A unique creative team from Australia is letting its “freak flag” fly by proudly unleashing a new era of sideshow entertainment – The World’s Greatest Freakshow
It’s one eye-opening, jaw-dropping, bone-bending experience.
The driving force behind The World’s Greatest Freakshow is muscleman Darren Sutton. An accomplished athlete and dancer from Melbourne, Victoria, Sutton brought his mates to Las Vegas in 2015 for Aussie Heat (formerly “Aussie Hunks”), a sizzling male revue. Caught off guard by the expense and intricacies of marketing to Sin City audiences, Sutton and the show made a few course corrections before landing a lengthy run at Planet Hollywood’s V Theatre. The show currently performs also at NOTORIETY Live.
Now an ambitious entrepreneur, Sutton is the founder and owner of several adult-skewing venues like PlayZone and PlayLounge back in Melbourne. Darren is also about to revolutionize the Gift & Bouquet Industry with a new venture Fruity Florals. He is co-founder, co-owner, and serves as Assistant Producer for The World’s Greatest Freakshow. Darren is excited to bring Australia’s most outlandish creation to the City of Entertainment.
“What we are is a mix between ‘The Greatest Showman‘, Cirque du Soleil, and the greatest freaks the world has ever seen. The world is ours…we can’t wait.”
Darren’s Vegas-based partner is dancer/emcee Lenard Trae, known to Sin City audiences for his work in Aussie Heat, Rock Candy, and Lucie May’s WILD NIGHT Rock ‘N’ Roll Revue. Trae, who entertains at various functions and events along with his residency show, is co-producer and co-owner of The World’s Greatest Freakshow. This makes him perhaps one of the busiest men in Las Vegas.
Another co-founder on the project is Sydney’s Sam Righi. A former drummer in the Australian music world, Righi is the founder and CEO of Big Deal Tours, the nation’s premier tour promoter and artist management agency. The company has worked with top-tier artists like Jon Bon Jovi, Andrea Bocelli, Billy Joel, Rod Stewart, and Kylie Minogue.
While the talent behind the scenes is notably impressive, The World’s Greatest Freakshow is all about the cast. Inspired by the collection of curiosities made famous by legendary P.T. Barnum (The Greatest Showman), Sutton and Trae have gathered human oddities from the corners of the Earth to stun and impress. The performers will shock ticket-buyers with raw talent and rarely seen abilities.
The cast includes Andrew Stanton – the world-famous performer who was the very first Cirque du Soleil sword swallower.
Anna, an extreme contortionist who “takes the body to the limit of what’s possible…and far beyond”, tribal voodoo witch doctor Johnny Percussion, and David, the Iron Jaw who can reportedly chew through a phone book.
The host is Cirque du Soleil’s Brandon Pereyda, known across the globe for his aerial skills in ZUMANITY. He will also be bringing his “Chains of Death” act back in The World’s Greatest Freakshow.
The World’s Greatest Freakshow is scheduled to perform at NOTORIETY Live every Friday & Saturday at 7 pm. The theatre is located at 300 Fremont Street on the third level of NEONOPOLIS. Tickets start at $39.00 (plus taxes/fees).