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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 | 8:32 p.m.
He’s no longer Lonny, but he’s still running the club — this time for real.
Mark Shunock is taking over entertainment operations at Intrigue at Wynn Las Vegas. Hotel officials announced today Shunock’s new title as creative director at the boutique nightclub space formerly known as Tryst.
Having just finished a three-year run as the affable Lonny in “Rock of Ages,” first at the Venetian and most recently at the Rio, Shunock is to oversee an “eclectic” blend of entertainment at the nightclub, according to a news release issued this morning.
Intrigue opens April 28.
“It is such an honor to work with the best team in the business at Wynn,” Shunock said in today’s release. “I come from a theater background, and to be in a position to draw upon my past experiences to help create unique entertainment is an opportunity of a lifetime.”
Intrigue’s hours are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10:30 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Just before leaving “ROA,” Shunock announced the development of MARshun Entertainment (the first three letters of his first and last names mashed together). The crew at Intrigue will number about 30, total, with 15 female dancers and a female vocalist.
Acts are to be performed throughout the venue, with a main stage wrung by a series of auxiliary performance platforms and generous application of strobes and LED panels. That strategy lines up with the trend of “immersive” nightclub entertainment in major Las Vegas resorts.
A reasonable expectation is that Shunock’s wife, Cheryl Daro, will be showcased in these performances given her extensive stage background that includes “Miss Saigon” and a cruise tour of “Rock of Ages.”
Shunock has effectively plugged into the Las Vegas community since “ROA” opened in December 2012. He quickly established the “Mondays Dark” charity shows, which are held monthly at Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel and raise money and awareness for local charities.
Shunock has said he plans to continue his performance career and is particularly popular among the “For the Record” company, which is about to cast the updated version of “Baz,” titled “Star Crossed Love,” at Palazzo Theater for a June 25 opening.
In the spirit of Venice, The Venetian is a little piece of romantic Italy right here in Las Vegas. The Venetian is an "all-suite" hotel, with rooms accented with plush linens and Italian marble. The 4,027 suites are divided into two towers: The 36-story Venetian Tower that offers guests a taste of luxurious Las Vegas and the Venezia suites, which guarantee 12 floors of high-end elegance. The top five floors are the hotel's highest level of luxury with its private access, concierge lounge, upgraded features and even a dedicated staff.
The flagship of Venetian nightlife is TAO, an ultra-hip nightclub located inside of TAO Asian Bistro. V Bar is The Venetian's super smooth ultra lounge, made by the owners of New York City's club Lotus and Los Angeles' super swank Sunset Room.
The Venetian features 19 restaurants including Thomas Keller's award-winning French restaurant Bouchon, Mario Batali's B&B Ristorante, Aquaknox for fresh seafood and the 42,000 square foot TAO Asian Bistro. There's also the food court inside the Canal Shoppes for those looking for a quick bite.
Guests can float along The Grand Canal Shops in an authentic Italian gondola ride and pass stores like Burberry and Kenneth Cole along the way. And if you haven't caught a real celeb, on the street in Vegas, you can head over to Madame Tussauds to check out a wax version.
With world-class dining, shopping, spas, golf and entertainment, there's no shortage of things to do at Wynn. The resort’s aquatic acrobatic show, “Le Reve—The Dream,” a creation by Cirque Du Soleil veteran Franco Dragone and Steve Wynn, will leave guests wanting more with its breathtaking performances that conjure an imaginary world. The Wynn Esplanade offers a unique shopping experience with stores including Chanel, Manolo Blahnik, Christian Dior, Oscar de la Renta and many more. Tryst is its signature nightclub, offering a secluded lagoon inside the club and spacious dance floor. Blush, the Wynn’s ultra lounge, draws swanky party-goers. Tryst, Wynn’s signature nightclub, is situated along a private lagoon under a 90-foot waterfall and plays host to some of the world’s most renown DJs.
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