Tuesday, May 13, 2014 | 4:36 p.m.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Doctors concerned about a serious chest infection wouldn’t let Meat Loaf perform one of his “Rocktellz & Cocktails” shows last week at Planet Hollywood despite his pleas for a cortisone shot to go onstage. He was vastly improved by Saturday when I saw him, and the crowd gave him a standing ovation after an amazing, flawless two-hour performance of hits and a Q+A.
His standup routine as the Rabbit character and the evangelical granddad adds to the rocking experience. Meat Loaf shakes up his show every time, so it’s never the same. He had the audience screaming along to “I Would Do Anything for Love” and “Bat Out of Hell,” music so loud that it must have permeated down to Britney Spears’ theater.
This is a real rock and roll party with plenty of fun, sexy dancing girls, acrobatics, silly clowns and two of the hottest and sexiest backup singers you’ve ever seen and heard. You really want to drive to the lake for paradise by the dashboard light with them!
Meat is relaxed firing T-shirts into the theater from cannon guns and jumping to the left and stepping to the right in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s” “Time Warp.” This is a must-not-miss show, and you’ll jump for joy when Meat tells you that lyricist Jim Steinman and he are working on an album, “Braver Than the Future,” to be finished recording in September.
The current run is through June 21, and then he returns later this summer for another installment of “Rocktellz & Cocktails” after shows in Britain.
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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.