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Tuesday, March 18, 2014 | 3:58 p.m.
The unholy-matrimony musical “Divorce Party: Las Vegas” made its official Strip premiere last Thursday with a red carpet and grand-opening celebration at Windows Showroom in Bally’s Las Vegas.
The celebrities, entertainers and VIPs included Jaymes Vaughan and James Davis (Chippendales at the Rio and “The Amazing Race”); hypnotists Marc Savard and Anthony Cools; Carol-Lyn Liddle (“Raiding the Rock Vault” at LVH); magician Murray Sawchuck; “Legends in Concert” cast members Cece Correia and Katie Steele; 2014 Mrs. Nevada America Lavetta Schneider; legendary comic Steve Rossi; Jarrett & Raja (“America’s Got Talent”); pianist Danny Wright; vocalist Traci Kesissian; and more.
“A version of this production has played in cities across the country to great success, but I always knew that it was meant for Las Vegas,” said Mark Schwartz, lead producer. “My team and I couldn’t be happier to be in our new home inside Windows Showroom, and we can’t wait to introduce the show to a new audience.”
The 80-minute “Divorce Party: Las Vegas!” centers on Linda, who is reeling from her divorce, so her friends turn her despair into a weekend of hilarity. The show uses laughs, songs and the occasional shock factor to explore the realities of divorce, long-term relationships and moving on.
“You don’t have to have gone through a divorce to enjoy this show,” said Dr. Amy Botwinick, co-author and producer. “The storyline is incredibly funny, heartfelt and at times a little risque, but most importantly everyone in the audience can relate.”
“Divorce Party: Las Vegas” is at Windows Showroom in Bally’s at 8 p.m. Saturdays through Thursdays (dark Fridays).
Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.
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