Things to do, Performances Caesars Palace , The Strip Wednesday June 28 2017 - Sunday December 31 2017
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 (Photograph: Tom Donoghue)
Photograph: Tom Donoghue
 (Photograph: Tom Donoghue)
Photograph: Tom Donoghue
 (Photograph: Courtesy Caesars Palace)
Photograph: Courtesy Caesars Palace
Penny and the Gazillionaire at Absinthe

Most people love the blissfully semiconscious state between waking and sleeping and the absurd thoughts that accompany it—hence the appeal of the notoriously potent green liquor, thought to induce a similar haze. Add a dash of uninhibited libido to that dreamlike feeling and you get Absinthe. This 18-and-over show is set apart by the intimacy of its spiegeltent theater, its bawdy, in-your-face attitude and the gasp-worthy stunts that play out on a nine-foot-diameter round stage just a few feet from the audience. Hosted by emcee-provocateur the Gazillionaire—a greasy-haired, mustachioed carnival barker plucked straight out of the 1970s—and his assistant Joy Jenkins, he plies audiences with dirty jokes and double entendres between cabaret and circus-style acts like flipping strongmen, tap-dancing twins and scantily clad acrobats that are the stuff of very flexible fantasies. It’s like Cirque du Soleil’s naughty little sister and well worth your entertainment dollars.

By: Todd Peterson


Venue name: Caesars Palace
Address: Caesars Palace
3570 Las Vegas Boulevard S (Forum Shops)
Las Vegas

Cross street: at W Flamingo Rd
Transport: Bus Deuce, 202
Price: $109-$134
Event phone: 800-745-3000
Event website: http://www.absinthevegas.com
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Adam V

A good time, a little cramped, and certainly skews a bit offensive. The show is held in a carnival tent outside Caesar's, with rows of packed folding chairs, leading to an intimate feel, but also not a lot of leg room. The show features amazing, coordinated acrobatics, and quite a bit of audience participation. As noted, the humor is targeting an older, drunken audience and is crude, off-color, and offensive. Overall, it is entertaining, and the show moves at a quick pace.