Photos by Sandy Zimmerman during the performance
The beat, the “look” and the songs all brought back the “feeling” of seeing Prince as he was in all his glory. The audience’s enthusiastic emotional response proved Jason Tenner’s remarkable similarity to Prince.
“Purple Reign” was filled with all of the excitement, glitter and pizzazz of Prince’s performances. Jason Tenner’s quick change of costumes added to the moments with each more glamorous than the next.
The audience was invited to stand up and dance during the show, a wonderful way of including them to feel the excitement of the music. Take time to reflect on the past performances of Prince and appreciate this professional production.
The award-winning Prince Tribute show, “Purple Reign” and its star Jason Tenner, has been promoted from the small showroom to the main International Showroom where Elvis, Liberace and other stars once appeared.
“Purple Reign” began at the small but then popular UNLV college club Tom & Jerry’s in the summer of 1997. Front man Jason Tenner formed the group with high school band-mates after dressing as Prince for a Halloween party at the Hard Rock Hotel-Casino the previous year. “People’s reactions were crazy!” recalls Tenner.
For 20 years, Jason Tenner appeared in the “Purple Reign” tribute to Prince around Las Vegas and during the past two years at the Westgate Hotel.
On November 17, 2008 “Purple Reign” became the first ever tribute/impersonator act to appear as the musical guest on Late Show with David Letterman. That show was chosen by CBS and Late Show to ring in the New Year and re-aired January 1st, 2009 at 12:15am (New Years Eve) less than 45 days later, making it the 1st musical performance of 2009 on Letterman. ‘09 also saw “Purple Reign” crowned “Best Tribute Act” by the 28th annual Las Vegas Review Journal Poll, winning two awards by both the staff and readers.
“Purple Reign: The Prince Tribute Show,” presented by Reign Entertainment Productions, Inc., Wednesday through Saturday, Time: 9:00 PM, Westgate International Theater, General Admission ($49.47 plus taxes and fees), VIP ($67.82 plus taxes and fees), Ages: 18+. Purple Velvet Package available: $76.99 includes pre-seating and VIP seats, plus t-shirt (plus tax and service charge). All prices include live entertainment tax. Call the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino Box Office (24 hours a day) at (800) 222-5361 for show tickets.
Every Friday night experience “Purple Reign After Dark” is a Funk Fusion after party following the show for VIP guests. Get close and personal with the performers of “Purple Reign.” A sophisticated freewheeling dance environment! Don’t miss this musical experience. in The Crown Room, 10:45 PM. This after show party is FREE with purchase of VIP Ticket to“Purple Reign,” Age: 18+.
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