3645 Las Vegas Boulevard South (Bally's)
Las Vegas, NV 89109
NileGuide Expert tip:
The last place in Vegas to see a full-scale production show with showgirls.
Bally's Jubilee! is the last Old Vegas-style, showgirl-encrusted stage show. Almost 100 performers, 50 of them topless dancers, are in the show. You won't see this many sequins and rhinestones unless you visit a factory that makes them.
Once a staple of Las Vegas entertainment, the classic stage show gives audiences a lot of singing and dancing—much of it topless—interspersed with acrobats and other performers. Elaborate sets add to the spectacular productions, which include the Titanic's sinking and a tribute to Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.
The showgirls' slinky, skimpy costumes were designed by Bob Mackie and Pete Menefee. And there are a lot of costumes—1,000 different designs. The head pieces, a signature Vegas showgirl item, take some skill to walk around in. They can weigh up to 35 pounds.
Jubilee! has two shows nightly. The theater is dark on Fridays. Saturday's 7:30 p.m. show is covered (not topless), so children 13 and over can attend.