These two have a number of things in common. Both Vegas and vaudeville tend to be sexy and quite comical in equal measure. Sequens are often involved. Both showcase a wide variety of performers and talent, and on Friday, Sept. 16, these two legendary performing industries will be represented onstage by cast members of “The Lion King.”
These fine folks are sashaying away from Pride Rock for an evening of soft-shoe, song and dance, all accompanied by a side-show atmosphere that was the bread-and-butter of the showbiz world for 50 years.
The show is called, appropriately, “Vegas Vaudeville” and is a one-night-only event at 7 p.m. the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre on the Cheyenne campus of the College of Southern Nevada. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact the CSN box office at (702) 651-5483 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For an oh-so-fabulous interview with “Vegas Vaudeville” and “The Lion King” cast members Deidrea Halley and Keith Bennett, follow the link here.
A pride of dancers from Disney’s “The Lion King” will be congregating at the College of Southern Nevada’s Nicholas J. Horn Theatre for a benefit concert of original choreography on April 22. Proceeds from the show will benefit CSN’s performing arts center in an effort to increase artistic diversity and accessibility in the city.
“Live. Love. Dance!” will feature choreography in styles ranging from modern to contemporary ballet to funk, Fosse, gospel and jazz, all created and performed by cast members of “The Lion King” at Mandalay Bay.
“This showcase will be an opportunity for our dancers to explore new concepts and express individual ideas about art, life and love,” Celise Hicks said in a press release. Hicks is the resident choreographer for “The Lion King” Las Vegas and the representative for the dance showcase. “Innumerable emotions and stories can be told through dance,” she said. “The dancers will use music, motion and costumes to share their personal passions with the audience.”
Hicks continued that the cast and creative team is grateful to be partnering with CSN on the project. “The CSN Performing Arts Center is a beautiful facility that brings so much culture to our community, and we are very pleased to support their mission to provide artistic, cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities for the college and the community,” she said.
“Live. Love. Dance!” will be performed at 7 p.m. on April 22 at the Horn Theatre on CSN’s Cheyenne campus. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, $10 for children under age 12 and for CSN students with valid identification.
For reservations and information, contact the CSN box office at (702) 651-LIVE (5483) or e-mail: email@example.com