Authentic showgirls from classic Las Vegas production shows will perform in "Showgirl Follies: A Life in Feathers and Rhinestones" at the Starbright Theatre in Summerlin on June 4 at 7 p.m. and June 5 at 3 p.m. Produced, directed and choreographed by Mistinguett, the 75-minute show features a cast of 17 performers with an average age of 50.
"Showgirls are the original and true symbol of Las Vegas, and 'Showgirl Follies' aims to preserve the iconic style and image of Las Vegas showgirls," said Mistinguett, who, along with her previous partner, Greg Thompson, produced and choreographed more than half a dozen shows in Reno/Tahoe and nine shows on the Las Vegas Strip from 1981-2007.
"The dancers in 'Showgirl Follies' are all from classic Las Vegas revue shows including 'Lido de Paris,' 'Folies Bergere,' 'Casino de Paris,' Siegfried & Roy, 'Splash,' 'Enter the Night,' 'Jubilee!' and 'Bravo Vegas,' some of the most revered shows in Las Vegas history," she continued.
Starring dancers in the show are Delia Sheppard, Jack Failla and Guy Rendon. Special guest stars include comic ventriloquist Michael Ziegfeld (SNL's "TV Funhouse" ), Sheldon Craig (Broadway's "Smokey Joe's Cafe" and "Ragtime"), Mark Francis (Harrah's "Erocktica" and Greg Thompson's "Hollywood") and Argentian singer Stella Milano .
" 'Showgirl Follies' was conceived as a weekend showcase, which was presented in December 2010 at Sun City's Anthem Freedom Hall Theater," Mistinguett said. "We sold out both shows and got a terrific audience response. We've revamped some numbers, and we are very excited to now present it at Summerlin's Starbright Theatre in June."
Tickets are $15 for Summerlin residents and $18 for nonresidents. They can be purchased at the Starbright Theatre box office, 800-595-4849; Pinnacle Community Center, 240-1301; Desert Vista Community Center, 363-1341; and Mountain Shadows Community Center, 966-1410. The Starbright Theatre is located at 2225 Thomas Ryan Blvd.