By Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos shot by Sandy Zimmerman during Katy Perry’s
Prismatic show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.)
Spectacular . . . Artistic . . . Remarkable . . . Katy Perry’s Prismatic World Tour production show brings more than just another concert, it is an art form in itself.
Each time Katy Perry enters the stage, she is like a queen arriving in a grand style. Lights and shapes transformed themselves into a prism AND with a burst of energy Katy appeared.
It is all an illusion! Katy Perry’s dazzling displays amaze her audience.
Anything could happen next and it usually does!
In one dramatic sequence, Mortal Kombat-style warriors surrounded Katy threatening her with their spears.
They continued dancing until suddenly ladders provided the perfect setting for the warriors to surround Katy as they climbed up to the top.
Dressed in an Egyptian costume, Katy appeared on a golden horse as she sang “Dark Horse.” Following an Egyptian rapper, everything changed.
Katy Perry switched themes fast, appearing in almost every scene with multiple wardrobe changes and different looks.
Simple themes like giant animated cats became an entire segment of her show.
Of course Katy appeared in a cat costume as she danced with the cats then
performed a vertical leap to be caught by three male dancers.
When you look at all of the elements in Katy Perry’s production, every thing happens simultaneously.
There are many different looks, designs and fashion pieces all eye appealing to attract your attention.
One musician flew through the air with his guitar spouting fireworks.
Katy combined sets and themes for both the bubble gum crowd and the adults.
Katy Perry included her hits “Part Of Me,” “Wide Awake,” “This Moment,” “Love Me,” “By the Grace of God,” “The One That Got Away,” “Unconditionally,” “E.T.“ and “I Kissed a Girl”.
Vocalist Ferras, opened Katy’s show with his unique style. You can see him floating in one of Katy’s scenes. He recently signed with her new record label.
Today the public seek more and Katy understands how to please them.
Katy has found creative ways to use pyrotechnics, floating apparatuses, neon lights, videos, chroma key backgrounds, flame and smoke effects.
There are many surprises. With all of the action happening at once, you have to see Katy’s production two or more times in order to catch all of the suttle nuances.
The MGM Grand Hotel always has a great line-up of talent. Call
(702)-891-1111. The MGM Grand Hotel at 3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South and Tropicana. http://www.mgmgrand.com/
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