Harrah's Happenin's in November
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By popular demand, Harrah's Casino Theater is extending the inaugural run of Le Royal Rouge Show, a Parisian-themed dance and comedy revue that made its world premiere over the summer. Live standup comedy is also on the agenda as popular comedian Bill Burr comes in for two shows on November 2.
And meanwhile, just outside the casino, "Fridays on Fulton" offers more of the finest local musical entertainment, art exhibits and food tastings on the Fulton Street Mall adjacent to Harrah's Hotel. For a reasonable price you can sample food and wine from four nearby restaurants. It's a fun event you won't want to miss if you're in town at that time.
Here is a rundown of the events at Harrah's Casino for this month.
November 2, 2012
Bill Burr, "an American comedian or a comedian from the North American Union, depending on when you read this," will reintroduce the audience to the gift of laughter when he comes into town for two shows at Harrah's Casino Theater on Friday, November 2.
Hailing from the Boston area where he "did fairly poorly in school, despite the fact that he applied himself," Burr has starred onstage, on TV and in several movies with his unique brand of irreverent comedy, taking on anything and everything there is to make light of. His Monday Morning Podcast, an off-the-cuff weekly rant that began in May 2007 and has run for over 200 episodes, has become a fan favorite. He can be seen in the Steve Carell nd Tina Fey feature, Date Night, and his first hour special, "Why Do I Do This?", premiered on Comedy Central in the fall of 2008 to rave reviews and is now available on Netflix, CD and DVD.
For a more detailed bio of Bill Burr click here or visit his website at www.billburr.com.
Performances are at 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. and are priced at $25 per person. To order tickets or for more information visit the theater box office or go to Ticketmaster.
Le Royal Rouge
Through November 18
Extended for another 13 performances through mid-November, Le Royal Rouge will continue to entertain audiences with its combination of sultry dancing, comedy, magic and more. Modeled after the world-renowned Moulin Rouge of Paris' Montmartre entertainment district, Le Royal Rouge incorporates many of the same elements – "The Flirting! The Variety! The Fun!" – as its near-namesake and perhaps even adding a few little touches that give it a true New Orleans flavor.
The show's cast consists of:
- Rob Lake – illusionist
- Ben Blaque – crossbow act
- The Royal Rouge Dancers
- Jodi Borrello – emcee and comedienne
As emcee, Jodi Borrello keeps the audience in stitches with jokes about her native New Orleans that are understood by locals and explained to out-of-towners, while the stage is being set up for the next acts. Recently named as a favorite at The Improv in Las Vegas, Borrello's comedy material and delivery style have some reviewers ranking her among today's top female comedians.
The half-dozen members of the Royal Rouge Dancers entertain the audience with plumed hats, boas, skimpy outfits and high leg-kicks like the can-can girls of the Parisian cabaret scene. Songs they perform to include "Big Spender," "Lady Marmalade" and the Pussycat Dolls rendition of "Right Now."
Clad in his namesake color, Ben Blaque performs some amazing feats of archery with his crossbows, puncturing balloons and other small targets with unbelievable accuracy, sometimes held out by one or more of the fearless dancers. His William Tell routine, in which he shoots an apple off his own head, is an incredible sight. And, speaking of "unbelievable," Rob Lake's illusions also defy credibility. Even when he explains how one of them works, you still can't totally figure it out!
Le Royal Rouge is performed in the Harrah's Casino Theatre Wednesdays through Sundays at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster or in person at the Harrah's Theatre box office. Call 1-800-745-3000 or visit www.Ticketmaster.com or www.HarrahsNewOrleans.com.
Visit the Harrah's entertainment page for more details on the show itself.
"Fridays on Fulton"
Through December, visitors and locals are invited to spend the first Friday of each month, from 5-8 p.m., experiencing the sounds of live entertainment and the tastes of four restaurants on the Fulton Street corridor.
For $20, guests will be served small samples of food from each of the four restaurants located on the Fulton Street pedestrian mall in front of Harrah's Hotel between Poydras and Lafayette streets. A complimentary glass of wine will also be served. The participating restaurants are Manning's, Ruth Chris Steak House, Grand Isle and Gordon Biersch.
This open-to-the public event will also feature live music and showcase art from local artists in the Poydras Promenade. Fridays on Fulton offers a safe and fun environment, in addition to a memorable New Orleans experience. Remaining dates are November 2 and December 7.
Guests will be issued a wristband upon paying the admission and entering. After showing the wristband at the participating restaurants, the food samples will be served.
Before or after the shows, or to give yourself a break from gaming, come party and have a cool drink in Masquerade, Harrah's Casino's fabulous nightclub. Masquerade is in the center of the casino and it reigns as New Orleans' coolest after-hours gathering place. With its ice bar, hot music, giant video tower, ultra lounge, and signature slots and table games, you are sure to experience the time of your life.
On Wednesday nights, starting at 10 p.m., ElectroMasq rocks the house with dubstep and electronica music. Then, through Sunday nights, again starting at 10 p.m., hip hop and Top 40 are the features, brought to you by a hip, live, local deejay, and you can watch the fabulous Masquerade Dancers on weekend late nights. There is a cover charge on specific nights.
For more information go to the Harrah's website at www.harrahsneworleans.com.