Tuesday night, the gorgeous and ever so talented ladies of FANTASY, the award-winning topless female revue at LUXOR HOTEL AND CASINO, celebrated 23 years of success on the Las Vegas Strip with a VIP party at Public House at the hotel, followed by a performance of the show. This year, once again, everyone received a wonderful calendar featuring all of the ladies. Director and Emmy award-winning choreographer, Anita Mann, who has manned this review all these years always throws spectacular parties and we once again participated.
To commemorate the milestone, FANTASY’s ravishing showgirls posed for photographs on the red carpet with the new calendar and were joined on the carpet by one of the show’s guest performers, Murray SawChuck, headliner of “Murray the Magician” at Tropicana Las Vegas. Also with the group was Nigel Lythgoe, choreographer, Emmy award-winning producer and co-founder of American Dance Movement; Glorya Kaufman, philanthropist and founder of the USC Kaufman School of Dance and the Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center at Vista Del Mar in Los Angeles; Oscar Picazo, renowned photographer behind the 2023 “FANTASY Has Legs” calendar; Ricardo Laguna, BMX rider and television personality; John Stotts, member of the “AGT: Extreme” winning Cage Riders; Michael Clift, Rick Powell, Tony Richards and Alex Fetzko, members of the Australian Bee Gees, the Bee Gees tribute show at Excalibur Hotel & Casino; and Vin Adinolfi, founder of the Bronx Wanderers one of the best shows in this town.
*Photo credits: Tom Donoghue and Bryan Steffy
Chuck Bowling, President & COO of Mandalay Bay and Luxor, welcomed the audience and congratulated Mann along with the entire team at FANTASY on 23 incredible years as he has done every year. Bowling was joined onstage by Mann. Steven Peralta, foundation president, and Joe Ferreira, president and CEO, as well as Rick Harrison, owner of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop and star of “Pawn Stars” on the History Channel; comedian Sam “Tape Face” Willis and MGM Resorts International executives were here to celebrate the evening.
During the sizzling anniversary show, Lorena Peril, headliner of the award-winning revue, captivated the audience with her powerful vocals alongside the cast of talented dancers, while SawChuck had the audience in awe with his mesmerizing magic.
The scintillating production also introduced several new numbers into the show, each sung by Peril, including the new opening number “Let’s Get Loud/Already All Ready” and “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!,” both choreographed by Yesi Burgess, dancer and in-house choreographer for FANTASY, as well as “Leave Your Hat On” and the rousing new finale number, “Show Me How You Burlesque,” choreographed by superstar dancer and choreographer Sienna Lyons. The anniversary celebration also revealed
two other new numbers, “Buttons,” performed by Mariah Rivera, dancer and co-producer for FANTASY, and “Good Girls,” sung by Skyla Jade, Stevie Heptig and Ashton Bray, three of the show’s striking dancers, complete with feathered fans; both numbers also choreographed by Lyons.
The “FANTASY Has Legs” calendar is now available for purchase on the revue’s website FANTASYLUXOR.COM. Show times are scheduled nightly at 10:30 p.m. inside the Atrium Showroom, with an additional 8 p.m. show on Sundays. All guests attending the show must be at least 18 years of age or older with valid ID. For a full schedule and tickets, please visit faantasyluxor.com
*Top photo credit: Bryan Steffy