“I first dreamed it,” explained Suzanne Somers of her headlining Las Vegas show. “I said to my husband, ‘you know, I really miss [entertaining] and I feel if I get back on a Vegas stage, I’ll be better than I’ve ever been.’”
Within the first few minutes of her sophisticated cabaret show “Suzanne Sizzles,” the entertainment bombshell’s captivating vocals, gracious wit and seemingly ageless appearance confirmed that Suzanne is indeed better than she’s ever been before.
“I’m celebrating my age and that there’s something about this age I’ve reached where I know who I am, but it just takes so long to figure that out,” the 68-year-old elaborated about her 75-minute-long song, dance and storytelling show. “I tell bits and pieces of my life and how I got from there to here… we all have a story.”
However, let us be the first to tell you that this show is not like any other you will find in Vegas. While Suzanne has no problem entertaining her audiences in the eponymous, intimate venue at the Westgate Las Vegas, she does it by using a far-fetched technique lost among many present-day performers – honesty.
Suzanne explains, “I think if you tell the truth, it’s mesmerizing and audiences are so smart; they can smell phoniness instantly. But [telling the truth] is not even a challenge for me because that’s who I am and that’s what I do.”
In telling the truth, Suzanne breaks all barriers with her audiences allowing for the already intimate showroom to feel more like a common space shared among everyone in the venue than a holding area for spectators.
On the topic of connecting with her audiences, Suzanne explained, “That’s why I go out in the audience, that’s why I bring a guy up on stage [during the show]. I love making people happy, I like talking to them straight and I like saying things that are the truth but also funny.”
And while this multi-talented performer certainly has a few funny bones in her radiant body (we are hoping to get the inside scoop on her health and beauty secrets sometime soon), she makes it clear that there is nothing funny about her vocals as she smoothly serenades the audience with an eclectic collection of her favorite songs.
“I chose the songs [that are in the show] because they are songs that I like,” the seasoned singer revealed when asked about her unique song selection. “You know, I am out there being me, I am not anybody else and these are songs that have moved me over the years. Some of them I’ve sung before, some of them I’ve never sung and as each song comes up in the act, I get excited because it’s like, ‘Oh good, I get to sing this now!’”
Included among the 13-song set list, Suzanne croons classics such as Ella Fitzgerald’s “Let’s Fall in Love,” Eydie Gorme’s “Guess Who I Saw Today,” and Frank Sinatra’s “World on a String,” among others of this genre that essentially become a musical embodiment of the performer throughout various stages in her trail-blazed career.
With an onstage band, Suzanne is ever so clearly in her element as she effortlessly pours her soul into ever note projected amongst her onlookers. And to explore the person behind the performer even further, Suzanne adds some spice to her sizzle by taking the audience on a storytelling journey that highlights her past that has molded her into the steadfast star (or comet, if you ask us) that she remains today.
“Some of the truth is funny and some of it is poignant and some of it is astonishing,” she said, elaborating on her show’s anecdotes that are all accompanied by “delicious pieces of film” that play on three large backdrop screens.
“It’s astonishing to be sitting in the commissary at NBC all those years ago and have Johnny Carson walk in; I was maybe 20 at that time and that’s an astonishing thing that I’m sitting there and he walks in and I give him my book of poetry and two days later I make my first appearance, not only on television but on the tonight show, which was the biggest show in the country at that time… So, I think everybody likes to know, you know, ‘how did you get your start?’ and I had a pretty amazing start.”
With stories rooting to when she made her big splash into the then very exclusive pond of entertainment as Chrissy Snow of “Three’s Company,” to how she went on to author 25 books including her most recent publication, “TOX-SICK: From Toxic to Not Sick,” to how she has managed to ride the pinnacle of her career since its conception by mastering the art of reinventing “Suzanne Sizzles” is, without a doubt, on fire.
An evening of entertainment very well-spent, audiences will not only leave Suzanne’s Showroom with jovial insights on the bubbly blonde, but they will also leave enlightened as Suzanne instills within each member of her audience a little bit of her trademark sparkle that has been undeniable since her initial claim to fame.
Recalling a moment during her show’s debut week, Suzanne said, “There was one woman on the side of the stage, the band was roaring and she reached up to hold my hand. She was saying something to me and I don’t really know what it was but I said, ‘thank you’ because I was looking in her eyes and I knew by her eyes she was telling me that something had moved her or touched her during that last 75 minutes and I thought that’s what I wanted to do – I want you to walk away with your heart soaring.”
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