Dark Star Orchestra at House of Blues
WHO ARE THEY: Dark Star Orchestra is a critically-acclaimed, Chicago-based Grateful Dead tribute band. They have been praised in publications such as Rolling Stone, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News and The Denver Post. The Associated Press says that DSO "takes its act to a level of detail that benefits a rock band famous for its fanatical following." The band has even had the privilege of being joined onstage by members of the Grateful Dead, including Bob Weir and Bill Kreutzmann. Dark Star Orchestra has performed close to 1,300 shows and has released three CDs from live performances.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Since the 1995 death of legendary Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia ended the touring legacy of America's premiere jam band, Deadheads have had to look elsewhere to get their fix. Well, fans, look no further than Dark Star Orchestra. This Chicago-based band has left no stone unturned in its attempt to recreate the most authentic Grateful Dead tribute show imaginable. Each show is a replication of a classic Dead show featuring the original setlist, phrasing, vocal arrangements, instruments and even stage plot. At the end of each performance the band announces the date and venue of the concert they just re-created.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $25 and the show begins 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, at the House of Blues at Showboat Casino-Hotel.
Divas Do AC at Resorts Casino Hotel
WHO ARE THEY: Divas Do AC is a female and celebrity impersonator show which features Dolly Parton, Prince, Patti Labelle, Liza Minelli, Marilyn Monroe and Madonna. Joan Rivers serves as the show's impersonator host.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Host Joan Rivers keeps things lively and entertaining as other legendary stars make their appearances.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $25, and the shows begins 8 p.m. Mondays, 9 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, and 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Resorts.
Legends in Concert
WHO ARE THEY: Legends in Concert began in Las Vegas in the 1980s and has been running strong ever since as the world's most successful tribute show. The show has been so successful that Bally's renovated the Palace Theater and renamed it Legends in Concert Theater in order to host the show on an ongoing basis. It features new seats, more booths and cocktail tables and walls of memorabilia. The show will present five different lineups of entertainers throughout the year.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Spring is here and with it comes a revamped Legends in Concert lineup for the season. Tributes to Katy Perry, Michael Buble, Elvis Presley, Tina Turner and Tom Jones will all be a part of the new summer lineups. But regardless of who is actually performing, the Legends in Concert show is always a hit with audiences.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $32.50. The shows begin 3, 7:30, 8 and 10 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at the Legends in Concert Theater at Bally's Atlantic City.
Joe Holiday's Family Friendly Magic Show
at Comedy Stop
WHO IS HE: Joe Holiday is a magician who takes a family-friendly approach to magic and entertainment. The Atlantic City native has performed around the world on cruise ships, at amusement parks and corporate events and has even performed for the U.S. military in China, South Korea and Japan.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Those looking for a show that the whole family can enjoy will want to check out Joe Holiday at the Comedy Stop. Holiday amazes audiences with sleight of hand and stage magic tricks and creates a fun-filled atmosphere that engages children and lets them participate in the show. "We welcome Joe Holiday to the Comedy Stop family," Comedy Stop owner and producer Bob Kephart says in a statement. "We hope everyone will stop in to take a holiday with Holiday." The magician, who is an Atlantic City native and South Jersey resident, is excited about the opportunity to perform in his hometown after years on the road. "It's both an honor and thrill to bring the only family-friendly magic act in Atlantic City to the Comedy Stop this summer," Holiday says. "After traveling the world to entertain our troops and audiences in other countries for nearly 30 years, it will be great to come back to Atlantic City to entertain the hometown crowd and help the legendary comedy club celebrate their 30 years in the business."
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. Add dinner to your show at 5:30 p.m. for $10 per adult, $5 per child. The show begins 6:30 p.m. Thursdays through Tuesdays at The Comedy Stop at Tropicana.
The Burlesque Show
WHAT IS IT: The Burlesque Show is a new production at Borgata that offers a tribute to the burlesque style of the 1940s. The show features entertainers from around the globe in vaudeville skits and provocative dances.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Those looking to transport themselves back in time to the 1940s, when burlesque shows featured beautiful women in rhinestone trimming and tassels, will want to check out "The Burlesque Show" at Borgata's Music Box. "Borgata has always been committed to introducing our customers to the most diverse and innovative entertainment in Atlantic City," says Borgata Senior Vice President of Operations Joe Lupo in a press release. "With the commencement of 'The Burlesque Show' every Thursday throughout the summer, we look forward to presenting yet another exciting, unique entertainment option for our clientele to enjoy."
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $25, and the shows begin 9 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 29, at Borgata's Music Box.