By John Katsilometes | August 26, 2016 | Culture
Baz—Star Crossed Love brings the best of Baz Luhrmann's hit list to the Palazzo Theater.
Gitchy gitchy ya ya here! At Baz—Star Crossed Love, the Palazzo Theater transforms into the Moulin Rouge for this “Marmalade” number from director/ producer Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge.
The term flitting around Las Vegas is “Baz Buzz,” and its focus is a terrifically talent-filled and inventive stage show at Venetian, Baz—Star Crossed Love, which knits together some of the most inspired storylines of writer and director Baz Luhrmann. Scenes from Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge, Strictly Ballroom, and The Great Gatsby are re-imagined for the stage, using dialogue from the films, with the segments performed by a set of four principal singers and a backing band.
Impressively, the Palazzo Theater—the former home of Jersey Boys—has been renovated to the specifications of the LA-based indie creative team, For the Record. Three runways extend to the audience for a show that is immersive, aggressive, and uniquely chic in Vegas.
For the Record Executive Producer Shane Scheel talks of the production’s extensive “remodeling, reinventing, and recasting,” after previous limited engagements. The timing of this show nicely coincides with a Netflix original series from the director, The Get Down; the first six episodes were released August 12, with the rest of the season to come later this year. As for Baz—Star Crossed Love, Scheel says, “I want this show to be around for a very long time.” We’re all abuzz! Palazzo Theater, 866-983-4279
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF THE PALAZZO LAS VEGAS