Paula Abdul wants you to remember she’s Forever Your Girl — and she’ll officially launch her Las Vegas residency by that name tonight at the Flamingo hotel. With this show, featuring her chart-topping hits and iconic choreography, Paula promises to deliver a “interactive,” “joyous and fun” experience every night.
“It’s so much easier to be in one place and not have to travel all over,” she tells ABC Audio about choosing a Vegas run rather than a tour this time around. “I mean…I’m, like, one of those crazy ones that love being on the bus, but there’s nothing like being stationed in one place…I’ve always felt that my show belongs in Las Vegas.”
Paula says playing an intimate room allows her to interact with the fans, which she loves.
“The audience is so present right there and it’s a lot of fun. It’s heartfelt. There’s an incredible library of my choreography. It’s really joyous and fun,” she adds. Plus, her famous duet partner from her 1989 hit “Opposites Attract” is coming along for the ride.
“[MC] Skat Kat is part of the show,” she reveals of the famous cartoon feline. “He’s a little filthy, and he has this dressing room that’s bigger than mine….but it’s O.K.!”
The only tough part, Paula admits, is remembering the game-changing choreography she created for hits like “Straight Up.”
“I’ve choreographed so many routines, but for whatever reason, I forget those steps. But I remember Laker Girls routines!” she laughs. “So honestly, I have to talk to my body and I have to take time warming up, eat properly, try to get enough sleep. But I love what I’m doing, so it’s a joy.”
The show plays through October 26, and then again from November 26 through December 19.
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