Knockout new musical debuts at Venetian

Apr 30, 2002 2:26 AM

The Main Event is a spectacular song and dance musical, using a boxing ring as the scenic metaphor to present a story of the most dominant entertainers of all times.

Through 10 swinging rounds, The Main Event covers 50 Sinatra classic songs. A musical trip””from Hoboken to Hollywood””the show features a star-studded cast of actors, singers, dancers and a live orchestra.

The Main Event stars Bob Anderson as the storyteller. Bob is famous for his role encompassing Dean, Sammy, Tony, and more. He has the title "World’s Greatest Singing Impressionist" from People Magazine and is in the Las Vegas Hall of Fame.

Bob Anderson leads the audience through this musical journey as British actor Stephen Triffitt portrays Sinatra.

The Main Event features a fourteen-piece live heavyweight orchestra arranged by Artie Butler. Ava, Marilyn, Judy, Rita, Lauren and other classic icons will be presented in an eighty-minute journey of a man and the music that stood the test of time.

"Show of the Year" producer Jeff Kutash is the producer and director of this "knockout" musical. Kutash created "Splash," one of the longest running shows in Las Vegas.

"This show is a musical biography of one of the most exciting and powerful legends of our time and is a must see for Sinatra fans," said Kutash. "The Main Event represents more than a show creation, but it has historical significance for me because I was the opening act for Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr. with Dancin’ Machine, which inspired my commitment to excellence in presenting this story."

The Main Event unveiled on Sunday, April 28 at the Showroom at the Venetian””the same grounds that Sinatra appeared in person when the Sands Hotel and Casino was still standing. The show premiered to outstanding reviews at The Sands Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey before moving to Las Vegas.

For ticket information, please call the Venetian box office at (702) 948-3007 or (877) 881-4225. Ticket prices are $50 to $80 (plus tax and service fee). Show times are 9 p.m. on Tuesdays through Sundays from April 28 through May 24 with a matinee at 4 p.m. on Saturdays (Dark on Monday). Beginning May 5, show times are Sundays at 8 p.m., Monday through Friday at 10 p.m. and Saturdays at 4 p.m. (Dark on Thursday). Locals will receive a special introductory offer of a two-for-one discount for a limited period to honor the greatest Las Vegas entertainers of all time.