Debuting on Dec. 16, Steve Wynn’s ShowStoppers brings a vibrant and talented cast of 34 singers and dancers, backed by an on-stage 30-piece orchestra, to the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas.
Tickets are on sale now at wynnlasvegas.com.
A 90-minute production with dazzling scenery and costumes, ShowStoppers is composed of many quintessential musical numbers from some of the most celebrated composers and lyricists to ever grace Broadway. From Cole Porter and Rodgers & Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim and Marvin Hamlisch and more, the geniuses behind the creative works presented in ShowStoppers set the standard to which all other theater composers and lyricists aspire.
From staple grand opening chorus numbers to intimate duets, ShowStoppers pays homage to the many lasting anthems of American musical theater. The production includes a hand-picked selection of Steve Wynn’s favorite numbers from the best of Broadway that makes audiences literally stand up and cheer – true show stoppers.
ShowStoppers is inspired by a birthday gift Wynn gave to his wife, Andrea. The stunning company of musicians, singers and dancers created a connection with the audience that was a palpable sense of excitement and joy. In the afterglow of the overwhelming reaction, Wynn knew he wanted to give this gift to everyone that visited his resort.
“These show stopping numbers, they seem to have a power of their own,” said Steve Wynn, chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts. “The reason they’re showstoppers is that they touch some element of human nature and human emotion that seems to resonate generation after generation.”
Created with the same unmistakable elegance and style that is uniquely Wynn, ShowStoppers is backed by an on-stage 30-piece orchestra and features a collection of more than 20 songs from 11 iconic musicals. Numbers include “All That Jazz” from Chicago, “Cabaret” from Cabaret, “You’re The Top” from Anything Goes, “Luck Be A Lady” from Guys and Dolls, “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” from Gypsy, and more.
Combined, the musicals that comprise the scene-stealing catalogue of ShowStoppers have earned an astounding 43 Tony® Awards and made Broadway stages like the 46th Street and St. James Theater famous.
Wynn assembled an all-star and award-winning creative team to turn the inspiration from the birthday party into what has become ShowStoppers including director Phil McKinley, most recently with Broadway’s Spiderman: Turn off the Dark; choreography by three-time Emmy Award®-winner Marguerite Derricks; costume designer Suzy Benzinger, recently the head costume designer for the Oscar award-winning film Blue Jasmine; Emmy Award-winning musical director David Loeb; and hair and makeup designer Luc Verschueren.
Ticket prices are $90 plus Live Entertainment Tax (LET) and can be purchased through the Wynn Ticket Office, by calling 702-770-9966 or visiting wynnlasvegas.com. Three all-inclusive dinner and show packages at Allegro, Sinatra and Lakeside restaurants are available for purchase for $179 per person (inclusive of tax, fees and gratuity). Groups of 10 or more receive 10 percent off show tickets and can be reserved by calling 702-770-3724 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
ShowStoppers plays eight shows a week: 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays; 7:30 and 10 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; dark on Sundays and Mondays. All guests must be five or older; children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
ABOUT WYNN LAS VEGAS
Wynn and Encore Las Vegas are two luxury hotel and casino resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. The iconic travel destinations are operated by international resort developer Wynn Resorts, recipient of more Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Awards than any other independent hotel company in the world. Wynn Las Vegas opened on April 28, 2005 and has been recognized as the best resort in Nevada on Conde Nast Traveler’s “Gold List” for five consecutive years. The resort features 2,714 lavish guest rooms and suites, more than 111,000 square feet of state-of-the-art casino space, 14 casual and fine dining restaurants, a spa and salon and an on-site Ferrari and Maserati dealership and 18-hole golf course. Wynn Las Vegas is also home to “Le Reve – The Dream,” an award-winning theatrical experience blending aerial acrobatics, provocative choreography, powerful performances and elaborate effects. Encore, an expansion of Wynn Las Vegas, opened on Dec. 22, 2008. Featuring an additional 2,034 all-suite accommodations, a 72,000-square-foot casino, five restaurants and a spa and salon, Encore is located adjacent to Wynn Las Vegas. Combined, the two resorts boast four distinct nightlife and day club experiences, approximately 283,000 square feet of meeting space and 98,000 square feet of retail space.