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What’s New in Las Vegas Entertainment?

When planning the perfect Vegas getaway, you must tick all the boxes—luxurious accommodations, five-star service, superb entertainment and dining and maybe even a spectacle or two to inspire the right amount of “fear of missing out” from friends and loved ones. Wynn Las Vegas wrote the playbook on major moments and continues to up the bar on its offerings.

A New Show in 2022

This winter, Awakening debuts in the Awakening Theater. This 75-minute show is non-stop action, star-powered creative and technological marvels. Five years in the making, Awakening is conceived and created by Baz Halpin; Bernie Yuman, who was Muhammad Ali and Siegfried & Roy’s representation for decades; and Michael Curry, famed for The Lion King on Broadway and many other large-scale spectacles; and a world-renowned team of talent behind some of the most iconic moments in entertainment. Awakening also features the voice of Anthony Hopkins and invites the audience to join the quest of a beautiful heroine and her two fellow travelers as they seek to restore beauty and love to the world.

Wynn Las Vegas New Show Awakening
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You’ll adventure with them and experience worlds never before seen on a journey set within the 360-degree theater custom designed for Awakening. Infused with modern day myth and magic, Awakening comes to life through a combination of dramatic choreography, technology, fantastic creatures and a specially-designed sound system showcasing its breathtaking original musical score by Brian Tyler.

The theater features 1,600 seats, each within 75 feet of center stage and equipped with a sound system that envelops audiences through WynnSonic featuring PHBX Technology™ — a technology that creates 3D sound. Peter Hylenski designed the sound. Elaborate set designs by George Tsypin are showcased as the journey unfolds across a 60-foot prismatic stage, made of dichroic glass and custom LED screens. More than 300 costumes, designed by Soyon An and inspired by haute couture, bring the five unique and visceral worlds of Awakening to life.

Awakening Baz Halpin
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Halpin is the visionary producer and director of Awakening. He is known for creating spectacles ranging from halftime shows and opening ceremonies to stadium and arena tours for the world’s biggest artists including Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, Usher, CHER and Katy Perry, among others. His television credits include producing the American Music Awards, The Academy of Country Music Awards, and The MTV European Music Awards.

“I’ve been fortunate to work with many of the greatest artists in the live entertainment space, but with Awakening I had the opportunity to explore completely new territory,” says Halpin. “I’ve always been fascinated with the 360-experience and the intimacy that it creates between the audience and performers. It allows for a level of immersivity that brings the theatrical experience to life. Our theater at Wynn has afforded us the ability to create something unlike anything else in entertainment. Awakening is a Las Vegas spectacle on an epic scale.”

Wynn Las Vegas New Show Awakening
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The puppetry and design from a riveting underwater scene in Water realm complete with a massive whale to an ominous tree person that emerges from the Air realm brings a new world to life with imaginative characters and creatures. The transformational stage also acts as a character itself.

Exclusive seating options include VIP and Elite seating packages that respectively offer at the VIP level a personal host, souvenir program, Champagne and dessert; and at the Elite level, a personal escort to a seat in the VIP Circle, a dedicated server, souvenir Awakening program and a menu featuring small bites and premium beverages. You will also receive a commemorative tote and deck of artist-created Awakening playing cards before joining cast members for a souvenir photograph.

Showtimes are 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday.

Book Now for F1, Coming in 2023

Always known for its thrilling collaborations, Wynn Las Vegas recently revealed the  “Official FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN SILVER LAS VEGAS GRAND PRIX Million Dollar All-Access Experience” and it is what a race fan’s dreams are made of.

Wynn Las Vegas F1
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This first-of-its-kind offering features exclusive F1 and resort access during the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix Nov. 16 to 18, 2023 with $100,000 from each package sold benefiting Las Vegas philanthropic efforts.

This experience gives a group of six people once-in-a-lifetime access to not only the most exclusive events held during the Grand Prix, but also one-of-a-kind bespoke events and activities including F1 activations not available anywhere else,  all-access to VIP spaces along the track such as the Wynn Grid Club located within the Paddock Club.

Golf Wynn Last Vegas
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In addition, the group of six people will enjoy a four-night stay in a two-story Encore three-bedroom duplex, with three bedrooms, 24-hour butler service and daily breakfast; a welcome amenity including a Jeroboam of Dom Perignon and a selection of caviar; exclusive access to the Opening Ceremonies, including the Red Carpet viewing and kick-off party for the weekend’s events; dinner for six in Delilah with a menu specially selected by executive Chef Joshua Smith and champagne from Dom Perignon; priority access to race-week events, to be held at Wynn Las Vegas; Wynn Elite tickets to Awakening; and a complimentary Spa and Salon treatment for each person and a round of golf at Wynn Golf Club for each person. 

Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
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This will all be complemented by luxury transportation for each person to and from the airport, as well as The Paddock; a dedicated ambassador to assist with priority reservations at Wynn restaurants and nightlife venues; and a lifetime membership to Wynn’s exclusive Private Access, an invitation-only program, for each person.

As the calendar pages fly by, the action on the Strip just gets more enticing so plan ahead to be part of all the incredible events coming to Las Vegas.


For more information, visit Wynn Las Vegas.

Doug Gollan
Doug Gollanhttp://douggollandotcom.wordpress.com
I am Editor-in-Chief of Private Jet Card Comparisons and DG Amazing Experiences, and a Contributor to Forbes.com.
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