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Monday By the Numbers: Undergarments tossed at ‘Rock of Ages’; athletes tossed at World Wrestling Championships

‘Rock of Ages’ Second Anniversary

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The second anniversary of “Rock of Ages” on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in the Venetian.

Joey Fatone in ‘Rock of Ages’

Venetian and Palazzo Vice President of Food and Beverage Sebastien Silvestri presents “Rock of Ages” guest star Joey Fatone with the key to the Bourbon Room on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at the Venetian.
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Frankie Moreno at Carnegie Hall

Las Vegas headliner Frankie Moreno performs at the Launch slideshow »

The 2015 Labor Day edition of Monday By the Numbers (MBTN is now the shorthand reference) invokes the 1,000th performance of “Rock of Ages” at the Venetian, which is to be marked Sept. 19.

Also, we note the World Wrestling Championships at Orleans Arena today through Saturday, and a look at the haps — past, present and future — at Cabaret Jazz in the Smith Center.

Roll it:

20,000: “Save Our Strip” flyers thrown to the audience during “Rock of Ages” in 1,000 performances.

8,000: Set changes in the show.

32,000: Batteries used in the show’s microphones.

60,000: Wig changes by the cast.

3,000: Pounds of confetti shot and thrown into the crowd.

1,000: Pairs of panties thrown to the audience by Stacee Jaxx.

1,000: Llama dances in the show.

950: Approximate shows performed by Mark Shunock as Lonny Barnett, the show’s narrator.

950: Approximate times Shunock has recited his favorite line, “Sometimes the dreams you come in with may not be the dreams you leave with … but they still rock.”

2: Years to be celebrated for the charity show “Mondays Dark,” launched and hosted by Shunock, at Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel on Dec. 14.

1: Performance canceled at “Rock of Ages” for a malfunctioning soundboard.

150: Mismatched socks placed on chairs and instruments as props in Martin Kaye’s “Odd Socks” showcase at Art Square Theater on Saturday night.

1: Time since 2003 that the World Wrestling Championships have been held in the U.S. (counting this year’s event).

100: Nations represented at the World Wrestling Championships.

3: Olympic disciplines represented in the sport: Greco-Roman, women’s freestyle and men’s freestyle.

24: Medals awarded in the competition.

25: Years to be celebrated by The Lon Bronson All-Star Band at Cabaret Jazz on Oct. 17.

0: Songs by Chicago produced by David Foster in the 1980s that Bronson will perform that night.

20: Performances by Frankie Moreno at Cabaret Jazz, all registered as sellouts by the venue, by the end of his “Under the Influence” series Tuesday night.

1: Show in which beach balls were tossed into the audience for requisite batting.

0: Times we will see again beach balls batted around Cabaret Jazz.

293: Songs that Moreno and his band have learned and performed during “Under the Influence.”

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