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A blast of Beacher: What to know as he preps to open the latest Madhouse at MGM Grand

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Renderings of Jeff Beacher’s Madhouse at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Renderings of Jeff Beacher’s Madhouse at MGM Grand

Renderings of Jeff Beacher’s Madhouse at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Launch slideshow »

Jeff Beacher returns to Las Vegas on Dec. 27 as the latest version of “Beacher’s Madhouse” opens at MGM Grand. The production is taking over the space that was home to “Crazy Horse Paris” (known earlier as “La Femme”) just across from Hollywood Theater.

What’s this going to look like? Organized madness is what. Some operative words and terms for “Madhouse” as the opening date looms:

Little people: They are a Beacher’s Madhouse hallmark, a holdover from his show at the Joint. A bunch of little people will be assembled in Beacher’s 40-person operation. Where does he find them all? “Everyone’s friends with everyone, you get to know the community and they come to us and they want jobs, and we pay people a lot of money.”

18: The number of little people Beacher puts onstage, total.

Cocktails: What the little people fired from cannons and out of the backside of an elephant will be serving guests.

Eight: The age of music impresario DJ Baby Chino, to be featured in the show.

21: The required minimum age of those in allowed into the theater for the show who are not DJ Baby Chino.

A prison: What the city of Chino, Calif., is best known.

Telephone booth: Where some superhero-styled costume changes are going to take place.

As in, Clark Kent as Superman. Or, if you will, Mini-Superman. Super-Mini. We shall see.

Cannons: What is going to be used to propel performers, most of them little people, across the club.

Cans and watermelons: What one of the featured performers crushes by squeezing her breasts.

$50,000: The cost of sitting at the VIP bottle-service table on New Year’s Eve (which is sold out).

“The hottest”: How Beacher describes his show during its run at the Joint.

Clint Holmes: The person I sat with the last time I watched “Beacher’s Madhouse” at the Joint in 2006.

10,000: The number of gallons of water that fills the fish tank at Rainforest Café, into which Beacher infamously leaped in December 2003 to promote “Beacher’s Madhouse” at the Joint.

“A kid”: How the 39-year-old Beacher describes himself at the time of that episode a decade ago. He has grown up, it seems. But not completely.

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