Word is out that Beacher's Madhouse, the vaudeville review show from Jeff Beacher, will make its big debut at the MGM Grand in December with a celebrity affair for its grand opening on New Year's Eve. The showman is taking over the 17,130-square-foot theater left vacant after the Crazy Horse Paris burlesque show left town last October, giving the space a $750,000 makeover.
Expect to find an aerial rig to accommodate the "Beau Joie Flying Midget Bartenders" who sail through the air to deliver bottles to guests when it opens. So far, the review has been on the search for "Variety acts: Acrobats, Little People, Balloon Artists, Contortionists, Aerialists, or just plain freaks!"
Previously, Beacher's Madhouse ran for five years at the Hard Rock Hotel until 2008.
Of course, Beacher was persona non grata at the MGM Grand for a year after a 2003 publicity stunt had him dressed as a maintenance worker before he stripped to a Speedo and jumped into the Rain Forest Cafe's 10,000-gallon fish tank. That stunt led to a yearlong ban from MGM properties.
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The former Crazy Horse Paris space and future home of Beacher's Madhouse [Photo: Chelsea McManus]