Curtain up: “Opium”, the Righteous Brothers and more Vegas showbiz news


Erik Kabik

Rob the Robot and “Opium” will return to Cosmopolitan in September.

The last remaining dormant Spiegelworld show on the Las Vegas Strip now has a reopening date.

Opium”Is due to return to its Cosmopolitan venue on September 24 with a program of 10 shows per week, at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. from Wednesday to Sunday. Tickets for the sci-fi comedy extravaganza are now on sale at, as are passes to the company’s other active shows, “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace and “Atomic Saloon Show” at Grand Canal Shoppes at the Palazzo. The Opium Theater is located on the second floor of the Cosmo, next to the Ancient Rose. Rabbit. Lie. the supper club space, which Spiegelworld took over and began planning for a new restaurant and entertainment venue. But it appears the company’s plans to open the restaurant and the show at the same time failed as a spokesperson could not confirm the restaurant’s opening date. Then again, it wouldn’t be surprising if the creative and unrestrained folks at Spiegelworld would open the doors to the new concept without warning, so keep an eye out for the space.

In other Spiegelnews, “Absinthe”Reverted to its pre-pandemic nighttime schedule and 16 shows per week on the weekend of July 4. Now back at full throttle and double casting in the Spiegeltent in front of Caesars, the show takes the stage Sunday through Thursday at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Dates have been confirmed for the previous report Righteous brothers relocation of Harrah’s residence to South Point. Bill medley and Bucky heard, who have been headlining at Harrah’s Showroom since 2016, are taking their talents to the South Point Showroom for a series of midweek races this summer and fall. The dates are August 17-19, September 28-30, and October 26-28 and tickets go on sale Friday July 9. Founding member Medley is apparently a close friend of casino owner Michael Gaughan and has been a huge fan of the huge property on the south end of Las Vegas Boulevard, and the Righteous Brothers have kept busy during the pandemic with a series of shows at Space. Meanwhile, Harrah’s Showroom is far from empty as Tape Face continues to perform there until its smaller House of Tape space is ready for its return, and Donny Osmond will be opening his new residency show there. solo on August 31.

As predicted in this column last week, “Sammy Hagar and his friends, The new rock residency at the Strat Theater which opens Oct. 29, has already added additional shows after selling out its first four concerts in just a few hours. The new dates are November 12-13 and the popularity of this new Vegas show announcement is great news for the artist and the Strat. “It’s exciting. We’re going to be doing this for a while,” Hagar said.

The Venetian has already found success with a pop music event reminiscent of the 1980s, the hit concert series starring Debbie Gibson and Joey McIntyre which begins on August 26. Now the complex is putting on a similar show reminiscent of music from the 1990s also planned for the Sands Exhibition Hall. “The after party”Hits the Strip August 19-22, with Backstreet Boys AJ McLean and Nick carter, member Boyz II Men Wanya morris and * member of NSYNC Joey fatone perform their favorite songs and hits of their career. Tickets go on sale Saturday July 10.

Actor and magician Mac King is just getting started in his new home on the Strip, Excalibur’s Thunderland Showroom, but he still deserves a summer vacation. King will be on hiatus soon, but his afternoon show dates will be filled by the former Paris Las Vegas star Jeff Civillico, whose jokes and juggling will be welcome at the castle from August 3-7. Civillico’s last live show was on March 17, 2020 in St. Louis, and their last show in Paris was on December 18, 2019. It’s exciting to see this versatile performer back on the Strip.

Mentalist Alain Nude, star of “The truth“at Alexis Park Resort, will attempt to bend over 100 spoons using the power of his mind and that of his audience during his performance on July 16.“ Now that I have done over 100 residency performances in Vegas featuring featuring spoon folding, I will try to get a personal best by trying to bend over 100 spoons while engaging the collective minds of those who will be there to witness it, ”said Nu. His show continues at 5 p.m. from Friday to Sunday at Alexis Park.

Magician Mat Franco filled its theater at Linq with first responders and essential workers for a special performance of “Mat Franco – Magic Reinvented Nightly” on July 2. “While Las Vegas was closed last year, our first responders and essential workers were the ones who kept the city going, and I’m so grateful for all the sacrifices they made for us,” he said. -he declares. “When I found out I was able to reopen my show, I knew I wanted to give a performance to this special group of people as my personal way of honoring them and saying thank you.” Franco returned to Linq with a revamped production on April 29 and performs every night except Wednesday.

A little more Vegas magic: you might have heard that “Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Potter Experiment”Is set to return to Bally’s Magic Attic on July 15, but the specialized venue has already been reactivated. International mentalist Frédéric Da Silva reopened its “Paranormal – Mind Reading Magic»Production last week and continues at the Grenier at 4 pm every day except Monday and Thursday.

A new men’s magazine opened on the Strip over the holiday weekend at Señor Frog’s in Treasure Island. “Uncensored international showWas created by producer and designer Omar Suarez and choreographed by Eitan Tellez and features “eight chiseled stallions” that take audiences on a wild and exotic journey. The opening included a VIP reception hosted by master of ceremonies Shannel of “RuPaul’s Drag Race”. “Uncensored” takes the stage at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, and 7:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday.


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