CajunMiss
 
 
 
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    August 5, 2013
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Vintage Vegas with a twistBy Caroline FonteinLas Vegas was built on pure, raw talent. That's producer David Saxe's stance and the concept behind his new creation VEGAS! The Show at Saxe Theater. The show celebrates iconic moments from the city's rich entertainment history through the performances of 40 singers and dancers and 11 musicians.Born into a show business family, Saxe grew up watching some of the great acts that made Vegas what it is today - the Entertainment Capital of the World. His dad was a bandleader for some of the biggest performers on the Las Vegas Strip, including the Rat Pack, while his mom was a dancer in "Folies Bergere" at the Tropicana. She performed even while she was pregnant with Saxe in 1969.When he was 17, Saxe became the youngest producer in Vegas when he launched his sister's show, Melinda the First Lady of Magic. During the past 20 years he has produced more than 100 shows. He currently has 13 shows in production at Saxe Theater and his other venue V-Theater, both located at the Miracle Miles Shops at Planet Hollywood.As someone who grew up loving everything about Vegas entertainment, VEGAS! The Show is a way for Saxe to celebrate the city's colorful past with audiences today.VEGAS! The Show opens with a custodian named Ernie who works at the neon sign graveyard. Clad in a blue jumpsuit, Ernie reminisces about some of the most memorable entertainers who played Vegas. Behind him is a lavish set piece resembling some of the neon signs that once graced the Strip, including signs for the Glass Pool Inn, the Silver Slipper and the Sands."For one night only, we want you to suspend reality and join us on a journey back in time to experience some of the greatest entertainers who ever played Vegas," says Ernie.Meanwhile the stage transforms into a classic Vegas showgirl routine. Along with the showgirls, men wearing tuxedos and women in gowns take the stage for a glamorous song and dance number choreographed by Tiger Martina."We want to share with you the moments and the memories of that gleaming jewel in the desert," says Ernie who both acts as the master of ceremonies and performs as various entertainers from the past.The scene changes to a swingin' number with Louis Prima and Keely Smith before transitioning to the 1960s when the Rat Pack played the Copa Room at the Sands. Throughout the show the stage is constantly transforming into a new and exciting scene with dazzling costumes, incredible singing and contemporary choreography. Each scene represents a vintage Vegas act, but Martina's high-energy choreography, paired with innovative production elements, portrays these iconic entertainers with a new twist.For example, Sammy Davis Jr.'s "The Candy Man" starts with a performer singing the song solo before being joined by a parade of showgirls. Dressed in fitted outfits with silver ruffles that say "Good & Plenty" "Almond Joy" and other candy names, the dancers throw out chocolate and other goodies to people in the audience during the song. It's a pretty sweet number.The scene quickly changes to another memorable Vegas act. While iconic entertainers are represented in the show, the performers aren't tribute artists. This is most apparent during the Elvis numbers.Most people probably expect to see a white jumpsuit and a dark pompadour with side burns when it comes to Elvis, but not in this show."Yeah I know, I'm blond," says the performer representing Elvis.He jokes with the audience, letting people know that what he and the other performers are doing isn't about emulating every aspect of famous entertainers. Instead they're celebrating the performers and what they might be like if there were still around today."The heart of the city is gambling but the soul is music," says Ernie before performers representing Sonny and Cher appear on stage singing "I Got You Babe."Along with all the song and dance numbers, the show also has a little magic. Seasoned magician Joseph Gabriel performs later on in the show. He amazes the audience with his sleight-of-hand magic, transforming scarves into doves and a macaw parrot.Toward the end of the show, the audience is treated to an Elton John tribute. A performer wearing a white suit and large glasses takes a seat at a white piano situated on stage in front of the curtain. As he sings "Rocket Man," video footage of vintage Vegas is displayed on the curtains. Some of the images are of the original acts that were just performed on stage, while others depict casinos in Vegas that have been imploded over the years. The video clip reminds everyone that while the landscape may have changed, the city is still home to fantastic entertainment with glitz and glamour that can only be found in Vegas.
 
