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Celine Dion, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle at Katy Perry’s finale

Updated November 6, 2023 - 8:52 pm

The show with the towering toilet ended with a royal flush.

Entertainment royalty and British royalty took in Katy Perry’s finale at Resorts World Theatre on Saturday night. Celine Dion made her first visit to a performance at the venue she had been scheduled to open in November 2021. The recording superstar was with her twin sons, Eddy and Nelson.

And Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were seated in the same VIP section, just to the right of the sound board in the middle of the theater. Celine’s party and Harry and Meghan arrived separately. The show with the towering, talking toilet hit a royal flush on its way out.

Elsewhere, actress Cameron Diaz and her husband, Benji Madden of Good Charlotte, were also spotted in video from that section, greeting Dion. Actress Zoe Saldana (“Star Trek,” “Avatar”) was confirmed to be at the show. As reported in the Daily Mail, Harry and Markle; Diaz and Madden; and Saldana all flew a private jet to the finale .

Dion was seen dancing throughout the show, giving fans and officials more confidence she can return to the stage in 2024. AEG reps have remained optimistic she will eventually be healthy enough to perform a residency production at the theater.

Saturday’s drop-in was Dion’s second public appearance in less than a week. She and her family also attended Monday night’s Montréal Canadiens-Golden Knights game at T-Mobile Arena.

Perry called out to her fiance, Orlando Bloom, and her family who joined in her 80th and final “Play” date.

“I love you guys so much. I can’t wait to get back home and play pickle ball tomorrow,” she said while standing in her keyhole-designed closing set. “To my partner, Orlando, for being an incredible support system and an amazing father. I love you.”

Perry noted “Play” was her first show as a mother, created after the birth of her daughter, Daisy Dove. She was born in August 2020, and Perry then began to envision the childlike”Play” production.

“When I met her, it was like all the love I was ever searching for finally showed up,” Perry said through tears. “She made me hole and she healed me, and she showed my how to play again.”

The show was nearly totally sold out, just a single ticket went unsold by the time Perry hit the stage.

Perry finished, as always, with a medley of “The Greatest Love of All,” and “Firework” as balloons blanketed the theater. The video screen illuminated with the message, “SEE YOU NEXT YEAR.” Likely a reference to a new album and world tour in 2024. Perry has mentioned she wants to release “KP6” and hit the road again next year.

But the 39-year-old pop star has also said she’d like to return to the Strip one day, with a show that is not “Play,” but unique to Las Vegas. With 80 shows banked, this play date is over. But we’ll will fondly remember Perry’s zeal in delivering her vision. No one has had more fun playing Vegas.

John Katsilometes’ column runs daily in the A section. His “PodKats!” podcast can be found at reviewjournal.com/podcasts. Contact him at jkatsilometes@reviewjournal.com. Follow @johnnykats on X, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.

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