LAS VEGAS -- Splash,
which has made a splash at the Riviera Hotel & Casino for the
past two decades, debuted a new show with a centennial theme to
celebrate the citys 100th birthday, the 50th anniversary of the
Riviera and its own 20th year.
Since it opened in
1985, Splash has featured showgirls, dancers, motorcycle stuntmen
and a whole roster of specialty acts.
The new show, which
includes dance numbers inspired by the music, movies, shows and
personalities that have made up the past 100 years of Las Vegas
entertainment, pays tribute to stars ranging from Elvis and
Ann-Margret to Usher and Outkast as well as the Broadway
productions Mamma Mia! and Phantom of the Opera.
In addition, Splash
Bela Tabaks Riders
of the Thunderdome, four motorcyclists who race at high speeds
inside a metal mesh sphere.
Mikhail Panin and
Margarita Barber, who ice dance and figure skate in the shows
Los Latin Cowboys,
Hugo Latorre and Eduardo Lome, who drum bombos, swing bolos and
dance in the spirit of Argentine gauchos, while mixing it up in a
Brothers, Ricardo, Manuel and David, who juggle clubs, rings, hats
Irina Grigorian, a
USA Professional Ice Skating gold medalist who is taking time off
from performing in Champions on Ice.
Vitaly, an aerial
acrobat whose performances use two long silk sashes suspended from
Splash is performed
at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays
and 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in the Splash Theater at the
Riviera. Admission is $65; audience members must be at least 18
For tickets, call the
Riviera box office at (702) 794-9433 or visit www.splashlv.com.
reporter Amy Baratta, send e-mail to [email protected].