Jersey Boys Performs on “The Queen Latifah Show” Tomorrow, March 11



Cast members from the Las Vegas company of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS will perform on “The Queen Latifah Show” tomorrow, Tuesday, March 11.  The show airs in the Las Vegas area at 2 p.m. on KTNV-TV.  Check local listings for other locations. The Las Vegas cast stars Travis Cloer (Frankie Valli), Jeff Leibow (Nick Massi), Deven May (Tommy DeVito) and Rob Marnell (Bob Gaudio). The show has been seen by more than 19 million people worldwide (as of January, 2014) and is currently playing in New York; Las Vegas; London; in cities across the U.S. on a National Tour, The Netherlands and Seoul, South Korea. JERSEY BOYS performs in Las Vegas at the Paris Théâtre at Paris Las Vegas on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday at 7 p.m.; Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; Saturday at 5 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. and is dark on Monday. Ticket prices range from $48-$168 plus all applicable taxes and LET fees. JERSEY BOYS is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were thirty. The show features such hits as “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” “Oh, What a Night” and many more.

Photos: 11,221 Santas Join Shania Twain for Las Vegas Great Santa Run

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On Saturday, December 7, Opportunity Village made history as 11,221 participants dressed like Kris Kringle for the ninth annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run in Downtown Las Vegas. Led by Grand Marshal Shania Twain, the iconic event beat its personal record and defeated Liverpool rivals for the “World Santa Challenge” championship.

“We were blown away by the outpouring of support from the Las Vegas community,” said Linda Smith, Associate Executive Director of Opportunity Village. “This was truly one of our best events yet, and we look forward to keeping the momentum going into the run’s 10th year.”

Shania Twain, who currently headlines SHANIA: STILL THE ONE at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace looked glamorous in a white Santa hat and chic black and white cape.

“I want to give all of you a big thank you for supporting this beautiful cause,” she told the excited crowd as she beamed from Fremont Street Experience’s Third Street Stage.

After the national anthem, sung by JERSEY BOYS star Jeff Leibow, Twain guided the racers to the starting line on East Fremont Street where she was escorted by none other than Santa Claus in a shiny, red Jeep “sleigh” provided by Sahara Chrysler Dodge Jeep. Twain led the traditional “on your mark, get set, go!” countdown to start the race and the thousands of runners took off for the 5k, followed shortly by a one-mile Kris Kringle Jingle walk.

In honor of the event’s return to Downtown Las Vegas, Mayor Carolyn Goodman declared the morning’s festivities as the city’s official “Las Vegas Great Santa Run Day.” Representatives from Liverpool’s Santa Dash were on-hand to award the “World Santa Challenge” trophy to Opportunity Village, which has now held the coveted title for nine years. Shania Twain’s Great Santa Run team won the prize for the most funds raised and The Venetian/Palazzo took the title of the largest race team.

Throughout the day, racers were treated to acts from Las Vegas’ hottest performers: Jabbawockeez taught the Santas a special dance as part of their #CokeRedMoves campaign and had everyone grooving with the official Coca-Cola polar bear; Zumba girls, Kat & J-John, warmed up the audience with exciting aerobics; Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie had the crowd singing along to holiday classics; Opportunity Village’s “OV Elvi” drummed and danced to some of Elvis’ greatest hits; and George Dare belted out event’s official theme song, “Run, Santa, Run!”

Hungry racers stopped by popular food truck Lobster ME for a post-race bite, and event sponsors Krispy Kreme, Circle K Convenience Stores, Jamba Juice and Core Power provided runners with free food samples throughout the morning. The fun continued after the race as Hennessey’s Las Vegas hosted the official Great Santa Run after party.

Jabbawockeez and the official Coca-Cola Polar Bear 454769613DT032_Shania_Twain Santas line up at Fremont Street Experience at Las Vegas Great Santa Run 454769613DT023_Shania_Twain Jabbawockeez and the official Coca-Cola Polar Bear

Photo Credits:
Denise Truscello & Wire Image – Shania Twain & Santa; Mayor Carolyn Goodman & The Chippendales; Shania & the crowd of Santas; Shania Twain, Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Opportunity Village representatives
Opportunity Village – Jabbawockeez; Santas on Fremont Street

About The 2013 Las Vegas Great Santa Run

The Las Vegas Great Santa Run® serves as the largest annual fundraiser benefitting Opportunity Village, with thousands of participants flooding the streets for a 5K run and one mile walk each year. The 2013 Great Santa Run took place on Saturday, December 7 in Downtown Las Vegas.


