Those who want a little entertainment with their dinner can head to SW Steakhouse or Lakeside at Wynn Las Vegas to take in the revamped Lake of Dreams show. Diners who sit on the patio at either restaurant, or grab a cocktail at Parasol Down can see what the resort is calling “the only show to debut this fall anywhere on the Strip.”
The outdoor show includes 12 new acts set to a range of songs, complete with rolling emojis, a flying astronaut, a singing frog, a mermaid, and even a shark fin roaming the lake beneath a waterfall.
Lake of Dreams first debuted in 2005, and after 15 years, the show brought back its original artistic team to update the show to the tune of a $14 million state-of-the-art upgrade. The venue includes a 45-foot by 90-foot performance waterfall that flows into a three-acre lake. Behind, an 11-story mountain, and 1,500 pine trees, where lights play off the trees during the show, which takes place every 20 minutes starting at 7 p.m. An invisible overhead 3D fly system, 4K video projectors, elaborate laser mapping, floating video orbs that project images from the inside, and more than 5,500 LED lights play along with the songs selected for the show.
One new act features Lady Birds performing during Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” and “Lady Marmalade” from Patti LaBelle. Three 28-feet-tall, 17,000-pound songbirds sing along. Another, dubbed Astronaut, set to a rendition of David Bowie’s “Space Odyssey,” brings a space explorer navigating her way through an interstellar mission during one of the show’s most ambitious sequences that combines all of the theater’s new technology. The fan favorite Singing Frog, a 30-foot singing amphibian and original cast member who was rebuilt with advanced robotics, returns with a dapper new look to sing along with Frank Sinatra in “New York, New York,” complete with a cigarette.
Other new digital characters include the Emoji Orbs, a duo of emoticons who change their expressions to Sonny and Cher’s “I Got You Babe;” Electra, who flies through the air to interact with the audience during Madonna’s “Lucky Star;” and The Swimmer, an underwater live action film sequence with a mermaid set to Sting’s “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic.”
Eater 38 stalwart SW Steakhouse with its dry-aged Snake River Farms striploin and Lakeside with its seafood forward menu both offer free prime views of the shows on their respective patios.
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