'An Evening with Whitney' debuts on October 26
Whitney Houston last performed in Las Vegas in 2004 for the World Music Awards. If the singer were alive today, she would certainly have been sought for a residency on the Strip.
That didn’t happen, as Houston died in 2012. But beginning October 26, Las Vegas will get a glimpse of what could have been, when the long-discussed, long-anticipated “An Evening with Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Concert” makes its debut at Harrah’s Las Vegas.
What’s a hologram concert? It’s exactly as it sounds. Houston will be recreated on stage through hologram technology, performing her greatest hits while backed by a live band, singers, and dancers.
The tribute concert arrives in Las Vegas after nearly a year of touring in Europe, and easily searchable YouTube videos give you an idea of what it looks like, with Houston’s voice serenading the crowd as her image is projected on stage. The hologram show features several wardrobe transformations as Houston transitions between tracks that include “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” “I’m Every Woman,” and her iconic cover of “I Will Always Love You,” among others.
Tickets to “An Evening With Whitney” are on sale via Ticketmaster and WhitneyVegas.com
Creator: “An Evening with Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Concert” was written by and features creative direction by internationally known creator Mark ‘Swany’ Swanhart whose credits include NBC’s “Little Big Shots,” NBC’s “Bring the Funny,” CBS’ “The World’s Best,” ITV’s “Britain’s Got Talent,” “America’s Next Big Deal” for NBCUniversal, and “Gold Over America,” the Simone Biles tour.
Musical Director: The show’s musical director, Keith Harris, is one of pop culture’s most influential creatives. Harris’ vision underscores his remarkable musical expertise, resulting in the most authentic Whitney Houston concert showgoers can experience.
Director: “An Evening with Whitney” is directed by award-winning choreographer Fatima Robinson who was named one of Entertainment Weekly’s “100 Most Creative People in Entertainment,” and known for her work choreographing large-scale events including Super Bowl halftime, Grammy, and Oscars award show performances as well as directing multiple award-winning music videos.
What’s BASE Hologram?
BASE Hologram is a leading producer of touring and residency productions which combine holographic and augmented reality technology, cinematic special effects and live performers. Current productions include Callas In Concert, Roy Orbison In Dreams, Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Dream Tour and An Evening with Whitney.
BASE Entertainment develops, creates, and manages live entertainment productions and venues in North America and worldwide. In addition to An Evening with Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Concert, BASE’s current projects in Las Vegas include Criss Angel MINDFREAK at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and MAGIC MIKE LIVE Las Vegas at SAHARA Las Vegas.
Past productions in Las Vegas include Absinthe at Caesars Palace, Jersey Boys at the Palazzo, Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular at the Venetian, Rock of Ages at the Venetian, Peepshow at Planet Hollywood, Mat Franco: Magic Reinvented Nightly at the LINQ Hotel & Casino, Million Dollar Quartet at Harrah’s, Wayne Brady at the Venetian and Stomp Out Loud at Planet Hollywood, among others.
“An Evening with Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Concert“
Runs Tuesdays through Sundays at 6 p.m. (Dark Mondays)
8p.m. shows only 10/26-10/31 and 11/23-12/31
Tickets start at $49
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