By Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos by Westgate Hotel)
Barry Manilow symbolizes the pizzazz and excitement of Old Las Vegas, not simply singing the hits but expanding upon the beauty of each song. Just as Manilow always treated his fans to the fullest orchestrated versions of his hits, he added electronic effects, videos, a movable stage and more, all precisely coordinated to happen synchronized with the songs. As the musical beat gets stronger, the action intensifies into a frenzy of activities.
First eight musicians appear on the uplifted stage and with each musical number the set becomes a series of quickly changing movable parts within minutes. Imagine the artistry of Barry Manilow with all of the creative values of a production show!
A long terrace lowered down from the ceiling became a second stage for Manilow as it lifted him above the audience. I reviewed Barry Manilow years ago when the Westgate was called the Las Vegas Hilton and he had a small balcony then for the same effect.
Manilow still has the same sparks in his performance, the energy that made him so popular. Today, at 75, his golden voice thrilled the audience, as perfect as ever.
Each of Manilow’s songs are exceptional on their own yet all together makes a dynamite show!
Seeing Barry Manilow’s return to the Westgate’s large stage with such a dazzling production was reminiscent of his past performances! I remember seeing his STAND-OUT show on the same stage at the Las Vegas Hilton, presently the Westgate
I was impressed and feel this is the show to see, the flamboyant show you can really enjoy and discover its old Las Vegas flavor!
GRAMMY®, TONY®, and EMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter, arranger, producer and musician, Barry Manilow offers a brand new stage production to perform his extensive catalog of hits as the exclusive headliner at the Westgate International Theater at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.
“Barry Manilow is an icon and one of the world’s greatest performers,” said David Siegel, Founder & CEO of Westgate Resorts. “We are thrilled to be welcoming him back to our historic stage so that he can once again make it home. Our guests will be delighted by his repertoire of more than 50 Top-40 hits.”
Having sold more than 85 million albums worldwide, Barry Manilow is one of the world’s all-time bestselling recording artists. The GRAMMY®, TONY®, and EMMY® Award-winning musician has had an astonishing 50 Top 40 singles including 12 #1s and 27 Top 10 hits. He is ranked as the #1 Adult Contemporary Artist of all time, according to Billboard and R&R magazines.
Tickets will range in price from $19.75 to $329.75 plus tax and applicable fees and will go on sale Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 8 a.m. PT. Show dates going on sale will be July 26-28, September 27-29 and Oct. 4-6.