World's Greatest Rock Show brings the hits
Whatever this show’s virtues—and they are many—modesty is not among them. Not when you dub your tribute jam World’s Greatest Rock Show. That’s a lot to promise an audience, but this propulsive production is a power punch of rock ’n’ roll history, even leavened by a few laughs (mainly by a dazed/confused Ozzy Osbourne imitator who wanders the stage, spouting his signature gibberish).
Kicked off by a Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band segment—complete with tribute artists portraying The Boss, Clarence Clemmons, Patti Scialfa and “Little Steven” Van Zandt—the sizzling set establishes the tone thanks to rock-’em-sock-’em versions of “Born to Run” and “Hungry Heart.” There’s even a Courteney Cox doppelganger to re-create the iconic “Dancing in the Dark” video.
Now we’re off to the rock ’n’ roll races as uncanny imitators expertly channel Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth, Journey’s Steve Perry, Meat Loaf and Karla DeVito—and, in a rousing finale, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Kriss of Kiss. By the time they all join onstage—after we’ve flicked our fake lighters handed out at the door—you’ll agree that We All Love Rock and Roll (so put another dime in the jukebox, baby).
Stratosphere, 9 p.m. Tues.-Sun., $35-$65 VIP plus tax and fee. 702.944.4919