Tropicana’s 49-year-old topless show in Las Vegas to close after sighting sagging returns from a limp economy
Vegas topless show to close after 49-year run at Tropicana
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The topless revue “Les Folies Bergere” is hanging up its feathers after 49 years at the Tropicana hotel-casino.
Casino executives announced Thursday that the show will close March 28 to make room for an undisclosed new production.
The closing will leave Bally’s “Jubilee!” as the last full-scale showgirl revue left on the Las Vegas Strip.
Showgirl productions have fallen out of favor with Cirque du Soleil dominating entertainment on the Strip in recent years.
“Folies” came from Paris in 1959 and opened under then-Tropicana entertainment director Lou Walters, the father of newswoman Barbara Walters.
Tropicana President Ron Thacker doesn’t explain the decision in a statement. He says the casino is “extremely proud to have been part of such an iconic Las Vegas production.”