Marking the starship OPM 73’s first orbit around the sun, the raucous crew and its invited passengers celebrated the first anniversary of OPIUM at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Tuesday, March 12, with an out-of-this-world Martian party following the side-splitting and jaw-dropping performance. The hit adults-only space odyssey was met with a roaring standing ovation at the finale of the performance, which featured the galaxy’s best entertainers and space oddities.
Landing slightly off course, the starship and its passengers were greeted by the Mayor of Mars who invited the lot to a Martian party he’d organized for the occasion in the adjacent Rose.Rabbit.Lie. supper club. Keeping with interplanetary customs, passengers were provided traditional Martian attire including silver capes, neon facial markings, and tinfoil space headwear as they entered the off-planet party. Throughout the evening, passengers sipped on custom Spocktails curated by Mariena Mercer, chief mixologist at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and noshed on sweet and savory bites.
“We’d like to thank this supremely talented crew for sharing their gifts and getting us to this point,” shared Ross Mollison, Impresario Extraordinaire of producing company Spiegelworld, while donning the ultimate David Bowie tribute attire for the event’s theme of Life on Mars. “Their talents and the continued support of our fans and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas team are the reason we’re celebrating our first anniversary of Opium tonight. Cheers to many more!”
Throughout the anniversary party, passengers were dazzled by wild and eccentric vignette performances in the transformed Rose.Rabbit.Lie. space, including an unforgettable song from OPIUM show producer and promoter Harry M. Howie.
OPIUM continues to take flight 10 shows per week at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Tickets starting at $69 are available at Spiegelworld.com/Opium. Connect with the show and its crew on social media @OpiumVegas.