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As You Like It – Shakespeare Festival 2014

Imagine your toes in the sand, a fantastic bottle of wine nearby, a gourmet meal and first-class entertainment with your friends and family… All while basking in a perfect Lake Tahoe sunset. You’re not dreaming, you’re experiencing the enchantment of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor State Park. This summer’s featured show is “As You Like It”!

Comic twists and turns abound in the fertile Forest of Arden, where a disguised Rosalind seeks refuge after being wrongfully banished by her uncle. Her unfortunate exile is transformed into a charming adventure when she encounters some of Shakespeare’s most beloved characters – colorful fools, witty rustics, and the handsome, lovesick Orlando. A clandestine, gender-bending courtship ensues, changing the lost into unexpected lovers, in a timeless and transcendent tale.

Secure your seats today!

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Shakespeare’s Kitchen cooks up a delicious onsite dining experience. You can even pre-order dinner and save time – just “add on” a meal when you purchase your ticket.

The main gate opens at 5:30 p.m. allowing early access to the concession area which includes Shakespeare’s KitchenThe Bar and BardWare (merchandise souvenirs). This affords you the opportunity to mingle early with family and friends in our newly renovated and expanded dining area. Arrive early and enjoy a pre-show cocktail, marvel at the awesome views of Lake Tahoe or simply bask in the afternoon sunshine. The amphitheater also opens at 5:30 p.m.

Dance Inferno Now Open in the Eldorado Showroom

Eldorado Reno’s summer show is sizzling!

“Dance Inferno,” is an electrifying dance show that has turned the Eldorado Showroom stage into a glittering disco club. This non-stop party performed by a dynamic cast of 20 talented singers and dancers showcases glittering costumes and dazzling choreography. Perfectly capturing the era, they perform ABBA’s biggest hits as well as other disco classics from the Bee Gees, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Gloria Estefan, Village People and more.

Dance Inferno Eldorado

Feel the heat of “Dance Inferno” in the Eldorado Showroom. Tickets start at just $24.95 with dinner and show packages available from $38.95. Performances are Tuesday through Sunday at 7 p.m. with an additional 9:30 p.m. showing on Saturday nights. For more information on show times and tickets call 800-648-5966 or visit www.eldoradoreno.com.

Cirque Meets Ice in the Eldorado Showroom with “Ice Fantasy”

Dancing pink poodles? Check. Beatboxing clown? Duh. Insane stuntwoman? No doubt. Ripped contortionist? You betcha. Fire juggling?  Aerial Acrobatics? World-class ice skating? The talent in this show is unstoppable… be prepared for your jaw to be dropping with amazement the entire performance. Ice Fantasy at the Eldorado is definitely a must-go!

This holiday season, guests can experience the magic of “Ice Fantasy” – Where Cirque Meets Ice, on stage at the Eldorado Hotel Casino beginning November 19. This original theatrical production combines the beauty and athleticism of figure skating with the wonder and excitement of world-class specialty acts, all delivered within a humorous Cirque-style storyline.

Ice Fantasy

“Ice Fantasy” is created, produced and directed by well-known international ice and theatre producer, Jeb K. Rand, and choreographed by world renowned choreographer, Pasquale Camerlengo.  Camerlengo is a two-time Olympic Ice Dancer and the creative driving force behind more than two dozen World and Olympic medalists and is credited with choreographing more than 20 original ice and theatrical productions. He was most recently was awarded the Professional Skater’s Association (PSA) Choreographer of the Year – 2012.

“Ice Fantasy” is emceed by Ryan Stilwell, who has been seen by millions of people around the word beat-boxing, street dancing, performing ice acrobatics and creating sound effects and comedy routines on renowned shows such as X-Factor and Britain’s Got Talent!, where he was a finalist. The featured specialty acts include a French aerialist and fire spinner; a Ukranian hula hoop artist and acrobat who can skate on her hands; a Cuban who performs a strength and contortion act; a Czech stilt skater; an incredible three-person strength act from Russia; and from Chile, The Cartoon Poodles, a creation of the Abuhadba family who are 6th generation circus performers and animal trainers specializing in the Poodle breed. The Cartoon Poodles have performed with Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus and many more.

