Right now Lady Gaga and her world-class 30 piece band perform two different shows – Enigma and Jazz & Piano through May 2020, inside the Park MGM Theater in Las Vegas.
Music brings joy to Gaga’s heart, and throughout her Jazz & Piano show, she shares stories about the century old songs discovered inside The Great American Songbook, and some of her contemporary hits. Her other show Enigma is more theatrical highlighting many of her award winning songs.
A few years ago when Tony Bennett approached Gaga to sing a collaborative jazz album together, she jumped at the opportunity to sing songs by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Dinah Washington and Nat King Cole. This eclectic duo sang together on the 2014 Cheek to Cheek album, earning Gaga the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.
In her Jazz & Piano Las Vegas show, Gaga fondly talks about meeting and working with Tony Bennett. Honoring this 93 year old crooner, she brightly sings one of his favorite numbers by Bart Howard Fly Me to the Moon with her band. Gaga is comfortable sharing the stage with her favorite band member, Brian Newman. He was the band leader and trumpet player in Cheek to Cheek and Gaga is the Godmother of his child.
Wearing sexy, low cut, cleavage displaying black and white sequin floor-length designer dresses, they are gathered at the waist and have a long slit up the side or middle. She looks the part when singing Frank Loesser’s Luck Be a Lady. Not only was this one of the most well known Guys and Dolls songs, but it was also one of “Rat Pack” Frank Sinatra’s favorites.
Known for her over-the-top headdresses, Gaga wears a black pointy quill sea urchin looking headdress while singing Cole Porter’s Anything Goes and “Flash, Bam, Alakazam” from Nat King Cole’s Orange Colored Sky.
In between wardrobe changes a video of platinum haired Gaga appears on two large side screens. In interview style she shares her love for music, how she won this great gig at the Park MGM Theatre, and where she lives in Las Vegas. She describes sitting with a cigarette near a fountain at The Mansion, alluding to a hidden enclave at the MGM Grand Hotel. The Mansion contains 22 villas that range in size from 2,200 to 12,000 sq.ft.
Before her first of many wardrobe changes, she tickles the ivories playing and singing her Grammy Award winning song Poker Face. Displaying whimsical facial expressions, she clues the audience in to the true meaning of this song.
It’s a show that appeals to all ages and the audience adores her. High rollers secure one of the three tables placed on her stage. These tables for two people receive a premium seating experience with Lady Gaga. They enter at the VIP entrance and receive a personal escort to a table near the piano or drums. Not only do they get a Meet & Greet with Gaga, but a personal photo taken with her, and one bottle of premium champagne at the table. Gaga interacts with these guests drinking their champagne, and even kissing one female guest on the lips.
Those sitting in the first ten rows or theatre continuously stand after every song. Touched by their enthusiasm, Lady Gaga has the house lights go on every time they rise, and acknowledges and appreciates their love.
Other wardrobe highlights include Gaga wearing an elegant white bling dress with a long white fur boa, and pink cotton candy colored wig with “Bumpit” height and curled ends. Sitting down on the piano bench, she performs a stripped down version of her 2011 Grammy nominated Album of the Year song Born This Way.
Often talking about her loneliness, Gaga seems vulnerable while dressed in a black floor length strapless dress with a belt, and sings “Paparazzi” at the piano. When her belt malfunctions, she removes the piece, and wraps it around her neck as a choker, while playing the piano. She is a true pro.
When a fan offers a single rose to this beautiful songstress, Gaga tells him to wait until the right song comes along. After the French rendition of Piaf’s “La vie en rose” the fan runs to the front, knowing this is the right moment. After thanking the fan, she asks for permission to throw it out to the audience. It made one fan feel extra special.
Her last outfit, a shiny black neoprene tuxedo with a skirt and top hat is what she wears playing her hit song Bad Romance. Encouraging her fans to sing with her, the orchestra backs enhances the music and Gaga saves the ‘Rah-rah’ hook for the very end.
After the show, be sure to visit Haus of Gaga Las Vegas next to the theater to see many of her outrageous costumes, shoes, headpieces, and props. With her music in the background, and screens playing her videos, it’s a multi-sensory museum and gift shop offering the tools you need to become a Gaga fan.
Trumpet player Brian Newman often performs after the show at the nearby NoMad Restaurant. Sometimes Gaga joins him and sings a few songs after performing at the MGM Park Theater, other times Newman’s wife, Angie Pontani, a contemporary burlesque dancer entertains late night guests.
LADY GAGA JAZZ & PIANO
Tickets are available for the December 31 at 8 p.m. In 2020 tickets are available on May 3, May 7, May 10 and May 16 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are available on December 28 and 30 at 8 p.m. In 2020 tickets are available on April 30, May 2, May 9, May 13 and May 15
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