LAS VEGAS, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One part vivid imagination, two parts carnival and a shot of old world burlesque mixed with a heavy dash of decadence and you have ABSINTHE, a unique show that has set its sights on the Las Vegas Strip. This new production by internationally renowned Spiegelworld and BASE Entertainment will make its vibrant debut Strip-side at Caesars Palace this March. Tickets for preview and regular performances for ABSINTHE are on sale today, February 24.
An imaginative show in a unique venue, ABSINTHE will be the crown jewel of the Spiegelworld experience, an adult carnival that will transform the Roman Plaza in front of Caesars Palace into an entertainment playground. As the sun sets and the vibrant energy of The Strip sets in, Spiegelworld will provide a retreat from reality. It will allow party-goers to trip through a captivating maze of tents and early 20th Century European decor housing an adult carnival, complete with a secret speakeasy, raucous beer garden and mischievous drinking games including "Flip Stein" and "Champagne Pong." As nightfall approaches, this enchanting world will open to an intimate setting for all ABSINTHE performances, which will take place in the masterful centerpiece Spiegeltent, a heritage wooden show tent from Europe opulently decorated with mirrors, stained glass and velvet. Audience members are immersed in an intimate emporium where all of the wild and outlandish acts of ABSINTHE unfold in a theatre-in-the-round presentation.
ABSINTHE is a surreal experience for all adults. Audiences will be treated to a night of imagination and excess with performances that will amaze and inspire. The cast of eccentrics will evoke thrills and chills as they perform amazing feats of virtuosity within mere feet of the audience surrounding the intimate stage. ABSINTHE takes audience members back to a place where the raw energy, talent and sensuality of performers from around the world tempt every sense imaginable.
"We are excited to bring such a new, innovative concept like Spiegelworld to The Strip and are anxiously anticipating the premiere of ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace Las Vegas," says Co-CEO of BASE Entertainment, Scott Zeiger. "This fascinating adult carnival will be an experience unlike any Vegas has seen before, in a dazzling, one-of-a-kind setting. ABSINTHE is sure to be the talk of the town."
"After taking New York City and Miami by storm, I am thrilled to bring ABSINTHE to Las Vegas," said Ross Mollison, Spiegelworld Impresario. "The people of Las Vegas will be treated to the most intoxicating blend of circus, burlesque and vaudeville they can imagine."
The ringleader of ABSINTHE and its carnival of crazy characters is the one and only The Gazillionaire, who will lead the intimate audience of 600 people down a decadence-laced and fun-fueled evening of extraordinary performances.
"I invite everyone to come and experience what is no doubt the best show in the world," says The Gazillionaire. "I have searched the world high and low and spared no expense to bring the most brilliant artistic displays, the most beautiful of men and women and the most fabulous cast of characters to Las Vegas."
The Gazillionaire is bringing a group of his most outrageous friends, family and even servants to ABSINTHE, to entertain and mesmerize crowds in this 90 minute performance. Those who have decided to embark on this dazzling adventure include his loyal assistant Penny, "The Green Fairy," his butler Max, "The Weather Girl," Princessa Fox-Anna and the Vestal Virgins, to name a few.
Critics and fans alike find ABSINTHE a unique one-of-a-kind experience. The New York Times hails ABSINTHE is "Cirque du Soleil channeled through the 'Rocky Horror Picture Show'" and continues by saying audience members are "close enough to see the sweat and grimaces needed to produce graceful, gravity defying stunts." Celebrity fans include Gerard Butler, Daniel Radcliffe and Dylan McDermott to name a few.
"Caesars Entertainment has long been committed to bringing first class entertainment to Las Vegas," says Bonnie Gilmour, Vice President of Marketing for Caesars Entertainment in Las Vegas. "We believe Spiegelworld and ABSINTHE will make a unique and exciting addition to the array of entertainment options we provide for our guests."
ABSINTHE will perform Thursday – Sunday at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. and Monday – Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. the week of March 21. Beginning March 28, ABSINTHE will perform Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. and Wednesday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m., with no show on Monday. The schedule is subject to change without notice. The preview period will be from March 21 – March 31, 2011, with the Gala premiere scheduled for April 1, 2011.
General admission tickets are available for $69 + tax, with a VIP package available at $99 + tax per person. The VIP package includes early entrance into the Spiegeltent to select your seat and access to the exclusive VIP lounge. For performance times and prices for ABSINTHE, visit www.Ticketmaster.com. For groups of 10 or more, please call 702-785-5394 / 866-633-0195 or Groups@BASEentertainment.com. For additional information on ABSINTHE, visit www.AbsintheVegas.com. Follow ABSINTHE on Facebook and Twitter @AbsintheVegas.
About BASE Entertainment
BASE Entertainment develops, produces and manages intellectual properties generated for live entertainment stages. BASE's current production activity includes Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular at the Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, Jersey Boys at the Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino, Peepshow starring Holly Madison at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Defending the Caveman at Harrah's Las Vegas and The Lion King at the new Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. In addition, BASE operates the Showroom and The Theatre for the Performing Arts at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas and programs both the Grand Theater and Sands Theater at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. BASE Entertainment's founders include industry veterans Brian Becker & Scott Zeiger.
About Caesars Palace
Caesars Palace is the world's best known resort-casino, celebrating the glory that was Greece and the grandeur that was Rome, in an 85-acre destination that sets the standard for entertainment, dining and luxury. Reigning at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Caesars Palace ranks among the world's top luxury resorts known for their originality and beauty and features 3,300 hotel guest rooms and suites, 23 diverse restaurants and cafes, five-acre Garden of the Gods pools and gardens, 50,000 square foot Qua Baths & Spa and 300,000 square feet of premium meeting and convention space. The 4,300-seat Colosseum sits just steps from celebrity chef restaurants and the acclaimed Forum Shops at Caesars and spotlights renowned entertainers such as Celine Dion, Jerry Seinfeld, Jeff Dunham and Chelsea Handler.
SOURCE BASE Entertainment