“Absinthe” is back and doing what it does best. It plays smoky comedies, expert acrobatics, and leaves a fictional rich man to do the talking.
“It’s time to go green!” The show’s gazillionaire is quoted in a press release announcing the show’s return on St. Patrick’s Day. That’s a year, almost to the day that entertainment on the Las Vegas Strip was completely suspended, and a little over a year since “Absinthe” played to a full audience at the Sp Spiegelent in Caesars Palace.
The show will be back in time for its 10th anniversary on April 1st, with shows at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. As part of its return, the show is offering $ 1,000 tables in the Impresario’s Reserve area for groups of two with a bottle of Dom Pérignon.
“Where else can you get Dom on The Strip for free?” Gaz says apparently not responsible for the $ 1,000 table fee.
No matter. The show, which already features a green figure (the Green Fairy), is available again at $ 149 and is on sale at Spiegelworld.com. The show still plays on largely open ground for around 150 fans. The 25-foot gap between the crowd and audience has prevented Spiegelworld’s other shows, “Opium” at the Cosmopolitan and “Atomic Saloon Show” at the Venetian’s Grand Canal Shoppes, from returning during the pandemic. Your venues just aren’t suitable for this distance.
But “Absinthe” remains the company’s leading production and also a pacemaker for the industry on the Strip. The show had sold out during its original October reboot before closing shortly after the public gatherings dropped to 50 people.
“We just have to get our employees back to work,” says the founder of Spiegelworld Ross Mollison said this weekend. “We have proven that we can do this safely and successfully. I want people to know that there is no safer place to entertain than our mirror tent. “Mollison has advertised the use of the ‘COVID killer mist juice’ Grignard Pure, which was advertised to eradicate the virus within 10 seconds.
“If it’s available at the time our show opens in Nevada, we’ll use it,” Mollison said of the substance that creates theatrical haze for production shows. “It’s a game changer.”
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