Cirque to debut another show

Nov 29, 2005 2:12 AM

Ho, hum. Another Cirque show will open in 2006. But this one will be different and I’m predicting it will be a smash. It’ll be entitled, for now, "Yellow Submarine," and it will be — as we first reported months ago — a Beatle-themed production at The Mirage. It will feature Beatles’ tunes coming to life via Michael Curry’s magnificent puppets. The show will officially open in June.

In May, the Beatles influence will be felt throughout The Mirage when a Beatles-themed restaurant and lounge bar opens. The Fab Fours corner will feature everything English, including John, Paul, George and Ringo’s favorite foods: fish and chips in beer batter (hopefully wrapped in a Liverpool newspaper), banger on a bun (that’s a grilled London sausage) and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club sandwiches of grilled red and yellow peppers on pumpernickel (Paul’s a veggie, remember) — all served on Yellow Submarine platters.

Desserts are headlined as Tangerine Trees and Marmalade Skies. And even the tall glass cylinders that will decorate the new spot will be filled with tangerines and strawberries, plus Lucy’s diamonds and jewels!

Frank Marino is still holding court at the Riviera. In the wings we have Kenny Kerr and Jimmy Emerson all vying for Frank’s stardom. Frank is "La Cage," a great self-promoter who has given the female impersonator a face. He is a true gentleman — a man who does a lot for the community. I keep saying, Frank, I am in your corner. But I confess I might be as envious as Kenny and Jimmy. Frank’s gowns would look fabulous on me, with a few alterations, of course.

Isn’t it time that all the local headliners got together and did a benefit show for the ailing Sonny King?

We have one more week to catch "We Will Rock You" before it closes. I, for one, would like to remind everyone that this is the Queen musical, don’t miss it, it really is worth seeing.

I am getting ready for my two Christmas parties, given by Roxanne Miller and Paige O’Hara, who will be starring in "Menopause the Musical" at the Las Vegas Hilton starting Feb. 1.

The very funny Carrot Top has opened at the Luxor. He’ll be working harder-than-ever because he has to clear the Atrium Theater stage nightly to make room for "Fantasy."

Jerry Lewis is a comic legend, but his behavior was anything but legendary at the recent "Founders" event at The Comedy Festival. Lewis started complaining about the sound and lights the moment he stepped on stage and he departed a few minutes later for a "bathroom" break, never to return. The rest of the Founders — Shecky Greene, Shelly Berman, Phyllis Diller, Norm Crosby and George Carlin — couldn’t have been funnier and classier.

A reminder to my Full Monti readers: I would like you to send me e-mails on any suggestions for my column. E-mail me at [email protected] Also, I want to remind everyone to give to those who are less fortunate. A prime example of those being hit by the Hurricane Katrina was the show Krasnaya, produced by Terragon West Entertainment under the guidance of the late Mike Crowley, vice president of Terragon West, and former entertainment director of the Flamingo Hilton. This show showcased 44 very talented dancers, jugglers, clowns and acrobats, under the direction of Alla Duhova, world famous choreographer from the Soviet Union. It was their wish to bring this show to other cities and to play Las Vegas. There dream was destroyed when the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, MS was devastated. All these talented folks were forced to flee Biloxi and head back to the Soviet Union.

The Las Vegas hotels are getting ready for New Year’s with another spectacular fire works show. Keep watching for more information in this column on the New Year’s festivities.