SHOWGIRL FOLLIES V

 

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!

Gabriella Versace

Singer / Dancer


Starring...

Mark Francis

Singer





















Andrea














Angela Santangelo












Kimba Munford












 

Lisa Kunz











Cher VanderBeek












Stacy Law














Susan Maika












Enrique Lugo










Scott Barnard

Jennifer Lier

Singer / Dancer


The stunning, effervescent hostess and organizer caught the entertainment bug early. Lier recalls watching the Miss America pageant and wondering what it would be like to wear a swimsuit in front of people—to feel that confident, to be that happy. A decade later—after winning a battle with her weight, losing 100 pounds at age 18—“everything I really focused on and daydreamed about as a kid started coming true,” she recalls. She won the titles of Miss Las Vegas and Miss Nevada and the talent portion of the Miss America competition.

In fact, Lier’s career has been one of constant transformation. In her time as a performer, she has sung in Las Vegas lounges; toured the world in Legends in Concert, opening for people like Wayne Newton and Don Rickles; and headlined a one-woman show in Vegas showrooms. She even became a renowned Marilyn Monroe impersonator. She channels all the show-business lessons she has learned into another recent role, as a motivational speaker, aiding women with confidence issues. “I love helping women realize themselves,” she says.



Sheppard began studying ballet dancing at age 9 and went on to perform in Denmark, France and South Africa.[1]

In 1985, she released a 2-track record single in France entitled Action.[2][3]

Also while in France, she worked as a Fashion Model, modeling the fashions of Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Dior, and Jean-Paul Gaultier.[1]

She was Penthouse magazine's Pet of the Month for April 1988. In 2005, in The Erotic Thriller in Contemporary Cinema, Linda Ruth Williams cited Sheppard and Kira Reed as examples of actresses who worked "...in B-scale erotic thrillers at the fringes of Hollywood, the obvious trajectory for a strip-circuit veteran (DTV [direct-to-video] divas Kira Reed and Delia Sheppard both started as showgirls.)"[4]

Her acting roles include appearances in such movies as The Doors, Rocky V, Any Given Sunday, Mirror Images and Night Rhythms.[5]

In more recent years, Sheppard has worked as a showgirl in Las Vegas, performing in such shows as Splash and Showgirl Follies, Life in Feathers and Rhinestones.[6]

Delia Sheppard

Feature Dancer


Showgirls & Guys

Comedian Kathleen Dunbar was born and raised in the Midwest. In 2002 she made the move to Las Vegas. By the end of that year she was starring  in her own show, “Ladies Night Out,” at the Greek Isles Hotel. That same year she won the Star Search Las Vegas Comedy Competition, sponsored by KLAS TV 8 and Station Casinos.


She moved to the strip in “Kathleen Dunbar’s Divas of Comedy” at the Sahara Hotel. She gained recognition and was named by Entertainment Consumers Exchange “2003 Female Comedian of the Year.” Since then she’s been honored with numerous awards and praises and working in every major showroom and comedy club on the Strip.

SHOWGIRL FOLLIES V

Life in Feathers and Rhinestones


The heart and soul of Las Vegas is best symbolized with the beautiful ladies who graced the stages and worked the shows that are unique to Las Vegas.  Produced, choreographed and directed by Mistinguett Productions, the newest edition of “SHOWGIRL FOLLIES V” have beautiful dancers, more gorgeous costumes, and wonderful musical production numbers, talented singers all tied together with world-class comic relief.  Come and enjoy a reminder of the fabulous feathered and jeweled lavish shows that use to be in every major show room on the Las Vegas strip! Featuring 16 beautiful and talented singers, dancers, and Showgirls hosted by comedian Kathleen Dunbar.




SHOWGIRL FOLLIES V


SUNDAY, MAY 17th, 3pm

Sun City Anthem

Freedom Hall Theatre

2460 Hampton Rd, Henderson NV 89052

Box Office: (702) 614-5864

Tickets: $18










SATURDAY, MAY 23rd, 7pm

Sun City Summerlin

Starbright Theatre

2215 Thomas Ryan Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89134

Box Office: (702) 240-1301

Tickets: $18

Photo by Nassar K

CLICK ON THE RED TICKET TO RESERVE  YOUR SEATS AND TO BUY TICKETS ONLINE FOR SUMMERLIN !

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STARBRIGHT THEATRE, SATURDAY, MAY 23RD, 7PM

FREEDOM HALL THEATRE, SUNDAY, MAY 17th, 3PM

Frankie Kein & Manuel Arte

Feature Performers


                            FRANKIE  KEIN


Born in Havana, Cuba he exiled to the United States with his parents at an early age and began his studies in Theater Arts.

Frankie made his professional debut with Manuel Arte at the Versailles Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. At the Marco Polo Hotel "ONE OF A KIND" played for five consecutive years to full houses, becoming the longest running show in the history of Miami Beach.


Impressed by their talents, Irving and Kenneth Feld (Feld (Feld Entertainment, Inc.) produced a multi million dollar Extravaganza showcasing their unique Art Form. The production, still named "ONE OF A KIND", played the Crystal Room of the Desert Inn & Country Club in Las Vegas for one year and still ranks as the greatest Show of it's type ever produced.


His tribute to Liza Minnelli, "FOREVER LIZA," played as a tremendous success in twenty-two major theaters in the South Florida area.


International critics consider Frankie a genius in his genre. "Watching Frankie pay tribute to stars such as Julie Andrews, Marilyn Monroe and Liza Minnelli is an unforgettable experience".

See videos of Frankie's performances at:

http://www.youtube.com/user/FrankieKein

                        MANUEL  ARTE


Born in Havana, Cuba, he graduated with honors from the Havana International Music Conservatory. Manuel won many piano competitions, leading him to study internationally and perform Concerts in Mexico, New York and Spain.


One day, while studying Theater Arts, he was asked by Frankie to transform himself into Joel Grey's character in CABARET. "I can't... I'm too tall, I will make a fool of myself. 'Yes you can', Frankie assured me. He is so stubborn that he convinced me.Immediately this Art Form trapped me".


Co-starring with Frankie Kein in their lavish productions gives him the opportunity to give audiences the artistic perfection of his impersonations.