Vegas Seven

Best Scene-Stealer

Purple Reign’s Drew James

Anthony Mair

Las Vegas’ long-running Prince tribute show Purple Reign highlights two sides of The Purple One. Between its Kid of Purple Rain first act and the Prince of “Kiss” second-act, comes an interlude, with who else but Morris Day and the Time. As Prince’s zoot-suited rival, Drew James’ Day is all swagger and ego, preening in a mirror held by his flunky before bouncing into a rousing rendition of “Jungle Love” that has the audience on their feet. James brings enough comedic, kinetic energy to give the headliner a run for his money. But, hey, wasn’t it a challenge from Morris Day and the Time that made the Kid grow up into Prince anyway? At Westgate Las Vegas, purplereign.net

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