Staycation plus Stefani a winner
July 10, 2018 3:00 AM
by Monti Rock III
Hey, locals… Did you know Las Vegas is a wonderful staycation town? Instead of hopping on a plane, just drive to your favorite hotel/casino for a short stay and act like a visitor! Relax by the pool, visit the casino; enjoy the fine dining, the spa and fabulous shows.
There are plenty of deals out there both on the Strip and at locals resorts. Just search for “Las Vegas staycation” on the internet and you’ll be surprised at how many options you have. It’s sure to revive you!
Another way to revive is to take in Gwen Stefani’s Just A Girl production show at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood. Her opening last week was a smash success! She looks glorious and acknowledges her fans, shaking hands as she parades across the stage.
Gwen is undeniably gorgeous and has a body to die for! It must be those workouts and dancing routines that give her a polished model-type figure. Magnificent! She will be there through July 21 and is a must see.
By George, he’s back
George (I Be Thinking) Wallace has returned to Las Vegas! He’s at the Cabaret at the Westgate Tuesday through Thursday at 8 p.m. He’s a true comedian, definitely not offensive, and always amazes people in the audience with information about their home town. How he makes me laugh. I have seen him many times and can’t wait to see him again.
Another great show at Westgate is Soundtrack with Earl Turner and Clint Holmes. These two very talented performers bring us the music of our lives, past and present. There is sure to be more than one song that makes you “remember when.” Showtime is 7 p.m., Thursday through Sunday and tickets start at just $48.
For the adult crowd, Westgate has Sexxy, a topless revue presented by Jennifer Romas, Wednesday through Saturday at 10 p.m.
And there is still more at the Paradise Road casino. The Magic of Jen Kramer boggles the mind and offers comedy and audience participation. You can catch her Wednesday through Saturday at 6 p.m. With tickets starting at the bargain price of $19.99
What a line-up! You might never have to leave the hotel!
Shakespeare in Utah
Looking for something different? Check out nearby Cedar City, Utah, a little over a two hour drive, where the annual Utah Shakespeare Festival is now in full swing through the middle of October. This year’s offerings include “Henry VI Part One,” “Othello,” “The Merry Wives of Windsor” and more.
Another plus – the temperature is at least 10 or 15 degrees cooler than Las Vegas and drops to the 60s in the evenings.
Hurry to see Mariah
You have three more chances this month – Tuesday (July 10), Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15 – to catch the amazing Mariah Carey show, The Butterfly Returns, at Caesars Palace. But if you miss her, don’t worry, as she will be back for six more performances between Aug. 31 and Sept. 10.
Locally, the Majestic Repertory Theatre at 1217 S. Main St., is presenting “Bigfoot,” a funk rock musical comedy, July 2-15. Check out their website (majesticrepertory.com) for tickets and information on other production.
A missing Linq
I was sorry to see the closing of Frank Marino’s Divas show at the Linq. It was one of the longest running shows on the Strip. Apparently there was a problem with promised donations to the Make-A-Wish charity in Las Vegas not being made.
Frank has taken full responsibility for the problems and vows to straighten everything out. Then, hopefully, the way will be clear for the return of this most successful show.
Raymond Teller, of Penn and Teller, is now on the mend after undergoing back surgery recently. It all went smoothly and we hope for a speedy recovery for him. The duo’s show at the Rio is on hiatus until Aug. 18.
Yesterday’s (July 9) auction of Jerry Lewis’ memorabilia at South Point went well, and many of this legendary comedian’s artifacts are now in the hands of his adoring fans. My pal Criss Angel told me he had his eye on a set of Louis Vuitton luggage for his buddy Paul Stanley of Kiss. Hope he was the successful bidder.
A Mob Story is now scheduled to open Aug. 8 at The Plaza in downtown. The musical, created and directed by Jeff Kutash, winner of both Emmy and Golden Globe awards, tells the story of how the Mob made Vegas. I can’t wait to see it.
Monti and Zozo, the wonder dog!