Iconic Showgirl Spectacle “Jubilee!” Goes Dark for Overhaul

The classic showgirl production at Bally’s Las Vegas, “Jubilee!,” is closing today (Jan. 30, 2014) for a revamp to breathe new life into the show that opened in 1981.

Jubilee showgirl

Don’t panic. She’ll be back. Well, someone of her similar height and weight will be back. You know what we mean.

Some useless “Jubilee!” trivia: It’s a popular myth the dancer headdresses weigh up to 35 pounds. The heaviest is 22 pounds. Most are in the 10-15 pound range.

“Jubilee!” will re-open in March, after extensive changes courtesy of choreographer Frank Gatson Jr., who has worked with some of the biggest names in show business, like Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Usher and Mariah Carey. Read more.

Frank Gatson Jr.

The man giving “Jubilee!” some CPR, Frank Gatson Jr. No pressure.

The new “Jubilee!” will combine some elements of the show which has been seen by millions of people from around the world, including the over-the-top costumes, with an eye toward giving the show a modern twist.

Ticket sales for “Jubilee!” have waned recently, so this much-needed facelift is the show’s last shot at sticking around for another decade or three at Bally’s.

“Jubilee!” is the last show of its kind in Las Vegas, and possibly the world, so we’ve got our rhinestone-covered fingers crossed.

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