While playing slot machines in RIO's Masquerade Village casino and watching the overhead float show, we were given promotions coupons for 2-for-1 tickets to attend the "Showgirls" show located in the RIO. With the tickets at $39.95 for their 11:00pm shows, we figured why not--where else can you go to a Las Vegas show for $20 each?
The entrance to the show is lined with costumes, pictures, props, and history tracing the rise of the Showgirl phenomenon in Las Vegas. A close-up look at these feathered and jeweled costumes was memorable.
Once inside the beautiful and modern Samba Theater it was showtime. The audience was about 80% male. This is one show women won't have trouble convincing their men to see.
The music was loud, up-beat, and never stopped. It was exhilarating. The show is a historical look at showgirls from inception through today with each time frame presented with its own costumes, music, and topless, gorgeous, leggy dancers. What made this show different from other late-night Vegas topless shows was that the girls did not just strut their stuff in the fabulous feathered costumes, but each actually danced to choreographed numbers. The performers are all topless in all the acts. It's high energy and they really work hard. The costumes were unbelievable, expensive, and heavy.
The entire show is hosted by Sunny, who gives the showgirl history while posing as various famous showgirl women, such as Madonna and Mae West. Sunny is perfect for the role, very talented, and comes across just like her name.
The music is very Rio, Brazil, and has a great beat. The show is over before you know it and enjoyed by everyone. We enjoyed it more than we expected. Due to the topless nature of this program, it is not suitable for children. For a different, very Las Vegas nightime entertainment, the Showgirls show was super.
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June 21, 2003
The show was a classic, a must see for first time Vegas goers. They go through the different decades of Vegas show girls. Stick around for pictures with the stars afterwards.
From journal Viva Las Vegas
April 28, 2003
From journal Wild Vegas Spring Break
by Barber E. Lane
Lake Forest, California
March 2, 2003
From journal Ring in the New Millenium, Vegas Style