October 30, 2008
Video: Donny & Marie Osmond Headline Hit Las Vegas Show
LAS VEGAS, Nev., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- There's good reason why Las Vegas is called the "Entertainment Capital of the World." Since its Rat Pack days, Las Vegas has been associated with legendary shows and entertainers, world-renowned concert headliners, Broadway-caliber productions, unique-to-Las Vegas shows and a lineup of award-winning comedians and magicians. Now, America's favorite siblings, Donny and Marie Osmond, have joined the ranks of these legendary performers by calling The Strip home to their all new variety show.
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Recently signing a two-year extended residency engagement at Flamingo Las Vegas, the aptly named Donny & Marie pairs the talented twosome in a high energy stage production that incorporates singing, dancing, comedy, audience interaction and their signature brother-sister banter.
"It's so exciting to be in Las Vegas," says Donny. "It's been 29 years since we've done anything like this and it's great to not only share the stage once again with Marie, but to be in a location that has attracted so many other great entertainers."
Just as Donny and Marie are best known for being "a little bit country" and a "little bit rock 'n roll," Las Vegas entertainment also offers something for everyone. Current entertainment offerings on The Strip run the gamut from resident headliners to Cirque du Soleil spectaculars and Broadway musicals to side-splittingly funny comedians and everything in between.
"The only thing constant in Las Vegas is change," says Marie. "Entertainment in this city is always changing and evolving. If you look at the headliners, you've got Bette Midler, Cher, Elton John, Barry Manilow, Donny and Marie--it's like Vegas sneezed and out came the '70s."
In addition to resident headliners, Las Vegas boasts successful Broadway revues such as the critically-acclaimed musical phenomenon Jersey Boys now playing at The Palazzo and the Lion King which opens at Mandalay Bay in May 2009. Those looking for more intimate evening experiences can take in Le Reve, the evocative aqua spectacle in-the-round at Wynn Las Vegas, or catch the all new Cirque du Soleil spectacular Criss Angel Believe opening Oct. 31 at The Luxor. European DJ sensation Paul Oakenfold recently opened Perfecto, an extravagant nightlife experience inside Rain Nightclub at The Palms, for those looking for something other than the typical stage production. Still comedians such as Wayne Brady at The Palazzo and George Wallace at Flamingo continue to dominate the landscape as do variety shows such as America's Got Talent winner ventriloquist Terry Fator who opens a new show at The Mirage in February 2009.
For more information on all Las Vegas entertainment visit, http://www.visitlasvegas.com/.
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