LAS VEGAS’ NEWEST AND HAPPIEST RESIDENCY, HAPPY PLACE, TO OPEN THIS SUMMER AT MANDALAY BAY RESORT AND CASINO

LAS VEGAS’ NEWEST AND HAPPIEST RESIDENCY
COMING SOON TO MANDALAY BAY

HAPPY PLACE TO OPEN THIS SUMMER

Pop-up phenomenon to bring HAPPY vibes and innovative experiences
that are not to be missed to the Las Vegas Strip,
following sold out runs in Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto and Boston

 

Happy debuts its Las Vegas residency at Mandalay Bay. HAPPY PLACE, an interactive, immersive pop-up exhibit with larger-than-life installations and multi-sensory themed rooms, will turn Sin City into “Grin City” with their newest location at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino opening Friday, Aug. 23. On a mission to spread happiness across the world, “the most Instagrammable pop-up in America” (Urban Daddy) has helped more than half a million people “find their happy” while exploring 12 vibrant rooms. 

 

 
HAPPY PLACE features 15,000 square feet of playful spaces and cheerful moments including a Super Bloom room filled with 40,000 handmade gold flowers for the perfect photogenic floral backdrop, an Upside Down room that defies gravity and bends reality, six-foot tall X’s and O’s covered in thousands of mirrored squares and surrounded by red lips, the World’s Largest Indoor Confetti Dome, a Giant Rainbow complete with a Pot of Happiness to jump into, the signature Rubber Ducky Bathtub of Fun, the wildly popular Cookie Room, which is like stepping inside of your favorite chocolate chip cookie complete with the aroma of fresh baked cookies, the just added life-size Unicorn named Cornelius, plus other photo-friendly fantasy rooms. Las Vegas’ HAPPY PLACE will also add special features and art unique to the town. 

 

HAPPY PLACE has brought smiles to the faces of people from all ages and backgrounds as well as been a mecca of joy for celebrities, welcoming DiploHilary DuffJoJo SiwaKerry WashingtonKourtney KardashianMarshmelloNew Kids On The Block, Olivia WildeRashida JonesTravis Barker and many more. 
 

 

With the perfect background to countless once-in-a-lifetime moments, HAPPY PLACE offers a extraordinary whimsical experience for groups of all sizes and ages, from birthday parties to date night to bachelorette parties. The pop-up has been the site of over a dozen marriage proposals and promposals plus hundreds of first dates and private parties. 
 

 

HAPPY PLACE at Mandalay Bay will also bring its charity Lemonade Stand to Las Vegas, with net proceeds benefitting local charities. To date, HAPPY PLACE has donated over $100,000 to local groups in the four cities it has resided in. 

 

 
The inspiration behind HAPPY PLACE comes from its founder, Jared Paul, who is on a journey to raise his children surrounded by positivity and joy. “HAPPY PLACE exists to provide an oasis for people of all ages and backgrounds to come together and embrace moments of happiness in their everyday lives. It’s been incredible to see all of the smiles created and lives it has touched so far,” said Jared Paul, Founder of Happy Place. “I am thrilled that we are coming to Las Vegas, which is already full of so much joy and HAPPY. I look forward to seeing how the city will express itself using HAPPY PLACE!” 

 

 
“Las Vegas is home to the biggest residency artists in the world, who bring so much joy to thousands of guests each year,” said Kurt Melien, president of Live Nation Las Vegas. “I cannot think of a better complement to these shows and a more perfect addition to the Las Vegas entertainment landscape than HAPPY PLACE!”

 

General admission tickets start at $30 plus additional fees and will go on sale to the public starting Saturday, Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. PT at HappyPlace.me/tickets. Family or Group Four Packs will also be available at select sessions. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, July 31 at 10 a.m. PT through Friday, Aug. 2 at 10 p.m. PT. M life Rewards members and Live Nation customers will receive access to a pre-sale running Friday, Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. PT to 10 p.m. PT. To join the M life Rewards program or for more information, visit mlife.com. Visit HappyPlace.me for more information. Based on sold out runs in previous cities, HAPPY PLACE advises guests to book in advance. The exhibit is available for private bookings. Email privateevents@happyplace.me for more information.

 

HAPPY PLACE is produced by Faculty Productions in partnership with Live Nation Las Vegas. 

 

HAPPY PLACE FACTS

 

Las Vegas Address: 
  • 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119 
  • Paid public parking is available in the Mandalay Bay parking garage or valet. Fees vary.  
 
Las Vegas Hours of Operation beginning August 23, 2019 
  • Monday through Sunday: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. 
 
For more information on HAPPY PLACE, please visit: 
 
About Live Nation Las Vegas: 

 

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation & House of Blues Concerts, LN Media and Artist Nation Management. Live Nation Las Vegas produces residency shows from Mariah Carey, Journey and Sting at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace; Janet Jackson, Lady Gaga, Aerosmith and Bruno Mars at Park Theater at Park MGM; Blink 182, Billy Idol and Lady Antebellum at Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms; Tony Bennett, Willie Nelson, Steely Dan and Anita Baker at The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas; and Shania Twain, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, Def Leppard and Florida Georgia Line at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Live Nation Las Vegas also brings other world-famous artists to many of the city’s other premier concert venues including T-Mobile Arena, Mandalay Bay Events Center, MGM Grand Garden Arena, House of Blues, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, and more. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com. Find Live Nation Las Vegas on FacebookInstagram and follow us on Twitter.

