The long-running production Divas, starring Frank Marino as emcee Joan Rivers, has been showing at the LINQ Hotel and Casino for over 29 years and still continues to delight visitors. After all, this concert style drag show provides attendees with a wonderful performance that will certainly be music to their ears. The performance is also a touching tribute to the many different singers whose voices have provided the soundtrack for life in America from the past to the present. Many delighted guests eventually find themselves back for more fun as this event is widely considered to be one of the best shows in Las Vegas and even those who wouldn’t normally go to see this sort of performance have enjoyed it greatly.
The headlining talent, Frank Marino, has appeared in various television programs and movies including Nip/Tuck and Miss Congeniality 2. He is also a comedian with 20 years’ worth of Joan Rivers’ impersonations under his belt, so clearly the fellow is no stranger to walking several miles in her heels. In fact, during the performance he changes costumes around 15 times so that the abilities of the show’s costumers are on full display.
Garbed in over-the-top outfits and elaborate makeup, the rest of this energetic company is sure to keep patrons entertained for the entire performance. A special kudos goes to the talented and good looking backup dancers who keep kicking act after act as well as the entire backstage crew whose work is evident in what can be seen onstage. Given the amount of time and energy that goes into making these impersonators look like their real-life counterparts, it is no surprise that it is very hard to tell the difference between the Divas and the genuine article. After all, these lip-syncing drag queens can mimic every Dolly Parton and Cher move just as easily as they can Katy Perry and Pink.
Due to the nature of the material, audience members must be over the age of 12 years old in order to attend. Any parents that are concerned about taking their children to the performance should keep in mind that the comedy veers towards adult topics but not so much that the content would be considered inappropriate for older teens. Refreshments are available during the performance in the form of reasonably priced drinks. Patrons are welcome to stay afterwards and meet the performers.
These shows are held at 9:30 pm nightly, except on Wednesdays when there are usually no performances taking place. Tickets to see some showings of Divas are currently around $90 per person and discounted fares are available throughout the year.
We thoroughly enjoyed the show and would go definitely go back again during our next visitor to Vegas. We were singing along to all the sings and had a fabulous time!
Visitors can arrange to attend the performance by calling 1-866-983-4279 or 1-866-574-3851 for group reservations of more than 10 people. Of course, travelers can always make reservations by coming in person to the theater’s box office or emailing them for more information. The LINQ Hotel & Casino can be found at 3535 South Las Vegas Blvd in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is located approximately in the middle of the world-famous Vegas strip.