Posts tagged as: Las Vegas Showgirls

New Jubilee! director promises to honor Vegas show creator’s legacy

New Jubilee! director promises to honor Vegas show creator’s legacy

It’s been a long time coming. After 32 years, showgirl production Jubilee! is entering the contemporary world of shows on the Las Vegas Strip – and with it could lose its designation as a topless revue. To watch Jubilee! today is like stepping back in time, a “Twilight Zone” sort of experience, complete with 1970s [...]

Auditions are a way of life for artists in the Entertainment Capital of the World

Auditions are a way of life for artists in the Entertainment Capital of the World

Several years ago, I auditioned for a Vegas run of “STOMP” — a show that featured dancer-percussionists making music with their bodies and everyday objects like pipes and brooms. Dozens of 20- and 30-somethings lined up outside a warehouse-style strip mall unit in Las Vegas’ Chinatown, some carrying manila folders containing resumes and head shots, [...]

Women on the Las Vegas stage: Showgirl Kat Day

Women on the Las Vegas stage: Showgirl Kat Day

Kat Day is a living testament to the glamour that built the Las Vegas Strip and to the power and perfection that allowed Vegas showgirls to become icons of feminine strength and beauty. “When they opened the El Rancho, they really didn’t have anything but a dirt road to pull people down here (to the [...]

Neon Museum celebrates Stardust signs and showgirls

Neon Museum celebrates Stardust signs and showgirls

Once upon a sign … I mean, a time … showgirls ruled the Las Vegas stage. “We were like the Cirque shows,” said former “Lido de Paris” showgirl Lou Anne Harrison Chessik during a panel discussion on Stardust Showgirls last week at the Neon Museum. “We were in every hotel on the Strip.” Part of [...]

Women on the Las Vegas stage: Introduction

Women on the Las Vegas stage: Introduction

Jan Laverty Jones, the first woman mayor of Las Vegas, was recording a political ad for a local TV station when an entertainment manager was overheard saying, “Isn’t it amazing that only in Las Vegas could you find a mayor who, in her past life, had been a showgirl?” Jones had never been a showgirl, [...]

‘Jubilee!’ showgirls bring Vegas history to audiences today

‘Jubilee!’ showgirls bring Vegas history to audiences today

The showgirls at “Jubilee!” do more than perform. They’re living relics. Adorned in sequins, feathers and Swarovski crystals, the dancers in “Jubilee!” at Bally’s are an iconic part of the city’s history. Behind the statuesque beauties are years of tradition that have shaped what the Las Vegas showgirl means to people around the world. “It’s [...]

Flashback Friday: Are showgirls on the endangered list?

Flashback Friday: Are showgirls on the endangered list?

For years, the iconic symbol of Las Vegas has been the jewelled, feathered, statuesque showgirl. Holding a Las Vegas event minus a bevy of beautiful showgirls would be akin to making a peanut butter sandwich without the jam – it sticks in one’s craw. So dial the irony up to 11 when you realize that Las Vegas has [...]

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