Edison Graff / Stardust Fallout
Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 | 11:57 p.m.
The Jabbawockeez, winners of Season 1 of “MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew,” celebrated the grand opening of their new show “Jreamz” on Friday night at MGM Grand.
It was a star-studded premiere party at the venue formerly home to “Crazy Horse Paris” and most recently and occasionally home to Jeff Beacher’s Madhouse. The red carpet included:
Prince Amukamara of the New York Giants, musician Sleepy Brown, BMX pro Ricardo Laguna, dancer Jordyn Jones, cast members from “Fantasy” at the Luxor, and actors Miles Brown (“Black-ish”), Ryan Guzman (“The Boy Next Door”) and Tyler Hoechlin (“Teen Wolf”).
Also: Dexter Darden (“The Maze Runner: Scorch Trails”), Chord Overstreet (“Glee”), Forrest Vickery (“Everybody Wants Some”), Zac Pullam (“Finding Carter”), Skai Jackson (“Jessie”), Roshon Fegan (“Shake It Up!”), Talitha Bateman (“The 5th Wave”), Leah Bateman (“Aquarius”) and more.
The Jabbawockeez remain high-energy crowd-pleasers, and the intimate theater — transformed and unrecognizable from “Crazy Horse Paris” — suits them. “Jreamz” is a return to MGM Grand after Monte Carlo and Luxor stints — bravo for being one of a few, if not the only, Asian-American headliners on the Strip.
And for being family friendly, crotch thrusts, grabbing and kicking aside (although it’s done in humor most of the time). For those like yours truly who have seen the shows at MGM Grand, Monte Carlo, Luxor and now MGM Grand, the music and routines have changed.
The evening included a pre-show reception with small bites and cocktails, post-show party with open bar at Ling Ling Lounge at nearby Hakkasan and performance in the main room of Hakkasan after midnight.
Thanks to Edison Graff of Stardust Fallout for his photo gallery of the red carpet.
Don Chareunsy is the Las Vegas Sun’s entertainment and luxury senior editor and has been a journalist for nearly two decades.
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MGM Grand, a AAA Four Diamond resort, offers 5,044 rooms and suites.
MGM Grand features KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; and world-class entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena and Hollywood Theatre.
The resort offers signature restaurants by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans Fish House, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill and Michelin three star and Forbes Five Star restaurant, Joël Robuchon.
As part of its ongoing “Grand Renovation,” MGM Grand has remodeled all rooms and suites in its main tower and is adding several new experiences to its lineup including Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub, a new upscale dining/nightlife concept (coming in April 2013).
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