One of a number of celebrity-impersonator shows (well, it's cheaper than getting the real headliners), American Superstars is one of the few shows where the impersonators actually sing live. Five performers do their thing; the celebs impersonated vary depending on the evening.
A typical Friday night features Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Tim McGraw, Michael Jackson, and Elvis. The performers won't be putting the originals out of work any time soon, but they aren't bad. Actually, they were closer in voice than in looks to the celebs in question (half the black performers were played by white actors), which is an unusual switch for Vegas impersonators. The "Charlie Daniels" actually proved to be a fine fiddler in his own right and was the hands-down crowd favorite. The live band actually had a look-alike of their own: Kato Kaelin on drums (it's good that he's getting work). The youngish crowd (by Vegas standards) included a healthy smattering of children and seemed to find no faults with the production. The action is also shown on two large, and completely unnecessary, video screens flanking the stage, so you don't have to miss a moment. Sunday through Tuesday 7pm; Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 6:30 and 8:30pm.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Recommended 2009
- Recommended 2010