Although some people are adept at reading minds, the rest prefer noggins on tape or simply waiting for Brains – The Movie to be remade. Savor the surfacing subconscious with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $25, you get one general-admission ticket to see The Mentalist Live at the V Theater, located in the Miracle Mile Shops inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip (up to a $63.49 value, including taxes and ticketing fees). Shows run Thursday–Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Comedian, magician, and mind reader Gerry McCambridge, star of the NBC reality show Phenomenon, astounds audiences with his baffling skills of precognition and intuition in The Mentalist Live. For more than 30 years, Gerry’s cranial ramrod into the doors of perception has flummoxed crowds, leading to Vegas tenure, Broadway raves, and a lifetime exemption from jury duty. Using his detective DNA and magician’s panache, Gerry prods behind the audiences’ gray-matter curtains in a performance that has helped him become the first mentalist to win the coveted Merlin Award from the International Magicians Society. Due to the inherent sauciness lurking in sulci, the show is recommended for audiences 16 and older.
Producer and V Theater owner David Saxe was born into Vegas show business, raised by a mother who danced at Les Folies Bergere and a father who led the band for the Rat Pack. Saxe’s V Theater runs its nine concurrent shows in a 40,000-square-foot space divided into four showrooms on multiple floors, each retaining an intimate feeling with seating that brings the audience closer to performers. The V Theater’s current shows range from a seven-act, family-friendly Ultimate Variety Show to Marc Savard’s Comedy Hypnosis, an entertaining act where Savard persuades audience members to hilariously dance, act like animals, and ghostwrite his autobiography.