The Consummate Actor
Al Pacino delivers a special one-night-only peformance at The Mirage
Al Pacino may seem like an odd fit for the Terry Fator Theatre, which usually hosts its namesake performer and his goofy puppets, stand-up comedians like Ray Romano and the musical stylings of Boyz II Men. But Pacino is as much of an entertainer as any of those people, and like fellow serious actors William Shatner and Chazz Palminteri, he’s able to use his life and career experiences to craft a fascinating Las Vegas stage show. Unlike Shatner and Palminteri, though, Pacino isn’t touring around the country with his performance; it’s billed as One Night Only for a reason, since the Las Vegas show on Aug. 16 is currently the only way to catch Pacino live and in person.
Unlike the scripted performances of some of his peers, Pacino’s show is more off-the-cuff, with plenty of audience interaction. The legendary actor has been nominated for eight Oscars (and won one), and starred in classic films including The Godfather trilogy, Dog Day Afternoon, Scarface, Glengarry Glen Ross and Scent of a Woman, among many others.
He could fill an entire Vegas residency with stories from his career, so he’ll have no shortage of interesting anecdotes to offer the audience. He also promises some previously unseen film clips, but for any Pacino fan, the real excitement will be the chance to ask questions directly of the actor himself, with no subject off limits. Even Terry Fator doesn’t promise that.
The Mirage, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16, $149.99-$500 plus tax and fee. 702.792.7777