David Saxe

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David Saxe
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David Saxe
Born David Saxe
(1969-08-29)August 29, 1969
Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, United States
Nationality American
Education UNLV
Alma mater UNLV
Occupation Producer, Theater Owner
Known for Large production and talent driven "Vegas" style shows
Home town Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, United States
Spouse(s) Dr. Alana Saxe, DMD
Children Camden Saxe, Simone Saxe, Tristan Saxe
Parent(s) sister Melinda Saxe
Website www.davidsaxe.com

David Saxe (born August 29, 1969) is a Las Vegas show producer and theater owner. He produces dozens of shows around the world as well as several Las Vegas shows which perform nightly at his V Theater and Saxe Theater inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. A native of Las Vegas, David grew up into show business and eventually launched David Saxe Productions, a show production company in Las Vegas. He employs 300+ people and recently acquired a 60,000-square-foot (5,600 m2) office and production studio space to manage the daily sales, marketing, warehousing and show production operations for his company.

Biography[edit]

Producer and theater owner David Saxe was born into show business. His mother was a dancer in the world-famous Folies Bergère and his father was a famed saxophone player and bandleader for The Rat Pack. Entertainment was a family business for the Saxe family, and became a passion of David's at a young age. He spent his childhood helping with behind-the-scene show production, organizing performances for corporate dinners, arranging band instruments, and even creating his own special effects learning how to rig theatrical equipment. Blessed with a keen business sense, David eventually took over the financial aspects of the family business.

Writing and developing acts came naturally to David and at the age of 17, he launched his sister's TV special Melinda Saxe - First Lady of Magic at Bourbon Street Hotel and Casino making him the youngest producer in Las Vegas' history.[1] The show flourished, and Melinda became a nationwide sensation appearing on The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

David’s career quickly took off. He opened his first theater in San Francisco and by the age of 30 had produced 25 shows, many of which took the stage in Atlantic City, Lake Tahoe, Branson, Philadelphia and as far away as Japan. In 2004, he acquired the V Theater in Las Vegas and created the most popular "specialty acts" performance in the world, V The Ultimate Variety Show, which is still in production today. In April 2010, David acquired a second theater at Planet Hollywood, the $34 million Saxe Theater.[2] Saxe Theater opened with its first production, VEGAS! The Show, and is now home to B- A Tribute to the Beatles and Nathan Burton Comedy Magic.[3] In 2006 he debuted Stripper 101- pole dancing classes held at V Theater and in 2010 introduced the V Card - Vegas Nighclub Pass.

As soon as David started achieving success, he began giving back to the community. He joined ALS of Nevada's Board of Directors and raised $300,000 for the non-profit by producing the All Star Las Vegas Show each February. Because of these contributions, Mayor Oscar Goodman awarded David the key to the city and declared February 22 "David Saxe Day". In 2006, UNLV's College of Hotel Administration named David "Industry Executive of the Year" for his work in the entertainment field and as an adjunct professor. In 2011 David was named "Producer of the Year" by SEVEN Magazine and is now known as the most prolific producer in Vegas history.

David Saxe Productions[edit]

The following is a list of David Saxe's productions:

Current running shows:

Saxe Theater-

  • Vegas! The Show
  • B- A Tribute to the Beatles
  • Nathan Burton Comedy Magic

V Theater-

  • V - The Ultimate Variety Show
  • Zombie Burlesque
  • The Mentalist
  • Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
  • Marc Savard - Comedy Hypnosis
  • Hitzville The Show
  • Las Vegas Live Comedy Club
  • Evil Dead The Musical 4D
  • All Shook Up
  • Superstars On Stage

Past shows:

  • $1,000,000 Vegas Game Show
  • Amazed!
  • American Storm
  • Broadway Live!
  • Bruce in the USA
  • Buck Wild
  • Clint Holmes
  • Comedy Stop
  • Daytripper
  • Dirk Arthur Xtreme Magic
  • Gordie Brown
  • La Femme Magique
  • Matsuri
  • Melinda the First Lady of Magic
  • Ovation
  • Point Break Live!
  • Prodigy
  • Scarlett - Princess of Magic
  • Showgirls of Magic
  • Sin City Comedy Show
  • The Magic and Tigers of Rick Thomas
  • The Scintas
  • Toxic Audio
  • Trent Carlini
  • X Girls

And many more

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