Theater Review - Excalibur Hotel's Tournament of Kings in Las Vegas

If the name of the show doesn’t sound familiar, that’s alright. Most people might remember it from the movie “The Cable Guy.” But trust me, if you saw the poster you’d know exactly what I’m talking about. The show at the Excalibur hotel in Las Vegas, “The Tournament of Kings” is a live action show and sit down dinner recreating the times of jousting and Knights. It’s a great way to spend an evening in Sin City.

When you first arrive you are seated in a specific section. Pay attention to where you sit as this will come into play later in the show. You get a full dinner that’s delicious (start out with drinks [yes they serve alcohol]), then the first course is a warm and tasty tomato soup. Personally I don’t like tomato soup, but this concoction from the kitchen of the Excalibur is just too appetizing to pass up. Next is a Cornish hen, twice-baked potatoes, broccoli, and a roll. I’ve never had a Cornish hen before but it’s mouth-watering and tastes better than chicken. The Excalibur’s chef covers the hen in his or her own mixture of spices and you soon won’t forget this yummy meal. But the final course, dessert, is a let down.

Lets talk about the show. It’s corny and cheesy, but oh so much fun. And if you’ve even been in a play you’ll appreciate the sheer amount of choreography and blocking that’s taking place. The actors (mostly men – and terrific eye candy for the ladies) enter and introduce themselves and you become familiar with the King of the section you are sitting in. There’s a lot of crowd cheering, chanting and booing that’ll keep kids and adults engaged throughout the whole show. The actual tournament is very physical and exciting. It’s a great piece of entertainment that no one should pass up while in Las Vegas.

What did you think of the show? Would you say this is a good family show? Is it a fun event to do while in Vegas?

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So may the prayers, tranquilizers and JD be with you and see you next time.

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