LAS VEGAS—Following a two-month renovation, the Tropicana Theater reopened this month, unveiling a new venue. To celebrate the event, pop/rock band Chicago welcomed the first patrons to the new venue designed to create an intimate connection between audiences and the on-stage talent.
“Our goal was to design a theater-sized space that made it feel like watching a live show in the comfort of your own viewing room,” said Fred Harmon, chief marketing officer for Tropicana Las Vegas. “We also wanted to design the best-sounding room on the Strip where you can hear the clear separation of instruments in a large band as well as the clarity of a single, unaccompanied voice. Anyone who sees a show here can judge for themselves – and I’m confident they’ll agree.”
The transformation began in early December and includes all-new furniture, and updated tiered, bowl-shaped design ensures, and VIP front rows that feature U-shaped booths and a dozen four-seat cocktail tables. The theater also features new lighting equipment an updated sound system
The venue opened in 1973 as the Superstar Theatre and hosted such talents as Sammy Davis, Jr., Mitzi Gaynor, Jack Benny, Phyllis Diller, Lou Rawls, Ann-Margret, Pearl Bailey, Vikki Carr and The Osmonds. In 1975 it was rechristened the Tiffany Theatre as the new home for the hotel’s long-running Folies Bergere, subsequently welcoming diverse performers from Wayne Newton, Gladys Knight, Beck, and Tenacious D to Rick Thomas and his white Bengal tigers and Dancing with the Stars.