Marleen Carol Marino
You Will Surely “Laugh Out Loud”


WE ALL THOUGHT we knew The Scintas—a pleasant, entertaining group of talented people. But who would have ever imagined that they were this talented, this funny and this entertaining? Well, they ARE! We have seen the Scintas at the Rio and at the Sahara but now, back at the Hilton's Shimmer Cabaret (where they played for a year when they first arrived in Las Vegas), they have managed to produce the perfect show in the perfect setting. “Laugh Out Loud with The Scintas” is tremendous fun.
The Scintas shone like the wonderful and talented stars they are. In this show, we see lots of new stuff—Joey as a Chippendale and doing his best fiddle playing (LOVED IT!,) a knock-out drum number, Chrissi singing more and more and Pete O’Donnell singing and doing a very funny Liberace. Frankie brings us an amazing Sammy Davis, Jr., and a delightful Kermit the Frog. Yes, they retained some material that has proven to be audience favorites, like Martin and Lewis, Ray Charles, Joe Cocker (but doing something different) and my favorite, Tom Jones. But, overall, this is a new show with lots of new, and very funny, material.    

“Laugh Out Loud with The Scintas” is also beautifully packaged, designed, produced and directed by Asient Entertainment, a partnership of two Brits whose work you’ll find familiar, as they did the sets for such TV shows as “American Idol” and “Millionaire,” among others. They’ve brought a ’70s kind of chic to the show, added some terrific video and, perhaps because of the intimacy of the stage (and the theater) have allowed the very talented Scinta musicians to shine.

I cannot recommend this show enough. Go see it! You will surely Laugh Out Loud.

  By the way, judging from the audience reaction, I am not the only one to feel this way. The star-studded press night assemblage included such notables as Norm Clarke, Rich Little, Frank Marino (not my husband, although he joined in on the evening’s festivities) Earl Turner, Clint Holmes and fiancée Kelly Clinton, “Phantom’s” Brent Barrett,  Mike Weatherford, Monti Rock III, Stephen Sorrentino, KNEW’s Carol Kahn, Jaki Baskow, John Anthony (a Rod Stewart impersonator who had heads turning in the belief he really is Stewart), Chippendale Bryan Cheatham, Tony Sacca and many others.  





Below is a Memento of this Fabulous Evening

Photo Credits: Edward Foster


Las Vegas Hilton

In the Shimmer Cabaret

Show Times: 9:30 p.m. Friday–Wednesday, with an additional performance at 2 p.m. on Mondays.


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