Sirens of TI

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Sirens of TI
Sirens of TI at night Las Vegas 2012 (1).jpg
Location: 3300 S. Las Vegas Blvd
Casino: Treasure Island Hotel and Casino
Cost: Free
First show October 2003
Last show October 19, 2013

The Sirens of TI was a free nightly show provided by the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. The show entailed a group of sensual and tempting sirens engaging with a band of renegade pirates led by the infamous Blackbeard.

Story[edit]

After capturing an overboard pirate, Israel Hands, and luring Blackbeard and his crew into Sirens' Cove, the Sirens quickly find themselves in a battle with the pirates they intended to toy around with. Cannons are soon firing from Blackbeard's galleon, The Queen Anne's Revenge, while the Sirens use their power over the ocean from their ship, The Song, to engulf The Queen Anne's Revenge and sink it to the bottom of the sea.

The show's not over yet though, as the pirates climb aboard The Song and a second battle ensues. As the pirates finally realize they're no match for the Sirens, they decide to surrender and The Song turns into a 21st-century party.

History[edit]

Treasure Island Sirens

In October 2003, the Sirens of TI show replaced the "Battle of Buccaneer Bay" show, which was geared towards a younger audience.[1] Director and choreographer Kenny Ortega created the "Sirens of TI" show.

The show commemorated its fifth anniversary on October 21, 2008 when the street leading into the hotel/casino property was renamed from "Buccaneer Boulevard" to "Siren's Cove Boulevard."[2] At that time, the show was presented four times daily, at 7, 8:30, 10 and 11:30 p.m. Beginning November 3, 2008, the show was presented at 5:30, 7, 8:30 and 10 p.m. daily.[3] According to a 2008 magazine article, songwriter Emilio Estefan prepared the score. Eight-three individual pieces of pyrotechnics were shot per show. Flame effects consumed seven gallons of liquid propane per show. The sound system was 40,000+ watts. The lagoon contained approximately 1.5 million gallons of reverse-osmosis filtered and reclaimed water, which was 10 feet deep at many points, extending to depths of 25 feet and 45 feet at two pits.[4]

On October 20, 2013, the show was halted for what was intended to be a temporary closure until December 26, for the construction of retail space nearby. But in late November 2013, Treasure Island announced that the closure was permanent.[5]

Notable performers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sirens of TI: 5 years of pirates and pyrotechnics," 24/7 Magazine (Las Vegas), October 2008, p. 34.
  2. ^ "Treasure Island Unveils New Street Sign," Las Vegas Tribune, October 29, 2008, page D-1.
  3. ^ "LasVegas2Go" magazine, October 26, 2008, p. 18.
  4. ^ Jennifer Prosser, "Siren Songs: The Sexy Female Pirates Celebrate Five Years of Working Their Wiles at Treasure Island," 'Where Las Vegas Magazine,' October 2008, pp. 88-89.
  5. ^ Clarke, Norme (November 24, 2013). "'Sirens' cast stunned, upset by show's closure". Las Vegas Review Journal. Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  6. ^ Wright, Becky. "Tiffany Coyne the real deal". Hers. Standard-Examiner. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 

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