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Fabulous ‘Fantasy’ Revue Extends at Luxor, Preps for 25th Year

es coming back for more while racking up significant awards such as Las Vegas Magazine’s Hall of Fame and Las Vegas Weekly’s special all-time Best of Vegas awards in 2020.

But that growing list of accomplishments doesn’t stop the cast and crew of “Fantasy,” anchored by producer Anita Mann, from continuing to seek higher ground by evolving this classic category of Vegas entertainment. The show recently extended its partnership with Luxor through a new multi-year agreement, a deal that will keep it onstage at the Atrium Showroom at least long enough to celebrate 25 years.

The cast of “Fantasy” celebrates 23 years with producer Anita Mann in 2022.

“We want to stay as long as they want us to stay,” said Mann, an Emmy Award-winning choreographer who has worked on countless TV productions in addition to her stage work. “We have a healthy relationship and I think we both trust each other. I’d like to stay another 10 years. But really, we take it one year at a time.”

This extension is particularly meaningful for this show, which was one of the first at any MGM Resorts property to return to live performances after the COVID pandemic shut down casinos and theaters across the city. “Fantasy” moved into the larger Luxor Theater temporarily to accommodate social distancing and other health mandates before it was safe to return to the Atrium Showroom, a venue shared with another long-running Luxor show, Carrot Top’s comedy production.

“I don’t think we had the feeling of normalcy while in that [temporary] venue, even though the show looked good,” Mann said. “When we moved back into our showroom around July 4 [in 2021], the dancers were still wearing masks and the audience was as well. Now I do feel we’re back to full-blown normalcy, since we’re able to do meet-and-greets after the show, and have people onstage.”

There are several very successful burlesque-style shows running on the Strip but the “Fantasy” team believes its gorgeous and talented cast sets it apart, as well as its remarkable consistency through the years. And now that Luxor is fully stocked with live entertainment options — Blue Man Group and “America’s Got Talent presents Superstars Live” in addition to Carrot Top — the sexy revue that takes the stage seven times every week is helping infuse fresh energy at the south Strip resort with music, comedy and more.

“I’ve worked for 15 years in ‘Fantasy’ and we used to have nightclubs and different things at the casino, but we’ve evolved through that,” said dancer and co-producer Mariah Rivera. “Now Luxor’s biggest draw is just entertainment and it’s just really cool to be in a casino where that’s the main focus.”

Rivera was promoted from associate producer to co-producer last year, and she continues to perform in the show. She’s not the only cast member whose role has evolved; dancers Ashton Bray and Yesi Burgess, both longtime performers in “Fantasy,” have recently moved up to production manager and associate choreographer, respectively.

“It’s a testament to Anita and her wisdom in knowing the potential in dancers and giving opportunities to grow,” Rivera said. “Some shows, you’re hired as a dancer and that’s all they ever see you as. Anita comes from a dance background herself and she knows what it’s like, and that’s why I love working for her. She wants to share her knowledge of the business and wants to raise women up.”

Combine that spirit of collaboration and creativity with the powerhouse vocals and charisma of headlining singer Lorena Peril, who’s been with “Fantasy” for about 10 years, and rotating comedians Murray Sawchuck and Shayma Tash, and you have a revue with a whole lot of variety. Still, no one is resting on laurels.

“I still see the show all the time and I’m still giving notes every time,” said Mann. “We want to be a classic production show that features the concept of beautiful girls, beautiful dancers, that classic kind of Vegas-style entertainment, but we want to keep the show moving forward. We like to keep it fresh and young but also make sure … we have a wide range of ages at our show, and couples and singles, and bachelor and bachelorette parties.”

She said she’s already deep into working on a special 25th anniversary production, but the cast won’t start rehearsing it until the end of this year, at the earliest. “We certainly think we’re working on something exciting,” she said. “But my goal every day is to keep the brand alive, challenge ourselves and create a show that continues to be beautiful, sexy, and entertaining for a modern audience.”

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After a night of performing on the Fantasy stage, she likes to cuddle up on the couch with her family and a glass of wine while watching "The Bachelor". Thanks to her musical theatre background, she has traveled the world.


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Her favorite activity after a show is going home to cuddle with her cat, Lemon. She is interested in the arts and is a certified personal trainer which has led her to pursuing a degree in nursing. Abby is no stranger to keeping things interesting – she once got engaged to a stranger on TV!


Skyla is a Las Vegas native, raised into a family of performers, and is a star in her own right as a fourth-generation dancer and third-generation Las Vegas showgirl. She has a love for the arts, astrology, health and wellness and travel.

When she isn’t performing, you can find her at her favorite coffee spot, Gabi Coffee or her favorite Vegas hangout, Born and Raised Bar with their great cocktails and late night eats. After a show, Skyla loves to unwind by going home to cuddle with her puppy, Charlie, while they enjoy a movie or show on Netflix together.


From Burnsville, Minnesota, Ashton, our star from the north, loves being one with nature, watching the Food Network, and traveling.

When she isn’t lighting up the stage, she enjoys spending her time outdoors by Lake Mead or at Mt. Charleston. After a show, Ashton loves to sit outside and play fetch with her puppies. From being a certified scuba diver to volunteering at an elephant sanctuary in Cambodia to visiting Thailand, our gorgeous traveler has seen it all.



Hailing from the Bay Area, the beautiful Soolin really lights up the Fantasy stage! This west coast dancer was named after a character in a 70’s British science fiction TV show, so being on stage was her destiny.

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When she isn’t working up a sweat on stage or in the gym, she loves relaxing at home watching Netflix or enjoying a day at the beach and watching the sunset.


From New York to Vegas, Joli sure knows how to be a showstopper! Her interests include dancing, acting, aerial work, hiking, yoga, and swimming. She loves to eat vegan pizza and enjoys hanging out at Park on Fremont.