Experience the magic of “Ice Fantasy” in the Eldorado Showroom November 19, 2013 through January 26, 2014. Tickets for “Ice Fantasy” start at just $24.95 for adults, $19.95 for children ages 3-12. Dinner and show packages available from $38.95 and room and show packages from $49.90. Performances nightly except Monday.  For more information on show times and tickets call 1-800-648-5966 or visit www.eldoradoreno.com.

Secrets of an Old Showgirl is Back by Popular Demand

Secrets of a Showgirl PicThe glitz, glamour and humor of life behind the scenes of a stage show comes to life at Silver Legacy Resort Casino with “Secrets of an Old Showgirl” showing on March 2 and 9 at 2 p.m.  This a one-of-a-kind docu-tainment style show giving audience members a backstage pass full of laughs at the Catch a Rising Star Comedy Club!

Back by popular demand, “Secrets of an Old Showgirl” is a unique, creative, entertaining and educational look at the world of show business.   Watch as narrator Karen Burns transforms from a girl in a bathrobe and bunny slippers to a full-fledged feather and rhinestone showgirl.  From her early days as a ski instructor, to professional dancer and entertainment business entrepreneur, hear the humorous stories of her experience behind the scenes.

In addition to “Secrets of an Old Showgirl” Karen also presents the original MGM costumes from the production “Hello, Hollywood, Hello.”  Heralded by the San Francisco Chronicle and New York Times and studied by the Costume Society of America, these iconic pieces are even more dazzling in person.   

For big laughs see Karen Burns in “Secrets of an Old Showgirl” on March 2 and 9 at 2 p.m. at Silver Legacy’s Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club. Tickets are $25 which includes 2 glasses of champagne.  To reserve seats call 1-800-MUST-SEE (678-8733) or 775-325-7401 or visit www.silverlegacy.com.

- Diana Rogers

Only Two Weeks Left to See the Show Everyone is Talking About

Le Grand CirqueThe Eldorado’s acrobatic spectacular “Le Grand Cirque” is being extended through November 13 by popular demand!  Don’t miss the show everyone has been talking about!  Voted “Reno’s Best Show” in the 2010 Reno News and Review’s reader’s poll, “Le Grand Cirque” is one of the most awe-inspiring performances to ever hit Northern Nevada. 

“Le Grand Cirque” will captivate you from the beginning with death defying aerial stunts and mesmerizing feats of human strength and grace.  Audiences of all ages are raving this is a show that keeps you sitting on the edge of your seat one moment and gets you laughing the next. 

Garnering stunning reviews around the globe, “Le Grand Cirque” continues to amaze audiences’ right here in Reno.  “The show is joyous… packed with athletes that are at the top of their class.  Colorful, quick and exciting!” says Mel Sheilds of the Sacramento Bee.  “Le Grand Cirque” smashed box office records at the Sydney Opera House and now brings the same electricity to Northern Nevada. 

Join us for a spellbinding performance of “Le Grand Cirque” now extended through November 13 inside the Eldorado Showroom. Tickets start at just $19.95 each with dinner and show packages starting at only $34.95.  Reserve your seats for this awe-inspiring show today; you can visit our Box Office to purchase online at www.eldoradoreno.com or call 800-648-5966 or 775-786-5700.

-Diana Rogers

 

Celebrate the holidays with ice dancing show

HolidayIce_900x235_eldoThe Eldorado Hotel Casino plays host to a celebration of the holiday season with the Holiday Ice Spectacular playing through Dec. 29 on the Showroom Stage.

This dazzling show is a thrilling combination of skillful ice-skating and theater. Dozens of charismatic, world-class figure skaters will lift, turn and twirl to the tune of a modern mix of classic holiday favorites. The Holiday Ice Spectacular is produced and directed by Jeb K. Rand, a former U.S. National figure skating competitor who has been featured in the Ice Capades, Disney on Ice and the famous Radio City Christmas Spectacular in New York City. Event Details