‘SPOOFICAL’ FINDS DAVID SAXE SHREDDING STRIP ICONS
BY: John Katsilometes/Las Vegas Weekly
David Saxe has been holding onto a couple of show concepts that, independently, would never seem to work here. One is a full-scale Las Vegas satire he’s long felt was too “insider-ish” to appeal to a theater full of tourists. The other is a send-up of pop culture, under the working title That’s So Wrong, rooted in the gross/inventive humor employed in Family Guy and Monty Python’s Life of Brian.
Today, Saxe reasons that intertwining these disparate concepts will make a hit show. In the final stages of rehearsals, undergoing final revisions even as we speak, is Spoofical—A Musical. The show is scheduled to open February 8, having been delayed by a week for changes to the script and production components.
That’s So Wrong would have been an apt title for this one. After watching an afternoon of rehearsals at Saxe’s V Theater fortress at Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile Shops, I can safely report that this is one of the most boundary-testing productions ever in Las Vegas. It might top the list, considering the high measure of content that is at once aggressively vulgar and hard-focused on Vegas entertainers.
Oscar Goodman says Raiders-to-Las Vegas talks are ‘serious,’ but don’t give up NFL wagering
BY: John Katsilometes/Las Vegas Sun
We’ve been down this road before: A professional sports franchise on unsteady footing in its home facility starts poking around Las Vegas.
When Oscar Goodman was mayor of this city, he talked to several major league organizations about moving to Las Vegas. Time after time, those teams wound up staying put, as owners were able to hasten agreeable lease deals with their home cities.
We might call it being used as a bargaining chip or being a “political football.” Whatever the case, Las Vegas officials often felt gamed, justifiably, in its unending hunt for a major professional sports team.
The list of pro franchises to talk with Goodman included the San Diego Chargers, Montreal Expos, Florida Marlins and Chicago White Sox.
‘Sexxy’ toasts first anniversary At Westgate
BY: Robin Leach/Las Vegas Sun
Photo Credit: JOE FURY
It might be the best-kept show-business secret in Las Vegas: What’s in the bath water at “Sexxy” in Westgate Las Vegas that allows star, choreographer and producer Jennifer Romas to slither over the porcelain tub for four thrilling minutes of ecstasy?
She’s not telling, and since Jennifer herself mixes up the... read more