Penn & Teller, Lance Burton Plan Big Changes

 

 

Mike Weatherford of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports Penn & Teller and Lance Burton have plans for significant changes of their current shows in 2005. 

 

The Star of The Lance Burton Theater, Mr. Burton will continue phasing in his new illusions and upgraded lighting and sound system.  Mr. Burton is known for his meticulous planning and exhaustive rehearsal of new effects before bringing them into the award-winning show.

 

Penn & Teller have a few distractions as they plan to include one or two new segments into their live show by March; and major changes (including a new set designed by a unnamed Broadway production expert) by the summer. 

 

Penn is still promoting his novel Sock, while Teller is working on his memoir ?When I?m Dead All This Will Be Yours.  These projects are in addition to Penn?s new film The Aristocrats. During their Magic Live interview with Mac King, Penn described this documentary as asking famous entertainers to give their rendition of a classic dirty joke. 

 

Oh, and yes, they will continue with their Showtime series, B——-!  

 

Not mentioned in Mr. Weatherford?s column is the impending demise of our favorite Showgirls of Magic.  The Hotel San Remo is scheduled for a rehab/gutting/demolition and morphing.  It will go from its present incarnation to Hooters Casino Hotel in late 2005, with a Hooters Beach Club and a restaurant owned by former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino. 

 


 

 

Mike Weatherford of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports Penn & Teller and Lance Burton have plans for significant changes of their current shows in 2005. 

 

The Star of The Lance Burton Theater, Mr. Burton will continue phasing in his new illusions and upgraded lighting and sound system.  Mr. Burton is known for his meticulous planning and exhaustive rehearsal of new effects before bringing them into the award-winning show.

 

Penn & Teller have a few distractions as they plan to include one or two new segments into their live show by March; and major changes (including a new set designed by a unnamed Broadway production expert) by the summer. 

 

Penn is still promoting his novel Sock, while Teller is working on his memoir ?When I?m Dead All This Will Be Yours.  These projects are in addition to Penn?s new film The Aristocrats. During their Magic Live interview with Mac King, Penn described this documentary as asking famous entertainers to give their rendition of a classic dirty joke. 

 

Oh, and yes, they will continue with their Showtime series, B——-!  

 

Not mentioned in Mr. Weatherford?s column is the impending demise of our favorite Showgirls of Magic.  The Hotel San Remo is scheduled for a rehab/gutting/demolition and morphing.  It will go from its present incarnation to Hooters Casino Hotel in late 2005, with a Hooters Beach Club and a restaurant owned by former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino. 

 

We don?t know if Showgirls of Magic is still playing (their website is still selling tickets and that?s a good sign) but if it is and if you are anywhere near the state of Nevada, you must see the show if only to see Steve Daly as Tiny Bubbles.  You could also see it for the outstanding sub-trunk routine featuring the dancers and Kid Rock?s anthem Cowboy. 

 

You can read Mr. Weatherford?s always informative column here.

 

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