GALAWEEN: DEATH & DECADENCE - Two companies, one immersive experience


Traditionally, Halloween is a dark night of terror and mischief, when some folks even like to get up close and personal to things that go bump in the night, but what is “Galaween: Death & Decadence”?


A private party meets this creative partnership between Vegas City Opera (formerly Sin City Opera) and The LAB LV, where operas and plays enmesh in a night of immersive theater. The evening is set to spotlight several of the most famous dramatic stories ever written and their unique interpretations across different theatrical formats.


The event is a fundraiser for both companies as well as an invitation for the community to get to know a bit more about each enterprise’s uniquely imaginative productions. With an open bar and decadent desserts (provided by renowned local pastry chef, Jairus Katipunan), the evening is slated for the “Culturally Curious,” and promises to be something extraordinary, with performances from Macbeth, Othello/, Tosca, Lucia di Lammermoor, Pagliacci and more.


November 1st is the date to “shuffle off this mortal coil” (Hamlet), to leave this realm and join the creatures of the night. Classical Theater and Opera bring death alive – promising a decadent evening that includes dessert and drinks. Come dressed to kill. Spoiler alert: Only 100 patrons will be admitted to this unique event, and the Manor House is a secret that will be revealed only upon purchase of a ticket, which you can purchase at www.VegasCityOpera.org.


Unfamiliar with this “immersive theatre” concept?


Immersive theatre differentiates itself from traditional theater by removing the stage and immersing audiences within the performance itself. Immersive theater offers an intimate experience, as actors converse with and even engage physically with audience members. In a contemporary culture of virtual cyber/online connections, many audiences are yearning for such close encounters. Immersive theatre creates a physical environment that differs from a traditional theatre where audiences sit in seats and watch a show unfurl on a proscenium stage with a curtain.


So, mark your calendars for Friday, November 1st, and come on down to see "What dreams may come, when we have shuffled off this mortal coil…”