Travel Weekly's Las Vegas E-letter: Jan. 23, 2007

ILLUSIONIST STEVE WYRICK will be appearing this month at his new digs in Desert Passage at the Aladdin/Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Tickets are on sale for "Steve Wyrick: Real Magic," scheduled to debut Jan. 27 in the four-level, 33,000 square-foot Steve Wyrick Entertainment Complex. The facility will include the Magiq Shoppe, the Triq Ultra Lounge and the 500-seat Steve Wyrick Theatre, which will be home to five shows daily: Wyrick's performances at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., ventriloquist Ronn Lucas at 3 p.m., crooner Martin Nievera at 5 p.m. and the one-man Broadway show "Defending the Caveman" at 10:30 p.m. For tickets and show information, call (866) 80-SHOWS, (702) 492-3960 or (702) 777-WYRICK or visit www.vegas.com. For more information about the complex, visit www.stevewyrick.com.

PREVIEW PERFORMANCES begin March 8 for "Monty Python's Spamalot" at The Grail Theater at Wynn Las Vegas. The show stars John O'Hurley, who appeared as J. Peterman on "Seinfeld" and danced his way to the champion spot on the first season of "Dancing with the Stars," and is directed by Academy and Tony Award winner Mike Nichols. Ticket prices range from $49 to $99 and are discounted 25% for all preview performances. Tickets can be purchased in person at Wynn Las Vegas, by phone at (888) 320-7110 or (702) 770-WYNN or online at www.montypythonsspamalot.com or www.wynnlasvegas.com. The show premieres March 31.

"AMERICAN IDOL" devotees can now put themselves in their favorite performer's place at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas. In its On Stage area, Madame Tussauds visitors can perform in front of wax figures of Simon Cowell and Ryan Seacrest. The experience is taken one step further with the addition of Konami's "Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol," a karaoke video game in which participants sing and perform using a headset and microphone and compete in a virtual segment of the TV show. Three virtual judges, including Cowell and Randy Jackson, give players specific feedback on their performance. Performers can go it alone or compete against friends. For more information, call (702) 862-7800 or visit www.mtvegas.com.

THE MGM GRAND changed the name of its acclaimed cabaret production "La Femme" to "MGM Grand's Crazy Horse Paris." The show is performed at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Wednesday through Monday. Tickets are $59 and can be purchased at MGM Grand ticketing outlets, by phone at (702) 891-7777 or online at www.mgmgrand.com.

Las Vegas Editor: Dean Blaine

Phone: (650) 348-1752

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