Las Vegas is known as Sin City for a good reason. Bally’s is one of the most popular casinos on The Strip in Vegas, and their critically acclaimed topless show, Donn Arden’s Jubilee, takes the cake in terms of adult entertainment.
For many, the complete show, including the stage setting, the ambience, and the actual storyline are what makes Jubilee the best. For others, it’s the finest showgirls in Vegas that make this a must-see. Whichever you’re going for, Jubilee has been a top show for 28 years for one good reason: it’s entertaining.
There are many hotels in Las Vegas that are fitted with the most modern and sleek interior design schemes, which is great, but at Bally’s, you get a little piece of old Las Vegas. It’s like stepping back in time and most visitors appreciate this classic look and feel. This is why Jubilee is still popular with visitors today.
Jubilee is the longest running production in Vegas, and it’s basically a platform for the showgirls to perform. Originally opened in 1981, Donn Arden has since taken over Jubilee, but many of the same sets and storylines of the show’s early years are still used today, including the sinking of the Titanic. Up until 5 years ago, the show’s main dancer was Linda Green. Linda is a Guinness Book of World Records holder for the most years in a show – 23.
The show is broken down into 7 acts. As the crowd piles in and the lights on the stage turn out, the sound erupts and the showgirls immediately grasp the crowd’s attention with the first act, “Showtime! Putting It Into The Right Vernacular”. Jubilee then incorporates a little bit of the circus with act 2, “Juggling Special Act”, and then go historic with “Samson and Delilah Tonight, a Lesson from Ancient History”, in act 3.
There’s no plot to follow, per se. It’s all entertainment. The first three acts lead up to a Cirque du Soleil-like “Aerial Specialty Act” for act 4. For the Titanic lovers out there, you won’t get to see Leo and Kate’s on-screen chemistry, but you will see a larger-than-life recreation – albeit in the nude – of the historic event in act 5, “Titanic: Away We Go on the Mighty ‘Unsinkable’ Ocean Liner.”
Act 6 brings the brawn with the “Strong Men Specialty Act”, and to ease you into a heartfelt goodbye, act 7 is “The Finale: A Tribute to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.”
Ticket prices for the show vary depending on dates and times, but as of now, Jubilee is always available at Bally’s on The Strip. There are few places today that still offer a full-on production with the showgirls as the centerpiece, and even fewer as entertaining as Jubilee.