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Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
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fromLas Vegas, NV, USA
Age:55 to 64
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:Once every few years
Gambler:Yes
Game:Progressive Slots
Yes, I recommend this product.
Best show on the Strip
PostedAugust 7, 2013
We went to 6 shows while in Vegas last week. Our absolute favorite was Vegas! The Show. They have a great mixture of old Vegas cabaret shows with singing, dancing, acrobats and more. It is quick paced and fun.
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Beatles fans won't want to miss the chance to relive the days of Beatlemania at B - A Tribute to The Beatles. The performers impress even the most discerning fans with their dead-on impressions of the famous quartet in their show at the V Theater in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood.Let your mind drift back to 1964 when the Beatles made their U.S. television debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show." This is just one of the many iconic moments in Beatle history that you are transported to during the show."We have a live show tonight, but what I'd like to know right now is do we have a live audience?" exclaims an Ed Sullivan impersonator who acts as both your host and tour guide for the different eras of Beatles music visited in the show. He is met with an uproarious response from the audience in anticipation of the upcoming act.Next, the curtain rises, unveiling the clean cut, mop-topped quartet, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, singing "I Want to Hold Your Hand." People in the audience cheer and sing along to the well known tune.The performers play all of the songs live on the same brand of instruments and amps used by the Beatles, without tapes, sequences or backing tracks. Their remarkable attention to detail with every song makes it seem as though you were listening to an actual recording from the real band.As they perform "A Hard Day's Night," "Can't Buy Me Love" and more of the band's early hits, audience members dance in their seats to the familiar songs.For "Eight Days a Week" they get the audience involved by asking everyone to join in and clap during the chorus. Go-go dancers appear on both sides of the stage to add some extra pizzaz to their already outstanding performance of "I Saw Her Standing There."The curtain closes and Sullivan reappears dressed in an outfit more fitting of the changing times as the show shifts gears from the early to late '60s. He tells a few jokes and sets the tone for the next Beatles era .From "Day in the Life" to "Let It Be," Fab Four Live performs all of the Beatles' legendary songs while at the same time also re-creating the real band members' change in appearance as their music evolved.This time they reappear with longer hair, mustaches and wearing brightly colored military-style suites to perform "Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band." Their flawless re-creation of the signature outfits and the well known psychedelic rock songs brings everyone back to when that album was first released in 1967.Later in the show, Lennon, wearing an all-white suit, comes out and takes a seat at the white baby grand piano that has been rolled out on stage. Before singing his next song, he takes a moment to show his gratitude to the audience and explains his affinity for Beatles music, making it clear that although they sing their songs, his band never actually attempts to be the Beatles."Thank you for coming and celebrating the music and the message of the Beatles," says Lennon, now also acting as an impersonator paying tribute to one of his greatest idols. "I love this music, it makes all of us connected."In a few more simple words he pays tribute to his character, Lennon, and acknowledges his everlasting presence in the world today."An act of violence may have taken this man, but nothing would ever silence his voice," says Lennon before breaking into "Give Peace a Chance" and "Imagine."The band members reunite on stage for a few more memorable tunes before ending with "and in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make."Their electrifying performances remind everyone of the incredible power of song and how the Beatles not only created innovative music but started a cultural revolution."They're phenomenal guys," said Ralph McCormick, a guest in the audience from Charlotte, N.C. "It takes me back to the days when I used to listen to these guys. I can't put it into words, it was just phenomenal."--Staff report
 
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Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
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fromLas Vegas, NV, USA
Age:55 to 64
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:Once every few years
Gambler:Yes
Game:Progressive Slots
Yes, I recommend this product.
Comparison of Beatle Shows
PostedAugust 7, 2013
We have seen "Rain" which was the best Beatles show ever! We have seen "The Beatles Love" which was pretty good and we have seen the Beatle Show which wasn't bad but we would rate it 3rd.
We had front row seats which may have something to do with my opinion. The costumes were ragged, the mustaches and sideburns were drawn on with eyebrow pencils, the "beatles" were old and over weight.
They sang several songs but they skipped over some albums completely. They had a good sound and if you closed your eyes you could enjoy the music.
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It's Hammer TimeStaff ReportWhen it comes to comedy and magic with an edge, Mike Hammer nails it. With more than 25 years of performing under his belt, Hammer is a master at making quick-witted comebacks and improvising with the audience. Hammer's hard-hitting show features mind reading, double-edged razor blade swallowing, gags, pranks and all out mayhem. Every show is unique and includes a large amount of audience participation. Be ready. For audiences at his show, it's time to get Hammer'd.Before landing in Vegas, Hammer entertained audiences across the country with his interactive routine. He's performed for thousands of companies, colleges, comedy clubs and casinos. His corporate clients include Sony, Dell, Toyota, Lexus and Harrah's to name a few. Aside from magic, he's worked as a game show host for numerous national clients. Hammer also performs as a master of ceremonies and presenter including acting as ring announcer for Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) competitions in Vegas.
 
Overall rating 
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fromLas Vegas, NE
Age:55 to 64
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:Once every few years
Yes, I recommend this product.
Great Presentation
PostedAugust 5, 2013
Mike was a lot of fun. The small theater made the audience become part of the show. The magic was good, nothing spectacular but still good. The comedy part was superb.
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It's Hammer TimeStaff ReportWhen it comes to comedy and magic with an edge, Mike Hammer nails it. With more than 25 years of performing under his belt, Hammer is a master at making quick-witted comebacks and improvising with the audience. Hammer's hard-hitting show features mind reading, double-edged razor blade swallowing, gags, pranks and all out mayhem. Every show is unique and includes a large amount of audience participation. Be ready. For audiences at his show, it's time to get Hammer'd.Before landing in Vegas, Hammer entertained audiences across the country with his interactive routine. He's performed for thousands of companies, colleges, comedy clubs and casinos. His corporate clients include Sony, Dell, Toyota, Lexus and Harrah's to name a few. Aside from magic, he's worked as a game show host for numerous national clients. Hammer also performs as a master of ceremonies and presenter including acting as ring announcer for Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) competitions in Vegas.
 

Does the higher priced ticket for Mike Hammer provide a better seat than the general admission ticket?

Yes, it is a small theater but the VIP ticket gives you a small table at the front of the room and in some cases, a free drink.
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