Las Vegas is full of amazing shows. They really how to put on a show from the grand theaters to lighting and cutting-edge technology, the shows are a top Las Vegas attraction. Some you can take the whole family to, and others that are best saved for the adults. If you are taking the family to Las Vegas, there is one show that you should definitely put on your list- The Jabbawockeez.
The Jabbawockeez is an action-packed, family-friendly show that has been entertaining Las Vegas for more than a decade. The Jabbawockeez are a dance group that has created a genuinely collaborative dance enterprise that has brought them huge success with their signature white masks and freestyle dance.
They have an interesting history and a new show in Las Vegas that is not to be missed. Let’s take a look at who the Jabbawockeez are and what you need to know before enjoying this incredible show.
About the Jabbawockeez
The Jabbawockeez first gained traction after appearing on America’s Got Talent in 2006. Shortly after, in 2008, they won the first season of Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew (ABDC).
They soon became the most famous ABDC group to come out of the show for their notable dance pieces, but also in part because of their recognizable mask and glove motif. The masking of individual identities puts the attention on their sharp, unified moves.
The Jabbawockeez featured some insane choreography, perfect synchronization, and a unique style of dance features.The group derived their name from a poem called Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll, in which Jabberwocky is a dragon. Today, they bring the incredible energy of their various urban styles as a collective unit to any stage they grace.
The Jabbawockeez have essentially transformed how America views dance crews, and they continue to be arguably the most well-loved innovative dance crew.
Awards & Accolades
Not only are they well-loved, but they have a few awards to show for their hard work as well. After winning America’s Best Dance Crew in 2008, the Jabbawockeez were voted Favorite Reality TV Star in the Asian Excellence Awards.
Later, in 2012, they were awarded the Living Legend of Hip Hop Award by Hip Hop International and were the first hip hop dance crew ever to be given the award. The next year, the Jabbawockeez were awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Set It Off Competition.
Over the years, they were nominated for others, such as the Steamy Awards in 2014 and a few for their Vegas shows as well. Well decorated and a continued fan favorite, the members of the Jabbawockeez continue to shine.
Speaking of the Jabbawockeez members, who are under the masks anyways? Well, there have been many Jabbawockeez members over the years; however, the founding dance group members were dancers Kevin Brewer (“KB”) and Joe Larot (“Punkee”). Soon added were Rynan Paguio (“Kid Rainen”) and Jeff Nguyen (“Phi”).
These four became the original members that appeared on America’s Best Dance Crew. They are now the owners of Jabbawockeez.
As they have aged, the original four have mostly produced and directed the show, only performing occasionally. The added additional members and those who perform now are a new generation that is mostly mentees of the four founding members.
However, the fun of it all is the masks, so you never quite know who might be under there.
Current Jabbawockeez Production
Though the Jabbawockeez began performing in Las Vegas back in 2010, their most recent production is called Timeless. It is being hosted at the Jabbawockeez theater at the MGM Grand Las Vegas. Timeless is a high-tech production with cutting-edge choreography and pulse-pounding music in true Jabbawockeez style.
The premise behind the Timeless production is to take you through the dance scenes across America over time so that everyone watching, no matter who they are, has a piece of the show they can relate to.
The Jabbawockeez Las Vegas show has been voted the Best All Ages Show and the Best Family Show in Las Vegas for three years in a row, so their new set is not to be missed by anyone. The dance crew performs every day except Tuesday at 7 pm and 9:30 pm.
Luckily, the Jabbawockeez show is affordable for many different budgets, with ticket prices starting at $19.99 for limited view seats.
Going up from there, there are four different ticket categories with different prices. Category D is the next level up from the limited view seats and costs $49.99, while Category C is $72.99.
The top two tiers of seats are Category B and A, coming in at $82.99 and $110, respectively. There is also an $8.95 service fee. However, children 3 and under can be admitted as a lap seat.
Buy Jabbawockeez tickets here online or at the David Copperfield Box Office daily between 3 and 10 pm. Want to meet the amazing dancers? You can get meet and greet tickets through the box office, though they do cost extra.
Which Jabbawockeez member dies?
Unfortunately, Jabbawockeez member, Gary Kendall, died in 2007 from meningitis.
What ethnicity are the Jabbawockeez?
The Jabbawockeez are a mix of different ethnicities, with members identifying as Asian American, African American, Hispanic, and Caucasian.
How many Jabbawockeez are there?
There are currently 20 active Jabbawockeez dance crew members, not including the original four members, Kevin Brewer, Joe Larot, Rynan Paguio, and Jeff Nguyen.
Are any of the Jabbawockeez female?
Ariah “Little Babywockee” Tsukada Aka was named an honorary Jabbawockeez member after being a fan since the age of three. She has now performed with the dance crew in several events.
See the Jabbawockeez in Las Vegas
Whether you are with family or on a couple’s trip to Las Vegas, it is a blast to see America’s best dance crew in person. This is a dance troupe unlike any other that takes the stage with confidence and puts on a great show anyone can relate to. Get your tickets and see the Jabbawockeez’s new show, Timeless, next time you are in Las Vegas.