There are many free attractions in Las Vegas. These are what the locals usually take their house guests to in order to give them a taste of Las Vegas. Examples of these free attractions are the volcano at the Mirage Hotel and Casino and The Bellagio has the world famous water show.
Located a few hundred feet from the parking garage is a two-story stage that sits nestled on the casino floor. The top part of the stage is more like a walkway with large pillars that have red curtains that the performers can come out of. At either side of the walkway are large sweeping wrought iron stairwells. The bottom part of the stage is elevated for better viewing and very dynamic. (This I will explain in a moment.)
The first show that is referred to as “Burlesque” in my book this isn’t quite burlesque. Though don’t get me wrong the show is very entertaining. It is also something that someone of any age could watch in my opinion.
The show starts out with dancers performing their number around some cages and a very large Rio sign. As the crowd watches the dancers wiggle and pose on the Rio sign a light draws your attention to three corset-clad ladies in flowing robes embellished in feather trim.
I am standing on a balcony across from the Show in the Sky Stage. When a gentleman standing next to me tells his wife “Now this is getting good!” One of the corset-clad ladies was a woman by the name of Lily Arce. I have heard her sing before so I knew this was going to be good.
Lily sang cover songs while moving around the stage with the dancers. At one point during this number the three beautiful corset wearing ladies decided it was time for some audience participation. They pulled a younger gentleman out of the audience who was trying to take their photos from the crowd. The girls sat him down and danced all around and over him. The eager bystander was so busy trying to snap photos with his phone it drew laughter from the onlookers.
As Lily’s music died down the spot light drew your attention to the second story again. This time it was Jeffrey deBarathy to woo the crowd. The woman standing next to me with her husband said, “Now that is what I am talking about!” as a bare chested deBarathy started to sing.
Jeffrey who is a costume designer, dancer, and apparently a singer as well, sauntered down the stairwell bare chested in a floor length duster singing to the audience. Jeffrey joined the cast on the stage and continued to sing while the dancers moved around the stage.
Lily who had stepped off stage for a moment now rejoined Jeffrey on stage and they both sang together while the dancers performed their dance routines around the stage.
The number was over but Jeffrey announced to the audience that the show was far from over. As Jeffrey and Lily disappeared through an upstairs curtain a huge opening appeared in the side of the wall. Large floats were disembarking from the hole in the wall.
The show took to the air as the dancers were enticing the audience with their gyrations while throwing beads to the excited fans. It was like nightly version of Mardi Gras in Las Vegas, and you don’t even have to show any skin to get some beads.
So I actually stayed for a few hours watching the Show in the Sky. I met some great people just hanging out on the upstairs balcony. It was a fantastic place to people watch.
Show in the Sky has three main shows that repeat. The first one is the “Burlesque” which I have already told you about. For the next shows you learn that the lower part of the stage has an elevator as they change out the whole set for the next show.
The second show starts off as a cute spa scene as Lily sits in a bathtub surrounded by the lovely ladies of the Show in the Sky. As the ladies preen and get ready for their big night. This is the cue for Jeffrey and the handsome fellas to take this number south of the border, as they heat things up with Salsa number with the ladies. Tassels are flying everywhere, as a whole lot of bon bon shaking is going on.
The third show starts off dramatically as Jeffrey and the sexy ladies come up from under the stage. The platform of the stage is like an elevator which brings them up from who knows where. Jeffrey sings while the ladies take turns taunting and flirting with him. Though Jeffrey isn’t the only one who gets to have fun, Lily makes her grand entrance upstairs surrounded by the gentleman of Show in the Sky.
At some point in during the third act Jeffrey and the fellas take your attention off the lower part of the stage. The women of Show in the Sky disappear. After a short dance number atop the stairs the ladies show back up on a huge bed that comes up via the elevator. The act gets pretty hot as scantily clad women roll around in this bed. The scene ends with a duet between Lily and Jeffrey in the huge bed, as the singers embrace the bed lowers out of sight.
Such a wonderful show and it is free, and I found out for $12.95 you can actually ride in the sky floats as well. Though I do have some bad news to deliver. I found out that Show in the Sky has been canceled and their last show is March 30, 2012.
So show this wonderful entertainment some love and check it out before it is just a memory.
What you need to know:
What: Show in the Sky
When: Hourly starting at 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Burlesque: 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Latin/Spa: 7:00 p.m. and 10:00p.m.
Bed: 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
CHECK WEBSITE FOR AVAILABLE DAYS
3700 W. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103
Cost: Free unless you ride a float then $12.95
Ages: All ages (PG rating on it because it is sexually suggestive)
Notes: LAST SHOW IS MARCH 30, 2012!
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