Revealed at Revel
WHO ARE THEY: Founded in 1993 by Broadway director Neil Goldberg, Cirque Dreams has entertained more than 50 million people worldwide in theaters, casinos, theme parks, cruise lines and on Broadway. The shows feature incredible acrobatics, wonderful artistry and stylish costumes. Cirque Dreams shows have been major hits with both fans and critics alike. Cirque Dreams Revealed is a brand new show which makes its debut at Revel’s The Social.
WHAT TO EXPECT: A brand new Cirque Dreams show, Cirque Dreams Revealed comes to The Social for a two-month run and promises to be another big hit. It’s a 60-minute cabaret revue which includes dynamic action sequences performed by 16 featured artists. Show-goers will be amazed as performers soar high over their heads executing challenging aerial maneuvers and balancing acts with an incredible grace and rhythm that makes it all look easy. The Social provides the perfect venue for Cirque Dreams Revealed as the intimate guest seating will surround the performers.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $25. The show will be performed twice a day, six days a week at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. The show runs through Sept. 22 at Revel’s Social.
WHO IS HE: Jim Breuer began performing stand-up comedy during college and eventually became a regular on the New York City comedy club circuit. In 1995, he joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live” and became well known for his character “Goat Boy,” as well as his impersonation of Joe Pesci on the recurring sketch, “The Joe Pesci Show.” His film credits include “Half Baked” and “Dick.”
WHAT TO EXPECT: Breuer has been a consistent figure on the stand-up scene for years now, and although he’s kept a lower profile than in his “Saturday Night Live” days, his act is still top notch. His show deals a lot with family issues including elderly parents, alcoholism, fighting with your wife and raising your kids. Fans can also count on Breuer to reprise his bizarrely humorous character “Goat Boy” along with some of his hilarious impressions. And he is also likely to perform some great impressions of rock and heavy metal icons since he will be backed by a full band.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $35 and $39.50, and the show begins 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s Music Box.
Kenny Loggins with Blue Sky Riders
WHO ARE THEY: Kenny Loggins’ professional career began in the early 1970s with the singer achieving a respectable level of success, but it was in the 1980s that he truly made his mark on the pop music landscape. Loggins released the hit records “Celebrate Me Home,” “Nightwatch” and “Keep the Fire” during the ’80s and also released a string of smash hits that were featured in various movie soundtracks. “I’m Alright,” “Footloose,” “Danger Zone” and “Nobody’s Fool” were among his movie song hits. In 1985, Loggins took part in the USA for Africa benefit recording of “We Are the World.”
Loggins formed the country band Blue Sky Riders with Gary Burr and Georgia Middleman, and the band released its debut album “Finally Home” in January.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Loggins initially made his mark by developing a cult following during the 1970s as a member of the duo Loggins & Messina. But it was upon the duo’s split when Loggins went it alone that he truly became a star. In fact it was tough to escape Loggins during the 1980s, when it seemed like every hit movie featured one of his songs. Concertgoers at Tropicana Casino and Resort can look forward to an upbeat show featuring songs from throughout Loggins’ career such as “Your Mama Don’t Dance and Your Daddy Don’t Rock ’n’ Roll,” “Danny’s Song,” “For the First Time,” “Danger Zone” and “I’m Alright.” Fans can also look forward to hearing a set from Loggins’ country group the Blue Sky Riders, which features Georgia Middleman and Gary Burr.
WHAT’S NEW: The Blue Sky Riders released their debut album “Finally Home” in January.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $50, $65 and $75, and the show begins 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Tropicana’s Showroom.
at Golden Nugget
WHO ARE THEY: Formed in New York City in the mid-1970s, Blondie were an integral part of the decade’s punk and New Wave movement, performing regularly at legendary clubs such as CBGB’s and Max’s Kansas City. The band incorporated elements of pop, disco, reggae, punk and rap into their style and became mainstream stars with hits such as “Call Me,” “Atomic” and “Heart of Glass.” Blondie has sold more than 40 million albums over the course of their career and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Led by the infectious persona of lead singer Debbie Harry, Blondie secured a place in rock ’n’ roll history for themselves during the late ’70s and early ’80s. Since that time there have been breakups, hiatuses and solo careers. However, the band has persevered and continues to perform for legions of their devoted fans. On Saturday night, Blondie brings the “No Principals Tour” to the Golden Nugget Atlantic City, and concertgoers can expect to hear all the big hits such as “Heart of Glass,” “Call Me” and “Atomic” as well as tracks from the band’s 2011 album “Panic of Girls” and other songs from throughout the band’s career.
