The Tropicana’s “Folies Bergere” Gives its Final High-Kicking Can-Can

The Tropicana’s “Folies Bergere” Gives its Final High-Kicking Can-Can

The final feathers have fallen on the Tropicana Hotel and Casino’s Folies Bergere in Las Vegas. At the final performance of the Folies Bergere on Saturday night, the Parisian topless revue dancers gave their last high-kicking can-cans. The large audience came to say its goodbye in style, with original cast members of the show and recent hires cheering wildly from the audience for each little bit of choreography by their younger counterparts.

The curtain came down lavishly on the Tropicana showgirl revue, which is said to be the longest-running showgirl review in America. The Tropicana Folies Bergere show was coming close to its 50th Anniversary on Christmas Day when it suddenly got its pink slip two months ago. Tropicana executives had decided not to reinvest in a new edition of the casino-owned revue, but they did not let their jewel go without one last chance to sparkle. The “Folies” died of slow starvation over the years, as management and ownership changes stalled major reinvestment in the production that in time had become more and more dated in the Cirque du Soleil era of Las Vegas.

The Tropicana’s “Folies Bergere” Gives its Final High-Kicking Can-Can

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One Response to “The Tropicana’s “Folies Bergere” Gives its Final High-Kicking Can-Can”

  1. Kal Says:

    Fun to see and read. It was a classic show.


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