Entertainment professionals in Caesar’s entertainment productions who had seen 16 months of inactivity had hoped this month would signal the reopening of their shows.

Instead, some of these shows are cut loose.

Caesars “downsizes” its live entertainment offerings, as revealed Thursday in a flurry of phone calls with show producers.

The adult revue “X Rocks” at Bally’s, produced by Frosted and Angela Stabile and their stable production collective isn’t coming back this year. The show had played The Back Room at Bally’s across from the Buca di Beppo restaurant and was planning to move to a renovated theater this summer or fall.

The anticipated closure of several Caesars Entertainment venues comes once the company is allowed to operate its casino floor at 100 percent capacity. The easing of capacity restrictions was announced on Wednesday. Hotel officials did not comment on the live entertainment developments on Thursday.

The cast of “X Rocks” became known as opening act for Metallica at T-Mobile Arena in November 2018, which was introduced by Comic Jim Breuer. The troupe lit the venue, which was packed with 20,000 hard rock fans.

The Stabiles say the show will return “100 percent” in 2022. The stable production meets Piff The Magic Dragon, and the revues “X Burlesque” at Flamingo and “X Country” at Harrahs Cabaret are spared.

“X Country” was the first strip hotel casino ticket production to return during COVID on October 22nd.

Piff played in a socially distant Flamingo showroom, but usually changes show times with “X Burlesque” in the former Bugsy Cabaret. The venue is named after X Burlesque when this show is performing and after Piff when he’s on stage.

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