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Club Vegas – The Spectacle is well described by singer Jonathan Guthrie-Jones’ words during the show’s opening night – “A beautiful casserole of nonsense.”

It’s the ultimate variety show – a glittering, modern nod to the glamour and over-the-top glitz of yesteryear on the famous Las Vegas glitter strip.

Club Vegas host/comedy funny man Gino Starr (James Liotta) leads a wildly talented cast of dancers, singers, magicians, aerialists and international circus performers who deliver pure entertainment.

It’s a spectacular show at its best – countless dazzling costumes, extravagant headpieces and showstopping set pieces, including a glittering 4.5 metre motorised stiletto and a larger-than-life carousel horse.

One of the standout acts was aerialist and acro pair Sasha and Danii, known as Duo AussieBela. Their handbalancing, quick change adagio, aerial pole and aerial silk routines were breathtaking to behold. They did what artists do best – made challenging and complex skills look effortless.

Illusionist Sam Powers with Alycia was another highlight of the show. Their inexplicable magic acts left the audience with mouths agape and full of wonder.

Singers Jonathan Guthrie-Jones, J’aime Holland, Tony Lee Scott and Fabio as Tina Turner saluted many famous icons who have graced Las Vegas showroom stages, in a fusion of 70s/80s/90s and current pop hits. Guthrie-Jones was a highlight with his buttery voice and plentiful charisma.

Credit to the skilled dancers who brought sustained energy and presence through lots of numbers. All lifts were impressive and well-executed. Particular mention to Emily Zumstein and Paris Luzaic who were standouts.

There were a few clunky moments that betrayed the fact it was the show’s opening night, but they were largely covered well by the cast and crew.

Club Vegas is a glitzy and fun night out.

Event details

CLUB VEGAS – THE SPECTACLE

Artistic Director Adam Bahoudian

Venue: Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins St, Melbourne
Dates: 1 & 2 Sept 2023 
Tickets: from $69
Bookings: ticketmaster.com.au

ALSO TOURING
Club Vegas – The Spectacle
will play at The Star, Gold Coast on 14 October 2023

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