WHAT’S NEW: Every ticket purchased on the current No Principals Tour includes five exclusive new Blondie tracks.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $61.69, $73.19 and $85.24, and The show begins 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Golden Nugget.
Small Talk with
the Women of
General Hospital at Trump Taj Mahal
WHO ARE THEY: Laura Wright is a 42-year old actress who became known for her role as Cassie Layne Winslow on “Guiding Light.” In 2005, she began starring as Carly Corinthos on “General Hospital” and in 2011 won a Daytime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.”
Finola Hughes is a British actress who has had a long, successful career starring in numerous films such as “Staying Alive,” “Aspen Extreme” and “Above Suspicion” and television shows such as “Blossom” and “Charmed.” Hughes’ most famous television role has been as Anna Devane on “General Hospital.”
Lis LoCicero has starred on television in “Loving” and “Reno 911” and in films such as “The Family Man” and “Rush Hour 2.” On “General Hospital” she plays the role of Olivia Falconeri.
Kelly Sullivan has played the role of Kate Howard on “General Hospital” since September 2011.
WHAT TO EXPECT: “General Hospital” fans won’t want to miss a chance to get up close and personal with actresses Laura Wright, Finola Hughes, Kelly Sullivan and Lisa LoCicero when Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort hosts “Small Talk with the Women of General Hospital” on Saturday. The event includes 90 minutes of storytelling as well as a question-and-answer period. There is also a very limited number of VIP tickets available which include a wine tasting event and photo opportunity prior to the small talk segment.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $60.95. VIP tickets including the wine tasting event are $125. The show begins 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Trump Taj Mahal’s Xanadu Theater.
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.
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 Cafe and Cabaret inside Tropicana Casino and Resort.
Divas Do AC
WHO ARE THEY: Divas Do AC is a female and celebrity impersonator show which features a rotating cast of characters including Dolly Parton, Prince, Patti Labelle, Liza Minelli, Marilyn Monroe and Madonna. Joan Rivers serves as the show’s impersonator host.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Everywhere you look these days it seems like somebody is doing A.C., and apparently the divas are no exception. The female and celebrity impersonator show Divas Do AC is back at Resorts Casino Hotel with a revamped show that is sure to have concertgoers laughing out loud and singing along. Host Joan Rivers kicks things off and keeps things lively and entertaining as other legendary stars from past and present make their appearances. Elaborate costumes and makeup along with accurate impersonations make audience members feel like they’re seeing the real stars all on one stage.
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 Casino Hotel’s Screening Room.
Legends in Concert at Bally’s
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: The revamped Legends in Concert lineup includes tributes to Katy Perry, Michael Buble, Elvis Presley, Tina Turner and Tom Jones.
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.
The Burlesque Show at Borgata
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 Hotel Casino & Spa’s Music Box.
Mentalist Wayne Hoffman at Revel
WHO IS HE: Wayne Hoffman combines his psychology and illusion in his act “Mind Candy” and has performed in 45 countries throughout the world. He’s appeared on “The Howard Stern Show,” “Phenomenon” and “The Glenn Beck Show” and has won several entertainment awards.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Mentalist Wayne Hoffman displays seemingly supernatural powers in his show “Mind Candy,” which comes to Revel for a monthlong engagement. Hoffman reveals people’s innermost thoughts in a humorous us way, combing it with visual illusions which absolutely amaze audience members. The high-energy show features time travel and objects being moved only by Hoffman’s mind. “Mind Candy” is a one-of-a-kind type of show that is not to be missed.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $20. The shows begin at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. and run six days a week for a month beginning on Thursday, Aug. 1.