Site not look beautiful? Click here

As We See It

[The Backstory]

Showgirl and boy tryouts generate plenty of sweat and nervous energy

Image
Tryouts for Jubilee! at Bally’s …
Photo: Leila Navidi

... and the classic Chippendales male revue at Rio.

Jubilee! Auditions and Chippendales Auditions | January 2013

Auditions are tough. I had the opportunity to photograph two this past week. Jubilee!, the long-running showgirl spectacular at Bally’s, holds auditions every six months for new strutting showgirls and twirling dancers. Chippendales, the classic male revue at the Rio, was holding auditions for the Chippendales World Tour. While the shows are obviously different, the auditions were very similar: nervous energy, sweat and fit bodies shown off in skimpy dance wear. And though it was mostly about looking beautiful and showcasing dance skills, the lesson I gleaned was this: If you can’t make it, fake it, and wow them with your personality.

Share

Commenting Policy

Previous Discussion:

  • The station's typical smooth jazz gets replaced with indie rock, underground hip-hop and non-commercial electronic dance music during a new time block.

  • “I realized people in Las Vegas would be wondering where those dark smoke clouds were coming from.”

  • Sobering stats: Project Know's new study points to the unpredictability of party drugs.

  • Get More As We See It Stories
Top of Story