Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015 | 8:15 p.m.
The show is closing for “Rock of Ages” at the Venetian on Jan. 3, but its tour of Las Vegas still has life.
Members of the production have learned through hotel staff and officials that the show would be finished, part of a widespread move we’ll call the Venetian Sweep of productions from that hotel and sister property Palazzo.
Also headed for the exits are “Frank: The Man, The Music” on Nov. 28 and Human Nature, also reportedly departing Sands Showroom after its holiday run concludes Dec. 22.
Though the show is leaving its current hotel, producers are said to be excited about 2016 and a move to a new venue.
One of the rooms being tossed around is Crown Theater at the Rio, formerly the short-term home of “Duck Commander: The Musical.”
“Rock of Ages” opened in December 2012 and in September celebrated its 1,000th performance on the Strip.
As the Broadway show ended its run in January, the Las Vegas production stands as the only “Rock of Ages” performed anywhere.
In the spirit of Venice, The Venetian is a little piece of romantic Italy right here in Las Vegas. The Venetian is an "all-suite" hotel, with rooms accented with plush linens and Italian marble. The 4,027 suites are divided into two towers: The 36-story Venetian Tower that offers guests a taste of luxurious Las Vegas and the Venezia suites, which guarantee 12 floors of high-end elegance. The top five floors are the hotel's highest level of luxury with its private access, concierge lounge, upgraded features and even a dedicated staff.
The flagship of Venetian nightlife is TAO, an ultra-hip nightclub located inside of TAO Asian Bistro. V Bar is The Venetian's super smooth ultra lounge, made by the owners of New York City's club Lotus and Los Angeles' super swank Sunset Room.
The Venetian features 19 restaurants including Thomas Keller's award-winning French restaurant Bouchon, Mario Batali's B&B Ristorante, Aquaknox for fresh seafood and the 42,000 square foot TAO Asian Bistro. There's also the food court inside the Canal Shoppes for those looking for a quick bite.
Guests can float along The Grand Canal Shops in an authentic Italian gondola ride and pass stores like Burberry and Kenneth Cole along the way. And if you haven't caught a real celeb, on the street in Vegas, you can head over to Madame Tussauds to check out a wax version.