Frank Marino, a Las Vegas Icon, performed for years at La Cage at The Riviera Hotel. Remember him? He’s the dude who out big-mouthed big-mouthed Joan Rivers. Well he’s now performing at The Imperial Palace Hotel Casino in Las Vegas.
“Frank Marino and the Divas” at the Imperial Palace Hotel Casino.
“This 75-minute energetic show starring Las Vegas’ longest running headliner Frank Marino as comic icon Joan Rivers features an all star cast of superstar female impersonators who not only recreate but almost uncannily duplicate the likenesses of stars ranging from Britney Spears to Cher and Diana Ross to Beyonce even Madonna and Dolly Parton have been known to stop by. Meanwhile, Marino in his role as the show’s emcee and star changes between every act bringing an international whirlwind of couture to the stage with each spectacular entrance.”
“They not only recreate, and duplicate; they also triplicate and fournicate” W Carbone
Frank Marino and The Divas at The Imperial Palace Hotel
The following information is from The Imperial Palace’s website:
Price: $39, $69 & $79 (plus tax & fees)
Venue: Main Showroom
Online Reservations: Purchase Tickets Online
Group Sales: Groups of 15 or more,
call 1-866-462-5982 or [Visit website to email”
Schedule: DARK on Fridays
Price: VIP $79.00 plus tax & fees
General Seating $ 69.00 plus tax & fees
Mezzanine $39 plus tax & fees
“Not at all surprising, after the impressive Labor Day weekend “test” of Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas revue (more than 5,000 people saw the new show over four nights), the Imperial Palace has made Divas a part of their ongoing entertainment lineup. Beginning tomorrow night (Saturday, October 17th), Frank Marino plus a cast of 13, will take the 10 p.m. time slot in the __-[sic] seat showroom. In addition to Marino, who, as producer, Mistress of Ceremonies/ Hostess, is the glue that holds Divas together, the performers are made up of impersonators Derrick Barry as Britney Spears and Lady Gaga, Kenneth Blake as Madonna and Dolly Parton, Larry Edwards as Tina Turner and Beyonce, Sammy Gonzales as Liza Minnelli, Joseph Santellano as Bette Midler and Shirley Bassey, Steven Wayne as Cher and Celine Dion, and Crystal Woods as Diana Ross and Whitney Houston. The Frank Marino Dancers are Jonathon Arsenault, Jeremy Butcher, Michael Cannarata, Stephen Lowry, Jason Mckenzie, and Paul Pratt. Choreography is by Gary Thomas (for the Britney Spears and Lady Gaga numbers) and Brad Barnes (all other numbers). Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas joins the family-friendly Japanese hit “Muscle Musical,” Matsuri, and the Australian “boy band” Human Nature, presented by Smokey Robinson. Matsuri plays at 4 p.m., Wednesdays through Mondays, with an added 8 p.m. show on Fridays. Tickets are $49.99 and $59.99. Human Nature show times are 8 p.m., Saturdays through Thursdays, and tickets are $49.95 and $59.95. Divas plays at 10 p.m., Saturdays through Thursdays. Ticket prices are $69 and $79. For reservations, call (888) 777-7664, toll free.”
Our spy says that Frank Marino may have already acquired financing for a new Drag Show at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas. The award-winning La Cage [Female Impersonator Show] at the Riviera closed last month after a nearly 24 year run.
So what’s in the cards for Marino and the Riviera Hotel? Stay tuned for the updates. Perhaps it’l be four Queens…