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‘Baz’ makes its mark at Palazzo Theatre

The cast of Baz: A Musical Mash-Up recently celebrated its 400th show at the Palazzo Theatre.

When it made its Las Vegas debut in 2015 at Light Nightclub in Mandalay Bay, Baz felt like a bit of an experiment—something fresh and different in an unlikely venue, yet clearly aimed at a younger showgoing audience. That wasn’t the right spot for the genre-bending show created by LA-based theatrical company For the Record, but it has since found its footing at the Palazzo Theatre, where last week the cast and crew came together to celebrate show No. 400 since opening there in July 2016.

Recently renamed Baz: A Musical Mash-Up, the energetic, immersive production famously blends songs and scenes from film visionary Baz Luhrmann’s movies Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby. The powerhouse ensemble cast continues to build buzz for one of the Strip’s most unique shows. There really is nothing else like it. Baz: A Musical Mash-Up at Palazzo Theatre, Tuesday-Sunday, 7 p.m., 702-414-9000.

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