Not the once-forbidden mind-altering green libation but a new circus-burlesque-vaudeville extravaganza in the Roman Plaza in front of Caesars Palace.
“Absinthe” has been described as
The zaniness unfolds in a theater-in-the-round setting under a white Spiegeltent (Dutch for “mirror tent”) designed to transport audiences to 1920s Europe and decorated with stained cut glass, billowing velvet and brocade.
The venue is intimate, seating only 600, and audience members sit close enough to the action to see sinewy, flexed muscles and beads of sweat dripping off the acrobats. Lush individual velvet booths and free-standing seats are both available.
The cast of eccentrics includes trapeze artists and tightrope walkers, sword swallowers and a roller skating duo. Fans of "Holly's World" on E! may recognize one of the stars. Angel Porrino, best friend of Holly Madison, is the "Absinthe" Weather Girl who performs a striptease while tap dancing inside a balloon.
“Absinthe” has played to packed houses in
-Anne Burke, Custom Publishing Writer