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The Plaza Might Push Other Vegas Burlesque Shows Out Of The Limelight

Where: 89101
September 15, 2014 at 10:10 PM | by | Comments (4)

The trouble with approaching anything with any sort of expectation is you’ll often be let down. Even if your own preconceived notions are all you’re battling, a good show might not live up to expectations based on your past experiences with the venue, a given performer, director, etc. It’s always nice to be pleasantly surprised and even better to be (borderline) blown away!

Limelight opened this past weekend at Plaza in Downtown Vegas. With it came the stigma of the venue’s failed productions and the challenge of getting people to go see a downtown show in the first place. Luckily, this isn’t your average burlesque revue. For starters, it’s from LA producers so it’s literally bringing a fresh perspective to Vegas.

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The Aquabats! Landing at Hard Rock Live This October

Where: 3771 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
September 11, 2014 at 2:21 PM | by | Comment (1)

You may have listened to them during your 90s ska obsession, or your kids could be current fans of their children's show projects (The Aquabats! Super Show or lead singer Christian Jacob's Yo Gabba Gabba). Either way, the band known for wild stage shows, in-character superhero antics, and putting out inhumanly catchy songs for going on twenty years is coming to Hard Rock Live on The Strip.

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Purple Reign Headed To Westgate

Where: 3000 Paradise Rd. [map], 89109
September 10, 2014 at 12:06 PM | by | Comments (0)

The next time we see Prince tribute band Purple Reign, we may slip a tracking device onto the group's lead performer, Jason Tenner.

The much-loved but constantly on the move lounge act will pop up at Westgate's Shimmer Cabaret beginning October 1, according to the Las Vegas Sun. This after just moving to the D in July. And, that after spending a few months at Planet Hollywood. And, if you're really a fan of the act, you may remember them at Boardwalk, Monte Carlo, House of Blues, South Point, Hard Rock, and Hooters, too. And, yes, we've left a few out.

We couldn't find any listing for the show on the Westgate website just yet so ticket prices are unknown.

(PHOTO: Jason Tenner on Facebook)

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Eric Jordan Young Is Shakin' Things Up At Planet Hollywood

Where: 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
September 3, 2014 at 6:28 PM | by | Comment (1)

EJY gets his own show at Planet Hollywood.

This Vegas-based writer has family members who were Broadway producers yet I’ve never seen a show on Broadway, or even been to the Big Apple yet. For now, I’m obviously curious about what NYC has to offer, but I’m more than happy with the Broadway-caliber singers and dancers who grace the stages of various Las Vegas shows nightly.

A sucker for powerful voices and exuberant smiling faces, I’ve long been a fan of Eric Jordan Young, a former lead vocalist in VEGAS! The Show. In that role, he took on a wide range of songs from famous singers like Sammy Davis Jr. and Sonny Bono. Since leaving VEGAS! The Show, Young has kept busy with various projects including prepping for his new show: Shakin' - Classic Vegas Remixed with a Twist.

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Plaza Is Ready For 'Limelight'

Where: 1 Main Street [map], 89101
August 26, 2014 at 5:14 PM | by | Comments (7)

Sex sells and burlesque seems to sell even better at the moment with Vegas resorts all looking for their moment in the “limelight.” And soon, at downtown's Plaza, that will be with a capital "L."

Ridicula Imitatio is cashing in on the post-Great Gatsby remake buzz and lingering Roaring Twenties nostalgia by presenting a show by that name -- also the name of one of Charlie Chaplin's films -- starting next month at Plaza. Limelight’s website promises the production will take “the audience on a journey where contemporary burlesque meets old time ‘flicks.’” Think black-and-white silent films juxtaposed with modern burlesque and music... with a Chaplin and a Betty Boop impersonator thrown in.

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Want To Meet Carrot Top? Do You Have $49?

August 8, 2014 at 9:25 PM | by | Comments (7)

If you've ever wanted to hang with Carrot Top (and have some cash to spare), your time is now.

Luxor now offers meet-and-greet sessions for the red-haired comedian who has been headlining at the pyramid-shaped resort casino so long this writer tends to forget he's there. For $49, you can chat with Carrot Top and even take a photo with him about an hour prior to showtime Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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Wynn Casting For New 'Broadway-Style' Show

Where: 3121 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
July 29, 2014 at 8:21 PM | by | Comment (1)

VegasAuditions.com’s Facebook page contained a post that caught our eye recently. It noted, “Wynn Las Vegas is casting DANCERS who sing, and DANCERS who do not sing, for a new production. Director: Phil McKinley.”

