The Las Vegas experience is seldom complete without proper entertainment. While many head to the bustling party city to be wined and dined, Vegas’ cultural element is still strong thanks to Steve Wynn.
A staple in the resurgence of the Las Vegas strip in the 90s, Wynn has the illustrious ability to embody the fun sensibility of the city in each of his projects. His latest musical “Showstoppers” is no exception. Featuring Wynn’s own adaptation of some of Broadway’s greatest numbers ranging from “One,” the finale of “A Chorus Line,” to “Razzle Dazzle” from Chicago, the musical oozes joy and even humor.
Musicals often times tend to take on dramatic attributes, as music opens space for deep emotions. However, both Wynn and director Philip Wm. McKinley stayed away from musical drama because of their commitment to keeping Vegas light and fun. In addition to their personal touches, in order to get the rights to the songs they chose to feature they had to make sure that no Broadway production was recreated. That may be the secret behind “Showstoppers” creativity and spontaneity.
“The show reflects the atmosphere of the Wynn hotel which is elegant, artsy, design influenced, and it all came together in less than 6 months. There is a sense of togetherness here and that makes a big difference” says McKinley.
“Showstoppers” didn’t get its name by accident. The live orchestra, its range of classic songs from 1930 to 1970, and the exuberant talent of the cast bridge any age gap, making this a true showstopper for everyone.