner in the casino's Asian restaurant – service was speedy, as we told them we were going to a show, and the food was very good. The audience members' ages varied widely and everyone seemed to be having lots of fun.
Our first performer was a Michael Jackson tribute. The dancing was fabulous, from him and from the backing dancers; they did a great rendition of "Thriller" and he even moonwalked. He didn't score as highly on sounding like Michael Jackson as he did on dancing like him, but he did pretty well.
The second performer was a Justin Timberlake tribute. I refer you here to the name of the show: Legends. I do know one Timberlake song, but they didn't perform that one. Again, more excellent dance routines, and the singer was charming and funny. As we left I heard other people commenting on how a Timberlake tribute had got into a Legends show, a strange choice in my opinion too.