In her first Las Vegas appearance in more than a decade, legendary entertainer Mitzi Gaynor will share personal stories, moving memories and behind-the-scenes anecdotes from her life and remarkable show business career at The Orleans Showroom, October 14-16, each evening at 8 p.m.
The Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated star of classic musicals “South Pacific,” “Les Girls,” “Anything Goes” and “There’s No Business Like Show Business” will appear in “Razzle Dazzle: My Life Behind the Sequins,” a 90-minute musical memoir with stories, songs and video footage culled from her six-decade television, concert and film career.
The Orleans appearance is a homecoming for Gaynor, who premiered as a Las Vegas headliner in 1961, and continued to perform in showrooms on the Strip for several decades, appearing with such stars as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr. “I am over the moon to be coming home to Las Vegas!” said Gaynor.
Already a star on stage, Gaynor made her motion picture debut in 1950 and went on to star in numerous films. Gaynor was nominated for a Golden Globe award for “Best Actress in a Musical” for her role as Ensign Nellie Forbush in “South Pacific.”
Gaynor ventured into television in 1967 with the first of many specials, “The Mitzi Gaynor Christmas Show.” Over the next 10 years, she continued to star in a number of television specials, blending song, dance and comedy with such guest stars as Bob Hope, George Hamilton and Suzanne Pleshette. The specials were honored with 18 Emmy® nominations and seven Emmy® awards, including the 2010 award for “Outstanding Entertainment/Program Special” for her PBS musical documentary, “Mitzi Gaynor: Razzle Dazzle! The Special Years.”
Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $49.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Coast Casinos Box Office, by calling 702.365.7075 or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.
About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., The Orleans includes more than a dozen restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, 70-lane bowling center, 827-seat showroom featuring theater-style seating, and a 9,500-seat Orleans Arena. The property has a 135,000-square foot casino with 60 table games including Blackjack-21, Roulette, Baccarat, Craps and Pai Gow. Guests will also find more than 2,800 slot and video poker machines. Additionally, The Orleans includes a bingo parlor, keno lounge and race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at www.orleanscasino.com.