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Review : Absinthe

Discussion in 'Shows & Entertainment' started by Nevyn, Oct 1, 2012.

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  1. Nevyn

    Nevyn VIP Whale

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    I saw this show last Wednesday, and it was a lot of fun.

    For those that do not know, Absinthe is set up as sort of a mock circus performance at Caesars palace. Instead of taking place in a showroom, it is held in a rounded tent in front of the casino.

    Seating goes pretty much all the way around the stage, except for a little side stage and podium that the host, 'Gazillionaire', and his assistant, 'Penny' sometimes use.

    My seat was in a section next to that side stage, which was awkward, but did not affect the enjoyment too much.

    The show alternates between some truly breathtaking gymnastics stunts, and some very dirty comedic work by Gazillionaire and Penny.

    I had a fantastic time, but this is definitely a show you had better be prepared for and know what you are getting, because the Gazillionaire and Penny have no filter and their jokes and mostly sexual using quite graphic language. I found it hilarious, but the couple next to me seemed ready to keel over at the shock of it all.

    There are also a couple somewhat burlesque-style acts (PG13) with the "Green Fairy", Melody Sweets, and a talented young lady who climbs into a balloon while wearing very little.

    Also, do NOT sit in the front row unless you can handle a few dirty jokes at your expense at the least, because you will be picked on, and may be called on to join the show near the end.

    There are tickets for this show at Tix4Tonite (same and next night), but I think pretty limited quantity as they sold out for the night I went. Caesars guests may get a $20 off coupon at registration.
     
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    It's one of the most refreshing shows in Las Vegas I've seen in years - a great alternative to those over-produced big production numbers. I too recommend Absinthe fully.

    Bill
     
  3. PopsOLA

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    You just talked me into taking the wife to see this... on our anniversary LOL. Oct 10th hope its still there.
     
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    Yeah, I really enjoyed the show too. I recommend sitting in the back, where there are tables, benches, even barber chairs to sit in. It's not quite as crowded as sitting in those little wooden chairs rubbing elbows and shoulders with whomever! The show is so small and intimate, the back row is close enough! (I don't like to be part of the show!)
     
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  5. Nevyn

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    Thanks for reminding me Brensan, that's one thing I forgot to mention.

    The seating is not very comfortable.
     
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    I loved Absinthe and have to 3rd the point about the wooden chairs being uncomfortable.

    I would say that there was at least 1 bit that was more than PG-13. Although that was one of the funniest parts.

    Angel Porrino is amazing!
     
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    I saw it last Sunday night, I guess it is refreshing because it does not seem over produced, and it is irreverent. It offends all groups equally, while some of the foul language was a bit gratuitous, it was still funny. Nice to be at an adult show where you did not have to worry about offending anyone and everyone could laugh at each other and themselves equally. The show did seem kind of short, but isn't it always when you are having a good time, and maybe that is the reason for the uncomfortable chairs, it makes you seem like you have been sitting there longer. I liked the cocktail of the night idea. Some parts seemed drawn out, but still very entertaining.

    Some of my thoughts may look like I panned it, but the show is funny and entertaining and I would recommend it.

    I think I got our tickets through Goldstar, at a discount found on the Board somewhere.
     
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