Laughternoon, starring Adam London
"Fantasy" is playing at the Luxor Hotel and Casino. The show has just celebrated its twelfth
year on the Strip, making it one of the more solid shows in Las Vegas. This is a topless adult
dance revue very much like all of the other topless adult dance reviews in town. It is simply
another variation on a theme. "Fantasy," however, seems to
execute this format a bit better than the rest. The show is fairly quick paced and all of the
numbers are done with
a lot of energy and exuberance. The talents of lead singer/host Lorena Peril keep "Fantasy"
fresh and vibrant.
There are enough variety and changes in the show to keep things interesting.
This version of the show still looks very much like the last version of the show...(which is
not really a bad
thing,) there is a new opening number and some other minor changes, but still, pretty much the
The centerpiece of any production like this is, of course, the dancers. Every one of these
performers does a great
job. They execute the choreography with style, grace, and a lot of energy. They are all
working hard in one number
after another with little time to rest in between, and they do a wonderful job. It would be
great to see more of
these performers get some individual showcasing spots. There is still a lot of talent there
that we don't get to
All of the performers do their basic job very well. They perform, and more importantly, they
perform for 'us'--the
audience. They are each able to reach across that space that separates the stage from the
seating and make a
connection with the audience. I feel this is worth mentioning because it is amazing just how
many performers in this
town seem to forget that there is an audience out there. Perfunctory performance can kill a
Lead singer, Lorena Peril, has been with the cast for a year now. Formerly the star of "Sin
City Bad Girls," Peril
is a powerhouse of a singer...she is also a great host and a nice person as well. Her
personality shines through
time and time again, and she has become one of the premier hosts in our town. She really gets
to show off her
abilities with the song, "It's a Man's World."
The comic relief for the night is Sean Cooper. He probably has one of the toughest jobs in the
show...appealing to a
predominantly male crowd that are, quite frankly, there to see the women and not him. He
quickly does a good job to
get the crowd on his side, and is then able to skillfully integrate himself into the show. He
does a variety of
impressions and routines that keep us laughing.
The only problem that I have with the show is that as sexy as the cast is, they are never
really sensual. Everything
is clean and nice...and it is all fast-paced. The closest we get to a slow sensual number is
the silk act that is
beautifully done. If a cruise ship or a theme park did an adult review, this is what they
would come up with.
The theatre at the Luxor is a nice facility for the production. The steeply raked seating
offers a good view of the
production for everyone. And the theatre is well equipped to offer a decent set and good
lighting to the show. The
size of the production is well suited to the space.
"Fantasy" does a good job at taking the basic form and format of the topless revue and doing it
well. There is
nothing really new or different about this show. It is simply done better than the other
topless revues in town. The
show is interesting and fun, and it is a good evening of adult entertainment.