Las Vegas’ last still-standing, still-dancing showgirls are about to fade into history. “Jubilee!” the last of the Strip’s epic, old-school productions, will have its final curtain call in a couple of months.
The production, complete with topless showgirls in elaborate costumes and stunning sets such those replicating the ill-fated Titanic, opened in July 1981 in Las Vegas. Over the decades, many of those in the crowd were repeat customers.
The show will continue six nights a week--it’s dark on Fridays--until the February closing. Tickets are available online or by calling (855) 234-7469.
There’s a glimmer of hope that the legendary showgirl may not be disappearing forever from the Vegas stage. “The opening of a new showgirl production at Bally’s is currently being explored,” a news release said.
The weekend news was the week’s second shock for the 150 or so cast and crew members. The show’s co-founder and longtime manager, Fluff LeCoque, died Dec. 10 at age 92.
A trained singer and dancer, LeCoque first performed in Las Vegas in 1947 at the long-gone Last Frontier hotel.
LeCoque also had a small role in the 1995 movie, “Casino.”
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