“Mondays Dark” Two Year Anniversary: Interviews along the Red Carpet”-
By Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos by Sandy Zimmerman)
This was a big night for “Mondays Dark” host Mark Shunock (“Rock of Ages”, Venetian) who began “Mondays Dark” two years ago and his shows became an over- night success.
Mark discussed his show, “It’s been a great year. All of the 11 featured charities this year are back tonight and we will announce the 11 charities to be featured next year. There are 22 local charities in the room. This will be a great night for Las Vegas.”
Mondays Dark is unique, most charity events are for only one charity and usually one night but Mark features 11 charities for a year. No one has done an event like Mark’s on a continuous with such a large donation.
Mark explained, “Rock of Ages” performs every night at 8 but I take Mondays off and schedule Mondays Dark the third Monday of every month from January to November. This year we raised $250,000.00!
We are trying, it is an opportunity for my wife and I to give back, Las Vegas has been so good to us. It’s the least thing we can do to give back.”
Interviews along the Red Carpet:
Chadwick Johnson stopped for the photographers. With such a unique name, Chadwick, maybe he can be known by just one name like Elvis and Lisa!
Chadwick recently taped a one-night Christmas show for Yamaha’s website and his own youtube channel. He will be preparing a new live album in January.
Next Patrick and Maria Rivera appeared.
Maria has multi-rolls as co-manager, dancer and sings backup in “Fantasy” (Luxor) and Patrick is a professional photographer.
“Fantasy” is a sexy show.
Maria described “Fantasy”, “The strip’s biggest tease’ is our slogan, “Fantasy” has been in Las Vegas 16 years. It’s really amazing to view. I perform during the whole show, we have eight dancers the entire time.”
Patrick specializes in celebrity portraits along with a little cinematography and movie shorts for 8-9 years.
The next person on the red carpet, Norma Leamet, known as “The Bearded Lady of Las Vegas”.
Norma looked great in a gown, boa and up-do hairstyle. “I’m so happy to be here supporting this great event.
I do a lot of volunteer work for the Gay and Lesbian Community Center. Our next show will be at Charlie’s Bar, hosting Christmas Eve for the orphans and midnight mass.
“Mondays Dark” 90-minute show, $20 per person reserved seating and $50 VIP reserved seating (VIP includes entry to an after party at Vinyl.). Tickets: http://www.mondaysdark.com/.
“Mondays Dark” appears the third Monday of every month, at the Joint, inside the Hard Rock Hotel, 4455 Paradise Road and Harmon.
“Tossin’ and Turnin’”-Mondays Dark: https://youtu.be/PQ6Nlyw8xBs?t=16
“Rock of Ages” website: http://www.rockofagesmusical.com/
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