Positively Arts Holiday Spectacular

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All proceeds from tickets sold will benefit Positively Arts Foundation

LAS VEGAS (November 14, 2017) – The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas have partnered with Positively Arts Foundation to present the “Positively Arts Holiday Spectacular,” featuring the cast of “BAZ – A Musical Mash-Up.” The one-day special event will take place Sunday, Dec. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. and all proceeds from tickets sold will benefit Positively Arts Foundation.

“Since we debuted at The Palazzo Las Vegas in 2016, Positively Arts Foundation has been a favorite partner among all of all of our cast and the production team,” said Bill Evans, who portrays Maestro in “BAZ – A Musical Mash-Up.” “Their mission, to create performance arts opportunities for students, is something we all advocate and partnering for this holiday show was the perfect opportunity to come together to celebrate the spirit of the season.”

More than 60 students from Positively Arts Foundation will join the cast of “BAZ – A Musical Mash-Up” in the holiday spectacular, which will feature performances
of seasonal songs including “Silent Night,” “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” “This Christmas,” “Carol of the Bells,” “Let There Be Peace on Earth,” and more.

Participating cast members from “BAZ – A Musical Mash-Up” include Ruby Lewis (Daisy), Timyra-Joi (Juliet), Savannah Cross (Ballroom Dancer), Anne Martinez (Swing), Robby Haltiwanger (Christian), Marccquet Hill (Ballroom Dancer), Ron Remke (Swing), Tiffany O’Connor (Myrtle), and Bill Evans (Maestro).

In 2016, “BAZ – A Musical Mash-Up” celebrated its 100th show by welcoming students from Positively Arts Foundation with a choreography lesson, a question-and-answer session, and an opportunity for the students to perform their newly learned choreography in front of the cast.

“The Venetian and The Palazzo have always been such wonderful supporters of our mission,” said President and CEO of Positively Arts Foundation Pilita Danesh. “The students love how the cast of ‘BAZ’ has always welcomed them and encouraged them to pursue their dreams. We all so excited to be a part of this wonderful holiday show.”

Positively Arts Foundation (PAF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to using the arts to empower, inspire, and heal by creating positive performance arts opportunities for students despite their financial need or accessibility to the arts.

"BAZ – A Musical Mash-Up" is a new generation cabaret and high-energy movie-music mash-up that blends the world's most iconic love stories as imagined by famed film visionary Baz Luhrmann. Inspired by Luhrmann's signature take on "Romeo + Juliet," "Moulin Rouge," and "The Great Gatsby," this theatrical concert features soul-stirring and stunning performances from an ensemble cast and band.

Tickets for the “Positively Arts Holiday Spectacular” featuring the cast of “BAZ – A Musical Mash-Up,” go on sale Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. and are available for $20 (General Admission) and $25 (VIP). Tickets can be purchased at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, online at venetian.com or by calling 702.414.9000 or 866.641.7469.

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ABOUT THE VENETIAN® AND THE PALAZZO® LAS VEGAS

Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian Las Vegas features all-suite accommodations, exquisite restaurants and world-class entertainment and shopping. The luxury resort offers elegant suites, including standard suites that are nearly double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room. The Venetian is home to restaurants from celebrated chefs including Wolfgang Puck, Thomas Keller, Emeril Lagasse, Lorena Garcia and Buddy "Cake Boss" Valastro. The resort also features Canyon Ranch SpaClub; a five-acre pool and garden deck; TAO nightclub; the Grand Canal Shoppes retail and dining mecca; a 120,000-square-foot casino and poker room. 

Conveniently connected to The Venetian, The Palazzo Las Vegas offers an alluring and elegant resort experience for those seeking a luxurious escape in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.  Guests enjoy chic all-suite accommodations, world-class shopping, including a flagship Barneys New York, and lavish dining experiences from renowned chefs Emeril Lagasse and Wolfgang Puck. Soaring lobbies and atriums open to exclusive resort amenities, including The Aquatic Club, Grand Canal Shoppes and Canyon Ranch SpaClub. 

The resort features more than 2.3 million square feet of meeting and convention space, including the Venetian and Palazzo Congress Center and the famed Sands Expo Convention Center.

For more information, visit venetian.com or palazzo.com. The Palazzo Las Vegas and The Venetian Las Vegas are properties of global integrated resorts developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).

ABOUT POSITIVELY ARTS FOUNDATION

Positively Arts Foundation (PAF) is a 501c3 non-profit foundation dedicated to using the arts to empower, inspire, and to heal. Empower by creating positive performance arts opportunities for students despite their financial need or accessibility to the arts. PAF gives them the chance to shine, gain confidence, and feel proud of their accomplishments onstage. We encourage creating art for arts sake alone, not for fame or accolades. We inspire by bridging the gap between the aspiring artist and the professional artist. Get Launched Vegas directly pairs students with headliners and exemplifies our mission of mentorship, inspiration, and collaboration. And finally, we heal through our anti-bullying school tours and our overall anti-bullying message. We believe in creating a safe and supportive environment for our students. Only in this environment can students truly feel free vulnerable enough to express themselves artistically and to the fullest of their abilities.

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