Frank Marino’s DIVAS: Absolutely HER-Larious
Don’t hate Frank Marino because he looks better in a gown than you do. Don’t hate him because his hair and makeup are always perfect and he walks on Manolo Blahnik stilettos. His show, DIVAS, features an all-star cast of superstar female impersonators, and on any given night, you are likely to meet Britney, Cher, Diana Ross, Beyonce, and more. Even Madonna and Dolly may stop by. Marino, the show’s emcee and star, Joan Rivers, changes between every act and struts on stage in designer gowns, strapped into his stilettos. His campy voice, smooth performance style and comic delivery are part of the reason for his success, but the main reason is his incredible energy. As his promo material says, “Niagara Fall could take lessons.” Be-dah-da-dum.
Marino grew up in New York and always knew he’d be a star. He has spent some 25 years on the Las Vegas Strip as the star of An Evening of La Cage, and in 2005, then Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman proclaimed February 1 to be “Frank Marino Day.” He has a street, Frank Marino Drive, named after him and a star on the Las Vegas Walk of Fame. In 2009, he was named Las Vegas’ “Entertainer of the Century,” and has performed more than 25,000 shows to more than 10 million people.
Marino is an author, newscaster, columnist and actor. His first book, His Majesty, the Queen, was a best-seller and he appeared in Miss Congeniality 2 with Sandra Bullock and in the off-Broadway hit, Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding.
While Marino always knew he’d be a star, he didn’t know the path would be covered with designer clothes and wig changes. “The ladder of success was even harder to climb wearing high heels,” he said.
Come meet the DIVAS. It won’t be a drag.