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A Few Shows Returning... Slowly

Discussion in 'Shows & Entertainment' started by Sonya, Oct 8, 2020.

  1. Sonya

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    I've seen a couple of small shows announce that they are opening up again.

    Specifically I have seen announcements from:

    LA Comedy Club at The STRAT

    Delirious Comedy Club at Downtown Grand


    I have also seen that Absinthe is selling tickets for late October, but I haven't seen anything official about their reopening plan being approved yet.
     
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  2. Sonya

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    The Strat to reopen L.A. Comedy Club this weekend
    https://www.reviewjournal.com/entertainment/entertainment-columns/kats/the-strat-to-reopen-l-a-comedy-club-this-weekend-2142481/

     
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  3. Sonya

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    Lounge Acts Returning to Vegas:
    https://www.reviewjournal.com/entertainment/entertainment-columns/kats/vegas-lounges-show-how-live-entertainment-can-return-2142240/

     
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    Stand up comedy seems like one of the easier things to open. Very low fixed costs, few staff, possibly profitable with only a few people in the audience.

    I follow a lot of Las Vegas performers and they really want to come back. Some are doing virtual shows, but I don't know how big production shows will come back without full audiences.
     
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    I think that the approach suggested by Absinthe is the closest we have to plans for a big production show to come back. Here's what I posted in the Covid Sticky:

    Absinthe Tent Prepped for post-COVID Shows:
    https://www.reviewjournal.com/entertainment/entertainment-columns/kats/absinthe-tent-properly-prepped-for-covid-19-return-2088750/

    (Aug 5th)

     
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    Yep, that and one-man shows like Piff, Carrot Top , etc. I could also see things like limited live performances at places such as Cleopatra's Barge, which are pretty spread-out to begin with. The other thing is that many of these types of shows serve drinks, so that's an additional profit center beyond the cost of a ticket.
    As much as Roeben drives me nuts, he's had Ross Mollison, who founded runs Spiegelworld (producer of Absinthe and other shows), on his podcast quite a few times. It's very clear that they've been thinking about this for a long time, and I agree that they have a better shot, both because they've been prepping for it in detail, and because the more-limited management structure means that Mollison and his team can exercise a lot more detailed control.
     
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    Glad to see some come back.

    We will book a trip as soon as we can see LOVE again. As of today, they are selling tickets starting Nov 3rd. No idea if that will stick.
     
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    Are tickets for Absinthe really already sold out from 11/27-12/2 or have they not went on sale yet
     
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    They just mentioned on the news that Piff (with Mr. Piffles!) is coming back on 29 October.
     
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    Piff the Magic Dragon and X Country Returning:
    https://www.reviewjournal.com/entertainment/entertainment-columns/kats/vegas-faves-piff-the-magic-dragon-x-country-set-for-relaunch-2147326/

     
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    Partial speculation on my part, but I have a feeling it's the latter. Piff isn't on sale for a couple weeks, either.
     
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    No idea about those dates but I just purchased tickets for Sunday November 15th. I hope everything goes as planned.
     
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    Chippendales (Nov 1)
    XCountry (Nov 1)
    Thunder Down Under (Nov 6)

    I’ve spent half of quarantine with my friends with Thunder Down Under So can confirm they’re opening. Aussie Heat which is a lesser known show has been open since the beginning of October.

    Cirque shows will be slow coming given their BK and massive layoffs. Many of their performers are on work visas and left the country so they will be coming back slowly and later. Expect December time frame.
     
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    https://www.ktnv.com/news/coronavirus/list-shows-conventions-returning-to-las-vegas-valley here is the list I found of all the shows returning so far and the dates @Sonya

    LAS VEGAS SHOWS THAT ARE REOPENING

    Oct. 15: Delirious Comedy Club at Downtown Grand

    Oct. 15: L.A. Comedy Club at The STRAT Hotel

    Oct. 22: XCOUNTRY at Harrah's Las Vegas

    Oct. 28: ABSINTHE by Spiegelworld at Caesars Palace

    Oct. 29: Piff the Magic Dragon at Flamingo Las Vegas

    CONVENTIONS THAT ARE HAPPENING IN LAS VEGAS

    Jan. 19-22, 2021: 2021 SHOT SHOW, Sands Expo Center and Caesars Forum

    Jan. 24-28: Las Vegas Winter Market, The Expo at World Market Center

    Feb. 2-5: CHAMPS Las Vegas Winter Show, Las Vegas Convention Center

    Feb. 3-6: Safari Club International, Caesars Forum and Las Vegas Convention Center

    April 14-16: International Roofing Expo, Mandalay Bay Convention Center

    May 12-14: Tobacco Plus Expo, Las Vegas Convention Center
     
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    On a Smaller Scale, Live Music Continues Around Las Vegas:
    https://lasvegasweekly.com/ae/music/2020/oct/15/on-a-smaller-scale-live-music-continues-around-lv/

     
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    Question - does anyone know what they are doing with the Diamond shows benefit. Nothing?
     
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    Here are some more shows that are set to open on Nov. 6th: https://www.reviewjournal.com/entertainment/entertainment-columns/kats/vegas-icons-david-copperfield-brad-garrett-carrot-top-returning-to-strip-2155642/

    - David Copperfield (same venue)
    - Australian Bee Gees (same venue)
    - Thunder From Down Under (same venue)
    - Jabbawockeez (MGM Grand Garden Arena)
    - Brad Garrett's Comedy Club (Studio A and B Ballrooms)
    - Carrot Top (Cirque's R.U.N. Theater)
    - Fantasy (Cirque's R.U.N. Theater)

    All shows will be capped at 250 people.
     
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