The last show featuring showgirls in Las Vegas
by Debbie Hall
At one time, the Las Vegas Strip offered big productions featuring the most beautiful showgirls. Today, “VEGAS! The Show” is the only show featuring iconic Las Vegas showgirls while paying homage to the glamour of Las Vegas in the past.
The Broadway-style production incorporates the classic and timeless glamour that makes Las Vegas the “Entertainment Capital of the World.” Performances from the Rat Pack, Elvis Presley, Sonny & Cher and Tina Turner embrace the past. Current entertainers with residency shows such as Sir Elton John demonstrate why the stars of today appear on the Las Vegas Strip. The show features 11 singers, 27 dancers, 33 musicians and the Candy Girls, who throw out pieces of taffy to the audience.
Sarah Le Clear is the dance captain and featured dancer of “VEGAS! The Show” and has been with the show over three years. Born in Los Angeles and raised in San Francisco, while watching her older sister dance, Le Clear knew she wanted to be a dancer too. She began instruction at the age of five and was exposed to dance with an emphasis in ballet that led to studying a variety of styles. Le Clear has been a dancer for the Golden State Warriors in the National Basketball Association, dance company member and assistant director for the Lotus Dance Company based in Los Angeles and dancer/aerial artist for Royal Caribbean Cruise lines.
As a young woman, Le Clear enjoys performing in the show, celebrating the glamour of Las Vegas. “The idea of being a showgirl and portraying a showgirl in a city where this iconic figure thrives is a wonderful experience for me,” Le Clear said. “I have been a dancer in many shows and played many parts and characters. Showgirls are a part of Las Vegas history and I am happy I can get keep that alive today.”
As she stated, entertainment in Las Vegas is thriving and to showcase its history is a blessing for Le Clear. “I am lucky to be involved in show that begins in the 1940s and continues to today.”
“VEGAS! The Show” performs nightly at 7 and 9 p.m. in the Saxe Theater located in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 866.932.1818 or visit vegastheshow.com.