Holly Madison Returns to the Las Vegas Stage (Sorta)

“Million Dollar Quartet,” the top-notch, Broadway-quality show at Harrah’s Las Vegas, has had soft ticket sales since it opened in Feb. 2013. Bafflingly. It’s really good.

The underrated show has tried to up its visibility by having guest performers, like Bally’s headliner Véronic DiCaire and Paris headliner Taylor Hicks, and now the show has its sights on Holly Madison, former star of the mercifully-closed “Peepshow” at Planet Hollywood.

Holly works a red carpet, pre-motherhood.
Holly works a red carpet, pre-motherhood.

If “Million Dollar Quartet” needs to resort to such marketing tactics, inviting Holly Madison to perform is one this Las Vegas blog can get behind.

Toward the end of her stint in “Peepshow,” Holly Madison took on some singing duties, so she might have some chops for all we know.

She’ll be performing “The Lady Loves Me,” a tune from a classic cinematic cheesefest, “Viva Las Vegas.”

Insipid lyrics aside (“The gentleman has savoir faire, as much as an elephant or a bear”), “The Lady Loves Me” would seem a good fit for Holly Madison’s guest appearance. Because, you know, “Million Dollar Quartet” has an Elvis in it.

Expect a flirty, Marilyn Monroe-esque delivery from Holly Madison, in a duet with the excellent Tyler Hunter.

Even when he's not onstage, Tyler Hunter is quite Elvisy.
Even when he’s not onstage, Tyler Hunter is quite Elvisy.

“Million Dollar Quartet” is loosely based upon a real event, a gathering of four music icons in a recording studio on Dec. 4, 1956. The show is really just an excuse for four talented tribute artists to perform the hits of Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.

No date has been announced for the Madison’s guest spot in “Million Dollar Quartet,” but our bud John Katsilometes believes it’ll be sometime in December.

The good news about “Million Dollar Quartet” having guests is they don’t try to shoehorn the performers into the show. They just show up and perform with the cast after the show’s curtain calls. Harmless enough.

Gosh, another photo of Holly Madison. How did that get here?
Gosh, another photo of Holly Madison. How on Earth did that happen?

The former “Girls Next Door” star is rumored to be eyeballing a new show of her own on The Strip. We’ll be keeping an eye on any developments.

Hey, it’s Holly Madison.