Curtain Up: Cirque du Soleil, Sammy Hagar, Eddie Griffin and more Vegas showbiz news
Courtesy of Cirque du Soleil
Thursday, July 1, 2021 | 2 a.m
Reopening Monday of “MysteryâAt Treasure Island, the first Cirque du Soleil performance in Las Vegas since March 2020, has been a touching and epic event. It will be duplicated tonight when “OâReturns to its beautiful theater in Bellagio, another decades-favorite production show on the Strip with a sequel of its own. Cirque announced this week that it has been collaborating with MGM – entertainment company Metro Goldwyn Mayer, not MGM Resorts – since April on a feature-length documentary project “telling the inner story of Cirque du Soleil’s resurgence after the most difficult period in its incredible history. . At the helm of the film project is director Dawn Porter and her Trilogy Films as well as production group Industrial Media. Porter said, âThis is a unique opportunity to document Cirque’s biggest challenge, a return to the stage after one of the greatest crises in the world. The performers, actors, company and crew are giving everything to make this the biggest premiere of their careers. It’s a wonderful story and I am so grateful to be able to tell it.
Tonight is also the night of the reopening of two very different magic shows on the Strip. Shin lim‘S reinvented “Limitless” returns to the Mirage Theater at 7:30 p.m. as Xavier Mortimer launches his brand new “The Dream Maker” at 6pm in his new home, the Strat Theater. Both are definitely worth the price of admission.
Tickets for Sammy HagarThis Strat Theaterâs new headlining residence, announced Monday night with a party on the Strat’s rooftop observation deck, was due to go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. this morning on July 1. It turns out that Hagar’s first four shows will be in October. November 29 and 30 and November 5 and 6 are already sold out, compliments of the Red Rocker fan club who picked them up on Tuesday. They went fast although a GA floor configuration in the classic showroom will bring the capacity to 800 for these musical evenings. Expect many more dates to be added soon.
July 4 is also the singer’s birthday John lloyd young, the favorite of the “Jersey Boys” who has been performing regularly at Space for over a year. He will celebrate there with another show on July 9, “Solid Gold: Live From Las Vegas,” which will see him once again team up with music director Tommy Faragher and a frenzied band to smash a set of disco and funk tracks and soul hits from the 1970s and 1980s. The 75-minute thriller begins at 10 pm and ticket and live streaming information is available at thespacelv.com.
Speaking of space, announced this week is the Broadway star’s Las Vegas debut Eden espinosa, known for her performances in “Wicked”, “Brooklyn the Musical”, “Flora the Red Menace” and “Rent” on August 7th. Espinosa will respond to inquiries and tell stories in addition to singing songs from her two albums, select pop and rock covers and favorite tracks from those Broadway shows. Only 200 tickets will be available, also on thespacelv.com.
More New Vegas Shows Announced This Week: Longtime Las Vegan & Resident Comedian Eddie griffin will be back in the Sahara building from July 26; Favorite improv comedy and former Venetian headliner Wayne brady will be back on the Strip for an Aces of Comedy weekend at the Mirage Theater on November 19 and 20; country rocker Koe Wetzel will resume theater from Virgin Hotels Las Vegas on November 20; and Grammy-winning bluegrass artist Billy Cordes will also be playing Virgin, although it will be in the outdoor space known as Event Lawn on September 3-4.
A new variety show debuted on Mosaic on the Strip this week. “Mr. Papa’s CabaretâOpen Tuesdays and takes place Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 9 pm. Created by and featuring Stevie Mac, the show features “a myriad of cabaret curiosities, psychedelic showgirls and magic with a twist, to a drag queen on stilts, beatbox with live percussion, a freakshow clow, a snake charmer and more. titillating talents. ” Find tickets and more information at mrdaddyexperience.com.
“ExtravaganceâAt Bally’s hosted 50 female Miss Nevada and Miss Teen Nevada contest entrants over the weekend, sparking memories for the show’s creator Hanoch Rosenn. Before starting to produce international theatrical shows in Las Vegas and around the world, Rosenn conducted shows in his native Israel for years. He has been credited with discovering Gal Gadot during his early years in the pageant world.