Jubilee: An Entertainment Legend

By September 15, 2014Uncategorized

Bally’s Las Vegas is one of the only places left in the world to see real performing showgirls. An entertainment legend in itself, Jubilee has outlasted every showgirl production—and every Las Vegas show in history—since its 1981 debut. Jubilee maintains the glitz and glamour of a classic Vegas revue complete with topless performers flocked in feathers and rhinestones. It’s truly a Sin City showgirl institution.

While retaining its historical character, Jubilee has undergone an extensive transformation. At the helm of the modernization is illustrious choreographer, Frank Gatson Jr. As director and choreographer, Gatson took the beloved elements of Jubilee and refreshed the production, adding in new choreography, a story narrative and an empowering message. The revamped spectacle maintains the integrity of the original version, but adds a culturally contemporary twist.

Nearly 100 showgirls and showboys kick, dance, sing and shimmy their way through 95 minutes of continuous over-the-top numbers like the sinking of the Titanic, and Samson and Delilah. Colorful costumes, plenty of feather headdresses and show-stopping entrances on the grand staircase put audiences in a heady Las Vegas trance flavored with tradition.

From its 30-person wardrobe team sewing, repairing and cleaning costumes by hand, to the stage hands and crew helping to assemble the show on a nightly basis, Jubilee remains true to its original nature, functioning the same way for more than 30 years. The massive stage is half the size of a football field and is considered the third most technologically advanced stage in the world. Due to continuous demand, Jubilee performs 10 spectacular performances per week.


  • Witness the sinking of an exact Titanic replica
  • Vintage Vegas’ last original showgirl revue
  • Tall, long-legged showgirl standards remain over the decades
  • Secrets revealed in additional Backstage Tour experience
  • Eleven full scale costume changes


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