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VIPs and Celebs Help PANDA! Celebrate World Premiere at The Venetian and The Palazzo in Las Vegas

January 13, 2014 by  



Photo credit: Isaac Brekken / WireImage.
East met West Saturday, January 11, as PANDA! celebrated its world premiere at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas. The first-ever Chinese production to take up a residency on the famed Las Vegas Strip, PANDA! hosted a red carpet event in honor of its opening, featuring world-renowned celebrities, athletes, and beauty queens (Photo credit: Isaac Brekken / WireImage)

PANDA! Show at The Venetian-The Palazzo in Las Vegas

PANDA! Show at The Venetian-The Palazzo in Las Vegas

Photo credit: Isaac Brekken / WireImage.

Among the guests in attendance were Holly Madison, Carrot Top, Olympic Gold Medalist Boxer Zou Shiming, Shanna Moakler, Josh Strickland, hypnotist Marc Savard, Claire Sinclair, Ricardo Laguna, Jeff Civillico, Murray SawChuck and Chloe Crawford, Thunder From Down Under’s Chris Asimos, America’s Got Talent magicians Jarret & Raja, speaker, actress, and former gymnast Cathy Rigby, Steinway artist Danny Wright, and cast members from Rock of Ages and Million Dollar Quartet.

PANDA! Show at The Venetian-The Palazzo in Las Vegas

PANDA! Show at The Venetian-The Palazzo in Las Vegas

Photo credit: Isaac Brekken / WireImage.

In true Las Vegas style, PANDA! honored its world-premiere with glitz and glam as it hosted all of the current Miss Nevada USA and Miss Teen Nevada USA contestants, as well as 2013 Miss Nevada USA Chelsea Caswell and 2013 Miss Nevada Teen USA Amanda Jenkins.

PANDA! Show at The Venetian-The Palazzo in Las Vegas

PANDA! Show at The Venetian-The Palazzo in Las Vegas

Photo credit: Isaac Brekken / WireImage.

The representatives of several politicians, including Sen. Dean Heller, Sen. Harry Reid, and Rep. Dina Titus issued proclamations welcoming the Chinese production to Las Vegas.

PANDA! Show at The Venetian-The Palazzo in Las Vegas

PANDA! Show at The Venetian-The Palazzo in Las Vegas

Photo credit: Isaac Brekken / WireImage.

Directed by creative genius An Zhao, PANDA! is a hold-on-to-your-seat spectacle that combines high-flying acrobatics, mesmerizing martial arts, music and dance, and includes a talented cast of award-winning performers from the China National Acrobatic Troupe and Shaolin Monastery Kung Fu Monks Troupe.

PANDA! Show at The Venetian-The Palazzo in Las Vegas

PANDA! Show at The Venetian-The Palazzo in Las Vegas

Photo credit: Isaac Brekken / WireImage.

Produced by a team whose impressive credits include the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 summer Olympics in Beijing, PANDA! is set against stunning LED backdrops on a newly renovated stage.

PANDA! Show at The Venetian-The Palazzo in Las Vegas

PANDA! Show at The Venetian-The Palazzo in Las Vegas

Photo credit: Isaac Brekken / WireImage.

“I’m humbled to bring my vision to Las Vegas,” said director Zhao. “This authentic Chinese production is unlike anything U.S. audiences have ever seen and I look forward to dazzling them with our spectacular show.”

Director An Zhao receives standing ovation following the world premiere of PANDA!

Director An Zhao receives standing ovation following the world premiere of PANDA!

Photo credit: Isaac Brekken / WireImage.

Caparella, the President and COO of the Palazzo Las Vegas,
welcomes the new Panda! show


Video credit: Chris Rauschnot @24kMedia

PANDA! performs Tuesday through Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at The Palazzo Theater. For up-to-date schedule information, including dark dates, or to purchase tickets ($48-$128), visit any Venetian or Palazzo Box Office, go online to www.venetian.com/panda, or call 702.414.9000.

