Posts tagged as: Women on the Las Vegas Stage

Women on the Las Vegas stage: Marie Osmond

Women on the Las Vegas stage: Marie Osmond

During the month of July, this series has introduced you to five incredible artists who represent the women who perform in theaters and showrooms in Las Vegas every night. From the comic to the showgirl, these women have given you a window on their lives on-stage and off. The series closes today with a look [...]

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 [...]

Women on the Las Vegas stage: ‘Le Rêve’s’ Colby Lemmo

Women on the Las Vegas stage: ‘Le Rêve’s’ Colby Lemmo

“The character who I portray in the show is not who I am in real life,” says Colby Lemmo. She doesn’t just mean that she’s acting when she plays the Dreamer in “Le Rêve – The Dream.” “Le Rêve” opens with a proposal, and the entire production is devoted to exploring the Dreamer’s imagination as she [...]

Women on the Las Vegas stage: ‘Jersey Girls’

Women on the Las Vegas stage: ‘Jersey Girls’

Like all professional musical theater performers, the actors in the Las Vegas production of “Jersey Boys” spend their lives becoming lots of different people on stage. But the changes come faster for the four women in this show than for most. “Within the first act, I get shot out of a cannon and I don’t [...]

Women on the Las Vegas stage: ‘Fantasy’ dancer Tracey Gittins

Women on the Las Vegas stage: ‘Fantasy’ dancer Tracey Gittins

In the photos she took for the cover of the 2013 “Fantasy” Calendar, Tracey Gittins’ toned, beautiful body glistens. But if we were to visit her at home, we might find her covered in baking flour. Tracey takes off almost all her clothes on stage, but the seductive solo she dances only shows off half [...]

Women on the Las Vegas stage: Comedian Rita Rudner

Women on the Las Vegas stage: Comedian Rita Rudner

I called Rita Rudner at home on a Thursday morning. I had already seen her show, so I knew I wanted to ask her about making jokes about marriage — something she does well and that is a trademark of her comedy. She tells me that a lot couples come to her show, and I [...]

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, [...]

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