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Auditions for Bette Midler's Colosseum show

23 August 2007

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- In preparation for her imaginative, over-the-top show at Caesars Palace, Bette Midler and award-winning choreographer Toni Basil held auditions for female dancers on Monday, Aug. 20 and Tuesday, Aug. 21 at The Colosseum. The Divine Miss M. attended the final round of auditions Tuesday.

Midler's show, set to premier on February 20, 2008, will showcase the lively, feel-good choreography of Toni Basil, whose smash hit "Mickey" earned her a permanent space in dance and music history. Basil has been the dance director and choreographer for Bette Midler's notorious live performances for over twenty years, including her Emmy Award winning HBO special, Diva Las Vegas. A home grown Las Vegan herself, Basil's impressive repertoire includes choreographic credits in major motion pictures like My Best Friend's Wedding and Legally Blond, commercials such as the GAP Khaki's Groove, and television programming like the MTV Video Music Awards.

To be able to tackle Basil's ultra-energetic hip hop, modern and athletic choreography, the audition called for female dancers with strong, technical backgrounds and dynamic personalities. Approximately 500 dancers from Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix and even New York, showed up at the auditions with the hope of becoming one of 20 lucky girls chosen to dance in the Las Vegas spectacular. The selected cast will engage in full show rehearsals starting this November in Los Angeles.

Bette Midler will perform approximately one hundred shows a year at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The show will be presented at 7:30 p.m. five nights a week and will be dark on Monday and Thursday. Tickets for performances from February 20 through March 9 are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 1-877-7BETTEM (723-8836) or on-line at Ticketmaster.com, keyword "Caesars Palace". Tickets may also be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office open daily from 10a.m. to 10p.m. For groups of 20 or more, call 702.731.7208.

Ticket prices are $95, $140, $175, and $250. Visit Bette.aeglive.com for more information on Bette Midler at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

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