March 29, 2020
3 BUSTER KEATON SHORTS
The Playhouse (1921)
The sight of nine Buster Keaton’s dancing in sync with each other in this two-reeler may seem like an impressive technical feat for 1921—and it did involve exposing the same roll of film nine times, with the cameraman manually cranking at the same speed each time. But in fact, Georges Méliès pulled off similarly impressive shots more than a decade earlier. What makes The Playhouse special is how thoroughly realized the theater of Busters is—featuring actors, the orchestra pit and the audience—and how it riffs on notions of identity and ego. (“This Keaton fellow seems to be the whole show.”) After Buster wakes from his dream, only to find himself back on set in a clever reveal, the gags continue to draw on the notion of doubles and multiple roles. If that weren’t enough, you get to see Keaton pretend to be a monkey.
Hard Luck (1922)
Sometimes failing at life includes failing at ending your life. That’s the problem Buster Keaton’s character faces in Hard Luck. He hangs himself from weak trees, jumps in front of cars that turn out not to be cars and just plain can’t find a way to put himself out of his misery. Note that the wonderfully absurd finale isn’t included in the Kino blu-ray of Keaton’s shorts, but is on the UK Masters of Cinema release and, oddly, Kino’s own Keaton Plus DVD.
The Boat (1921)
There’s a gag in The Boat in which the hero launches his boat, and it immediately sinks. It seems simple enough, but Buster Keaton actually went through several attempts and engineering adjustments before getting the shot right. If it had sank any other way, it wouldn’t have been funny, he said. That level of commitment to a few seconds of a movie embodies the ethos of the best silent comedy: It may seem on the surface to be pure silliness, but a great deal of thought, strategy and effort went into maximizing the audience’s laughter. The Boat is characteristically loaded with both great humor and great physical comedy—including Keaton trying to stay oriented as his boat is battered around in circles.
|Event Date||03-29-2020 6:30 pm|
|Event End Date||05-15-2020|
|Event Date||04-10-2020 8:00 pm|
|Event Date||05-02-2020 8:00 pm|
George Michael Reborn, the incredible tribute to the late, great George Michael & WHAM! is a must see! Robert Bartko exudes the energy and passion of George in the 80’s and 90’s…getting the crowd on the dance floor for “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” and promptingstanding ovations for his performance of “Careless Whisper.” He even gets the fans involved!Robert’s spot-on looks, vocal range, dance moves, crowd interaction, and charisma will leave you cheering for an encore. Close your eyes and you’ll swear you’re listening to the real deal.
|Event Date||05-15-2020 7:30 pm|
From transistor radios, vinyl, 8-track tapes and cassettes to the Sony Walkman, CD’s, digital downloads and the Apple iPod, THE HIT MEN have seen and heard it all. And they have the stories to go with it! They play rock’s greatest hits the way you first heard them; they’re the guys who made and played the soundtrack of your life.
|Event Date||05-30-2020 7:30 pm|
Tribute show designed to deliver the experience of a live Foreigner performance so close to the original that you will be amazed! Foreigner is arguably one of the greatest bands in the history of Rock music.
|Event Date||06-05-2020 7:00 pm|
John Acosta as Barry Gibb has performed in Bee Gees Tributes all over the world. His portrayal of lead singer Barry Gibb is with a zest for detail, like no other. From the look to the falsetto you will close your eyes and say its Barry! John Acosta’s Bee Gees Gold tribute Is the ultimate salute, and experience of seeing the Bee Gees in their prime, LIVE ONCE AGAIN! With the detailed vocal stylings of John Acosta (Barry) , Daryll Borges (Robin) , Jeff Celentano (Maurice) as the brothers Gibb, there is a sensation that will make you blurt out , Wow.. I just seen and heard the Bee Gees! Backed by a live band, the Vegas Bee Gees tribute recreates the look and sound of the Bee Gees from the 60's to the late 70's, with their unique falsettos that made them legends. Performing such early hits as Massachusetts , I started a Joke , to the later Disco classics , Stayin’ Alive , You should be dancing etc.
|Event Date||06-06-2020 7:30 pm|
|Event End Date||06-06-2020 9:30 pm|
|Event Date||06-12-2020 8:00 pm|
• Liverpool Legends are four talented musicians and actors who were hand-picked by Louise Harrison – sister of the late George Harrison of The Beatles – to recreate the band that changed the face of music forever.
• This year, internationally acclaimed Liverpool Legends toured the world, culminating with two sold out performances for 20,000 people at Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City, as well as performances in India, Israel, Ecuador, Chile and throughout the U.S.
• Liverpool Legends recorded and produced all The Beatles songs for the album “Fab Fan Memories” which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2012.
• Liverpool Legends have headlined at the prestigious Rose Bowl four times, performing for over 160,000 people.
• Liverpool Legends have performed at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York City.
• Liverpool Legends were chosen over every other Beatles Tribute band in the world by top television and film producer Jerry Bruckheimer (CSI, Pirates of The Caribbean, National Treasure) to portray the band that changed the course of music and the world forever.
• Liverpool Legends have their own theater in Branson, Missouri where they perform throughout the year. They have been awarded Best Show, Best Band, and received the prestigious Visitors’ Choice Award for Entertainer of The Year
|Event Date||06-13-2020 7:30 pm|
Direct from Las Vegas "THE WHO INVASION"
Performing the Mod anthems of the mid-60’s, Woodstock anthems, classic songs of the “Tommy”
era, the fury of “Live at Leeds” and the triumphant tracks off “Who’s Next”, “Quadrophenia” and
“Who are You”, The Who Invasion capture the sound, spirit and rock ‘n roll essence of The WHO
like no other.
Formed by some of the most talented and seasoned musicians working on the Las Vegas strip, The
Who Invasion feature the talents of:
Keith Stevens as “Roger Daltrey”
David Allen as “Pete Townshend”
Alf James as “John Entwistle”
Chris Guida as “Keith Moon”
|Event Date||06-20-2020 7:00 pm|