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This local production, featuring former showgirls and Las Vegas Strip headliners, reveals the glamorous history of an iconic, yet now rare, symbol of Las Vegas show business.
She’s a fantastic character, a creative vision. She can stand 10-foot-tall and stretch to 10-foot-wide. The Las Vegas Showgirl is like a beautiful, giant, sparkling bird flaunting fabulous feathers. But she is much more than that. On stage, she’s an icon who represents Las Vegas to the world. Off stage, she’s an ordinary person living an extraordinary life. The Showgirl: A Las Vegas Icon tells her compelling story.
That story goes back 50+ years. It began in the 1950s when classic Parisian showgirls first came to Las Vegas. The Showgirl: A Las Vegas Icon recounts how these women helped Las Vegas grow to become the Entertainment Capital of the World, and it asks, “Where are they now?” This narrative is chronicled by the showgirls themselves as well as the people who worked with them, studied them and were inspired by them.
Let's explore Edouard Manet's A Bar at the Folies-Bergère.
Sixteen dancers from across the country, representing a range of dance styles, move as one
Watch as The Met prepares for the most extravagant show of the year.