GET LIT WITH iLUMINATE™
FROM AMERICA’S GOT TALENT TO THE LAS VEGAS STRIP –
NEW PRODUCTION SHOW IS SET TO LIGHT UP THE STRAT THEATER AT THE STRAT HOTEL, CASINO & SKYPOD
Las Vegas, get ready for world-renowned performance group iLuminate™ (pronounced “i” “luminate”), as they invite audiences to ‘get lit’ during their brand new production show at The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod beginning this summer. With the show’s 10 p.m. timeslot, iLuminate™ is the ultimate Vegas night out and the most full you’ll ever have in the dark blending music, dance, comedy, technology, and art from the group named “Best New Act in America” by America’s Got Talent.
Featuring some of the city’s best dancers and comedic hosts, iLuminate™ will take viewers on an exhilarating and interactive journey through several styles of dance and music in this mind-blowing, multi-sensory night out. ‘Getting lit through the ages’ is the premise of the show which combines state-of- the-art technology with ‘electrifying entertainers performing in the dark to create an incredible visual arts experience.
Founded by dancer and software engineer Miral Kotb, iLuminate™ allows explosive performances utilizing customized wireless lighting programs creating extraordinary lighting effects with phenomenal choreographed dance moves.
“It’s been a dream of mine for so long to open this Vegas show so I’m thrilled that the time has finally arrived!” said Kotb. “I feel we are bringing something so fun and different to the city and we’re excited for everyone to come out and join the party!”
“This production is so innovative and it’s exciting to see the show come to life,” said Golden Entertainment, Inc.’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and Entertainment Brad Goldberg. “We look forward to having the iLuminate team as part of our world-class entertainment lineup.”
“The incredible lineup we have set at The STRAT Theater is so diverse and we are ready to plug in and shine with iLuminate – a magnificent concept that really brings something different to the Vegas landscape of entertainment,” said Adam Steck, producer and founder of SPI Entertainment, a global theatrical production company who along with SR. VP Alex Schechter program and operate The STRAT Theater.
The show’s dynamic creative team includes co-director West Hyler whose prior works include Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour and Jersey Boys, as well as Kevin Teasley as musical director who has previously worked with Jennifer Lopez and Usher. The choreography team includes Emmy award-winning Al Blackstone (“So You Think You Can Dance”), the creative and dynamic Ray Leeper, and Josh Smith whose work with Chris Brown, Lil Nas X, and BTS rounds out the different styles of dance present in iLuminate.
iLuminate™ begins performances Aug. 26, 2021 and runs Wednesday through Monday at 10 p.m. Tickets go on sale today, July 27, at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets begin at $49, plus additional taxes and fees, and can be purchased online at tickets.thestrat.com or in person at the box office at The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod. Guests must be 16 years of age or older. For more information on iLuminate™, please visit www.iluminate.com.
iLuminate was founded in 2009 by Miral Kotb and since then has collaborated with artists including The Black Eyed Peas, Chris Brown, and Christina Aguilera. They were finalists on America’s Got Talent and returned several times as guest artists. Other television appearances include The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Voice, The X Factor, Dancing with the Stars, and Good Morning America. iLuminate has been on several international and nationwide tours, packed houses with residencies in New York, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Mexico, and Egypt, and have even taken the show to the high seas with several cruise ship performance. Entertaining audiences of all ages at theme parks and countless special events and galas allowed iLuminate to grow a global fan base. Recently, Kotb and her team created a world-class STEAM education program.
About The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod
The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod, formerly the Stratosphere, Casino, Hotel & Tower, has introduced a full reinvention of the iconic property since Golden Entertainment, Inc. took ownership in late 2017. Located on the north Strip at the gateway to the Arts District at 2000 S. Las Vegas Blvd., the hotel offers 2,427 guest rooms, including the newly remodeled “Elevate” series rooms and suites, and an 80,000-square-foot casino. The SkyPod, located at the top of the iconic tower at 1,149 feet high, is comprised of Top of the World, serving award-winning cuisine in a 360-degree rotating dining room on the 106th floor; the Observation Deck, which offers SkyJump Powered by MTN DEW, 108 Eats and 108 Drinks, located on the 108th floor; and thrill rides, located at the top of the tower, including: Big Shot, Insanity and X-Scream. The STRAT’s main floor has introduced PT’s Wings & Sports, View Lounge and STRAT Café, each offering chef-driven cuisine; the William Hill Sports Book; and REMIX Lounge. The STRAT offers two resort-style pools, WET24, located on the rooftop of the 24th floor, open seasonally; and the Elation Pool, with three oversized spas and poolside café. A variety of shops and entertainment include MJ LIVE, a Michael Jackson tribute show; and L.A. Comedy Club, which showcases up-and-coming stand-up comics. Golden Entertainment, Inc.’s innovative guest loyalty rewards program, True Rewards, is now available at The STRAT and 140+ other locations. Free valet and self-parking are available anytime for all guests. More information is available at www.TheSTRAT.com or by calling 702-380-7777. The STRAT is on social media at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube.
About SPI Entertainment:
SPI Entertainment, helmed by award-winning Producer and Founder Adam Steck and Senior Vice President Alex Schechter, is a leading Theatrical Production Company with several buzzed-about resident shows in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, and several shows touring internationally. With a successful track record of building entertainment brands and partnering with world-class celebrities, SPI has become the preeminent Theatrical Producer in Las Vegas and beyond. SPI Entertainment is behind dozens of sold-out and critically acclaimed shows such as Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth Round 1 & 2 at MGM Grand, Boyz II Men at The Mirage, Australia’s Human Nature Sings Motown & More at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, and The Australian Bee Gees Show at Excalibur Hotel & Casino. SPI’s biggest hit, Australia’s Thunder from Down Under at Excalibur Hotel & Casino is one of the longest-running productions in the history of Las Vegas and highest-grossing male revue in the world, with over 1,000 shows a year throughout the United States and beyond.