Another post on the page stated, “Wynn Las Vegas is casting for Broadway-style singers (male and female) for a stage production, with rehearsals beginning October - open ended contracted.”

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Mamma Mia! Trop's Curse Continues

Where: 3801 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
July 23, 2014 at 8:14 PM | by | Comments (15)

It's another grand opening, grand closing for Tropicana.

After debuting May 8, Trop's version of the Broadway hit, Mamma Mia!, has turned into a big miss. It's been announced the show will close August 3. We once had high hopes that the production would finally turn things around for the WTF-plagued property, but that changed after we actually saw it and felt the vocals (kind of a major thing here) did not stand out.

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Entertainment Roundup: Still The One, But Not For Long To Georgia On Our Mind

July 21, 2014 at 8:09 PM | by | Comments (3)

The Vegas PR machine was in high gear today cranking out entertainment news from up and down The Strip. From the coming end of Twain's resident twang to another new show for the Riv, here's a roundup of what's closing and what's just ahead:

Shania Twain will stop stealing the limelight from Celine Dion by year's end. (Twain was recently named best resident performer by a Vegas publication so you know sh*t was getting serious.) Her two-year residency at Caesars Palace will officially mark its last night December 13. Tickets for the final 16 shows -- ten dates in October and six in December -- are on sale now. She's also here for a short run beginning tomorrow. Catch Shania July 22-23 and 25-26 if you can't wait that long to see her feel like a woman. Tickets begin at $55.

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Vegas Nocturne Ends At Cosmo, But Is This Really It?

July 14, 2014 at 8:01 PM | by | Comments (12)

Adieu, sexy bathtub guy.

This is Vegas. Things open and close. And, oftentimes, both are greeted with the same level of enthusiasm. This closure, however, may go in the VegasChatter annals as the shittiest.

Saturday, Vegas Nocturne -- the entertainment portion of Rose.Rabbit.Lie.'s "grand social experiment" -- marked its final performance. Rumors of its closure were already in the wind so it wasn't a surprise. It was, however, a disappointment of horror scream proportions, especially to those who had experienced it and recognized it among the best of Las Vegas.

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At Planet Hollywood, Viva Veracruz And Viva Discounts

July 7, 2014 at 12:54 PM | by | Comments (7)

7.28 Update: Once due to premiere July 28, this production will now debut Monday, August 11 at 7 p.m.

It's probably not a good sign when the link provided for a new Vegas show opens up to a Go Daddy page.

Viva Veracruz! The Show will open at Planet Hollywood in the PH Showroom on July 28. Tickets will go on sale July 14. It's touted as the American debut of a "window to the beautiful and magical folklore of Veracruz, Mexico." That's cool and all, but it's also a window into the increasingly random nature of Planet Hollywood's bookings. The resort came out strong with PH Live and Britney as well as subsequent concerts and mini residencies but now apparently wants to us to know it has culture!... puppets!... and hot babes, too!

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MJ Live At Rio Celebrates Second Anniversary And Now We Know Why

Where: 3700 W Flamingo Rd. [map], 89103
July 3, 2014 at 1:09 PM | by | Comments (12)

In Vegas as in life, don’t judge a book by its cover. Or, a show by its venue. We’ll admit, we had reservations about the MJ Live show at the Crown Theater inside Rio. While the show itself sounded as appealing as any other tribute show, more so possibly because of the appeal of Michael Jackson’s music, the venue has been a bit cursed in recent years. It transformed from Club Rio in 2006 to Prince’s (well, the symbol’s) 3121 Nightclub for a few months before reopening as ND’s Fuego in 2009 (which didn’t last very long, either). Now, the round venue has regained a new life as a theater and is home to MJ Live and The Rat Pack is Back. But, enough with the Rio history lesson. The point is this venue has settled into its own and makes for a very comfortable theater. To celebrate MJ One’s second anniversary, it was high time we checked out the show that is enjoying more longevity than many of its competitors.

Not to be confused with Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil over at Mandalay Bay, MJ Live is a tribute show with live singing (duh, it says so in the name). While ONE is an amazing, big-budget Cirque production with spectacular choreography and elaborate sets, this writer actually found MJ Live to be more entertaining overall.

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