When the Folies Bergere closed in after a run of Laura has 11 costume changes in the show. It's hard to imagine the chaos that goes on in these cramped quarters. Designed by Bob Mackie and Pete Menafee, the costumes are all different, and many of them are 30 years old. Forty of them in Jubilee!
Each change requires that she go up and down two flights of stairs in three inch heels, often wearing a 20 pound costume with a headdress that can stick out three-feet on each side, all the while avoiding the other 85 dancers and 75 stage hands pulling curtains and pushing sets.
An Afternoon With A Las Vegas Showgirl
The show's set pieces include the sinking of the Titanic, a Samson and Delilah number in which a gigantic temple crashes to the ground and homage to Hollywood. The backstage tours are available Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 11 a. Some of the headdresses are huge and held up by pulleys twenty feet in the air, then lowered on to the girl's head just before going on stage. But no special effect can top the showgirls - the 60 beauties who wear 10, pounds of rhinestones, 8, miles of sequins, 4, pounds of feathers Whereas modern shows like Phantom of the Opera are computer and machine controlled, the "Old School" Jubilee!