With her clever, satirical one-liners, Rita Rudner is one of the country’s top comedians as well as a best-selling author. Over a ten-year run in Las Vegas, she sold over one million tickets and became the longest-running solo show in their history. She was named Comedian Of The Year nine years in a row and was nominated for several awards for her HBO special. Besides performing, she has written five bestselling books with such hilarious titles as Naked Beneath My Clothes and I Still Have It…I Just Can’t Remember Where I Put It. Even after all her accomplishments, Rita admits that her first love is stand-up comedy which she still performs all over the country.
Opening for Rita is singer/songwriter Vanessa LeGrand who is fast becoming one of Las Vegas’ hottest new stars.
One name says it all, Charo – Flamenco guitarist extraordinaire, singer, comedian and stage and screen performer. She was twice voted Best Classical Flamenco Guitarist In The World and was the winner of the Screen Actors Guild Award. Known for her trademark statement of ‘cuchi-cuchi’ which made her famous in every country, she is also known for her witty humor and her loveable accent. Playing to sold-out audiences wherever she performs, she is a fierce proponent of contemporary Latin music and has appeared on numerous television shows as well as in movies.
Opening for Charo is Dennis Blair, a talented and versatile comedian who expertly combines music, stand-up and topical observation in his routine.
Celebrity Pro Anna Trebunskaya and seven of the top television and stage choreographers from the wildly popular Dancing With The Stars, So You Think You Can Dance and American Idol television shows bring to life the classic movie dances of yesterday and all with a fresh new vision. Hollywood’s best musical moments are celebrated in this exciting show featuring dance numbers from movies like West Side Story, Grease, Chicago, Moulin Rouge! and Singin’ in the Rain. This is a not-to-be-missed evening of superb entertainment.
In 1981 a group of U.S. Senate staffers set out to satirize the very people who employed them. At that time, friends warned them to not quit their day jobs. But they stuck to it, and have been entertaining audiences all over the country for more than thirty-eight years. Each year brings a new show with a fresh crop of material taken directly from the headlines. They have thirty-nine albums to their name and The Washington Post proclaimed them, “An oasis of good-natured ribbing in a fiercely partisan world” while The Sentinel Newspaper called them “Enormously refreshing.”
A trio of New York City’s top vocalists joined by pianist extraordinaire John Boswell, join forces to celebrate the music from three film versions of the iconic movie, A Star Is Born. Each film starred a dazzling leading lady with a spectacular voice. Judy Garland stole her version of the movie with the song, The Man Who Got Away, Barbra Streisand performed the 1977 Academy Award-winning song, Evergreen and Lady Gaga sang this year’s Academy Award winner, Shallow.
Darrell Joyce’s style of comedy is fast-paced, quick-witted and razor-sharp. He loves to perform and pulls his audience into his universe with his observations and social commentary and with his hilarious, fast-paced style and rapid delivery. Watching him perform, you realize he is having as much fun as his audience!
Comedian and accomplished actor Adam Ferrara is known for his honest, clever perspective on family, relationships and himself. A two-time nominee for Best Male Stand-Up, he has appeared in three Comedy Central specials with performances ranging from Carnegie Hall to Radio City Music Hall and the Apollo Theater. His acting credits include recurring roles in the television series Rescue Me and Nurse Jackie. Entertainment Weekly dubbed him, “Hilarious”.
Direct from Caesars Palace in Las Vegas comes the hottest show on the strip, four Broadway-caliber powerhouse singers along with a three-piece band led by renowned concert pianist Philip Fortenberry. Join their party as they perform such well-known standards as I Love A Piano, You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby, That’s Life and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. They are so much fun, you will want to continue partying way after the show is over!
With an infectious humor that is always relevant and that uses social commentary to point out life’s absurdities, Robert Klein has become the ultimate stand-up comedian. He is also an actor and a Broadway performer with nine HBO specials and numerous Emmy, Tony and Grammy award nominations. In a loving tribute to his brilliant career, a documentary entitled Robert Klein: Still Can’t Stop His Leg aired on the television station STARZ in which many famous comedians extolled Klein’s comedic genius.
Opening for Robert Klein is Lumiri Tubo, the accomplished and very talented actress and singer who is fast becoming a Century Village favorite.
The golden age of Motown comes alive on the Century Village stage with a whole lot of energy and a lot of style as four outstanding performers and an amazing six-piece band bring you Motown’s greatest hits. From 1961 to 1971 entertainers such as Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5, The Temptations and The Supremes made history with 110 of the top 10 hits. Magic Of Motown flawlessly reproduces these hits in a ‘groovy’, hip show – so put on your mini skirts, your jackets with a pocket square and join in the fun!
With a big hunk of Burning Love, Chris MacDonald celebrates the life and music of Elvis Presley, the king of rock ‘n’ roll. This big, Las Vegas-style show includes an eight-piece dynamic band, dancers, and of course, Chris MacDonald who has the ultimate honor of being the only tribute artist to perform at Graceland’s Heartbreak Hotel. Chris has toured throughout the country even performing with Elvis’ own original back-up group. You will be All Shook Up when you relive such Elvis favorites as Don’t Be Cruel, Heartbreak Hotel, Love Me Tender and Jail House Rock – Chris might even make you believe that Elvis ‘has not left the building’!