 

About Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino:
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is set on 120 lush acres featuring Mandalay Bay Beach, a tropical pool paradise with real sand. The Mandalay Bay Events Center, award-winning restaurants, exhilarating entertainment, unique shopping, Shark Reef Aquarium and the recently expanded 2-million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center combine to make Mandalay Bay a distinctive Las Vegas resort destination. The resort offers three distinct hotel experiences: Mandalay Bay with 3,211 luxurious rooms and suites reflecting a modern tropical ambiance; Four Seasons Hotel, a AAA Five Diamond hotel offering 424 rooms and suites; and the luxury all-suite Delano Las Vegas. Mandalay Bay is owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit mandalaybay.com, call toll free at (877) 632-7800 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Vegas Season Surprise Pop-Up Brought Summer Sweet Treats To Toronto Streets

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VEGAS SEASON SURPRISE POP-UP BROUGHT SUMMER
SWEET TREATS TO TORONTO STREETS

Vegas Season Tour offered giveaways and an exclusive performance by Kardinal Offishall and the Las Vegas showgirls

 

On Friday, June 19, Kardinal Offishall, the fabulous Vegas showgirls and DJ Starting from Scratch hit the streets of Toronto to celebrate Vegas Season. The larger-than-life, gold-plated Vegas Season Ice Dream Truck surprised Torontonians with giveaways, alcohol-infused summer treats and exclusive performances by 387292’s favorite hip-hop artist. The unique pop-up gave an exciting glimpse into the carefree ambiance and unrestrained style of Las Vegas in the summertime.

 

Simply put: summer is Vegas Season. There’s no better place to visit this summer than Las Vegas, home to the world’s hottest pool parties, lavish nightclubs, A-list entertainment and top-tier shopping and culinary offerings. Vegas Season has something for everyone and is the perfect time to let loose, recharge and make memories that will last a lifetime while enjoying the destination’s lighthearted setting and exclusive experiences

 

Bringing the magic of Vegas Season to life in Toronto was dynamic hip-hop artist and crowd-pleaser Kardinal Offishall, along with DJ Starting from Scratch, one of Canada’s hottest DJs. Joined by the spectacular Vegas showgirls, the lively pop-up experience showcased that Vegas Season is the most wonderful time of year.

 

To celebrate, Las Vegas is bringing the party to major cities across North America this summer. Accompanied by various celebrity ambassadors, the tour is also making stops in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. As the only Canadian visit on the Vegas Season Tour, the Toronto stop truly brought the bright lights of the Vegas Strip north of the border.

 

Making the season even sweeter, there are 12 weeks of email sweepstakes for a chance to live large in Las Vegas. One lucky winner will be drawn each week for a variety of packages offered by iconic properties on and off the Strip, including ARIA Resort & Casino, Four Queens Resort and Casino, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, JW Marriott, Luxor Las Vegas, Mandarin Oriental, Palms Casino Resort, Planet Hollywood, SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Treasure Island, Venetian, Wynn Las Vegas and others. For additional details or to enter the sweepstakes, visit www.lasvegas.com/vegasseason

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ABOUT THE LVCVA
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With more than 151,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and nearly 11 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or  www.lasvegas.com.

 

Join Las Vegas’ social media community @Vegas (Twitter and Instagram) or Visit Las Vegas (Facebook).

WICKED ANNOUNCES LOTTERY FOR $25 SEATS

WICKED ANNOUNCES LOTTERY FOR $25 SEATS

 

PERFORMANCES BEGIN WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29
AT THE SMITH CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKEDat The Smith Center for the Performing Arts with performances from August 29 – October 7.  Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the The Smith Center box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only.  This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person.  Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form, if chosen, when purchasing tickets.

 

WICKED, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Disney’s Enchanted, Academy Award®  winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman (“My So Called Life,” “Once And Again” and “thirtysomething”), is based on the 1995 best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire.  The musical is directed by two-time Tony®  Award winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Vagina Monologues) and features musical staging by Tony®  Award winner Wayne Cilento (Aida, The Who’s Tommy, How To Succeed…).  WICKED, the untold story of the witches of Oz, is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.

 

Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One – born with emerald green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood.  The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular.  WICKED tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

WICKED features set design by Tony®  Award winner Eugene Lee (Ragtime, Show Boat, Candide, Sweeney Todd), costume design by Tony®  winner Susan Hilferty (Spring Awakening, Into the Woods, Assassins), lighting design by Tony®  winner Kenneth Posner (Tony®  Award winner for The Coast of Utopia, Hairspray) and sound design by Tony Meola (The Lion King).  Stephen Oremus is the show’s music director.  Orchestrations are by William David Brohn, with dance arrangements by James Lynn Abbott.

WICKED has “cast quite a spell” (Washington Post) throughout North America, breaking box office records in every city that it has played, including Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Philadelphia and Boston to name a few.

Called “a cultural phenomenon” by Variety, WICKED continues to thrill audiences around the world. There are currently seven productions of WICKED worldwide: New York; London; Japan; Holland; Australian/Asian Tour; and two concurrent North American Tours.

WICKED begins performances on August 29 and runs through October 7 in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center.  Ticket prices begin at $36. Good seats are still available with best selection in Tuesday and Wednesday performances as well as the Thursday, August 30th  2 p.m. matinee.  Performances for WICKED the week of August 29 will be Wednesday, August 29 at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, August 30 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Friday, August, 31 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.. Performances for WICKED September 4-Octobter 7 will be Tuesday – Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

To purchase tickets, visit www.TheSmithCenter.com or call the Smith Center box office at 702-749-2000.