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Menopause Is Fun (The Musical, That Is)

Where: 89109
February 26, 2015 at 11:38 AM | by | Comments (0)

I had a chance to see Menopause The Musical years ago, but I couldn’t get any friends to go with me, even the menopausal ones! I took that as a sign it was a show I could skip. When I realized the show has been running for nine years (after stops at Luxor and the Hilton before that), I figured it was time to put stigma aside and visit the production's newest home, Harrah’s, to see what it was all about.

The showroom where it takes place is wide and not very deep so there’s a good view from most seats. It was clear from the very start this show would be a funny one. A goofy, pun-filled show that's geared to a certain demographic," yes; but, funny, too. If you’re unfamiliar and can’t guess from the name, this is a musical about women (four in particular from different walks of life) who are going through menopause. You might think this is an odd subject for a musical. You’d be right; but, somehow, it works.

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The Smith Center Readies For Another Season Of Broadway

February 24, 2015 at 3:59 PM | by | Comments (0)

For the next season of Broadway at The Smith Center, it will be a mixture of first-time productions and the return of a few you may have missed, or wished you could see again. Here's what's on tap for this summer through next spring:

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Check-Out Folio: Hard Rock Ready For Pool Season, Zumanity Heads Outdoors

February 20, 2015 at 8:45 PM | by | Comments (4)

There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site as a full report. So, every Friday, we take note of some of the smaller announcements around town that may be of interest, too. Here's the rundown for the week of February 16:

One pool that will be rockin' hard: Hard Rock will dive back into pool season starting March 6 when Rehab as well as Nirvana and Breathe pools open once again. Entertainment on tap for Rehab includes 3OH!3 March 21 and Sammy Adams March 28. Tickets for both start at $20 for ladies, $30 for gents.

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Frankie Moreno Doesn't Need To Be 'Just A Memory'

February 20, 2015 at 11:44 AM | by | Comments (0)

The memory of which we speak.

If you missed his Dancing with Stars appearance a few seasons ago, are a fan that misses his recently completed residency at the Stratosphere or have missed the Las Vegas orig altogether, Frankie Moreno will once again lather that Tangerine in Honey next month.

The singer isn't yet headlining another Strip resort, but he is taking over two different venues that are bound to immerse audience in his high-energy style.

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Beach Concert Series Returning To Mandalay Bay

Where: 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89119
February 17, 2015 at 3:37 PM | by | Comments (7)

The summer concert series at Mandalay Beach is coming back again with some familiar names. The bookers are seemingly suffering from “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” syndrome, but we guess they don’t want to change it up too much if it’s working. Sublime with Rome, Pepper and Ziggy Marley are all on deck again along with a Lost ‘80s show. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 20 at 10 a.m.

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'50 Shades! The Parody' Is Bawdy Fun At Bally's

Where: 3645 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
February 16, 2015 at 3:26 PM | by | Comments (0)

Even if you haven’t seen or read 50 Shades of Grey, if you like to laugh, you’ll probably still enjoy 50 Shades! The Parody at Bally’s. As the name suggests, it’s definitely a spoof so prepare for a tongue-in-cheek production that makes fun of the book, movie and of itself.

The show starts with a glimpse into a book club meeting between three ladies who are in varying types of relationships and are about to start reading the now famous book. Scenes from the book are then depicted on stage with interjections from the ladies.

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So, Apparently Vegas Really Is Getting A 'Duck Dynasty' Musical

February 11, 2015 at 1:38 PM | by | Comments (7)

Another popular reality TV series has set its sights on the Las Vegas stage.

The parody based on the Pawn Stars may have closed up shop at Riviera last year, but that's not stopping the off-Strip arrival of DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL, based on a book about Duck Dynasty's Robertson family, at Rio this April.

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Dixie’s Tupperware Party Almost Makes You Forget You're At A Tupperware Party

Where: 361 Symphony Park Avenue [map], 89106
February 9, 2015 at 7:20 PM | by | Comment (1)

Dixie Longate, the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, is gracing Vegas with her sassy presence and performing nightly at The Smith Center through February 15. Dixie Long who? That’s what I thought when I first heard of her and this show. If you’ve never heard of her either, here’s the story:

Dixie Longate hails from a trailer park in Mobile, Alabama. As part of the conditions of her parole, Dixie packed her trailer (with her three kids in tow) and set off for Los Angeles. In 2001, she started traveling the world throwing old-fashioned Tupperware Parties, or as she calls it “selling the fantastic plastic crap,” and has become one of the top Tupperware sellers in the nation.

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Will Luck Be A Lady And Keep 'Frank' At Palazzo?

Where: 89109
January 30, 2015 at 11:34 AM | by | Comments (4)

Though the now classic tunes of Frank Sinatra used to bring out showgoers in droves, times have changed. What was popular then and still respected now isn’t likely to garner the same numbers. The Venetian|Palazzo’s latest gamble, "Frank - The Man. The Music," is just that. It’s (pretty much) the man and his music. Of course, we’re not talking just any music, but rather the iconic hits of musical legend Frank Sinatra. His heyday was decades ago, but execs are betting his legacy is strong enough to bring in enough ticket sales to cover the cost of that 32-piece orchestra.

The Las Vegas Sun reports the show, which takes place in the expansive 1,733-seat Palazzo Theatre, will have to sell approximately 600 seats nightly to turn a profit. Though the Vegas crowds these days tend to skew toward more modern shows and nightclubs, hopefully there will be enough interest in this high-class tribute show because it really does deserve to be seen.

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Diana Ross. Venetian. OMG.

January 26, 2015 at 12:23 PM | by | Comments (3)

Venetian is seeing Caesars' Mariah Carey residency announcement and raising it with a supreme diva of its own, the incomparable Diana Ross.

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Check-Out Folio: Hot, Grumpy Craig Ferguson Headed To Vegas, And More

January 23, 2015 at 9:55 PM | by | Comments (0)

There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site. So, every Friday, we take note of some of the smaller announcements and happenings around town that may be of interest, too. Here's the rundown for the week of January 19:

Dirk Arthur will bring even more Wild Illusions to Riviera beginning February 21. That's when matinee performances of his magically cheesetastic production will be added. Look for 4 p.m. shows to take place Saturday and Sunday. Tickets begin at $40. Children must be at least five years old to attend and anyone under 15 will need to be with an adult. Call 800.634.3420 to purchase. The show also runs at 7 p.m. Saturday through Thursday.

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Weird Al's Back And This Time It's Mandatory

Where: 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
January 21, 2015 at 7:39 PM | by | Comment (1)

Weird Al Yankovic finally managed to top the charts (Billboard’s top comedy albums and top 200) with his newest album, Mandatory Fun. Despite this being his first chart-topping album, the kooky comedic singer has been cranking out silly and beloved hits for the better part of the last four decades. New videos released last summer made waves on the interwebs including "Foil," his parody of Lorde’s “Royals.”

Now that their accompanying album has come out, Weird Al is hitting the road in support of it with his aptly named tour, the “Mandatory World Tour.” If you missed his previous Vegas shows at The Cannery, you’ll have to cough up double or triple the price to catch him this time around at Planet Hollywood. He'll kick off his world tour in Las Vegas May 12-16 with showtimes at 8 p.m.

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