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‘Saturday Night Fever’
heats up the Sahara

Jun 15, 2004 2:17 AM

"Saturday Night Fever," inspired by the phenomenally successful 1977 film featuring songs from the legendary soundtrack by the Bee Gees, heats up the Sahara Hotel with a run that began Monday.

The story tells the streetwise New York City story of an ambitious, talented, Brooklyn kid with a burning desire to make it big in Manhattan. Filled with hit songs that launched the 1970’s disco craze, including "Stayin Alive," "Jive Talkin," "Night Fever" and "If I Can’t Have You," "Saturday Night Fever" just completed a smash run on Broadway in New York.

After making its mark on Broadway and touring North America, the live version of Saturday Night Fever has had a global life including companies in London, Germany, Australia, Japan and of course in New York on Broadway. Returning to the West End after having opened originally at London’s famed Palladium, there are currently only three productions of Saturday Night Fever worldwide: Australia, London and now Las Vegas.

Created by original director and choreographer, Arlene Phillips, who has specifically designed a production for the room at the Sahara, including a nightly musical mega mix that will generate interaction between the cast and the audience, she states, "I am thrilled to be bringing Saturday Night Fever to Las Vegas in such an exciting and intimate venue. The audience will be close to the performers and the room will turn into a giant disco for the finale, encouraging the audience to get up and dance, dance, dance!"

Lighting designer Rick Belzer, of the original production team for Siegfried & Roy, says, "The room at the Sahara is absolutely perfect for this production. We are going to transform the entire showroom into a 1970’s disco including glitter balls and neon lights. The audience will be in Brooklyn!"

Promoted by Bill Caron of National Concerts, Saturday Night Fever is produced by Troika Entertainment and original movie producers The Robert Stigwood Organization. Call the Sahara box office for ticket information.