About Opportunity Village

Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people in our community with significant intellectual disabilities, enriching their lives and the lives of the families who love them by providing meaningful work and life experiences. Recently voted by Las Vegas Review-Journal readers for “Best Community Organization,” for the second year in a row, Opportunity Village is Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities. Serving nearly 3,000 individuals annually, Opportunity Village provides its “OVIPs” with vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services to make their lives more productive and interesting.

Jersey Boys to kick off the NF Network fundraiser at Flightlinez

Help thousands of families in a quick zip during the NF Hope benefit!

The NF Network and cast of Jersey Boys Las Vegas help raise awareness and money  as supporters zip down the Fremont Street Experience

Flightlinez zipline attraction, Fremont Street Experience and NF Network

Flightlinez and the Fremont Street Experience will donate all net revenue from zipline rides on Monday, May 7 from noon to midnight to NF Network.

Neurofibromatosis (NF) Network was founded in 1988 in efforts help families affected by NF. NF is a genetic disorder causing tumors to grow along the nervous system including in the skin, just below the skin, in internal organs and in the brain and spinal cord. An unpredictable disease, it can cause tumors to form on the nerves, sometimes resulting in disfigurement, paralysis, deafness, blindness or cancer. Despite decades of research, there is still no cure for NF, and treatment options are largely inadequate.

Jersey Boys Las Vegas star and NF Network chairperson, Jeff Leibow, knows the value and comfort the NF Network can provide firsthand. “When our daughter, Emma, was first diagnosed with neurofibromatosis, we immediately hit the internet trying to learn what it was.  We found the NF Network.  They were like a ray of sunshine. They guided us to pediatric neurologists, neurosurgeons and support groups. They told us what NF was to someone living with the disorder. They calmed us down, and helped us to look forward without the fear. That is why I support them…that is why I am helping raise funds for them…so they can be around to help the next family that calls.”

Facts about NF:

  • NF 1, the most common form occurs 1 out of every 3,000 births


  • NF2, occurs 1 out of every 30,000 births


  • Schwannomatosis occurs 1 out of every 40,000 births


  • NF is more common than cystic fibrosis, Duchene muscular dystrophy &Huntington’s disease combined


  • NF can cause symptoms in virtually any organ system in the body


  • These tumors can cause a variety of symptoms including severe pain, disfigurement, deformity, brain tumors, blindness, deafness, learning disabilities, memory loss, heart disease, orthopedic problems and in some cases death


  • The NF gene controls other pathways which are directly related to most forms of human cancer, cognitive disorders and heart disease affecting over 175 million Americans


  • Research in NF also benefits millions of people who suffer from cognitive disorders, cancer and heart disease


Flightlinez is committed to serving the Las Vegas community by hosting charitable fundraisers throughout the year. The monthly events have been a great way to put the “fun” back in fundraising for so many charities during tough economic years. In early 2011, Flightlinez and Fremont Street Experience began hosting these monthly events and have donated more than $200,000 to various charities.

Monday, May 7, 2012
Noon until midnight

Noon until 6 p.m. Flightlinez Zipline rides are $15
6 p.m. until midnight Flightlinez Zipline rides are $20

Fremont Street Experience
425 Fremont Street
Downtown Las Vegas, NV

Flightlinez owns and operates the zipline ride attraction located at the Fremont Street Experience and continuously puts forth fundraising efforts to support charities and worthwhile causes in Las Vegas. For more information on Flightlinez, please visit or call 702-410-7999.


About Neurofibromatosis Network:
Neurofibromatosis Network is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. It consists of families affected by NF who are dedicated to advocating for medical research, supporting education of individuals and healthcare providers.  The organization’s investment in NF research has consistently led to new discoveries in NF, as well as many forms of cancer and learning disabilities. For more information on NF Network contact them by phone at (630) 510-1115, by email at, or visit the organization’s website at