Review Of Laughternoon, starring Adam London

Updated 01/03/2004

Laughternoon, starring Adam London (CLOSED)

By Chuck Rounds

"Two Girls and a Guy" is a free show that is being presented at the Fitzgerald’s Hotel and Casino in Downtown Las Vegas. The show consists of "music, magic, and comedy." This trio of performers does a tremendous job at entertaining the audience and keeping things lively throughout this 70 minute show. The free show does have a one-drink minimum, but it is nothing compared to the pleasurable time spent in the theatre. Scott and Jenny Alexander, along with the singularly named, Sarafina; have put together this production that highlights each of their abilities and talents. All three performers have an abundance of experience and have performed in several other shows and venues for years. Individually, they all possess a charm and charisma that allows them to each carry their portion of the show, and together, they work harmoniously. I have seen them perform more times than I can count (and I can count pretty high), and I still enjoy watching them each and every time. Scott Alexander (Jenny’s husband) serves as our host, comedian, and close-up magician. He worked at Caesar’s Magical Empire for several years in both the Sultan’s Palace and in the Secret Pagoda, where he honed his routine very well and very precisely. Scott has an abundance of charisma and panache on stage and charms the audience every time he appears. Jenny Alexander (Scott’s wife) has worked both with Scott as a team, and as a solo act in many productions. Jenny’s stage magic has always been filled with grace and beauty. She is unique in the magic world simply because she is a woman, but her craft is as good as any man’s. She and Scott are expecting their first baby, and her first appearance does take one aback a bit. A female magician is extraordinary…a pregnant one is truly exceptional. Sarafina is the third member of this trio. I’ve seen her perform in a couple of different productions, and she is a joy to watch. With her élan, she is great at immediately establishing a rapport with the audience. She is a tremendous singer and a good dancer. The "showroom" at Fitzgerald’s is not really a performance space at much so that I’m force to put quotation marks around the word itself. It is an oddly shaped room in the corner of the second floor with chairs, lights, and somewhat of a stage at one end. It is not a great place to watch a show, but for the most part it works. It is general seating, so I would suggest that you get there in plenty of time to get an unobstructed view. "Two Girls and a Guy" is a fun show that is put on by a trio of good performers. The cost of the show is a drink. It’s a great way to spend a little time Downtown.