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Performers, others talk about return of shows to Las Vegas Strip

Posted at 6:56 AM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-21 12:04:29-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Some major headliners are headed back to the Las Vegas Strip.

Tickets are currently on sale for David Copperfield at the MGM Grand, Carrot Top at the Luxor, Australian Bee Gees and Thunder From Down Under at the Excalibur.

“Fantasy” at the Luxor, Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club and the Jabbawockeez's show at the MGM Grand are also reopening.

The news is bringing excitement for performers.

“I jumped for joy, my hair was crooked to the side, looking like a hot mess.”

Lorena Peril is the lead singer for "Fantasy." She hasn’t performed on stage at the Luxor since March and wondered when she could again. Now, she’s ready for the audience.

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“I’m going to be like that bull coming out of the cage and when that curtain opens up, I’m just going to come in,” she said.

For Adam Steck, the co-owner of “Thunder from Down Under," he says the show is prepared for anything.

“We’ve toured all over the world. We’ve played in some venues in the south of America that had very strict laws where you couldn’t go into the audience. Guys couldn’t take their clothes off on stage,” he said.

Anthony Curtis, the owner of Lasvegasadvisor.com, says this is a good step forward for Las Vegas.

“Maybe it might not be that financially viable or maybe it’s just kind of close to a break-even situation, but the perception that entertainment is back in Las Vegas is very important for this city,” he said.

Financial analyst Steve Budin says if MGM’s roll out is successful, other Strip properties may follow.

“If they see this begin to work on the MGM’s properties, there’s no reason, at least competitively, why they wouldn’t want to open their shows as well,” he said.

Peril says she expects the same energy from the audience.

“To be one of the first seven to open up, I mean it’s going to be a big celebration,” she said.

Performances begin on Nov. 6. Only 250 people will be allowed at each show with strict COVID-19 safety procedures, including masks and the new 25-foot rule (audiences can not be within 25 feet of a performer).

MGM Grand

  • David Copperfield will return to the David Copperfield Theater at MGM Grand

Emmy Award-winning illusionist David Copperfield wows audiences with his stage production Live The Impossible. Recipient of the Living Legend honor by the Library of Congress, Copperfield holds 11 Guinness World Records, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and has sold more tickets than any solo performer in history. Oprah sums it up…“The greatest illusionist of our time.”

  • Jabbawockeez will bring its signature moves and “Timeless” show to the MGM Grand Garden Arena

Jabbawockeez has developed a one-of-a-kind style that has positioned the group as the most influential dance crew in the world. Known for creativity, choreography, athleticism, and intricate synchronization, each member of the dance crew brings a different technique and perspective to form the original style that makes the Jabbawockeez so distinct. Jabbawockeez will bring their new “Timeless” show, which launched earlier this year, to the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

  • Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club will take to the stage in the resort’s Studio A & B Ballrooms

Emmy Award-winning comedian and actor Brad Garrett brings his top-quality comedy to MGM Grand nightly. The club provides Garrett, as well as legendary comedians and the next generation of comics, a place to call home in Las Vegas. Guests must be 21 years of age or older.
Luxor

  • Carrot Top will perform in the Luxor Theater

With three decades of comedic performance in his rear-view mirror, Carrot Top is one of the most popular, recognizable and successful comedians in the nation. Utilizing a one-of-a-kind style, the resident show is ever-evolving and has become a Las Vegas staple, reflecting current headlines and consistently poking fun at pop culture, politics and music. Guests must be 16 years of age or older. Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult 21 years of age or older.

  • Fantasy will perform in the Luxor Theater

All-time Best of Vegas (2020): Best Female Revue, Fantasy has remained one of The Strip’s top productions since its premiere 20 years ago. Dynamic lead singer Lorena Peril delivers powerhouse vocals, taking center-stage alongside a talented cast of beautiful dancers. Popular among singles and couples alike, the always-evolving, sexy production showcases 15 high-energy numbers set to today’s top music. International World Champion Magician Murray Sawchuck will be appearing as a special guest star. Guests must be 18 years of age or older.
Excalibur

  • The Australian Bee Gees will perform in the resort’s Thunderland Showroom

The Australian Bee Gees Show – A Tribute to the Bee Gees is a multi-media concert event with a contemporary perspective featuring state-of-the-art sound, superb lighting and giant screens streaming video clips, live camera images and stunning graphics. It is the definitive live celebration of five decades of memorable music written by the Brothers Gibb, one of the most successful and adored acts in musical history.

  • Thunder From Down Under will perform in the resort’s Thunderland Showroom

Australia’s Thunder From Down Under is the No. 1 male revue show in the world – not only performing in Las Vegas nightly, but also touring in Germany, Ireland, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, Guam, Thailand, and Macau, among others. The longest-running and highest-grossing male revue in the history of Las Vegas provides a sensual adventure for guests, using state-of-the-art lighting, amazing costumes and perfected choreography. Guests must be 18 years of age or older. Anyone under 20 years of age must be accompanied by an adult 21 years of age or older.
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