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Las Vegas Scene: Britney and More

Four top picks for after trade-show hours.

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WWD Vegas Preview issue 02/12/2014

Las Vegas offers no shortage of new amusements each season. Here are four top picks for after trade-show hours.

BRITNEY ONE MORE TIME
: Pop star Britney Spears began her two-year residency in Sin City with the December premiere of her highly anticipated show, “Britney: Piece of Me,” at The AXIS Theater inside Planet Hollywood, and the reviews are in: Ignore the lip-synching rumors and don’t miss this one.

The high-energy performance, complete with Brit’s signature backup dancers (14, to be exact) and elaborate costumes, compiles more than 20 hits from the pop princess’ 15-year career, including “Baby One More Time” and “Circus.”

At times the 90-minute show indeed feels like a circus, with Spears performing inside a ring of flames, under sheets of falling water or soaring above the crowd on a high-wire. Somehow, she still finds time to change into eight different costumes, each designed by Marco Marco, whose one-of-a-kind creations have also adorned Fergie, Selena Gomez, Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj.

Creative director Baz Halpin, whose award-winning skills have enhanced Perry and Taylor Swift concerts, is the main visionary behind the spectacular, which boasts “state-of-the-art, never-before-seen technology,” including a mega indoor video-projection screen.

Fellow popsters Perry, Gomez and Miley Cyrus were spotted in the opening night crowd to support their friend, who had “chills” before her big debut, according to Britney’s Twitter account.

Tickets to performances through September range from $59 to $229, although they may be difficult to score, as the venue seats just 4,600.

Britney: Piece of Me
The AXIS Theater, Planet Hollywood
3667 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Hotel Tel.: 866-919-7472
Tickets by phone: 855-234-7469
Web: planethollywoodresort.com/shows



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