Photo Flash: PANDA! Celebrates 100 Shows at The Venetian & The Palazzo
PANDA!, the first-ever Chinese produced show to take up a Las Vegas residency, celebrated its 100th show Tuesday, May 6, at The Palazzo® Las Vegas. Audience members who packed the house at The Palazzo Theatre were invited to sign their names on a commemorative banner on their way into the show. John Caparella, president and chief operating officer of The Venetian, The Palazzo, and Sands Expo, and Elizabeth Hansen, director of Asian leisure sales and marketing, were on hand to present the creative principals and cast with a specially designed cake from The Venetian and The Palazzo's pastry team in honor of the 100th performance. Scroll down to see some pictures of the celebration!
"As the first resident Chinese show in Las Vegas, we're honored and humbled to celebrate 100 magnificent shows at The Palazzo," said director An Zhao. "100 shows is a testament to the amazing talent of our wonderful cast and creative team."
Combining high-flying acrobatics, mystifying martial arts, music, and dance, PANDA! features a talented cast of world-class performers from China National Acrobatics Troupe, Shaolin Monastery Kung Fu Monks Troupe, and China Star Dance Troupe.
Featured on the national television show, The Talk (CBS), and seen in USA Today and DuJour Magazine, PANDA! has quickly become a Las Vegas favorite with its visually-stunning effects and breathtaking performance feats.
From executive producer Zhong Min Xu, producer Hui Wang, and director An Zhao, PANDA! was welcomed in January with proclamations from several politicians, including Sen. Dean Heller, Sen. Harry Reid, and Rep. Dina Titus.
PANDA! performs Friday through Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. For up-to-date schedule information, including dark dates, or to purchase tickets ($68 - $158) visit any Box Office at The Venetian and The Palazzo, or go online to www.venetian.com, or call 702.414.9000.
With more than 3,000 spacious suites, luxury shopping, world-class dining and entertainment, the Silver LEED®-certified Palazzo Las Vegas literally takes luxury to new heights. Ranked as one of the top 25 hotels in the U.S. and Canada in Travel + Leisure "World's Best Awards," and Forbes Travel Guide Four Star-Award winning resort is highlighted by a flagship 85,000-square-foot Barneys New York.Grand Canal Shoppes® at The Venetian and The Palazzo features more than 160 luxury boutiques, specialty brands and world-class restaurants nestled around a charming and faithful reproduction of Venice's Grand Canal, complete with cobbled walkways, street side cafes and live entertainment. Signature brands include Jimmy Choo, Diane von Furstenberg, Christian Louboutin, Kenneth Cole, Dooney & Bourke, Hervé Léger and Swarovski. The all-suite resort offers plush and opulent accommodations ranging from a Luxury Suite at an unprecedented 720 square feet to the 8,000-square-foot Chairman suite with private terraces and plunge pools. The Palazzo also offers avariety of cuisines from a collection of award-winning chefs such as Carnevino by Mario Batali, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse. Other unique offerings include PANDA!, an unprecedented theatrical spectacle; the chic dining and nightlife hotspot,LAVO; the world's largest Canyon Ranch SpaClub; the ultimate sports bar, sportsbook and restaurant on the Strip, Lagasse's Stadium; and Prestige at The Palazzo - an exclusive space designed to offer the sophisticated traveler an elevated level of services and amenities. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premier loyalty program. The Palazzo and its famed sister resort, The Venetian Las Vegas, are the first ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group global portfolio. For additional information, visit The Palazzo website at palazzolasvegas.com.
Photo Credit: Joseph Donato Cashman
PANDA! audience members commemorate 100th show with signatures
Director An Zhao and John Caparella
Cake by Venetian Palazzo Pastry Team
Elizabeth Hansen and An Zhao
The cast and crew of PANDA!