Fantasy, the award-winning topless female revue at Luxor Hotel and Casino, celebrated its 22nd anniversary recently with the introduction of an electrifying new finale that brings the audience to their feet.
Set to an arrangement of the legendary Donna Summer’s “Last Dance” by Fantasy’s music director, Christophe Filippi, the new number marks the return of accomplished choreographer Tiger Martina to the show. Martina was one of the original choreographers when FANTASY debuted as “Midnight Fantasy” in 1999. The high-energy song is performed by headliner and powerhouse vocalist Lorena Peril alongside the show’s cast of gorgeous showgirls. In addition to the new finale, FANTASY recently introduced another sizzling new number, “Proud Mary,” also sung by Peril and choreographed by dance captain Yesi Burgess.
Dynamic lead singer Peril, was recently awarded “Best Local Entertainer” by the Silver State Awards, 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 a variety of today’s top music.
“Being on the Las Vegas Strip for 22 years is an incredible honor,” said FANTASY producer, director, and Emmy Award-winning choreographer Anita Mann. “I’m thrilled not only to commemorate our anniversary after having to skip it last year, but also to celebrate what’s been our most award-winning year since the start of the show.”
FANTASY also has introduced a new guest act to the show with the hilarious and quick-witted stand-up comedian, Shayma Tash. She is part of a lineup that also includes Murray SawChuck, a Las Vegas comedian and magician (who also performs across the street at the Tropicana in a special 4:00 p.m. show), and who mesmerizes audiences with incredible illusions along with Dani Elizabeth, his beautiful assistant.
FANTASY has never been hotter, earning “All-Time Best Female Revue” and 2021’s “Best Production Show” by Las Vegas Weekly, and 2020’s gold award for “Best Production Show” in the esteemed “Best of Las Vegas” awards by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Show times are scheduled nightly at 10:30 p.m. inside the Atrium Showroom, plus a second show at 8:00 p.m. every Sunday . All guests attending the show must be at least 18 years of age or older with valid ID. Tickets are available at the Luxor box office, online at fantasyluxor.com or by calling 702.262.4400.
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The Utah Shakespeare Festival recently announced it is producing its first-ever non-touring production outside of Cedar City. The Tony Award-winning company will present the world premiere of “Gold Mountain” at the West Valley Performing Arts Center November 4 through 20.
Tickets are available at the West Valley Arts website at wvcarts.org/gold-mountain.html at any time, by calling 801-965-5140, or by visiting the Ticket Office in person at 3333 Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City, Utah. Ticket Office hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.
“This incredible new musical tells the story of Chinese workers on the transcontinental railroad. It’s part Utah history, part love story, with an amazing score—and all performed by a fabulous ensemble of professional artists,” said Frank Mack, Festival executive producer. “This production is part of the Thrive 125 celebration of 125 years of Utah statehood, and I am excited to see it performed in West Valley City. Much of our audience here at the Festival is from the Wasatch Front, and this is a great chance for them to see a Festival production in their own neighborhood.”
The production also represents a strengthening and expansion of the partnership between the Festival and West Valley City. “We are thrilled to have our partner, the Utah Shakespeare Festival, here with this beautiful new play, Gold Mountain,” said Wayne Pyle, city manager and chief executive officer of West Valley City. “It’s a great story, and we hope the community will join us at the show.”
“The play is a natural fit for a Utah company to produce. Set in 1866 in the Sierra Nevada amidst the thousands of Chinese men building the transcontinental railroad, it shines a light on the inhumane conditions these men worked under. Yet, it is also a love story and highlights the resilient spirit of these immigrants as they give their lives to a dream of love, freedom, family, and community.
Playwright Jason Ma believes Utah to be the perfect home for the world premiere of Gold Mountain, as the family-based culture that exists in Utah aligns with the strong sense of community and family values of the people in the story. “There is a deep appreciation in Utah for the arts that seems to be part of the DNA of the citizens here, as well as a deep connection to history that is missing in so much of America today,” Ma said. He is excited for the play’s premiere: “The Utah Shakespeare Festival has a reputation as one of the very best producers of theatre in the country,” he said, “and we’re extremely fortunate to have their support and artistic resources.”
The Mob Museum, 300 Stewart Ave. 89101, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces FREE museum admission for Nevada residents and buy-one, get-one admission for non-residents to celebrate Kefauver Day, Monday, Nov. 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 9”00 p.m., which commemorates the U.S. Senate investigative hearing into organized crime that took place in the Museum’s courtroom in 1950.
Named after Senator Estes Kefauver of Tennessee, the Kefauver Committee hearings were televised nationwide and brought organized crime into the living rooms of many Americans for the first time. Held in 14 U.S. cities from 1950 to 1951, the Kefauver hearings were pivotal in the national fight against organized crime, as well as events that influenced the development of Las Vegas.
To commemorate the day, guests can take photos with the legendary mobster Al Capone’s life-size statue as well as learn about the Museum’s volunteer and employment opportunities. In addition to free admission for Nevada residents, all guests will receive 10 percent off food and beverage inside The Underground speakeasy and at Museum concessions. Guests may obtain their free admission in person at the Museum box office on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Mob Museum, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, provides a world-class journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Numerous interactive exhibits include a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator and Organized Crime Today exhibit. The Museum is also home to The Underground, a Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery
*F&B Discount valid at The Underground speakeasy and concessions. Excludes souvenir spirit bottles or other retail items. Must be 21+ to visit The Underground speakeasy.
For more information about the Museum, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org.
For families and friends gathering this holiday season over festive fare, Piero’s Italian Cuisine, a treasured Las Vegas fine dining restaurant, will offer a 10% discount for all holiday parties booked by Dec. 1. In addition, for every $1,000 or more spent on gift cards, guests will receive an extra 10% on a bonus gift card.
Located directly off the Strip next to the Convention Center, 355 Convention Center Dr., Piero’s can accommodate 345 guests throughout six separate dining rooms in the restaurant. The Monkey Bar, which can seat up to 50 guests, is one of the most popular rooms that features tiger print carpeting and monkey art displayed on the walls. The Tarkanian Room can accommodate 25 guests, adorned with UNLV photos and memorabilia. Additional rooms feature a display of Piero’s impressive wine collection and can seat between 14 to 30 guests.
Throughout the season of joy, holiday groups greater than 20 are invited to indulge in a variety of Piero’s four-course, customizable prix fixe menus starting at $75 per person. One of the six curated menus features the Agnolotti Combo of freshly made ravioli filled with spinach and ricotta cheese served in a white sauce, crisply fried mozzarella, and a house salad to start, Piero’s beloved osso buco, pollo parmigiana or pesce fresco and house made cheesecake for dessert. Parties of 20 or less have the option to order off the restaurant’s full menu with preselected appetizers. In addition to one of the city’s largest wine collections, Piero’s serves exceptional specialty cocktails, including key lime pie martini, lemon drop martini and Spark Plug, a chilled shot combining vanilla vodka, espresso and Kahlúa.
For those looking to give the gift of authentic Italian cuisine, Piero’s will offer a holiday gift card special. For all gift card purchases greater than $1,000 through Dec. 1, guests can receive 10% extra on a bonus gift card. For example, when $1,500 is spent on one gift card, Piero’s will gift a second gift card for $150. Holiday parties can be booked by calling Piero’s at 702.369.2305. More information about Piero’s can be found on the website at www.PierosCuisine.com.
Well, gang, that’s about it for this week.