Phantom of the Opera

Valentine’s Day: Romantic Shows in Vegas

By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com On Valentine’s Day, nothing says date night better than dinner and a show. It’s the quintessential combination for a romantic night out on the town. However, selecting the right show is crucial. For instance, seeing a stand-up comic might seem like a good idea at first,…

Seductive Shows for Valentine’s Day in Vegas

By Caroline Fontein VEGAS.com Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, but don’t worry if you’re still trying to plan your night. There are plenty of things to do in Las Vegas to celebrate. You can dine at the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas, take a romantic gondola right at the…

Phantom celebrates its fourth anniversary in Vegas

Masked phantoms unite! That’s what happened on the evening of June 24 at the Venetian, and it wasn’t for a comic book convention. For one record-breaking moment 1,800 audience members wearing white masks became the largest “Phantom” gathering ever during a post-show photo to celebrate the fourth anniversary of “Phantom…

City of romance

It’s Valentine’s Day weekend and you can just imagine the frenzy going on in Vegas. Historically, Valentine’s Day is the most popular day to get married in Vegas. According to the Las Vegas Marriage Bureau, 2,138 couples came to pick up their wedding license from Feb. 12 – 14, 2009.…

Vegas puts its face on

By Kristine McKenzie Vegas.com Guitar player Lionel Hamel is positioned in front of the mirror in his dressing room, makeup brushes in hand, by 3 p.m. to transform his face in time for his 7 p.m. performance in Cirque du Soleil’s “KÀ.” Multimedia Look At Makeup Watch a video of…

Unmasking the Phantom

Creating a face as startling as the title character in “Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular” takes expert makeup skills. That’s where two-time Emmy Award-winning makeup artist Ron Wild comes in. Wild spends an hour each night working his magic on Anthony Crivello, who plays the Phantom in the show…

The fashion behind the Phantom

Extravagant doesn’t begin to describe the costumes in “Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular” at the Venetian. Associate Costume Designer Sam Fleming revealed some of the secrets behind the show’s style in a workshop during the hotel’s “Phantom Fans Week” last month. There are 229 costumes worn by people in…

Fans celebrate the Music of the Night

There aren’t many musicals that are so popular fans from all over the world will gather for a convention to celebrate them, but “Phantom of the Opera” is one of those shows that can pull it off. “Phantom of the Opera” fans have converged on Vegas for the first “Phantom…

Vegas Weekender: Festival, football and Phantom fans

Although it’s not until Wednesday, the Mexican Independence Day celebration is already making its mark on Las Vegas. With more than a few Latin headliners in town this weekend, Sin City is the perfect place to kick off the party. And if you’re not current on the latest in Latin…

‘Phantom’ fans unite to celebrate show

There’s something about “Phantom of the Opera” that keeps people coming back to see it again and again. The show has played all over the world, is Broadway’s longest-running production, is still performing in London after 22 years and was even turned into a hit musical film in 2004. Maybe…