Opening Friday, Aug. 16 at SLS Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (July 10, 2019) – International cabaret sensation BLANC de BLANC will make its debut on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, Friday, Aug. 16. The acclaimed production, which blends vintage glamour and high-end spectacle with theatre, circus, and aerial performances, will perform at SLS Las Vegas – which will be re-branded as the new SAHARA Las Vegas in Fall 2019. Tickets for the show, which has sold out the Sydney Opera House, London’s West End, the Brisbane Festival and Adelaide Festival, are now on sale.
BLANC de BLANC is the Vegas debut of Strut & Fret Production House, one of Australia’s preeminent theatre and major events companies. This award-winning production plunges audiences into a world of overflowing champagne bottles, sparkles and glamour leaving every spectator breathless with delight.
Devised by an electric creative team, BLANC de BLANC was conceived and directed by Scott Maidment (cabaret sensations LIMBO, Cantina, Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour), choreographed by Kevin Maher (choreographer for Justin Bieber, Britney Spears and Madonna), with costumes by James Browne (costume design for musicals Cabaret, Ghost and Xanadu), lighting and set design by Philip Gladwell (Magic Mike Live, The Exorcist), and a thumping soundtrack from Danish electronic artist Kenneth Bager.
Aptly described as a “champagne cabaret,” BLANC de BLANC transports guests from a sophisticated French lounge to a pumping nightclub party with the world’s finest acrobatic talent, big moves, great tunes, lots of skin and more than a few surprises.
BLANC de BLANC is a complete night out – a premium, only-in-Vegas-style experience that starts the moment guests enter BLANC de BLANC Theatre. A select number of VIP seats, where guests will be able to watch the show from inside hot tubs, will be offered for those thirsting for a truly immersive experience.
“I wanted to create a new sort of circus, one that takes the audience into a heady, bubble-filled, overflowing, crazy party, inspired by champagne,” said BLANC de BLANC Director Scott Maidment. “This show has had a brilliant reception around the world. I know that Vegas is going to love it.”
“Guests not only come to be entertained and take in the spectacle of BLANC de BLANC, they become part of the party,” said Meruelo Entertainment President Jeff Henry, who is responsible for entertainment programming at SLS Las Vegas and its sister property Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. “This show perfectly encapsulates the unique, unexpected experiences we are creating as we renovate the resort and we are thrilled for BLANC de BLANC to make its Las Vegas debut at SLS Las Vegas.”
Metro UK has praised BLANC de BLANC as “simply mind-blowing,” while Broadway World describes it as “bubbles, bare flesh and breathtaking acrobatics.” Theatre People says the show is “a celebration of all things French cabaret, performing arts, dance, music and having an (adults only) great night out,” while Clique Magazine celebrates the show as “the perfect combination of entertainment and spectacle.”
BLANC de BLANC will perform Thursdays through Mondays (dark Tuesdays/Wednesdays) at 7 p.m. with additional 9:30 p.m. shows on Saturdays. Tickets range in price from $49 to $129 (Hot Tub tickets are priced for groups) and are on sale now at saharalasvegas.com. For more information, please visit blancvegas.com or follow the show on Facebook and Instagram.
ABOUT STRUT & FRET
BLANC de BLANC is produced by Australian theatre and events company, Strut & Fret Production House. The company is renowned for innovative entertainment, high-flying spectacle, nu-circus, extreme theatre, and dynamic music experiences. With over 20 years’ experience, Strut & Fret have delivered hundreds of world-class events across more than 25 countries, from Brisbane to Bogota, Perth to Prague.
Led by Founding Director, Scott Maidment, the company has recently presented exclusive seasons at the Hippodrome Casino (London) and Paradise Island Resort (the Bahamas). The follow up to BLANC de BLANC, BLANC de BLANC Encore has recently completed a sold-out season at the Sydney Opera House, and cabaret sensation LIMBO has this year celebrated its 800th performance in Amsterdam.
Maidment was part of the creative team for Madonna’s 2015 Rebel Heart World Tour and has since been invited to curate and direct entertainment for Madonna’s birthday parties in the Hamptons and Morocco.
ABOUT SLS LAS VEGAS
SLS Las Vegas® is an all-encompassing resort and casino with 1,615 guest rooms and suites in three distinctive towers – including the AAA® Four Diamond Grand Tower, over 95,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, three resort pools including two rooftop pools and a collection of acclaimed restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. The inviting casino occupies 60,000 square feet and features approximately 500 of the latest slot and video poker machines complemented by more than 50 classic table games. An impressive selection of culinary and cocktail offerings include Bazaar Meat by José Andrés™, named “Best Restaurant in Nevada” by Business Insider; Cleo®;Burgers and Bets, Beer Garden & Sports Book; Uno Más; 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria; Northside Café & Chinese Kitchen; Club 101®; and The Perq™. The resort is also home to BLANC de BLANC Theatre, an intimate, live entertainment venue. Additionally, SLS houses a sports book operated by global gaming leader, William Hill. For more information about SLS, please visit saharalasvegas.com and stay connected on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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