Thursday, July 6, 2017|2 a.m.
Afternoons on the Las Vegas Strip are going to get a little dirty.
Frank Marino has been headlining on the Strip considering that 1985, always in somewhat provocative productions running late into the night. That’s altering now as the superstar female impersonators of his Divas Las Vegas are introducing brand-new showtimes at the Linq hotel and gambling establishment.
“I never wished to do a delighted hour program, but for Thirty Years people have actually been asking and I lastly gave in,” states the renowned drag performer who first began impersonating Joan Rivers in Las Vegas at the Riviera in A Night at La Cage. “People have actually asked all the time over the years for this, stating that the program was so late and they want they could see it but they need to work in the morning. I didn’t wish to have to burn the midnight oil, however doing programs 7 days a week at 9:30 p.m. is a killer. So now I’m hoping we’ll get an entire new group of individuals that were never able to see the program prior to, maybe a brand new audience of locals.”
Beginning on July 10, Divas will dip into 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, and at 4 p.m. Fridays through Mondays at the Linq Theater (discover ticket details here. Now in its 8th year at the Linq (formerly called Imperial Palace then for a brief time as the Quad), Divas currently went through an aggressive revamp in the spring. “We upgraded the whole program and we’re doing it once again to a certain level with brand-new production numbers for the new time slots,” Marino states. “We simply included Adele, Barbra Streisand, Pat Benatar as a retro number, a brand-new Madonna, a new Dolly Parton and a new opening.” Other rotating impersonated legends include Britney Spears, Liza Minnelli, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Patti LaBelle, Cher and Whitney Houston.
Divas is taking advantage of the new times with new promos, including unique beverage packages and a weekend breakfast choice that wraps a meal at Harrah’s Flavors Buffet into the mix. For 5 dollars more, you can add endless Champagne to your program experience, which is quite diva-licious.
“I am delighted to not be taking on Celine and Blue Guy and all the Cirque reveals,” Marino says. “Hopefully I can make myself the king, or queen, of daytime shows.”