Triumph… on the edge of the cult-like Steampunk genre, is the mastermind production of illusionist & entertainment team of LaRaf, also known as Larry & Rafael (Photo credit: Jimmy Carroll / www.jimmycarroll.net).
The production is a combination of stirring music, sultry dance and illusions that have never been seen before, specifically created for this one-of-a-kind extravaganza that is perfect for a Las Vegas showroom. Steeped with the influence from the work of Jules Vern and the imagination of H.G. Wells and the inventions of Nikola Tesla, “Triumph…” is set to transform audiences and begin its journey through an alternative history at the Las Vegas Hilton Theater, November 22nd, at 7:30 p.m.
“Triumph…” embraces the steampunk theme of a Victorian fantasy and alternative history that follows two champions on the quest to revive the time warp continuum. Through the use of time travel, the champions journey back to historic moments in time to visit characters and places including Kublai Khan at The Great Wall of China and Nikola Tesla at the 1893 World’s Fair. On their path to enlightenment, they are tasked with righting the wrongs in history in order to gain the knowledge they need to complete their quest.
“Triumph…” was inspired by the works of K.W. Jeter, who coined the term “Steampunk” to describe a genre of storytelling enhanced by dress, dance etc., heavily influenced by the Victorian era and alternative history.
“Larry and Rafael are bringing to Las Vegas an innovative and original show that will introduce the Steampunk world to a whole new audience,” said Bill Gibson, producer of “Triumph…” “By incorporating the Steampunk genre, we hope to create a cult following much like the Rocky Horror Picture Show. In fact, audience members are encouraged to dress up in the steampunk fashion, and the showroom will have designated special seating for those who do. These guests will then be incorporated into the show in a form of audience participation that Vegas has not witnessed before.”
Truly the first of its kind in Las Vegas, “Triumph…” features the illusions of Larry and Rafael, the artistic direction of award-winning choreographer Chet Walker and scenic designer Kelly Tighe.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the Hilton Box Office by calling (800) 222-5361 or visiting www.lvhilton.com.
“Triumph…” Show times & Ticket Information:
Show times are Mondays – Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. “Triumph…” is dark Fridays & Saturdays. A special evening show will be held Friday & Saturday, Dec 17 & 18, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.
The show will follow its normal schedule through the holiday season excluding the following dark days: Sunday, Dec 12 – Thursday, Dec 16 (Returns Dec 17), Wednesday, Dec 22 – Thursday, Dec 23 (Returns Dec 26), and Sunday, Jan 2 – Thursday, Jan 13 (Returns Jan 16)
Tickets start at $29.95 for Back Main Balcony & Back Main Floor seating; $59.95 for Middle Main Floor seating; $69.95 for Lower Main Floor seating and $99.95 for VIP seating. For tickets call the Las Vegas Hilton Box Office toll free at (800) 222-5361 or visit www.lvhilton.com . For more information on “Triumph…” visit www.triumphlvhilton.com .