Haute Event: Rock of Ages Opens The Bourbon Room at the Venetian

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The Bourbon Room at the Venetian held its grand opening Friday night with a surprise flash performance announcing the newest entertainment residency.

As guests were enjoying signature bourbon cocktails and listening to the tunes of classic hairband music videos, more than 40 dancers joined the party in their raddest ‘80s attire, jumping up on the banisters and making their way through the crowd to the tunes of “Cum on Feel the Noize,” “I Wanna Rock” and “Nothin’ But a Good Time.” As the flash performance dancers made their way to the stage, president and chief operating officer of the Venetian, the Palazzo and Sands Expo, John Caparella, took to the stage to address the crowd. “We’re bringing you back to the ‘80s when VJs ruled the universe and when classic rock was called rock.”

Mr. Caparella continued, “We went to Broadway, we saw a show and we said, ‘This is what we have to bring to Las Vegas.’ And that show is ‘Rock of Ages.’ So beginning in December of this year, you will be able to see ‘Rock of Ages’ perform here nightly and at the end of the show the party will carry on right here in the Bourbon Room.”

To commemorate the exciting news, Mr. Caparella led the crowd with a toast of bourbon.

“When we first conceived the show we always had an eye for Vegas because it felt like the right environment for the type of show we wanted to make, which was just a ridiculous, fun, no excuses, just have a good time, leave your inhibitions at the door kind of Broadway experience,” said Chris D’Arienze, writer of “Rock of Ages.” “So to bring it here to Vegas feels like home for our show.”

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