LAS VEGAS - October XX, 2013 - Andy Walmsley Entertainment (AWE) presents the Showbiz Roast of famed female impersonator Frank Marino, whose outfits and outstanding impersonations of the world’s best-known women have entertained audiences on the Las Vegas Strip for years.
Comedy Hypnotist and Roastmaster Marc Savard will be joined onstage by celebrity roasters Robin Leach, Mark Shunock, Louie Anderson, Shayma Tash, Frankie Scinta, Marcus Deegan and Murray Sawchuck.
Performances will include Jeff Leibow, Deven May, Travis Cloer, Rob Marnell and Graham Fenton (Jersey Boys), Derrick Barry (Divas) Melody Sweets (Absinthe’s Green Fairy), Skye Miles and the Divas “Girls” and Dancers. Guests can also expect special appearances by Johnny Kats (Las Vegas Sun), Brian Thomas, Mateo Amieva (Believe), the Lon Bronson Band and more.
The event is by invitation only and benefits Make-a-Wish of Southern Nevada, a nonprofit organization that grants the wishes of area children facing life threatening or terminal illnesses. The crowd is encouraged to participate in the fun with the most flamboyantly cross-dressed audience member taking home $1,000.
Frank Marino is the longest running headliner on the Strip and the star of Frank Marino’s Divas Las Vegas. Beginning with An Evening at La Cage 25 years ago, Marino and a cast of female impersonators have entertained and amazed guests with spot-on impersonations, glamour and couture.
****All media is invited to cover the Red Carpet and Pre-Show****
Still photography only will be allowed during Roast. Media check in with Todd Ford, Marketing Director, cell: (702) 383-4847. Space will be defined for photographers in Theater during the roast.
WHEN: Friday, October 4, 2013
TIME: Red Carpet and pre-show party begins at 9 p.m. Show Before the Show begins at 9:30 p.m. Roast begins at 11 p.m. After-Party immediately follows the show at Level 107 Lounge.
WHERE: Stratosphere Theater (on the second floor of Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower)
About Andy Walmsley Entertainment (AWE): Emmy award winning Andy Walmsley has worked on some of the biggest shows on television including, American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, America’s Got Talent, Who Wants to be a Millionaire and The Biggest Loser. In Las Vegas, Walmsley has worked with Strip acts such as Terry Fator, Human Nature, Divas, Nathan Burton, Jeff Civillico, Americas Got Talent Live, Meat Loaf Rocktellz & Cocktails and many more. He is currently a production consultant on the new Scintas show at the D.
About Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower:
Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is a Las Vegas Strip resort with an 80,000-square-foot casino. The 1,149-foot Stratosphere Tower is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States, featuring the Top of the World restaurant and highest view of the Las Vegas Strip from the Observation Deck as well as SkyJump Las Vegas and thrill rides Big Shot, X-Scream and Insanity. Known as a great value to gamblers, Stratosphere is located close to the Convention Center at the gateway to downtown Las Vegas. It features 2,427 guest rooms and suites, uniquely themed restaurants, the Tower shops, Frankie Moreno Live at Stratosphere, the original production show PIN UP™ and David Perrico – Pop Evolution. Additionally, Stratosphere’s ace | PLAY™ program allows players to enjoy awards, comps and exclusives based on their loyalty to American Casino & Entertainment’s four properties: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower on the Las Vegas Strip, Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada, and two Arizona Charlie’s locations in Las Vegas. For more information, visit StratosphereHotel.com, call 702-380-7777 or 800-99-TOWER (998- 6937).
For more information, please contact:
Red 7 Communications,
Stratosphere Marketing Manager,