UPDATE: Jubilee! closed February 11th, 2016
It will be missed. Here is my archived review.
Coming in at Number 1 on my list is Jubilee! at Bally’s.
It is an iconic Las Vegas show and the only classic Vegas Showgirl review left. There is a good reason that it has been able to continue while others disappeared. It is a quality show. It is in its 32nd year and I hope it has many more to come. If you haven’t seen it though, I suggest making it a priority.
The show is divided into multiple acts including the incredible sinking of the Titanic, a very dated Samson and Delilah story and the grand staircase full of showgirls. The sets are magnificent and create a vivid backdrop for all of the singing and dancing. During set changes, the curtain closes and variety acts perform comedy, music, juggling, acrobatics and feats of strength. Each of the variety acts is very entertaining and a few could probably have their own show.
Most performances are topless and you must be at least 18 years old to attend. I think people sometimes misinterpret the topless aspect of the show and expect it to be more sexual and sensual. It is not. In many ways, the nudity is Jubilee! is just another part of the costume and the spectacle. Don’t go in expecting Jubilee! to be like Peepshow, Zumanity or Fantasy just because they are all topless.
You have the option of showroom style seating in the front section with tables and booths or theater style seating. I prefer the theater style seats. If you can get seats within the first 5 rows of the center section you will have a great view of the show. There is a moment where showgirls are lowered in from the ceiling above the audience. If you are sitting further back (row K and beyond), you will have a better view of that moment.
Performances are at 7:30pm and 10:30pm Sunday through Wednesday with a 7:30pm show on Thursday and a 10:30pm show on Saturday.
Tickets range from $57.50-$117.50.
Tickets are available online through Tickemaster. Discounts are frequently available from Tix4Tonight as well as various coupon books. It is also a free show for Total Rewards Diamond and Seven Star players.
Use this link to get $20 off any price level Jubilee! ticket (Promo Code 20AFF)
I’m not sure that the show is worth a full priced ticket, but it is definitely worth it at half price. I highly encourage everyone 18 and over to see the show while it is still around.
Jubilee! also offers a backstage tour lead by one of the showgirls. This is your chance to see those incredible costumes up close. Tours are Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 11am and are $17 ($12 if purchased with a Jubilee! ticket).