Las Vegas (March 10, 2015) – MJ LIVE, the world’s most successful Michael Jackson tribute show, will open at its new home in the Stratosphere Theater on Monday, March 30, announced today by coproducers by Dick Feeney, Darin Feinstein and Carlos Reynoso. Shows will be performed seven nights a week at 7 p.m.
Tickets, priced at $49.95, $59.95, $69.95 and $79.95 plus tax and applicable fees, will go on sale Wednesday, March 11, at 10 a.m. online at www.lvticketsnow.com
, visit the Stratosphere Ticket Center, or call 702.380.7777.
“We’re excited about adding this fun new production show to our entertainment line-up,” said Matt Mascali, Stratosphere’s Vice President of Entertainment and F&B. “MJ LIVE will complement our current nightlife offerings, and provide an early evening option for guests of all ages.”
“This will be an exciting new chapter for MJ LIVE to move to the Stratosphere on the north end of the iconic Las Vegas Strip,” said Feeney, a 40-year veteran of the entertainment industry. “We’ve had a fantastic, near three-year run with this critically-acclaimed tribute show to date, and our multi-talented cast will enthusiastically continue to entertain thousands of visitors from all over the world.”
MJ LIVE is the number one Michael Jackson tribute show in the world showcasing the energy, excitement, spectacle and pure joy of this legendary superstar and his music. Experience this awesome, theatrical stage production with its powerful sound, spectacular lighting, visual effects, team of dancers and live band on stage taking audiences back to when the King of Pop ruled the charts -- along with the Michael Jackson tribute artist’s spot-on breathtaking impersonations, performed by rotating impersonators Justin Dean, Jalles Franca and Tony Kouns. Sing along to many of Jackson’s biggest hits presented all on one stage, including “Bad,” “Billie Jean,” “Beat It,” “Dangerous,” “Smooth Criminal,” “Black & White,” “Thriller,” “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough,” and many more. MJ LIVE also includes a Jackson 5 segment (“I’ll Be There,” “I Want You Back”) inspired by Soul Train.
Dick Feeney is a 40-year entertainment industry veteran having produced over 35,000 performances of shows in Las Vegas, major theatrical venues across the U.S. and around the world. He currently co-produces MJ Live Michael Jackson Concert, and is the sole producer of The Rat Pack Is Back, in its 16 year of performances all over the U.S. and the only Las Vegasbased show with national touring companies and the recipient of an award from the Congress of the United States. The show was voted “Best Tribute Show” in the 2014 Best of Las Vegas Poll by the staff of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Feeney also owns the Flying Elvi skydiving team from hit movie, Honeymoon in Vegas. In 1981, he produced his first critically acclaimed show, “Lullaby of Swing,” in Honolulu, Hawaii and successfully toured the production before settling in Las Vegas in 1985 where he opened the long running “An Evening at Las Cage” and “Crazy Girls.” In 1991, Feeney opened “Viva Las Vegas” at the Sands Hotel & Casino with a run of over 18 years making it the longest running and most successful afternoon show in Las Vegas history. Feeney has gone on to produce numerous other shows worldwide and in 2008 was awarded a star on the prestigious “Las Vegas Walk of Stars.”
Red Mercury Entertainment ( www.RedMercuryEnt.com
) is a Las Vegas-based full service entertainment production and management company that provides resorts and casinos with a comprehensive solution for entertainment, technical direction, box office operations, showroom management, and marketing. The company was funded by venture capitalist Darin Feinstein in 2013, and Carlos Reynoso is a partner and oversees day-to-day operations. He is a former AEG Live entertainment executive and most recently served as Vice President of Citywide Entertainment for Caesars Entertainment. Reynoso has produced and managed a variety of high-profile acts and production shows including CeeLo Green as Loberace, Jerry Seinfeld, Elton John, Celine Dion A New Day, Prince 3121 Nights, Barry Manilow, Jersey Boys, Bette Midler The Show Must Go On, Shania Twain and others. Red Mercury, in a management agreement since November 2013 with the Riviera Hotel & Casino, manages and operates four of the showrooms at the property, including running the Box Office operations and managing showroom operations for the 533 seat-Starlite Theatre, 350-seat Crazy Girls Theatre, 170-seat Le Bistro Lounge, and the 950-seat Versailles Theater. For more information, email Carlos Reynoso at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is a Las Vegas Strip resort with an 80,000-square-foot casino. The 1,149-foot Stratosphere Tower is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States, featuring the Top of the World restaurant and highest view of the Las Vegas Strip from the Observation Deck as well as SkyJump Las Vegas and thrill rides Big Shot, X-Scream and Insanity. Known as a great value to gamblers, Stratosphere is located close to the Convention Center at the gateway to downtown Las Vegas. It features 2,427 guest rooms and suites, uniquely themed restaurants, the Tower shops, and an original production show, PIN UP™ featuring Claire Sinclair. Additionally, Stratosphere’s ace | PLAY™ program allows players to enjoy awards, comps and exclusives based on their loyalty to American Casino & Entertainment’s four properties: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower on the Las Vegas Strip, Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada, and two Arizona Charlie’s locations in Las Vegas. For more information, visit StratosphereHotel.com
, call 702.380.7777 or 800.99.TOWER (998.6937).
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Shelley Mansholt MJ Live Show – Publicist
Laiyla Bass Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower – Marketing Manager