Sexxy is the Sexiest Production Show in Vegas
Sexxy, the new topless revue in the intimate Shimmer Showroom at the Westgate (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton), is dominated by the dancing and choreography of Jennifer Romas, who also created and produced the show.
And that’s a big plus, as Jennifer Romas is the best all-around dancer performing in Vegas today, and definitely the most sizzling choreographer.
For my money, the highlight of Sexxy is Jennifer Romas’ breathtaking pole dance to Michael Bublé’s “Feeling Good.” (It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day…) Obviously trained in both gymnastics and ballet, Romas’ simultaneously athletic and erotic pole work had the audience spellbound.
I’ve been complaining for years about the pole dancing in Vegas production shows. One problem has always been that the cheapskate casino showrooms don’t invest in professional stripper-quality poles, which must be secured at both the top and bottom, and which must spin.
What we usually get in the casino shows is a second-rate pole that’s stuck into a hole in the stage and wobbles horribly from the weight of the dancer, affecting her balance, timing, and precision. I’ve been telling people for years that if they wanted to see real pole dancing in Las Vegas, they had to go to Palomino Club.
That’s still an excellent place to watch pole dancing in Vegas, especially since you will get to see more than one dancer up there, but in Sexxy, we finally have a casino production show with a real pole and a first-rate dancer who knows how to use it. Romas moves smoothly through a series of balletic and erotic poses. Sometimes she looks suspended in mid-air as she poses, as if she were absolutely weightless.
The second most intense number in Sexxy is Jennifer Romas’ inventive striptease/bathtub dance. Many of the Vegas production shows feature some kind of tub or goldfish-bowl number with a dancer getting wet or swimming around gracefully. But this one is unlike any of the others. Romas performs acrobatics in, on and around the old-fashioned claw-foot tub, gorgeously drenched and dripping, wearing only the tiniest, barely visible patch. There’s something terrifically sexy about a beautiful, naked, wet female performing Olympic-level gymnastics.
If that’s not enough, after Jennifer exits the tub, there’s a second bathtub sequence featuring a French maid who does a striptease into the water to Bjork’s romantic “It’s Oh So Quiet.”
Overall, I found Sexxy to be the sexiest casino production show since the short-lived Dream Angels closed at House Showclub last year. (And if I’m not mistaken, one of the Sexxy dancers was formerly a Dream Angel.)
In addition to the dancing, Gabriella Versace comes on stage to belt out a few songs. She’s thrilling to listen to. Other than that, every number in the show is topless. And in her cover of Joss Stone’s suggestive “Put Your Hands on Me, Baby,” even Gabriella goes topless!
Much of the music in this show has been used a lot in Vegas topless production shows, but it’s used because it works: “Hey, Big Spender,” “”Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend,” Ginuwine’s “Ride It, My Pony,” “Tainted Love,” and “She’s My Cherry Pie” were some of the classics in the show that work great with Romas’s modern take on classic burlesque striptease.
The only weak part of the show for me was the silly number where a stooge from the audience is brought onto the stage to be teased–and that’s because they picked me to take up there. (Is there a state law requiring every topless show in Vegas to get some dopey tourist on stage? In every show in town, this is always the lamest part of the production.) They put a blindfold on me for a bondage number danced right in my face that I dearly would have like to see.
Nevertheless, if you’re looking for a truly erotic production show in Vegas, this is the show to see.
The Shimmer Showroom has a classic proscenium stage and a smaller stage with a stripper pole flanking the left side. There’s a full bar in back, balcony seating above, and cocktail service. There are no bad seats, but I’d recommend sitting up front near the stage if possible, as these are some gorgeous talented dancers with dynamite bodies and great moves to appreciate up close.