SHOWGIRL FOLLIES...”SASSY”

 


Mistinguett Productions presents

SHOWGIRL FOLLIES 

"SASSY"

 

The iconic classic Las Vegas showgirl is quickly disappearing on stages here in Las Vegas, but not for producer, director, choreographer Mistinguett who makes it her personal mission to keep the beauty, glamour and style of the Las Vegas production show vibrant and performing on stages today.  


The heart and soul of Las Vegas is best symbolized with the talent of the singers, dancers and ,of course, the ladies who graced the stages and worked the shows that are unique to Las Vegas.


Still dancing and still fabulous are the performers of Showgirl Follies, "SASSY"! A show made up of performers from the Las Vegas Strip.


Come and enjoy a reminder of the fabulous feathered and jeweled shows that used to be in every major showroom. Featuring a 14 member cast hosted by  

Cast Members

Mark Francis has performed internationally for over 30 years. He has opened for and performed with some of the worlds top performers such as Kenny Loggins, Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers, the Oak Ridge boys, and with the original Drifters at Wembley stadium in London. He was the singing star of Playboys "High-Voltage", performing over 500 shows! Mark was headliner at the Asian Olympics in Thailand and also top billing at the Tokyo Hilton main showroom in Japan. New York's Variety Magazine claimed that Mark was the,  "voice of the seas," having performed on many cruise lines around the world.


No stranger to the Las Vegas strip and SOLD OUT show rooms in Tahoe, Reno and Atlantic City, Mark Francis brings his dynamic vocal stylings and unparalleled natural ability back to the Las Vegas stage for the Showgirl Follies , "Sassy",  stage review. Nicknamed the "Voice" by many critics internationally, Mark Francis is sure to please every audience with the multi Genre of music and vocal stylings.


Mark is completing a recording project that has taken him from studios within Liverpool, England to Paris, France, look for his debut CD in 2014. 

Gabriella Versace is no stranger to the stage. She has been singing and dancing since the age of four. With family roots in Italy, she was born in Philadelphia, Pa where she honed her craft as an entertainer being classically trained in opera. Gabriella holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from DeSales University.


At a very young age, she performed with such legendary great as, Ann Miller, Cyd Charisse and Tony Martin. She was seen by Merv Griffin while performing in Atlantic City and soon became the headliner of his showroom at Resorts Casino for his production show. Gabriella then followed up by co-starring with Steve Gatlin of the famous Gatlin Brothers.


Gabriella represented her state as Miss Pennsylvania at the Miss America pageant where she was honored as a Quality of Life finalist for Excellence in Volunteerism. At Miss Pennsylvania she was the talent, interview and swimsuit winner! Gabriella is also the current, "MISS LADY OF AMERICA".


Gabriella then moved to Las Vegas where she was the Star of Greg Thompson's, "SHOWGIRLS", HONKY TONK COWGIRLS", as well as the Headlining star of "EROCKTICA, SEX, SWEAT AND ROCK N ROLL", which played at the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino. She was selected by producer Greg Thompson because of her triple-threat characteristics. "I wanted the body of Pamela Anderson, someone who could dance like JLO and sing like Beyonce. That's not an easy combination to find", said Thompson. Not only did he find what he was looking for, but found so much more in Versace's talents.


Gabriella is currently the lead singer of the Las Vegas Rock band, "NITRO", as well as the creator of SHOWGIRL CUPCAKES!

Andrea danced in Donn Arden’s Jubilee! at Bally’s Hotel in Las Vegas as a featured dancer for many years, and also performed with Ithaca Ballet Guild and “Oui, Geometer” dance company. Recent credits: The Producers, Guys & Dolls (Hot Box Girl), Piano Follies, Crazy for You (Betsy), and Golden Rainbow’s Ribbon of Life.

Andrea

Showgirl / Dancer




















Samantha

Showgirl / Dancer
















Jacqueline

Showgirl / Dancer



















Kimba

Showgirl / Dancer























Mickel

Showgirl / Dancer





















Angela

Showgirl / Dancer













Lisa

Showgirl / Dancer













Enrique

Dancer / Choreographer

















Cheryl

Showgirl / Dancer

                      


















Laura

Showgirl / Dancer  












Gabriella Versace

Singer / Dancer


Starring...

Mark Francis

Singer



Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SHOWGIRL FOLLIES: SASSY DEBUTS
 AT STARBRIGHT THEATER


January 21, 2014
Las Vegas, NV 

The acclaimed Showgirl Follies newest version, “Sassy”, a classic Las Vegas Revue, debuts with two shows only at the Starbright Theater, Saturday, February 15 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, February 16 at 3 p.m.

The heart and soul of traditional Las Vegas is relived in Showgirl Follies: “Sassy” with the talent of singers, dancers and classic showgirls who graced the stages that are unique to Las Vegas. Sassy brings back memories of classic Vegas productions like Lido de Paris, Folies Bergere, Abracadabra, and Enter the Night. 

Showgirl Follies: “Sassy” features an extravaganza of still elegant and sexy vintage Las Vegas showgirls who know how to present all the ambiance, glamour, and style of the era that made Las Vegas the “Entertainment Capital of the World.” Contemporary music and choreography modernize this showgirl special.

The 14-member cast is hosted by international singing star Mark Francis. During his three-decade career he has opened for and performed with top world performers such as Kenny Loggins, Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers, the Oak Ridge boys, and at Wembley stadium in London with the original Drifters.

“Showgirls symbolize Las Vegas,” says Mistinguett, designer, choreographer and producer of Showgirl Follies: “Sassy”.

“Their gorgeous figures and elegance and sparkling costumes and alluring personalities created a world-renowned atmosphere of irresistible glamour and excitement. I wanted to capture that vintage style and talent and bring them back to the stage, along with the backstage stories told by the performers who lived them.”

Showgirl Follies: “Sassy” is presented by Mistinguett Productions, a Las Vegas-based company formed in 2010 by producer, director and choreographer Mistinguett. Recognized in the entertainment industry as one of the most experienced director/choreographers of her time, Mistinguett, with former partner-producer Greg Thompson, has opened over 400 shows on 5 continents over a 25-year period. She has collected 8 “Show of the Year” awards for her work in Reno, Las Vegas and Atlantic City. In 1996 she was inducted into New York’s American Theatre Roundtable Hall of Fame.

The Starbright Theater is located in Sun City Summerlin at 2215 Thomas Ryan Blvd., Las Vegas NV 89134.

Tickets are $18 for Summerlin residents and $20. for non-residents. 

Starbright Theater Box Office telephone numbers are: 
Pinnacle: 702-240-1301 - Mountain Shadow: 702-966-1410 - Desert Vista: 702-363-1341


FOR MORE INFORMATION, please e-mail Mistinguett Productions at mistinguett1@me.com.

Showgirl Follies: “Sassy” website:
http://www.mistinguettproductions.com/MPI/SASSY.html


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Special Feature Performer  

Mary Anne

Arcadipane