Birthday to Siegfried, part of the famous magical team who appear in their own
theatre at the Mirage Hotel. Between he and his partner, Roy, they have brought
a lot of happiness to a lot of people throughout the years. They continue to
help new entertainers, shows and to show up for openings and parties, which
early in their career helped to catapulted them to the heights they now enjoy.
They never forgot what got them there: talent and publicity!
now they are helping another entertainer to make a mark in the world of magic
by sponsoring Darren Romeo. This is not the usual magician! No indeed. He sings
while performing magical tricks and has a dynamite voice. Yes, the Magicians of
the Century are now bringing you the star of the future every afternoon in
their own theatre.
More on this in a later column.
you already know, unless you have been living in a cocoon, Celine Dion will
have her very own theatre at Ceasars Palace. The media were taken on a tour of
the facility recently and the singer sorta hosted the tour. She told the
gathering that one of the things that made her decide to change her style of
presenting concerts was after seeing "O" at the Bellagio. "I always gave 100
percent to my performances, and after seeing "O" I decided I wanted to continue
to give that same effort, but in a completely new style. And now I will be
allowed to do that thanks to this magnificent building and a fabulous team of
are flying out of the box office faster than they can print them, according to
my sources. The first show will kick off in March after extensive rehearsals
overseas and then for a solid two months in the theatre itself prior to the
official opening. Should be a tremendous undertaking from what we have been
told: flying pianos, flying orchestra and even a flying Dion. Wow, sounds
"Thunder From Down Under", the sexy (for ladies) all male revue from Australia, will be
leaving its present location at the New Frontier Hotel, to settle down inside
the Excalibur Hotel where it opens July 5. I remember when the original group
first arrived in our little town. The Stardust Hotel became their home away
from home for a number of years and the huge ballroom was always filled with
some very excited ladies. The group was forced to move around from hotel to
hotel the last couple of years, but this appears to be a positive move. They
will be sharing the room occupied by "Catch a Rising Star." Merlin's Theatre
(the new name) will see "Thunder" doing an early show with "Catch" dropping to
one show at 10 pm.
of the Stardust Hotel, Wayne Newton was on hand the other morning to assist in
the announcement of a new festival to be held at the hotel and in his theatre.
The Las Vegas Comedy Festival is scheduled for Sept.4-8 and will be part of a
national contest in various cities to find some new comedians and even
rediscover some of the older ones. "Laugh Across America" will be staged in 10
cities, starting in Los Angeles, and ending up here. According to the promoters
some 70 winners will be invited to compete in the finals at the Stardust, along
with hundreds who will be attending various workshops dealing with comedy,
producing, speaking, etc. More on this in a later column.
it for now. I'm outa here!
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