Thursday, February 25, 2010

X Burlesque

To describe X Burlesque at Flamingo Las Vegas as “hot” would be the understatement of a lifetime, something akin to calling Mt. Everest simply “tall” or the universe “big.” Sure, it gets the point across, but fails to convey the white-hot sexiness of X Burlesque.

The intimate 180-seat Bugsy’s Cabaret ensures that every seat is tantalizingly close to the six gorgeous X Girls who make frequent trips into the audience and to the mid-theater vertical dancing apparatus, better known as a stripper pole. Newer pop music is combined with rock and country favorites, each song drawing on the individual talents of each dancer. Two stage-adjacent screens interact with the show and introduce each vignette.

A striptease to Aerosmith’s “Pink” is both seductive and playful, and boots are the last thing on anyone’s mind during the country-western medley set to Jessica Simpson’s cover of “Boots.”

Mid-show comics like Nancy Ryan and James Bean entertain with adult humor and allow the audience to catch their breath before the next heart-pounding experience.

The girls entertain nightly at 10 p.m.

By Charlie Johnston

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