MGM Resorts shared details about the first live shows to return to the Las Vegas Strip after months where they were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In accordance with current government guidelines, the company will return seven shows to stages at MGM Grand, Luxor and Excalibur beginning Nov. 6.
“After eight months, it’s time to bring entertainment back to the Entertainment Capital of the World,” said George Kliavkoff, MGM Resorts’ president of entertainment and sports. “While there is still a long road in our city’s recovery, the reintroduction of these shows is an important first step. Nov. 6 is going to feel very special as we welcome back team members and guests and bring the curtains up for that first time.”
This initial phase of entertainment allows for a maximum audience of 250 guests, physically distanced at six feet between parties and a minimum of 25 feet from on-stage performers. In some cases the show’s venue may reflect a change from previous performances in order to meet all guidelines. Beginning Nov. 6, guests will be able to enjoy:
David Copperfield will return to the David Copperfield Theater at MGM Grand Emmy Award-winning illusionist Copperfield wows audiences with his stage production “Live the Impossible.” Recipient of the Living Legend honor by the Library of Congress, Copperfield holds 11 Guinness World Records, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and has sold more tickets than any solo performer in history.
Jabbawockeez will bring its signature moves and “Timeless” show to the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Jabbawockeez has developed a one-of-a-kind style that has positioned the group as the most influential dance crew in the world. Known for creativity, choreography, athleticism and intricate synchronization, the dance crew brings a different technique and perspective to form the original style that makes the Jabbawockeez so distinct.
Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club will take to the stage in the resort’s Studio A & B Ballroom. Emmy Award-winning comedian and actor Brad Garrett brings his top-quality comedy to MGM Grand nightly. The club provides Garrett, as well as legendary comedians and the next generation of comics, a place to call home in Las Vegas. Guests must be 21 years of age or older.
With three decades of comedic performance, Carrot Top is one of the most popular, recognizable and successful comedians in the nation. Using a one-of-a-kind style, Carrot Top is ever evolving and has become a Las Vegas staple, reflecting current headlines and consistently poking fun at pop culture, politics and music. Guests must be 16 years of age or older. Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult 21 years of age or older.
Named an all-time Best of Vegas (2020) for Best Female Revue, Fantasy has remained one of The Strip’s top productions since its premiere 20 years ago. Dynamic lead singer Lorena Peril delivers powerhouse vocals, taking center-stage alongside a talented cast of beautiful dancers. Popular among singles and couples alike, the always-evolving, sexy production showcases 15 high-energy numbers set to today’s top music. International World Champion Magician Murray Sawchuck will be appearing as a special guest star. Guests must be 18 years of age or older.
The Australian Bee Gees will perform in the resort’s Thunderland Showroom. “A Tribute to the Bee Gees” is a multi-media concert event with a contemporary perspective featuring state-of-the-art sound, lighting and giant screens streaming video clips, live camera images and graphics. It is the definitive live celebration of five decades of memorable music written by the Brothers Gibb.
Thunder From Down Under will perform in the resort’s Thunderland Showroom. Australia’s Thunder From Down Under is the number one male revue show in the world, not only performing in Las Vegas nightly, but also touring in Germany, Ireland, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, Guam, Thailand, and Macau, among others. The longest-running and highest-grossing male revue in the history of Las Vegas provides a sensual adventure for guests using state-of-the-art lighting, amazing costumes and perfected choreography. Guests must be 18 years of age or older. Anyone under 20 years of age must be accompanied by an adult 21 years of age or older.
MGM Resorts spent months developing and implementing its comprehensive Seven Point Safety Plan and its Meeting and Conventions “Convene with Confidence” program, which outlines the company’s approach to protecting the health and safety of guests and employees. A “Convene with Confidence” program specifically for entertainment and sporting events also has been created and will be implemented Nov. 6 when shows reopen. The multi-layered plans look at everything from sanitation stations, masking and physical distancing to digital solutions that minimize touch points as well as enhanced cleaning protocol. Details around both programs can be found at MGM Resorts Entertainment Convene with Confidence.
“Our hope is that as we successfully navigate the reintroduction of these initial shows,” said Kliavkoff. “We can continue working with our state and local officials to create an environment in which we can return even more of the city’s entertainment landscape. Entertainment and events are in our DNA and we are anxious to get back to our roots.”
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