Launched on Friday the 13th, August 2004, BITE has become one of the most iconic and successful shows in Las Vegas today. At more than 1,500 performances and nearly a half-million audience members since it first began, the undeniably powerful combination of sexy and erotic topless dancers, amazing acrobatics, high-energy rock ’n roll and the darkly mysterious allure of vampires have proven to be a formula for success.
“There are so many factors that have contributed to making BITE a success,” said Tim Molyneux, producer and writer of the show. “The world has always had a fascination with vampires – they’ve been a part of popular culture for hundreds of years and we are once again experiencing a real resurgence in television, film and print. Some people come to see BITE simply because it’s a vampire show, but ultimately they are always blown away by the production. Vampires allow us to do the things that provide the ingredients for a great Vegas show: fun music, high-energy, acrobatics in the air and on the stage, magic, martial arts, gymnastics, contortion, comedy, drama, great dancing, live singing and sexy girls. The show tells a compelling story through the lyrics of the songs and the classic vampire lore of lost love. There’s a purpose behind everything happening and it all comes together in an experience the audience loves and won’t find anywhere else in the world,” he added.
“BITE has been, and continues to be, a great asset for the Stratosphere,” said Stuart Richey, vice president of marketing for Stratosphere. “This show gives people something truly unique and at an incredible value for their entertainment dollar. Everyone here at Stratosphere would like to congratulate BITE on five successful years and we wish them many more to come.”
BITE centers around the Lord Vampire and his search for the perfect female specimen, which he plans to seduce and crown his Queen of the Night. Aiding the Lord is his coven of sultry and nimble dancers, the Erotic Angels of Rock. Their story is told through the Classic Rock songs of the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. The current cast of BITE includes: Lord Vampire, Russell Hines; Queen of the Night, Jessica Delgado; Cat Vampire, Kristin Ratatori; Tush Vampire, Koree Kurkowski; Ice Vampire, Michelle Diterlizzi; Fire Vampire, Kristel Nichols; Pain Vampire, Kim Langstaff; Shimmy Vampire, Samantha Hunt; Silk Vampire, Kelly Jo Millaudon; Flying Couple, Cees De Kok, Cathy Perquin; and Rockstar, Mark Giovachinni.
Tickets for BITE are just $49.45. The show starts at 10:30 p.m. Friday through Wednesday. Dark on Thursday. For tickets or more information, call (702) 380-7711 or (800) 99-TOWER.
The Stratosphere Hotel & Casino is located at 2000 Las Vegas Boulevard South. For more information, call 702-380-7777 or toll free at 1-800-99-TOWER (998-6937) or visit www.stratospherehotel.com.