“The Cocktail Cabaret,” an upbeat, stylish, intimate musical cabaret-style revue, reminiscent of vintage Vegas, is designed to enhance the cocktail hour experience as a prelude to dinner, the theatre, special event or fun night on the town. With seating for 140 in Cleopatra’s Barge, this 70-minute show features a combination of original music and well-known stylized and re-imagined modern standards.
Four of the best powerhouse singers in Las Vegas, many with numerous Broadway credits and growing local, national and international fan bases, perform a variety of songs including such hits as “Diamonds Are Forever,” “That’s Life,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” “Viva Las Vegas,” a cocktail medley (including “Scotch and Soda”), a tribute to the blues and many more.
Powerhouse Vocalists Kick Off the Cocktail Hour
The stellar singers performing in “The Cocktail Cabaret” include Broadway veterans Niki Scalera (“Hairspray,” “Tarzan,” “Footloose”) and Eric Jordan Young (“Rock of Ages,” “Vegas! The Show,” “Ragtime,” “CHICAGO,” “Seussical the Musical,” “Look of Love,” “Dreamgirls”), Maren Wade (“America’s Got Talent,” “Confessions of a Showgirl,” “Pin Up,” “50 Shades! The Parody”), along with rising multilingual classical/pop cross-over vocalist Daniel Emmet who has commanded stages from The Staples Center in Los Angeles to the Palais Todesco in Vienna.
The singers are joined on stage by a four-piece band led by renowned pianist Philip Fortenberry, a critically acclaimed pianist with multiple Broadway credits whose career has taken him to concert stages from Lincoln Center to Carnegie Hall, from The Kennedy Center to The White House, and around the U.S. performing his own solo concerts, “The Man At The Piano” and “The Hands of Liberace,” to rave reviews (he was the Liberace hand/body double in HBO’s biopic, “Behind the Candelabra.”) The awesome band with Fortenberry includes drummer Don Meoli (“Jersey Boys”), bassist Josh Jones (“Million Dollar Quartet”) and saxophonist Eric Tewalt (Celine Dion, “Jersey Boys”).
“The Cocktail Cabaret” is the first show on the Las Vegas Strip created and produced by PK Entertainment, a Las Vegas-based entertainment company founded by the gifted musical team Keith Thompson (“Jersey Boys,” “Idaho! The Comedy-Musical” and “The Composers Showcase” at The Smith Center) and Fortenberry.
Truly a piece of Caesars Palace’s storied history, Cleopatra’s Barge offers a classic Vegas lounge and bar experience. With its intimate size and red and gold décor, the luxurious floating barge is an ornate replica of the graceful craft that transported the royalty of Egypt on the Nile River in the time of Julius Caesar.
For more info, visit www.CocktailCabaret.com. Photo by Killer Imaging Originally appeared in the March/April issue of Exhibit City News, p. 95, http://issuu.com/exhibitcitynews/docs/mar-apr_ecn2018?e=16962537/58622195.