The Cocktail Cabaret currently playing at Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace is a high energy talent-driven salute to the best Las Vegas had to offer before it shed its glamorous and romantic image and turned corporate and impersonal.
The caliber of the performers and the musicians meets Broadway standards in an intimate venue that allows guests to enjoy every nuance. The musical mastery of concert pianist Philip Fortenberry could easily overshadow the ordinary but the extraordinary talent of the cast is only complemented by his artistry.
Critically acclaimed composer and director Keith Thompson can add this sparkling production to an already impressive portfolio that consists of Jersey Boys at the Palazzo, The Producers at the Paris, Hairspray at the Luxor and the North American premier of the hit musical, We Will Rock You, also at the Paris, Las Vegas. With credits too numerous to mention, Thompson has made musical waves that crest from Canada, to Broadway and to Sydney, Australia.
No stranger to Broadway, Eric Jordon Young vocally MC’s the 70-minute production that includes powerhouse vocals from two sexy and glamorous gals; Niki Scalera who has been compared to the revered Ethel Merman and Maren Wade who has starred in nearly a dozen popular musicals on the Strip.
The youngest performer in this sizzling salute that resurrects the splendor of ‘cabaret and cocktails’ is rising star *Daniel Emmet. The handsome young man reaches the rafters and touches the heart with his unique tenor and range. Emmet has the ability to interpret classics and standards fluently in seven languages.
So guys and dolls, bust out the diamonds and faux furs, the flashy ties and tailored suits and treat yourselves to an evening of superb entertainment you won’t forget. – Christine McKellar, Publisher
Wednesday-Saturday at 5 p.m. at Cleopatra’s Barge, Caesars Palace.
For tickets and more information call 702.777.2782 or visit: http://cocktailcabaret.com/
Publisher’s note: When I first saw Daniel Emmet at the Space a few months ago I knew he was a star on the rise. I snatched an interview with him on That’s So Vegas TV so fast I think I made his publicist’s head spin. Daniel’s video interview on That’s So Vegas Facebook page had nearly 3,000 views almost immediately. Meet Daniel here: https://youtu.be/G2ZC8aolIa4