Sahara WGMS show closing May 20...and moving to Greek Isles

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Sahara WGMS show closing May 20...and moving to Greek Isles

Postby skeptic555 » April 22nd, 2004, 5:22 am

Just saw this in the Norm Clark Column in the LVRJ:

"The World's Greatest Magic Show" will be relocating to the Star Theater at the Greek Isles Hotel and Casino, after ending its current run at the Sahara Hotel on May 20th. The show opens May 22 at the Greek Isles. ..."

So, I guess that ticket I have for the 22nd is still good... Jeff McBride recently confirmed that he'll be headlining in May - hopefully that won't change as well. Well, i'm off to figure out exactly WHERE the Greek Isles is!

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Re: Sahara WGMS show closing May 20...and moving to Greek Isles

Postby Wolfgang » April 22nd, 2004, 6:13 pm

It is a real small casino, I y=think the street is Convention center Drive. Are you sure about the change in venue. I had planned to take some friends that are visiting to the Sahara in a couple weeks, however I will not go to Creek Isles....

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Re: Sahara WGMS show closing May 20...and moving to Greek Isles

Postby Tabman » April 23rd, 2004, 1:09 pm

thanks steve for the info on this show. any mention of who/what the lineup will be at the new venue???
Originally posted by Steve Neruda:
"The World's Greatest Magic Show" will be relocating to the Star Theater at the Greek Isles Hotel and Casino, after ending its current run at the Sahara Hotel on May 20th. The show opens May 22 at the Greek Isles. ..." Steve Neruda

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Re: Sahara WGMS show closing May 20...and moving to Greek Isles

Postby Jeff Haas » April 23rd, 2004, 3:04 pm

http://www.greekislesvegas.com

"We offer 202 tastefully appointed rooms with upgrades available to one of our 4 complete 2 or 3 room suites or one of our 22 mini-suites."

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Re: Sahara WGMS show closing May 20...and moving to Greek Isles

Postby Luke » April 24th, 2004, 10:15 am

I believe it used to be the Debbie Reynolds Hotel and Casino on Convention. :cool:

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Re: Sahara WGMS show closing May 20...and moving to Greek Isles

Postby Tabman » April 24th, 2004, 2:35 pm

im just off the phone with kozak. kozak is host of the show. its looking like the move to the greek isles is a good move for the show. the room at the sahara is airplane hangar sized. the room at the greek isles seats around 500 and is old school style vegas with the leather booth seating with a smaller stage so they have to drop the stealth bomber opener which wasnt working anyway. kozak said the show is getting very tight. also in a show of unity the entire cast of the show went to amazing j's opening to support him last night. the vibes from the worlds greatest magic show are good. im planning to be there for the greek isles opening week. the wgm closes may 20 and opens the 22 at the greek.
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Re: Sahara WGMS show closing May 20...and moving to Greek Isles

Postby Christopher Starr » April 24th, 2004, 2:52 pm

I know it's probably just me, but hasn't the Sahara changed shows several times here lately?
I know it's a tough job for any Las Vegas entertainment director - either you come up with a "big" magic show, or some Cirque de Solei (sp- sorry) knock-off.

Or then the 3rd tier of transvestite impersonators.... :p
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Re: Sahara WGMS show closing May 20...and moving to Greek Isles

Postby Tabman » April 25th, 2004, 11:23 am

i think thats what the sahara is going to but dont remember all the details of my conversation with kozak. i do remember that the new digs for the wgm show has sympathetic management (the sahara is absentee run by a law firm in la) and the wgms producer already has another show at the greek isles so they are going to share the big room with the rat pack show, the rat pack being the early show starting may 22 and one or two later shows by wgms. anyway, their main objective was and is to keep the wgm show together. since they had been averaging around 800 seats filled at the sahara they are hoping to be able to sell the greek isles pretty much out every night now with their 500 seats to fill. the downside is being half a block off the strip but its very exciting and i predict big things for the worlds greatest magic show.
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Originally posted by Christopher Starr:
I know it's a tough job for any Las Vegas entertainment director - either you come up with a "big" magic show, or some Cirque de Solei (sp- sorry) knock-off.


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