Puttin’ On The Ritz at BAZ BOOT CAMP

Yours truly has a “Performer for a Day” experience at the signature Palazzo production… There was a boy A very strange enchanted boy. They say he wandered very far Very far over land and sea. A little shy and sad of eye But very wise, was he. Those dreamy lyrics from 1947’s classic NATURE BOY open … Continue reading “Puttin’ On The Ritz at BAZ BOOT CAMP”

5 Reasons to Party with ‘Tenors of Rock’

The all-hits classic rock show at Planet Hollywood brings down the house… From lounge lizards of the Golden Era to the headliners of today, music has always been at the heart of Sin City entertainment. And nowhere does that heart beat stronger than with the dynamic stylings of Tenors of Rock. An international confection of … Continue reading “5 Reasons to Party with ‘Tenors of Rock’”

‘Aussie Heat’ Fires Up the Strip

The “other” Down-Under male revue is faster/hotter/better than you’d ever expect… In the world of sexy productions, male revues get very little respect. Audiences unfamiliar with these productions may have had their perceptions tarnished by cheesy appearances on 90’s daytime talk shows. But today’s male revues are polished, contemporary and well-mounted stage productions. And they’re … Continue reading “‘Aussie Heat’ Fires Up the Strip”

The SAHARA Is Back – But Is It Too Late?

The iconic hotel gets yet another chance after the SLS debacle… The Sahara Hotel was one of the first casino resorts I stayed at when the Vegas love affair began. This was back in 2005, just when the landmark property was about to plummet to its lowest depths. Once a legendary destination, Sahara had become … Continue reading “The SAHARA Is Back – But Is It Too Late?”

Drag and Drop the Mic for ‘FAAABULOUS! The Show’

New production dares to break the cardinal rule of the genre…. There are those who say that Britney Spears’ residency at Planet Hollywood was essentially a large-scale drag show. Outrageous costumes. Sexy back-up dancers. A heavily made-up performer who mimed her way through songs while sashaying around the stage, lip-syncing to the lyrics. Check-check-check. Being … Continue reading “Drag and Drop the Mic for ‘FAAABULOUS! The Show’”

Dance With The Devil at SATANGO

New musical comedy in the Arts District is one Hell of a great time… Despite my promises to do otherwise, it’s been way too long since this writer has visited a community theater performance. My last was the outstanding KRAMPUS by Majestic Repertory Theater during the 2018/2019 holiday season. It’s a good thing that dancer/choreographer Alejandro … Continue reading “Dance With The Devil at SATANGO”

Talent Uprising: Brad Standley

Vegas guitarist/singer warms up your soul with “Antarctica”… You may have never heard of Brad Standley…and that’s okay. Until now, this handsome singer-songwriter has maintained a relatively low profile. With one shoe in Las Vegas and another in New York City, Brad somehow manages to hop back and forth between the two cities. But lately … Continue reading “Talent Uprising: Brad Standley”

Postmodern Jukebox Is A Musical Time Machine

  The group’s vintage remixes are pitch-perfect for Vegas… You may have heard of Postmodern Jukebox, the genre-busting collective of musicians and singers. But have you actually heard them? One song into Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox Hideway, their new production at The Mirage, and you’ll become a lifelong fan. Postmodern Jukebox is a brilliantly entertaining … Continue reading “Postmodern Jukebox Is A Musical Time Machine”

Sipping In Style at Venetian/Palazzo’s “COCKTAIL COLLECTIVE”

Three moods and a whole lotta class at Venetian/Palazzo’s trio of sexy lounges… Last week my house guest and I were relaxing during the late afternoon when some cool jazz came up on the CD changer (yes, some of us are still old school). Apparently that piano and saxophone set the right tone because he … Continue reading “Sipping In Style at Venetian/Palazzo’s “COCKTAIL COLLECTIVE””

Hanging By A Thread – Sin City’s Huge Entertainment Dilemma

Fuerza Bruta’s shocking failure suggests a troubling future for large-scale productions…. Several years ago I penned a two-parter for Vegas Chatter entitled “Four Walls and a Dream”. In it I explored the difficulties involved in launching a new show in today’s corporation-run Vegas. Gone are the days when casinos supported their own entertainment. It’s up … Continue reading “Hanging By A Thread – Sin City’s Huge Entertainment Dilemma”