“The Cocktail Cabaret” will resume performances at Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace Wednesday, Nov. 21.
“We’ve created a knock-your-socks-off musical tour de force, so we’re more than excited that Caesars Palace is home to The Cocktail Cabaret,” stated Keith Thompson, director, arranger and co-producer of PK Entertainment. “Thanks to all of our fans, friends, and colleagues for supporting us and believing in us.”
“The Cocktail Cabaret” focuses on musical virtuosity and humor brought to life by a small cast of power-house singers featuring the show’s spectacular regulars, Niki Scalera (“Hairspray,” “Tarzan,” “Footloose”), Eric Jordan Young (“Rock of Ages,” “Vegas! The Show,” “Ragtime,” “CHICAGO,” “Seussical the Musical,” “Look of Love,” “Dreamgirls”) and Maren Wade (“America’s Got Talent,” “Confessions of a Showgirl,” “Pin Up,” “50 Shades! The Parody”).
The fantastic four-piece band is led by co-producer and renowned pianist Philip Fortenberry (“Behind the Candelabra”), drummer Don Meoli (“Jersey Boys”), bassist Josh Jones (“Million Dollar Quartet”) and Saxophonist Eric Tewalt (“Celine”).
A new, rotating line-up of special guest stars scheduled to appear will include up-and-coming young singer James D. Gish on Nov. 21 – 24, Travis Cloer (“Jersey Boys”) on Dec. 5 – 12 and Ron Remke (“Vegas the Show,” “BAZ”) Dec. 26 – 29. The show will also feature special guest emcees, Broadway star Brent Barrett and comedian Tony Arias on various dates throughout the holiday season.
“Our original idea when we opened the show last November was to present a modern musical twist to a show reminiscent of ‘Vintage Vegas,’ a time when the great and popular entertainment happened in the smaller venues on the Strip. Specifically, we celebrate the cocktail hour with an elegant and fun show that gets our audience ready for dinner or a night-on-the-town,” said Thompson.
“The Cocktail Cabaret” was recently honored by the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” awards, earning 2018’s Best Lounge Show (Silver) and Best Value Show (Bronze).
Over the course of the show, original cast member classical/pop singer Daniel Emmet made it all the way to the finals of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” and Fortenberry recently completed a three-week, 14-city solo concert tour of China.
About The Cocktail Cabaret
“The Cocktail Cabaret” is the first show on the Strip created and produced by PK Entertainment, a Las Vegas-based entertainment company founded by powerhouse musical team Thompson (“Jersey Boys,” “Idaho! The Comedy-Musical” and “The Composers Showcase” at The Smith Center) and Fortenberry, the critically acclaimed pianist who is a veteran of 10 Broadway shows, eight national tours (“Cats,” “Ragtime,” “The Lion King”), a concert headliner with his newest release, “Give My Regards” and was the Liberace hand/body double in HBO’s biopic, “Behind the Candelabra.
The audience can expect a variety of songs performed by the stellar talent, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” “Viva Las Vegas,” “Diamonds Are Forever,” “That’s Life,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” a cocktail medley, a tribute to the blues and many more. Three of the show’s songs, including the title song, were written by Thompson.
Truly a piece of Caesars Palace’s storied history, Cleopatra’s Barge offers a classic vintage-Vegas experience. With its intimate size and red and gold décor, the luxurious floating barge is an ornate replica of the graceful craft that transported the royalty of Egypt on the Nile River in the time of Julius Caesar. Performances are scheduled at 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, dark Sunday through Tuesday. The show will be dark on Nov. 28 – Dec. 1 and Dec 12 – 15 and Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22.
Tickets are on sale now for shows starting Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. and priced at $39 per person for general admission and $59 for VIP seating, plus tax and applicable fees. Tickets can be purchased online, in-person at any Caesars Entertainment box office, or by calling 702-777-2782 or toll-free 855-234-7469.
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About Caesars Palace
World-renowned Las Vegas resort and a Top 10 “Best U.S. Casino” by USA TODAY 10BEST Readers’ Choice, Caesars Palace features 3,980 hotel guest rooms and suites, including the all-new Palace Tower featuring 10 new luxury villas, the 182-room Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace and Forbes Star Award-winning The Laurel Collection by Caesars Palace. The 85-acre resort offers diverse dining options from the award-winning Bacchanal Buffet to celebrity chef-branded restaurants, including the newest additions Gordon Ramsay HELL’S KITCHEN and from Giada De Laurentiis, Pronto by Giada, as well as Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill, one of Nobu Matsuhisa’s largest Nobu Restaurant and Lounge, Restaurant Guy Savoy and MR CHOW. The resort also features nearly 130,000 square feet of casino space, including a recently renovated race and sports book boasting the largest screen on the Strip at 138 ft., a five-acre Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis, the luxurious Qua Baths & Spa, COLOR Salon by celebrity hairstylist Michael Boychuck, five wedding chapels and gardens, and the new 75,000-square-foot OMNIA Nightclub with the top DJs such as Calvin Harris, Kaskade and Zedd. The 4,300-seat Colosseum, Billboard Magazine’s Venue of the Decade, spotlights world-class entertainers including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Reba, Brooks & Dunn, Jerry Seinfeld, and Mariah Carey. The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace showcases more than 160 boutiques and restaurants. Caesars Palace is operated by a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR). For more information, please visit caesarspalace.com. Find Caesars Palace on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram.