Thursday, January 22, 2009

Las Vegas Theme

Viva Las Vegas

Act I

Scene I

"Welcome To Las Vegas"

Viva Las Vegas- Viva Las Vegas by Elvis Presley (Jazz)- Think showgirl and choose glittery costumes with feathers.

Pretty Vegas- Pretty Vegas by INXS (Jazz)

Luck Be A Lady- Luck Be A Lady from the musical Guys & Dolls. (Jazz) Costume half the dancers as ladies and half the dancers as guys.

Vegas Fever- Dance to the song Fever and use any artists version of the song. (Jazz)

Take A Gamble- Try using the song We're In The Money from the musical 42nd Street (Tap)

Swing On A Star- Throw in a performance to any version of the song Swing On A Star (Preschool Dancers)

Scene II

"Classic Vegas"

Mack The Knife- by Bobby Darin or the Brian Setzer Orchestra (Tap/Jazz) Think moons for props & scenery.

Danke Schoen- Use the song Danke Schoen by Wayne Newton (Contemporary)

At Last- At Last by Etta James (Lyrical)

Moonlight Sonato- Moonlight Sonato by Liberace (Ballet)

Suspicious Minds- Use the version of Suspicious Minds by Wayne Newton vs. The Legion Of Doom (Jazz/Hip Hop)

A Little Less Conversation- A Little Less Conversation by Elvis Presley from the Las Vegas Original Soundtrack from the TV show. (Jazz)

Act II

Scene III

"Las Vegas Hotels"

Rio Hotel- Use the song Splash from one of the older popular shows that ran at the Rio. The show was performed underwater, so wear different styled bathing suits and metalic colored wigs. (Jazz) This song may be a challenge to find.

The Venetian Hotel- Blue Man Group performs at the Venetian Hotel. Dance to music by Blue Man Group, such as the Opening, Mandelbrot, or Drumbone from the soundtrack Live At The Venetian, Las Vegas (Modern)

The Bellagio- Cirque Du Soleil performs O nightly at The Bellagio. Dance to the song O from Cirque Du Soleil (Ballet)

The Luxor- Walk Like An Egyptian by The Bangles (Jazz)

MGM Grand- The MGM Grand is home to KA by Cirque Du Soleil. Dance to the song If I Could Reach Your Heart from KA by Cirque Du Soleil (Ballet)

Circus Circus- Circus by Britney Spears (Jazz)

The Golden Nugget- I saw this performed years ago at the Golden Nugget. Use the song Why Haven't I Heard From You by Reba McEntire. Build open phone booths with a phone receiver and a long stretchable cord. Have the dancers dance in and around the phone booth using the phone and cord as props. (Jazz)

Ceasar's Palace- Ceasar's Palace is where Celine Dion performed her well known show for several years. Dance to My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion (Ballet)

The Palms- The Palms Hotel has a lot to do with Playboy and Hefner. Costume preschool students as bunnies and have them perform to The Bunny Hop.

New Orleans Hotel- When The Saints Go Marching In (Beginning Tap)

The Flamingo- Try the song The Flamingo Family Ballet from Baby Einstein's: Baby Noah by The Baby Einstein Music Box Orchestra.

The Stratosphere Hotel- The Stratosphere Hotel is home to the newer show- Bite. Dance to Love Bites or Pour Some Sugar On Me by Def Leopard or Born To Be Wild by Steppenwolf.

Scene IV

"The Sights Of Las Vegas"

Wedding Chapels- Dance to Chapel Of Love by Bette Midler (Tap)

Siegfried & Roy's White Tigers At The Mirage Hotel- Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor (Tap)

Dancing Waters At The Bellagio Hotel- Proud To Be An American by Lee Greenwood (Pointe)

The Gondolas At The Venetian Hotel- Use the song Bella Notte from Disney's Lady And The Tramp. (Ballet) Costume dancers in red & white stripped tops and black tutus.

Erupting Volcano At The Mirage- Some Like It Hot by The Power Station (Jazz)

Pirates At The Treasure Island Hotel- He's A Pirate from the Pirates Of The Caribbean soundtrack (Tumbling)

Coyote Ugly- The Devil Went Down To Georgia by The Charlie Daniel's Band (Tap)

1 comment:

  1. You are awesome! Thank you so much for taking the time to post all of your ideas. Great resource.