When she’s not lighting up the stage, Joli loves to unwind on the couch with her French bulldog or catch live music around town with her friends. A lot of people don’t know this, but Joli is also an acrobat and loves to combine aerial work with contemporary and jazz movements.


Lorena, our stunning vocalist, came from San Francisco, California to take over the Las Vegas Strip! When she’s not headlining for Fantasy, you can find her traveling, vintage shopping, off-roading in her jeep or doing charity work. Her favorite Vegas hangout is Mt. Charleston.

Lorena loves to unwind after a night of performing by meditating in her backyard and stargazing with her husband and their fur babies. After being a full-time housekeeper for years, she was discovered for her voice while on a cruise. From housekeeper to headliner, Lorena has never looked back!



Mariah is a knockout from Grand Junction, Colorado who came to take the Vegas Strip by storm! A farm girl at heart and a lover of all things sports, she loves watching the Broncos play in the NFL, golfing, playing basketball, and spending time with her puppies. Some of her favorite cheat day meals include tacos, pizza, and beer.

After a show, Mariah loves chatting with the girls in the dressing room before heading home. From dancer to co-producer, this Colorado girl can do it all!



All the way from Valparaiso, Indiana, Rachael, this brunette dynamo, loves to dance, choreograph, travel, and spend time with her family and friends. Her favorite places to visit are New York and Paris, where she can shop until she drops and eat amazing food.

After a long night of performing, you can find her relaxing with a glass of wine, good food, and watching Netflix before heading to bed.


Bellissima is what comes to mind when we think of Irene! Joining Fantasy from Milan, she loves dancing, meditating, reading, concerts and being at the gym. When not dazzling the audience, Irene can be found at a salsa night somewhere in Vegas. A world traveler, she also speaks three languages and makes an amazing risotto, but her favorite dish is her grandma’s lasagna with a glass of wine.

After performing on the Atrium Showroom stage, Irene likes to keep the night going with more dancing or heading straight home for a relaxing bath. Her funniest moment as a dancer? She once broke a shoe and had to finish the routine with only one heel.



Shining on the Fantasy stage from Silver Lake, Kansas, is the one and only Rivers. In her free time, Rivers enjoys visiting thrift stores, working out at the gym, attending dance classes at Millennium, and watching paranormal investigations and makeup tutorials. Some of her favorite Vegas hangouts are the Absinthe Spiegel tent or Good Morning Kitchen.

After a show, she enjoys cooking and writing in her journal. Passionate about using her talents to bring awareness to social causes, Rivers has performed and given a speech in front of the White House in Washington, D.C. at Curefest to help fight childhood cancer.


There’s no place like home for our Midwestern princess Stevie like Winfield, Kansas! She is constantly thinking about cats and saving the planet. When Stevie’s not taking the stage by storm, she’s out hiking, scuba diving, going to the gym, or developing her skills on the stage. Some of her favorite food and drink choices are chocolate, fish tacos, and kombucha.

After a show, she loves to unwind for the night with a glass of wine while she reads by the fireplace and cuddles with her cat. Thanks to her power moves, Stevie has been able to live, work, and visit over 30 countries before the age of 25!


Hailing from Havana, Cuba, Yesi is our firecracker with a passion for dance. Currently the dance captain for Fantasy, Yesi is not only a standout performer, but also works with the cast to teach and perfect routines. She also likes cook, listen to podcasts, and create art.

When she’s not performing, you can find her in the gym working out or sipping on a Pina Colada at her favorite Vegas spot, Town Square. Yesi enjoys chatting with her girls in the dressing room after a show and hanging out at The Luxor for a night out. Her favorite cuisines are Japanese and Cuban, and she loves Havana Club rum. One day, Yesi hopes to own a beach house in Varadero Beach, Cuba.

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From the “Show Me State,” Ryn was born to be on the Las Vegas stage! Not only a world traveler having studied ballet in Armsterdam, she is also a published poet and enjoys learning about astrology and the spiritual arts, history, psychology, cats and Japanese and Korean media.

When not on the Fantasy stage, she loves writing, acting, learning new languages and discovering (and dancing) to new music. Her favorites hangouts in Vegas include Shanghai Plaza and The Golden Tiki, as well as finding great Asian foods and margaritas. After a show, she likes to wind down with a hot bath before curling up in bed with her dog, Poppy, to watch anime.



There must be something about that fresh mountain air in Colorado, as Madison is our second Rocky Mountain beauty to currently be in Fantasy. Madison loves being outdoors, spending her free time golfing, skiing, and walking her basset hound, Daisy, as well as learning about entrepreneurship, innovation, and home organization. Her favorite place to hangout is Big T’s Cantina to rock out on karaoke night.

After a performance, Madis on prefers to head home for dinner and a relaxing shower before going to bed.


Originally from Cleveland before graduating from college at sea, Jordan is ready to make a splash on the Fantasy stage! This globe-trotting beauty use her off-time to work out, dance and spend time with family and friends. Having traveled far and wide, her favorite city she visited was Dubai.

Jordan likes wind down after performing with a hot shower followed by a movie to fall asleep to. Her favorite spot in Vegas is the Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar at Town Square, while her favorite foods include popcorn, pierogies, French onion soup, Dunkin’ iced coffee and wine.


Originally from Cleveland before graduating from college at sea, Jordan is ready to make a splash on the Fantasy stage! This globe-trotting beauty use her off-time to work out, dance and spend time with family and friends. Having traveled far and wide, her favorite city she visited was Dubai.

Jordan likes wind down after performing with a hot shower followed by a movie to fall asleep to. Her favorite spot in Vegas is the Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar at Town Square, while her favorite foods include popcorn, pierogies, French onion soup, Dunkin’ iced coffee and wine.

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