Charo heats up the Strip in ‘Bravo’ at the Sahara

May 7, 2002 3:13 AM

Spanish spitfire Charo has taken over the Sahara Hotel and Casino’s Congo Room.

Charo, a singer, dancer, composer, classical guitarist, comedienne and everybody’s favorite "cuchi-cuchi" girl, stars in the fast-paced spectacular, Bravo. An international variety show with contemporary Latin music, flamenco, salsa and samba dancing packed with humor and passion.

"For me, this is like a homecoming," said Charo. "To perform again at the Sahara is a thrill for me and I know the audiences from all over the world will enjoy all the many exciting elements that make up Bravo."

Since the mid 1970s, Charo has been a mainstay in Las Vegas making her debut as a headliner at the Sahara. Charo is instantly recognizable with her big blonde hair, her tight sequined dance costumes and voluptuous figure accompanied by her trademark sexy wiggle of the hips and the phrase "cuchi-cuchi." She has appeared on countless hit television shows including more than 45 appearances on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and on the series Love Boat more often than any other star. Recently, she was introduced to a whole new generation of fans in a nationwide cellular phone commercial for Sprint PCS.

Charo Entertainment, Inc., along with On Stage Entertainment, Inc., developed Bravo which has found a home in the 550-seat Congo Room. Many legendary performers including Tony Bennett and Marlene Dietrich, made their Las Vegas debuts in the original Congo Room in the 1950s.

Tickets are available at the Sahara Hotel and Casino Box Office at (702) 737-2515, Ticketmaster and Allstate Ticketing outlets. Charo performs Friday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Monday at 7:30 and 10 p.m., and is dark on Thursdays. Ticket prices start at $44.95 plus taxes and service charge.

To celebrate Charo’s return to the Congo Room, the Sahara is offering guests free admission for one child with every full-priced adult ticket purchased. To receive the deal, Sahara visitors must purchase their tickets form the Sahara Box Office, located just inside the main entrance off the Las Vegas Strip.