Las Vegas Spotlight: August 2007
Along Came Tony
The Super Summer Theatre season continues with the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar (August 8-25). This re-telling of the Gospel story with a focus on the troubled friendship of Jesus and Judas is being produced by P.S. Productions and directed by Philip Shelburne, a Las Vegas native with numerous theatrical credits to his name, including the medieval jousting show Tournament of Kings at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino.
Menopause the Musical, which has delighted women (and, reportedly, even a few men) in cities across the country over the last few years, continues to draw crowds to the Shimmer Cabaret Nightclub in the Las Vegas Hilton. The comic musical revue, which both bemoans and celebrates "the change" as experienced by a disparate group of women, has the gals singing famous tunes of the '60s and '70s with new lyrics about hot flashes, memory loss, weight gain, and other menopausal challenges.
After that, you may need to cool off, so why not check out ICE: Direct From Russia at the Versailles Showroom in the Riviera Hotel. Featuring 42 performers skating and doing all kinds of acrobatics on one very slick stage, it's like Cirque du Soleil meets the Arctic.