RED CARPET PHOTOS

FANTASY! dancers Mariah, Isabella, Tracey and Chloe at world premiere of PANDA!

FANTASY! dancers Mariah, Isabella, Tracey and Chloe at world premiere of PANDA!

Photo credit: Isaac Brekken / WireImage.

Murray SawChuck at world premiere of PANDA!

Murray SawChuck at world premiere of PANDA!

Photo credit: Isaac Brekken / WireImage.

Thunder From Down Under's Chris Asimos at world premiere of PANDA!

Thunder From Down Under’s Chris Asimos at world premiere of PANDA!

Photo credit: Isaac Brekken / WireImage.

Shanna Moakler at world premiere of PANDA!

Shanna Moakler at world premiere of PANDA!

Photo credit: Isaac Brekken / WireImage.

Ricardo Laguna at world premiere of PANDA!

Ricardo Laguna at world premiere of PANDA!

Photo credit: Isaac Brekken / WireImage.

PANDA! costume designer Li Song and Peacock Princess character at world premiere of PANDA!

PANDA! costume designer Li Song and Peacock Princess character at world premiere of PANDA!

Photo credit: Isaac Brekken / WireImage.

Olympic Gold Medalist Boxer Zou Shiming and family at PANDA! world premiere

Olympic Gold Medalist Boxer Zou Shiming and family at PANDA! world premiere

Photo credit: Isaac Brekken / WireImage.

Marc Savard and daughters at world premiere of PANDA!

Marc Savard and daughters at world premiere of PANDA!

Photo credit: Isaac Brekken / WireImage.

Josh Strickland at world premiere of PANDA!

Josh Strickland at world premiere of PANDA!

Photo credit: Isaac Brekken / WireImage.

Jersey Boys star Graham Fenton and PANDA! American Director  Wes Hyland at world premiere of PANDA!

Jersey Boys star Graham Fenton and PANDA! American Director Wes Hyland at world premiere of PANDA!

Photo credit: Isaac Brekken / WireImage.

Jarrett and Raja at world premiere of PANDA!

Jarrett and Raja at world premiere of PANDA!

Photo credit: Isaac Brekken / WireImage.

Holly Madison at world premiere of PANDA!

Holly Madison at world premiere of PANDA!

Photo credit: Isaac Brekken / WireImage.

Director An Zhao (center) and PANDA! creative principals at world premiere of PANDA!

Director An Zhao (center) and PANDA! creative principals at world premiere of PANDA!

Photo credit: Isaac Brekken / WireImage.

Claire Sinclair at world premiere of PANDA!

Claire Sinclair at world premiere of PANDA!

Photo credit: Isaac Brekken / WireImage.

Cathy Rigby at world premiere of PANDA!

Cathy Rigby at world premiere of PANDA!

Photo credit: Isaac Brekken / WireImage.

Cast of Rock of Ages at world premiere of PANDA!

Cast of Rock of Ages at world premiere of PANDA!

Photo credit: Isaac Brekken / WireImage.

Cast of Million Dollar Quartet at world premiere of PANDA!

Cast of Million Dollar Quartet at world premiere of PANDA!

Photo credit: Isaac Brekken / WireImage.

Carrot Top at world premiere of PANDA!

Carrot Top at world premiere of PANDA!

Photo credit: Isaac Brekken / WireImage.

Breeana Diollo and Jeff Civillico at world premiere of PANDA!

Breeana Diollo and Jeff Civillico at world premiere of PANDA!

Photo credit: Isaac Brekken / WireImage.

2013 Miss Teen Nevada Amanda Jenkins at world premiere of PANDA!

2013 Miss Teen Nevada Amanda Jenkins at world premiere of PANDA!

Photo credit: Isaac Brekken / WireImage.

2013 Miss Nevada Chelsea Caswell at world premiere of PANDA!

2013 Miss Nevada Chelsea Caswell at world premiere of PANDA!

Photo credit: Isaac Brekken / WireImage.

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