MGM is bringing back live entertainment back to Las Vegas. In a statement released on Tuesday, MGM Resorts announced the return of various live shows to some of its Las Vegas casinos.
Said George Kliavkoff, MGM Resorts President of Entertainment and Sports:
“After eight months, it’s time to bring entertainment back to the Entertainment Capital of the World. While there is still a long road in our city’s recovery, the reintroduction of these shows is an important first step. November 6 is going to feel very special as we welcome back team members and guests and bring the curtains up for that first time.”
Seven Shows To Return on November 6th
According to its website, MGM will return seven shows beginning November 6th. These shows are David Copperfield, Carrot Top, Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club, Fantasy, Jabbawockeez, The Australian Bee Gees, and Thunder From Down Under. These shows will go live at MGM Grand, Luxor, and Excalibur.
Some shows will be transferred to bigger Las Vegas casinos in order to satisfy the state’s health and safety protocols. Currently, Nevada allows a maximum audience of 250 guests, separated six feet apart from one another, and a 25 feet distance between the stage and the closest audience. As a result, the following venue changes were announced:
- David Copperfield will return to the David Copperfield Theater at MGM Grand
- Jabbawockeez will bring its signature moves and “Timeless” show to the MGM Grand Garden Arena
- Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club will take to the stage in the resort’s Studio A & B Ballrooms
- Carrot Top will perform in the Luxor Theater
- Fantasy will perform in the Luxor Theater
- The Australian Bee Gees will perform in the resort’s Thunderland Showroom at the Excalibur
- Thunder From Down Under will perform in the resort’s Thunderland Showroom at the Excalibur
- MGM’s move comes after Caesars Entertainment also announced that it will be returning three of its shows on the Strip. “X Country” is slated to return on
- October 22nd while “Absinthe” and “Piff The Magic Dragon” will go live again at the end of this month.
Convene With Confidence Plan
MGM Resorts has formulated its own Seven Point Safety Plan and the “Convene With Confidence” Program for meetings and conventions which outline the health and safety measures that the company has put in place to protect its guests and employees. A specific “Convene With Confidence” program for entertainment and sporting events has also been developed and it will be implemented when the shows open on November 6th.
The comprehensive plan includes the health screening questionnaires, mandatory wearing of masks, social distancing, sanitation stations, regular cleaning of venues in between shows, and the encouraging of digital ticket sales and their contactless scanning to minimize touch points.