Get ready to take a wild trip with Opium, the new show from the makers of the incredibly successful production, “Absinthe.” It’s been described as a comedic journey that lands somewhere on the time continuum between the ‘hey day of Vegas lounge acts’ and outer space foolishness. Try to figure that one out.
Basically, it’s a mash-up of mischievous mayhem and Spegielworld debauchery. For those in the know, Spegielworld is the creative force behind such innovative shows like the seductive “Absinthe,” the vaudevillian “Empire” that went on to tour the world and Sin City’s own night party, “Vegas Nocturne.”
Quite simply, they are the daring and inventive creative team that has become synonymous with ground breaking entertainment and boundary-pushing fun. The comedy is usually outrageous and the performers are known to be provocative and amazing. So when it’s all said and done, even if you don’t know exactly what your in for when you enter their velvety tented universes, you know it’s going to be a wildly good time.
For this trip, Opium takes place in a Las Vegas lounge, but somehow you feel like you boarded a martini-fueled spaceship. Imagine if “The Office” had a cryogenic chamber next to the water cooler. And Michael Jackson’s monkey, Bubbles, was the Maître D at the Christmas Party. Are you starting to get the picture? If no, grab another drink, devour a little more of “Opium” and let the colors swirl until you’re not even sure why you’re laughing.