Put another dime in this ‘Postmodern Jukebox’
Take a bendy little twist through time when you attend Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox at The Mirage in the intimate 1 OAK nightclub.
The talented cast starts off with a completely changed-up version of Cisco’s “The Thong Song,” and you might not know that until the words sink in. That’s half the fun of the show—connecting the jazzy, doo-wop, soul sounds that you’re hearing to popular songs by everyone from NSYNC to Taylor Swift—remixing, reimagining and bringing the present back to the past.
You may recognize many of the cast members from the Vegas and L.A. entertainment scene, with singer and musical burlesque queen Ariana Savalas performing as “FemmeC” in the show through June 22, plus Jaclyn McSpadden, who starred in Baz, L.A.’s Nicci Claspell and dancer/beatboxer Rogelio Douglas Jr., belting out such songs as “You Give Love a Bad Name,” “I Will Survive,” “Thriller” and “Every Breath You Take,” but not neglecting newer offerings like “Feel It Still” by Portugal. The Man and Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance,” all delightfully unlike the originals. It’s not all singing, though, as you’ll see dance, burlesque and band solos-—check out Aaron Turner’s impressive tap moves.
It’s a lot of fun, packed into a short, sweet time frame that’s just right to get your night swinging.
The Mirage, 7:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. (dark May 16), starting at $39.99 plus tax and fee. 702.792.7777