Stratosphere headliner, Frankie Moreno celebrated his 500th show on Thursday night, June 13 . As part of the milestone event, Mayor Carolyn Goodman and her hubby, former Mayor Oscar Goodman came on stage to present Moreno with a special proclamation declaring “June 12, 2014 Frankie Moreno's 500th Performance Day”.
The performance marked the debut of a brand new show that includes new band members, new songs, and new choreography. Moreno, a singer, songwriter and showman, known for his unique and enthusiastic style on stage, has incorporated the changes to keep the show fresh for audience members and to tap into his own artistic pursuits.
Changes include new songs written by Moreno and his brothers Ricky and Tony Moreno. The band also debuted four new members who, along with the entire band, have taken a more active role in the performance by participating in choreography. The dance and choreography aspects of the show are being directed by professional dancer and choreographer Lacey Schwimmer, who will also dance periodically during Moreno’s performances. Schwimmer, who performed for six seasons on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars program also danced during Moreno’s performance on the popular show in 2012.
“Frankie Moreno Live at Stratosphere is one of the premier live shows on the Las Vegas Strip with an incredible amount of artistic energy, showmanship and talent,” said Paul Hobson, Vice President and General Manager of the Stratosphere. “We’re excited about the changes and the new feel to the show.”
A red carpet event was held prior to the show with celebrity arrivals that included Pin Up headliner Claire Sinclair, blonde bombshell Sabina Kelley (who fills in for Claire when she is away), and Pin Up featured vocalist Lisa Marie Smith, artist Michael Godard, singer Pia Zadora, comedy magician Murray Sawchuck, magician Mark Bennick, Zowie Bowie's Chris Philip and violinist Lydia Ansel, singer Skye Dee Miles, rocker John Payne, former America's Got Talent winner Michael Grimm, musician/songwriter Franky Perez, singer Jerry Jones, singer Angela Rosen, dancer/choreographer Jennifer Romas, and magician Rob Anderson.
Frankie Moreno performs with his 10-piece band Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Stratosphere Theater. Tickets are $39.99, plus tax. Locals receive a 25% discount on ticket prices.
Frankie Moreno Live at Stratosphere includes:
Frankie Moreno - Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Harmonica
Tony Moreno - Bass
Alec Zeilon - Guitar
Peanut Butter - Drums
Chandler Judkins - Trumpet 1
Chris Massa - Trumpet 2
Caleb McKee - Trombone
Sammi Ciarlo - Violin 1
Monique Olivas - Violin 2
Zoe Ley - Cello