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'Jubilee' costume designs and costumes now on display at museum

Posted at 7:57 AM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 18:40:10-04

Bally’s Las Vegas’ signature showgirl show, “Jubilee,” has been dark since 2016 – following a 35-year run, but the Nevada State Museum Las Vegas is intent on keeping the show’s memory alive by way of a few new exhibitions.

In June, the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas opened a new permanent exhibit space in their famous “Showgirl Wall” that displays original “Jubilee,” design renderings alongside the realized stage costumes. This exhibit provides an awareness of the behind-the-scenes artisans responsible for dreaming up the extravagant designs that were once seen on the Jubilee stage.

The museum’s newest exhibit is titled “The Artistry of Pete Menefee, Costume Design for the Jubilee Stage.”

Recently, the State Museum acquired Menefee’s costume design artworks that were executed in 2012 for the revision to the show’s much-loved “Titanic” number. These sketches are welcome additions to the Museum’s performance costume collection and serve to round out the comprehensive Pete Menefee archive.

The exhibit will be on view through Sept. 1.

The exhibit is free with admission or Museum membership.

The Nevada State Museum Las Vegas is located at 309 S. Valley View Boulevard, Las Vegas, on the Springs Preserve campus. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.