October 15, 2008
Studio 54’s Famous Spine-Chilling Spookfest, Nightmare on 54th Street, Haunts Sin City, October 28 – November 1
This ghoulish season, legendary nightclub Studio 54 inside of MGM Grand presents its 11th annual Halloween celebration: Nightmare on 54th Street. Tuesday, October 28 through Saturday, November 1, Studio 54 will host the spookiest Halloween soirees on The Strip as the illustrious nightclub transforms into a frightful playground complete with seductive torture maidens, strikingly hot death warriors and wickedly beautiful nurses to haunt the Las Vegas hot spot for the frightening celebrations.
From spine-chilling costume contests and cash prizes totaling nearly $20,000 to eerie live performances and acts, Studio 54 will be the place to party for the scariest time of year. With a five-day celebration and more treats than tricks, guests are encouraged to dress in their Halloween best as the costume-contest winners walk away with cold hard cash. Throughout each evening, Studio 54's Sexy Spider Girls will entertain the masses as they spin, swoop and swing on the aerial webs and ghost bungees. Hair will rise as a bewitching temptress -- Snake Babe -- and her slithering serpent seduce the crowd every night.
Studio 54's Halloween line-up includes the following:
Tuesday, October 28: Influence 2080s Presents Thriller: Nightmare on 54th Street begins with Influence -- Studio 54's popular Vegas industry night -- as it gets a makeover for Halloween week and becomes Influence 2080s. Studio 54's sexy dancers and performers will present an unforgettable production recreating memorable dance scenes from Michael Jackson's 80s smash hit -- "Thriller" -- throughout the night. From smoky graveyards to terrorizing zombies, the talented dancers will showcase a stellar performance to celebrate 25 years of Michael Jackson's culturally significant hit album. For the 80s themed affair, the best "80s Character" and sexiest "80s Pop Star" will be awarded $2,500 cash. DJ Scene will keep the music pumping as he spins the nightmare away into the early morning hours. All ladies dressed in 80s gear will receive complimentary drinks until 1 a.m. Admission is $20.
Wednesday, October 29: Monster's Ball: Adding to the Halloween madness, the second night welcomes DJ Eric Forbes and DJ Kiss to rock the turntables with their shockingly scary beats. Guests are welcome to gather under Studio 54's foreboding crescent moon and show off their unique costumes for this monstrous affair. Admission is $20.
Thursday, October 30: 42nd Annual Beaux Arts Ball: Studio 54 delivers the most extravagant Halloween gala on The Strip: the 422nd Annual Beaux Arts Ball. Performers from Studio 54 and entertainers from numerous Vegas shows will come together to host an evening of fun and philanthropy to benefit Golden Rainbow, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting those living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada. The winners of MTV's "America's Best Dance Crew" season two, Super Cr3w, will make a special appearance at this legendary soiree. An additional performance by Derrick Barry -- the nation's number-one Britney Spears impersonator and former contestant from NBC's reality TV series, "America's Got Talent" -- will deliver a not-to-be-missed show as the pop princess. "America's Got Talent's" Bryan Cheatham and Fantasy lead singer Stephanie Sanchez will host the event. A "Night of Mystery" costume-contest extraordinaire, guests to the Beaux Arts Ball will be rewarded with cash prizes for their elaborate Halloween creations totaling over $2,054. Admission is $30 in advance or $40 at the door. To purchase tickets, visit www.goldenrainbow.org.
Friday, October 31: Nightmare on 54th Street: The Nightmare on 54th Street continues with a Friday night spookfest featuring DJ Jose 2 Hype. For this frightening affair, club-goers are encouraged to put on their Halloween best and compete to be named "Sexiest" or "Most Original." Cash prizes totaling over $12,000 will be awarded to the first- and second-place winners of each contest category. Jose 2 Hype will bring out the thrilling spirits in everyone on Halloween as he haunts the costume-clad crowd with his chilling beats. Admission is $30 for males and $20 for females.
Saturday, November 1: Late Night at Studio 54: The weekend wraps up with Late Night at Studio 54 -- an after-hours celebration where guests can continue the party all night -- and morning -- long. Night crawlers are welcome to the sinful afterlife at the newest after-hours party to hit the world's sexiest city. The legendary nightclub will transform into a terrifying haunting ground that continues far beyond the witching hour with the sounds of devilish DJs Erik EL and Bruno Brown.
Late Night at Studio 54 starts at 3 a.m. and lasts until the club-goer heads home.
ABOUT STUDIO 54
Studio 54 inside MGM Grand is a high-energy nightclub comprised of two levels, four bars, one main dance floor, movable go-go cages and an exclusive VIP lounge. The venue is covered with notable memorabilia including celebrity/VIP photographs from the original Studio 54 in New York City, and the infamous Studio 54 Moon hanging over the dance floor. Studio 54 hosts influence, an unforgettable midweek rendezvous every Tuesday for Vegas' most influential party-goers. Guest DJs and celebrity hosts make influence the hottest place to be every Tuesday night. Doors are open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 p.m. till late. Cover charges Tuesday-Thursday for out-of-state men and women is $20 and local men and women $10, Friday-Saturday out-of-state men and women $20, local men $20 and local women $10. For more information about Studio 54, please visit http://www.mgmgrand.com/nightlife/studio-54.aspx. For table reservations and/or bottle service call 702.891.7254. Dress code will be enforced. Guests must be 21 years or older.
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