Due to Popular Demand, ‘Spice Wannabe – The Spice Girls Tribute’ Will Return to Excalibur in Las Vegas for Extended Engagement Beginning September 12
Tickets on Sale Friday, August 11
LAS VEGAS (August 10, 2023) – Audiences and critics alike showed Las Vegas “SPICE WANNABE – The Spice Girls Tribute” is what they want – what they really, really want! Following its critically acclaimed limited engagement in July, “SPICE WANNABE” will return to spice up Las Vegas, transporting audiences back to the ‘90s with a high-energy show paying tribute to the best-selling girl group of all time. Performances are scheduled to return Tuesday, September 12 for an extended engagement inside the Thunderland Showroom at Excalibur Hotel & Casino. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 11 at Excalibur.com.
Get ready for an electrifying blast from the past as SPI Entertainment proudly presents the unforgettable “SPICE WANNABE” show! Showcasing an incredible lineup of top-notch talent, this ‘90s nostalgia extravaganza is set to captivate audiences worldwide with its infectious energy and heartwarming charm.
This interactive concert event is complete with five-part harmonies, original choreography, iconic costumes, British accents and a stunning “girl power” cast. The show delivers a nostalgic experience, complete with audience members dressing up as their favorite Spice Girls – which is encouraged!
“SPICE WANNABE” is not a typical tribute show, it is an immersive ‘90s concert experience that creates an electrifying atmosphere that gets everyone singing and dancing along to the biggest Spice Girls hits including “Wannabe,” “2 Become 1,” “Say You’ll Be There,” “Spice Up Your Life,” “Too Much” and many more!
“My goal with ‘SPICE WANNABE’ was to get audiences up on their feet singing and dancing along to the songs, and to make the show a truly interactive experience,” says creator and co-producer, Casey McConachie (who also plays Baby Spice). “I couldn’t be more thrilled at the response and to be coming back to make the Thunderland Showroom and Excalibur our home for a while is a dream come true!”
The Spice Girls took the music scene by storm nearly 30 years ago, releasing 10 singles, three albums and selling over 90 million records worldwide, cementing their place in pop-culture history. Today they still maintain a loyal and energetic cult-like following and “SPICE WANNABE” was created to deliver a high-energy concert experience not only for that ‘90s generation but for all ages. The engagement also coincides with the 25th anniversary of the iconic Spice Girls sophomore album, SpiceWorld, which reached No. 1 in 13 countries.
Adam Steck, the visionary founder & CEO of SPI Entertainment and co-producer of the show, expressed his exhilaration for “SPICE WANNABE” and the exceptional performers behind it. “I knew that the talent within ‘SPICE WANNABE’ was top notch, and after witnessing the overwhelming reactions from audiences, I knew we had to extend their stay to create unforgettable memories!”
“The iconic Spice Girls’ hits really transported audiences back to the ‘90s and I couldn’t be more excited to have ‘SPICE WANNABE’ back for a long-term engagement,” says SPI COO Alex Schechter.
When McConachie decided to make her passion project a reality, she knew she had to pay close attention to detail, capturing the sass and energy of each Spice Girls individual personality, studying and recreating memorable live performances with full choreography, dressing in iconic costumes and singing live in five-part harmonies.
Not only does the full-scale production showcase five incredible women portraying Baby Spice, Scary Spice, Sporty Spice, Ginger Spice and Posh Spice, the show features the Spice Boys dancers with their choreography created by Jonathan Claudio. Claudio also collaborated with McConachie on additional choreography for certain numbers showcasing the full cast. Justin Velarde serves as costume designer and also does “double duty” by taking the stage as a Spice Boy. All of the music is produced by the shows band on tour: Dave Landry, Adrian Passarelli, and Colin Brodie Campbell.
With their “girl power” mantra, the Spice Girls redefined the girl group concept by appealing to a young female fanbase. Those young fans in the ‘90s are now women, wives and mothers – making “SPICE WANNABE” a perfect girls’ night out!
“SPICE WANNABE” Performance Schedule at Excalibur Hotel & Casino
“SPICE WANNABE” returns to the Thunderland Showroom Tuesday, September 12 with performances Sunday through Thursday at 7pm and Saturdays at 5pm (dark Fridays). Tickets range from $49.95 to $80.95 + tax and fees and can be purchased by calling (702) 597-7600 or by visiting Excalibur.com. For more information visit SpiceWannabe.com.
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About SPI Entertainment:
SPI Entertainment, helmed by award-winning Producer and Founder Adam Steck and Senior Vice President Alex Schechter, is a leading Theatrical Production Company with several buzzed-about resident shows in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, and several shows touring internationally. With a successful track record of building entertainment brands and partnering with world-class celebrities, SPI has become the preeminent Theatrical Producer and Theater Operator in Las Vegas and beyond. In addition to SPI Entertainment producing dozens of sold-out and critically acclaimed shows, SPI Entertainment partnered with The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod to bring an exciting lineup of productions and residencies to the STRAT Theater, including sold-out performances by Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Sammy Hagar; epic rock band, Cheap Trick; and GRAMMY award-winning artist, Rick Springfield; as well as manages and operates the Thunderland Showroom inside the Excalibur Hotel and Casino. SPI Entertainment has produced Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth at MGM Grand; Boyz II Men at The Mirage; Australia’s Human Nature Sings Motown & More at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas; and The Australian Bee Gees Show at Excalibur Hotel & Casino. SPI’s biggest hit, Australia’s Thunder from Down Under at Excalibur Hotel & Casino, is one of the longest-running productions in the history of Las Vegas and highest-grossing male revue in the world, with more than 1,000 shows a year throughout the United States and beyond.
About Excalibur Hotel & Casino:
At Excalibur Hotel & Casino, a myriad of entertainment, enjoyable food and comfortable accommodations make for an inviting atmosphere within the castle walls. The hotel is home to a wide range of entertainment experiences including the Tournament of Kings dinner show, the all-male revue Thunder from Down Under, the sounds of The Australian Bee Gees and the magic and comedy of Mac King. Excalibur also offers a selection of restaurants and shops as well as a pool complex and a spa. Excalibur is operated by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit excalibur.com, call toll free at (800) 937-7777, or find us on Instagram,Facebook and Twitter.
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For “SPICE WANNABE”:
Michael Caprio, Caprio Media Design
For Excalibur Hotel & Casino:
Allyson Wadman / Madison Wilbanks
MGM Resorts International
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