Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far way, Las Vegas was one of THE entertainment capitals on the planet. Then this invisible thingy that can 🥵 kill you showed up and killed all the live entertainmentever,
But worry not, dear readers. We Las Vegans have fun in our DNA. So here are some really fun things to do FREE this week-end.
MCC Theater’s MisCast20
All y’all know I love Broadway and show tunes ’cause my Daddy took me to see Sweet Charity on Broadway. (I had a vague idea what it was about, but I digress.) So I can’t wait for Sunday’s online perform of MisCast.
The idea is to invite leading Broadway stars to sing songs from Broadway plays they would never be invited to sing in real life, usually because the songs are specific to a gender (hence the moniker MisCast.) Our own Monday’s Dark does the same thing usually once a year. I think they call it Switch.
For example, Christopher Jackson, now on Bull, formerly George Washington in Hamilton, sang a song from Dreamgirls last year. Check out Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote Hamilton, sing Chita Rivera‘s song “A Boy Like That” from West Side Story on YouTube.
This year one of my favorite Broadway stars, Heather Headley, is one of the participants. I have been mesmerized by her performance in Aida (music by Sir Elton). Her voice is so big and comforting it envelopes you like a warm blanket in winter.
Other performers include:
- Norbert Leo Butz
- Joshua Henry
- Leslie Odom Jr.
- Phillipa Soo
- The original cast of Hairspray including Harvey Fierstein, Matthew Morrison and Marissa Jaret Winokur
Julianna Margulies and Judith Light are two of the presenters.
The annual show is a fund-raiser for the MCC Theater in New York City. But this year the show is streaming FREE on the MCC Theater YouTube site. But there is a price: you have to subscribe to the channel.
And you can donate if you want. The money supports play writing and performance programs for NYC public school children.
The curtain goes up at 5 pm our time. Can’t wait!
See a movie at a drive-in
AMC Theaters have opened their doors, but I am too chicken to set foot inside. But I can still see a movie on Friday nights, thanks to Clark County Parks & Recreation and TruVision Cinema.
The program is called the “Mobile Drive-In Movie Series.” It’s FREE.
Friday’s movie is Sing.
Pull into the parking lot at Winchester Dondero Cultural Center. The parking lot opens at 6. The movie will start screening after dark at 7:45.
You can bring your own chair but you have to keep it in your parking lot space. And you have to put on your mask the minute you step out of your car.
Here is the September schedule:
Friday the 18th: The Little Rascals at the Hollywood Community Center
Friday the 25th: Beatlejuice at Walnut Community Center
Have a great (and healthy and safe) week-end Las Vegas. Hang in there. The virus will be gone eventually. Really!
((hugs)) BETH Ellyn
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