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March 31, 2014 by  



Showgirl Brittany Guinane, former Olympian Carl Lewis and showgirl Taryn Olivieri arrive at the 'Jubilee!' show's grand reopening at Ballys Las Vegas on March 29, 2014 in Las Vegas
Jubilee!
, the longest-running and most iconic show on the famed Las Vegas Strip, reopened this month at Bally’s Las Vegas after undergoing a major transformation (Pictured: Showgirl Brittany Guinane, former Olympian Carl Lewis and showgirl Taryn Olivieri – Photo credit: Bryan Steffy / WireImage / www.BryanSteffyPhoto.com)

Showgirl Brittany Guinane, director/choreographer Frank Gatson Jr. and showgirl Taryn Olivieri arrive at the 'Jubilee!' show's grand reopening at Ballys Las Vegas

Showgirl Brittany Guinane, director/choreographer Frank Gatson Jr. and showgirl Taryn Olivieri arrive at the ‘Jubilee!’ show’s grand reopening at Ballys Las Vegas

Photo credit: Bryan Steffy / WireImage / www.BryanSteffyPhoto.com.

Donn Arden’s Jubilee! first opened on July 30, 1981 and quickly became a staple in Las Vegas entertainment. To this day the unparalleled grand spectacle remains to be the last show of its kind, featuring the Strip’s only remaining authentic showgirls. While the best of the show’s main elements have been preserved as a nod to the original production, the choreography, staging and music have been refreshed for today’s audience.

Showgirl Brittany Guinane, director Robert Townsend and showgirl Taryn Olivieri arrive at the 'Jubilee!' show's grand reopening at Ballys Las Vegas

Showgirl Brittany Guinane, director Robert Townsend and showgirl Taryn Olivieri arrive at the ‘Jubilee!’ show’s grand reopening at Ballys Las Vegas

Photo credit: Bryan Steffy / WireImage / www.BryanSteffyPhoto.com.

Leading the charge in the modernization of Jubilee is one of the world’s most celebrated creative directors and choreographers, Frank Gatson Jr. Gatson’s extensive background in the performing arts has led him to an impressive list of accomplishments working with top-notch celebrities and brands. With more than 30 years of experience under his belt, Gatson has provided direction for commercials for brands such as L’Oreal, American Express, Pepsi and Samsung, and has collaborated in several movies including “Living Out Loud,” the famous “Respect” number with Aretha Franklin in “Blues Brothers 2000” and characters in the Disney movie “Hercules.” Gatson has had the opportunity to choreograph and direct music videos, special appearances and tours for the world’s most celebrated artists, including Michael Jackson, J. Lo, Rihanna, Diana Ross, Vanessa Williams, En Vogue, Usher, Mariah Carey and The Band Perry. His dance routines have earned him a record six MTV Video Music Awards for Best Choreography, the most in the awards’ 30-year history.

Singer and burlesque dancer Melody Sweets arrives at the 'Jubilee!' show's grand reopening at Ballys Las Vegas

Singer and burlesque dancer Melody Sweets arrives at the ‘Jubilee!’ show’s grand reopening at Ballys Las Vegas

Photo credit: Bryan Steffy / WireImage / www.BryanSteffyPhoto.com.

Singer Chante Moore arrives at the 'Jubilee!' show's grand reopening at Ballys Las Vegas

Singer Chante Moore arrives at the ‘Jubilee!’ show’s grand reopening at Ballys Las Vegas

Photo credit: Bryan Steffy / WireImage / www.BryanSteffyPhoto.com.

Jubilee performs Sunday – Wednesday at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., Thursday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 10 p.m. Tickets range in price from $62.50 – $122.50 (additional service fees apply) and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com, at any Las Vegas Caesars Entertainment Box Office or by calling (702) 777-2782 and (855) 234-7469.

Actress/singer Queen Latifah arrives at the 'Jubilee!' show's grand reopening at Ballys Las Vegas

Actress/singer Queen Latifah arrives at the ‘Jubilee!’ show’s grand reopening at Ballys Las Vegas

Photo credit: Bryan Steffy / WireImage / www.BryanSteffyPhoto.com.

Comedian Michael Colyar arrives at the 'Jubilee!' show's grand reopening at Ballys Las Vegas

Comedian Michael Colyar arrives at the ‘Jubilee!’ show’s grand reopening at Ballys Las Vegas

Photo credit: Bryan Steffy / WireImage / www.BryanSteffyPhoto.com.

Singer/songwriter Luke James arrives at the 'Jubilee!' show's grand reopening at Ballys Las Vegas

Singer/songwriter Luke James arrives at the ‘Jubilee!’ show’s grand reopening at Ballys Las Vegas

Photo credit: Bryan Steffy / WireImage / www.BryanSteffyPhoto.com.

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