On Sunday, September 14, Variety Live will feature a fantastic line-up of entertainment talent with top European Speciality Acts including legendary Juggler Kris Kremo, sensational Costume Change Artists Sos & Victoria, Parisien Prestidigitator Xavier Mortimer and Wolfgang Bientzle on the German Wheel (Pictured: Host and MC Ben Stone).
Also performing will be Las Vegas headliners Master Magician Lance Burton, Comedy Illusionist Kevin James, American Idol star Jasmine Trias, Illusions star Jan Rouven, Hand Shadow Artist Sonny Fontana, plus Russian Hula-Hoop Artist Yelena Larkina and more!
Variety Live, hosted and MC’d by British Singing Sensation Ben Stone, will be performed in the Showroom of the Orleans Hotel & Casino on September 14 at 8pm.
The show is a tribute to iconic circus impressario and magician Tihany, who lives in Las Vegas and celebrated his 98th Birthday a couple of months ago.
Variety Live will also be supporting Heaven Can Wait Animal Society in memory of magician, dancer and choreographer Joanie Spina who sadly passed away in August.
Royal Command performer, Ben Stone, from Liverpool, England will be returning to the Orleans Hotel & Casino stage having previously starred in “Britain’s Top Talent” show there back in 2009. More recently, Ben was the headline host of the celebrated “Vegas Magic Theatre” show at the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino.
“To have so many world class variety stars and international headliners on a single stage for one night only is going to be truly magical, even by Vegas standards!” said Host & MC Ben Stone. “I’m delighted to be hosting the show and performing back at the beautiful Orleans showroom with my stellar live band. It’s a real honor to pay tribute to our dear friend and Circus Legend Tihany and to support the wonderful Heaven Can Wait Animal Society. It’s going to be a really special night!”
Hawaiian born Filipino-American, Jasmine Trias, rose to fame as a Top Three Finalist on Season 3 of the hit TV Talent Show “American Idol”. She has since gone on to become an International Platinum-Selling Recording Artist, Las Vegas Headliner (first starring at the Flamingo in 2007) and has performed live on tour to sell-out audiences at concert arenas and stadiums all over the world.
“I’m excited to share the stage with so many incredible entertainers from around the world and to be part of this amazing tribute to the legendary Tihany,” said Jasmine Trias. “I’ll be singing a solo spot in the show and also duets with Ben Stone, so it’s going to be a lot of fun! I’m so happy that the show will also benefit the Heaven Can Wait Animal Society to support the important work they do in the community.”
Photo credit: © Big Apple Circus-Bertrand Guay.
Kris Kremo has starred in major circuses, nightclubs, and variety theaters all over the world, with many notable performances for European Royalty. He was featured for a record eleven consecutive years (1978-1989) at the Stardust Hotel & Casino.
Photo credit: Sebastian KonoPIX.
Jan Rouven is Germany´s most successful illusionist and ranks among the world´s elite magicians. He has been awarded some of the most important international awards of the entertainment industry including “Magician of the Year”. Rouven is currently starring in Illusions at The Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
Lance Burton is a Master Magician who has performed more than 5,000 shows in Las Vegas for over 5,000,000 people.
Sos and Victoria Petrosyan are a German-Armenian/Russian husband and wife quick-change artists act. They are four-time Guinness World Records holders in High Speed Costume Change Illusions.
Wolfgang Bientzle, master of the German Wheel, has won 61 gymnastic championships and appeared on David Letterman, Viva Variety, Penn & Teller and over 20 other international TV shows.
Photo credit: © Serge Fleury.
Russian Hula-Hoop Artist Yelena Larkina has been featured in many of the world’s major circuses and variety shows, including: Cirkus Benneweis in Denmark; the Big Apple Circus in the United States; Circus Knie and Circus Conelli in Switzerland; and, in Germany, Circus Krone, Frankfurt’s TigerPalast, Düsseldorf’s Apollo Varieté, and Berlin’s WinterGarten.
Kevin James is an award-winning French-born American magician, known for creating several unique magical effects, such as the “Floating Rose” which is performed by David Copperfield. James was a contestant on the second season of the televised competition America’s Got Talent, where he proceeded as far as the semi-finals.
Sonny Fontana’s shadow act has appeared all over the world and delights audiences of all ages and nations. Sonny takes the art of hand shadows to a whole new level combining music and video to create mind blowing vignettes.
Xavier Mortimer is a magician, musician, juggler and comedian. A complete artist, he has won international awards for his visual magic and originality. Since 2012, Xavier has starred as one of the principal characters in Cirque Du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson ONE” at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.
Variety Live, produced by Paul Stone, will be performed at the Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Sunday, September 14 at 8pm. All tickets are $30 ( including Tax). Call 702-365-7070 or visit www.OrleansCasino.com.