Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 | 1:33 p.m.
Producer David Saxe celebrates the 11th anniversary of his “V — The Ultimate Variety Show” at V Theater in Planet Hollywood’s Miracle Mile Shops tonight.
The production, which opened in 2002 and has been voted #1 variety show here, presents a rotating cast of top variety and worldwide specialty acts, including Internet sensations and TV talent show winners.
David’s sister Melinda, The First Lady of Magic, dazzles alongside death-defying roller-skating duo The Skating Aratas. At two shows a night seven days a week, the show has reached nearly 8,000 performances in front of devoted fans, including celebrities and royalty.
Said David: “When I said that I was creating this show, everybody thought I was crazy. Television shows like ‘America’s Got Talent’ try to copy my format.”
David will serve celebratory cake and champagne onstage to cast and crew tonight. Congratulations!
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Catering to the young and modern crowd, Planet Hollywood is a one-stop shop for entertainment with its massive shopping mall, slew of restaurants, spacious casino and clubs.
The ambiance of the casino is retro-chic meets high-tech with black granite floors throughout and colorful LED lights throughout the space. The theme carries into the 100,000 square-foot casino with 250 flat screens topping off slot machines. The casino is also home to 87 tables, a sports book and a poker room.
There's also the Miracle Mile Shops, one Vegas' largest malls, with 140 stores including BCBG Max Azaria, bebe, Urban Outfitters and The Discovery Channel Store.
Following an afternoon of shopping, guests can satisfy their appetites at one of the gourmet restaurants in Planet Hollywood, like the non-traditional approach to steakhouses at Strip House or check out the exotic Far East motif at KOI restaurant and lounge. And if guests are still looking for more, they can spend the after hours at Privé, Triq or Krave nightclubs.
Perhaps one of the resorts biggest attractions came in March with the addition of "Peepshow." The naughty twist on the story of Little Bo Peep is modern-day spin on the run-of-the-mill Vegas topless review. The "Peepshow" stage has seen visiting celebs like Scary Spice Mel B, "Dancing with the Stars" Kelly Monaco and Playboy's Holly Madison.