Venue: Stratosphere Theater
2000 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
Show Dates: Ongoing
Show Times: 9:30pm
Age Restriction: 18
$64.31 & $80.66
Pin Up Starring Claire Sinclair (and occasionally the burlesque sensation LouLou D’vil when Sinclair is away) takes you back in time to an era of wartime rations, victory rolls and the jitterbug. Pin Up is more than an homage to 1940s calendar girls -- it's a full-fledged time warp, complete with song and dance, that will send you searching for your Rosie the Riveter bandana or bolting for your Cold War bunker.
Host Claire Sinclair, Playboy's 2011 Playmate of the Year, brings a kind of tentative charm that hints at what might happen if pin up girls could really come to life. True to the time it represents, the whole show is a tug-of-war between sexy suggestion and social taboo.
Stratosphere headliner Frankie Moreno co-produced Pin Up and wrote and arranged the music, which includes period pieces, original tunes and a few contemporary hits refigured to match the show's vintage style. The Stratosphere Theatre, which opened in 1996 but is styled like an old Vegas showroom, is the perfect venue for this production's nostalgic notes.
The dancers -- four pin up girls and one incredibly hard-working gentleman -- win the day in this production. They all spin and swing at breakneck speed, and individual numbers show off their special talents. (One girl's incredible acrobatic pole dance and another's tap-off with the stage band's drummer had us cheering.)
The show is backed up by a swingin' band and sultry singer who help move the show from one month to the next.
Choreographer Lacey Schwimmer ("Dancing with the Stars") ensured that Pin Up will be a high-energy hit. Swing back to yesteryear with the glamour and glitz of Pin Up live in Las Vegas.