BEHIND THE CURTAIN: KIM SCOTT OF CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

  Excerpts from my article for Best Of Vegas… There’s a memorable scene in 1977’s Annie Hall in which Woody Allen says “Those who can’t do…teach. And those who can’t teach…teach gym.” In the acrobatic world of Cirque du Soleil, that statement couldn’t be further from the truth. Behind the curtain of every Cirque show is an army … Continue reading “BEHIND THE CURTAIN: KIM SCOTT OF CIRQUE DU SOLEIL”

Jeff Civillico – Physical Comedy At Its Best

Crowd-pleasing entertainer juggles his way into your hearts… What do you get when you combine the rubber-faced madness of early Jim Carrey with the heart-stopping physical comedy of Buster Keaton and Jerry Lewis? Whatever your mind can conjure, it’s unlikely to resemble the reality of handsome headliner Jeff Civillico. Vegas fans have been lining up … Continue reading “Jeff Civillico – Physical Comedy At Its Best”

Hot Guys of Vegas: Mathieu Bolillo

France’s man of mystery lets his body do the talking… There are performers and celebrities who could chat all day about themselves. Without them, we wouldn’t have gossip websites, grocery store tabloids and gab sessions with Ellen Degeneres. Mathieu Bolillo is different. Taking the lead from Olivia Newton-John, he prefers to just get physical. My … Continue reading “Hot Guys of Vegas: Mathieu Bolillo”

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’”

‘Celestia’ Comes to Earth By Way of the Vegas Strip

New astral-themed production opens at the STRAT… Anticipation’s been as high as the massive tent erected on its behalf. An announced January premiere came and went, as did competing tent show Fuerza Bruta. But after many delays and hoopla galore, CELESTIA has finally come to Earth…and landed on the Las Vegas Strip. CELESTIA is the … Continue reading “‘Celestia’ Comes to Earth By Way of the Vegas Strip”

WAYNE SKIVINGTON OF ‘ZUMANITY’ TALKS FATHER-SON BONDING, VEGAS-STYLE

Cirque du Soleil performer and young son inspire others through fitness… Click HERE to read this article via BestOfVegas.com… Raising a child in any large city can be a challenge. You want to be a great role model, provide for your children yet still make their formative years memorable, fun and happy. Now imagine being a … Continue reading “WAYNE SKIVINGTON OF ‘ZUMANITY’ TALKS FATHER-SON BONDING, VEGAS-STYLE”

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”

Fuerza Bruta Is a Sin City Game Changer

Spectacular production poised to redefine entertainment on the Strip…. Every decade or so, a show comes along that changes the face of Las Vegas entertainment. First Mystere brought Montreal’s Cirque du Soleil to the desert. Then Celine Dion’s record-breaking Coliseum residency paved the way for other top-tier headliners. The last truly innovative production we’ve seen is … Continue reading “Fuerza Bruta Is a Sin City Game Changer”

‘MONDAYS DARK’ CELEBRATES FIVE INCREDIBLE YEARS

It started out as a small idea… What if off-duty Sin City performers got together once a month to put on a show…and donate all the proceeds to charity? A simple and brilliant premise indeed, and one that has grown far bigger than anyone could have ever anticipated. Mondays Dark just celebrated five wildly successful years of giving … Continue reading “‘MONDAYS DARK’ CELEBRATES FIVE INCREDIBLE YEARS”

Vegas 2018 – Best of the Best, Worst of the Worst in Large-scale Production Shows

  Wrapping up another event-filled year with fond memories and a little sass… Can it really be that Santa is returning to his home base to put the elves back to work? Perhaps, but that Christmas hangover still lingers, ensuring that you didn’t dream your way through another holiday season in Vegas. As you bring … Continue reading “Vegas 2018 – Best of the Best, Worst of the Worst in Large-scale Production Shows”