By Angela Gunderson
May is a fun-filled month at Wynn Las Vegas. The weather is ideal for the pool and outdoor dining scenes. The casino floors are energetic and exciting, the retail outlets are full of colorful new spring arrivals and nightlife takes the party outside and under the stars.
But May is especially exciting at Encore Theater with a stellar lineup of A-list headliners, comedians and musical power-houses all taking the stage. And did we mention Encore Theater was voted among the best in the country? With its plush, intimate setting and superior acoustics, every seat gives you an unrivaled theater experience with your favorite performers.
Among those you won’t want to miss is a special Mother’s Day weekend performance with Broadway star and Tony award-winner, Lea Salonga and a string of hilarious stand-up shows by the best in the biz including Jim Gaffigan and Sebastian Maniscalco.
Here's the lineup for Encore Theater in May:
May 6 - Tom Papa: Family Reunion Tour
With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country, finding success in film, TV, radio and podcasts as well as on the live stage. He is a regular guest on “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast and late-night TV shows.
May 7 & 8 - An Evening with Lea Salonga
Award-winning actress and singer Lea Salonga is renowned across the world for her powerful voice and perfect pitch. Though she is perhaps best recognized for her Tony Award-winning role in Miss Saigon, Lea has also appeared in the Broadway production of "Les Misérables" and is widely recognized by fans of all ages as the beloved singing voice of Princess Jasmine from "Aladdin" and Fa Mulan from "Mulan" and "Mulan II."
May 13 & 14 - Nate Bargatze: The Raincheck Tour
A native of Old Hickory, Tennessee, Bargatze has quickly vaulted into the ranks of hot-ticket performances, thanks to his one-hour special, “The Greatest Average American,” which premiered on Netflix on March 18, 2021 to rave reviews. Bargatze is also a favorite among talk-show hosts and A-list comedians alike, having made multiple appearances on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and Conan O’Brien’s eponymous TBS show after opening for Chris Rock during his 2017 "Total Blackout" Tour.
May 20 & 21 - Jim Gaffigan: The Fun Tour
Actor and comedian Jim Gaffigan returns to the Encore Theater with his all-new show, “The Fun Tour.” You know Gaffigan from a wide variety of film and television appearances, with his deft ability to tackle comedy and drama seen in such recent work as "Troop Zero," "Being Frank" and "American Dreamer." He’s also been chosen to star in Amazon’s first stand-up special, "Quality Time," which premiered in August 2019. If you haven’t caught Gaffigan’s stand-up act, get ready for his incredibly funny observations about everything from fatherhood to friendships and New York City living.
May 28 & 29 - Sebastian Maniscalco: Nobody Does This Tour
Following April 29 and 30 performances, Sebastian Maniscalco is back again for two additional May shows with his "Nobody Does This Tour." Recognized by both Billboard and Pollstar with top touring awards, "Nobody Does This" follows a string of record-breaking, sold-out arena shows from his "Stay Hungry" and "You Bother Me" tours, including the United Center in his hometown of Chicago, Boston's TD Garden, The Forum in L.A. and New York’s Madison Square Garden.