Shaky Russell is one of South Africa’s top Elvis Presley / fifties and sixties tribute performers with a style and energy that resonates that of the King himself. Viva Las Vegas starring Shaky Russell and a star-studded cast, Live At The Balalaika - The Balalaika Hotel Sandton from the 6th - 31st March 2019. 

Viva Las Vegas is a show that will keep audience members on the edge of their seats with Shaky's array of custom-made costumes and energetic performance. With his incredible vocal range and resemblance, Shaky Russell and a star-studded cast will perform more than 20 of Elvis’ greatest hits. Experience the songs, the moves and the voice that created a worldwide phenomenon that had never been seen before

The show captures the onstage excitement of Elvis' greatest performances and also pays tribute to other legends including Buddy Holly, Tina Turner, Neil Diamond, The Beatles & more.

An Elvis award-winning performer, he previously wowed audiences in Memphis USA (home of the real Elvis) making Shaky Russell one of today’s supreme Elvis Presley Performers. Shaky is accompanied on stage by an amazing group of professionals including a live rocking band and cast.



So….…Put on your Blue Suede Shoes and get ready to Shake Rattle & Roll, because this show promises to rock both young and old in true Vegas spirit. Experience Sandton’s Premier Theatre, Live at the Balalaika at the Balalaika Hotel Sandton.


 Viva Las Vegas opens on 6 March.

Performances are on Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 8pm

Saturday 30 March at 8pm and a matinee on 31 March at 3pm.



Tickets can be bought through Computicket’s website or by calling 011 484 0204 or from the reception at the Balalaika Protea Hotel and at the door. Call The Balalaika Protea Hotel on 011 322 5000. Tickets are priced at R195 for the month of March. 


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The famous Protea Hotel by Marriott® Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton celebrates its 70th birthday this year.

 It was the only hotel 70 years ago in Sandton and the original venue that hosted live entertainment 50 years ago has now created a pop-up theatre called Live at the Balalaika.

This pop-up theatre has a prime location in the hub of the Sandton Precinct and is opposite the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

‘Live at the Balalaika’ has been refurbished and has seating for 180 people. It is an ideal pop-up theatre space as actors and musicians can perform in a non-intimidating space. Sound, lighting and a TV screen have been installed to enhance the experience that audiences will receive. The aim of this Pop-Up Theatre is to accommodate people in the myriads of hotels in the Sandton precinct who have nothing to do during the week and/or weekends.

 There are numerous bars in the hotel and close to the pop-up theatre is the famous ‘Bull Run’ restaurant with some of the best steaks in Johannesburg. After the show patrons can have a night cap at the Dollar Bar.

 Live at the Balalaika will open on 6 March and shows will be on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 20:00 and a Sunday matinee at 15:00.