My Last Day at The Jubes In Videos!

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I thoroughly enjoyed my 1 1/2 years at Jubilee! here in Las Vegas.  I am still so honored to have been a part of the 32 year old spectacular- the last remaining showgirl spectacle on the strip!   I am especially thankful given the recent dramaaaa floating around regarding the Jubilee overhaul.  Mr. Frank Gatson Jr, “choreographer to the stars,” (AKA BEYONCE) has signed on to revamp Jubilee after it has pretty much stayed the same show for 32 years.  Now that the show is threatening to change, I’m so happy to have been in at least one of the “original” versions of the show.  Who knows, maybe it will largely stay the same with some great additions of…LED screens, holographic people, and HIGHER DANCE HEELS! OH GOD FORGET IT!!! IT IS ALL DOWNHILL!!! RUN!  Just joshin…. I really do think the show needs it.

I personally agree that:  1. It needs somewhat of a story line.  Or at least blocks of story lines.  Like “Showgirls through the years” or “Las Vegas” or “Hollywood Movie Musicals” or “Beyonce Rules the World.”  I don’t know, just some sort of semblance of a seamless show.  2. It is boring.  Take out those terrible variety acts PLEASE!!!! and just make the show shorter, don’t add a hologram of Danny The Cube Guy twirling shit.  It is not going to be better.  3.  I agree with the costume updates for the dudes.  Those sparkly t-shirts do NOT complement our rhinestone magnificent behemoths.  They just don’t.

Other than that, he wants to “look at raising the heel height.”  Ugh yikes. No thanks.  And change the choreo.  Has he ever choreographed for musical theater, let alone topless musical theater?  He might be in over his head.

Reality is finally kicking in in fantasy Natalie land and I have less than a week until I begin rehearsals with Mike Maloney Productions and learn new shows to dance on the Celebrity Century cruise ship!!  First Disneyland, then Jubilee, now I am starting another dream job on my list…it’s amazing!  I’ve started to pack…nope…started to think about what to pack.  And then I do nothing.  Can’t wait to spend the week taking care of business (nails, massages, go karting…the usual) and then start sweating it out in the rehearsal room.  Looking forward to working 6 days again, but this time its 9am-5pm rehearsals for a whole month!  Ugh!  Better get used to that normal people time.  Yuck.

Here is a video I smashed together of all the videos I took on my last day at the Jubes.  Hopefully there aren’t too many boobs in it!  If you find it boring, it might be because of the lack of boobs, or you just should not watch my videos cuz you suck.  Anywhoo, I had an amazing last day and I hope you enjoy the 8 minute video!  Thanks to all my wonderful friends in the Jubilee family who made me feel so loved and special.  I will never forget you! 😀

http://youtu.be/20or6YPTAXI

Showgirl Makeup…Uh….Tutorial?

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Well…I would like to preface saying my last day at the Jubes was a little bit busy sooo I kind of forgot that I had wanted to film my whole makeup process…so I started in the middle, cut out the middle, but managed to get my lips and lashes filmed.

Well… I would also like to say that I am just glad I got a little bit of my experience at the jubes on video.  I also love the conversations that were going on in the dressing room while I did my makeup so Ill include those in a future video.

This one is just quick to show a little of what the makeup process is: quite intensive in heavy application, a la drag queen makeup, but we can really get it all done in less than 10 minutes.  We then have 3 minutes to put on underwear, fishnets, LaDuca silver heels, underwire. Then at 2 minutes you put on gloves, necklace, earrings, bracelets, skirt, and you’re on!

I use all MAC makeup, because we get a little discount, but my lipstick is Walmart Retro Red for 99 cents!!!!! LOL.  “Get that classic showgirl red from your local Walmart!”  Cracks me up.

Our huge lashes are “special order” from who knows where in Asia and each showgirl has to pay $4 per set to the Jubilee office. Ridiculous.  Some girls use one pair per 6 months, I think I went through 6 pairs in 3 contracts, so 1 pair every 3 months.

Thanks for readin’!

New Photos!

The amazing Robert John Kley (website: http://www.rjkphoto.com/)took my new photos for me!  I say amazing because I look like a freaking supermodel!!!  And we all know how I look normally….not like that.  😉 Just kidding.  But seriously, they are great photos!!  He is very talented and professional and I wish I had gotten these done sooner!  But it doesn’t matter because I don’t think they would have turned out as good as these!  Everything just worked!  So happy.  Call him up!  He is in Vegas and LA.  And I love my barbie wig hair.  So suck it!  (no its not a wig) (yes.  i am barbie. duh)

Since I gave my notice in at Jubilee I now have 37 days to find another job!  The pressure is on and I am working really hard. I want to travel, see the world, live in a different country, even a different state, I dont care!  I just wanna DANCE! Emails, auditions, driving, flying.  It’s craziness!  But I really am enjoying the process!  I have been auditioning here in Vegas for almost a year now, which was practice for this very moment.  I’ve gotten a little bit better at getting choreography quickly.  Here is my chance!  God I hope I get it!  

Being in Jubilee has been the best experience of my life, so far!  So grateful to Diane for calling me up and giving me the job of my lifetime.  Will write more on that later.  Now, it’s time for bed!!

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Cee Lo Green is Loberace!

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Jubilee! showgirls lining the red carpet at Planet Hollywood to welcome Cee Lo Green to Las Vegas for his new show Loberace!  Cee Lo said “heya beautiful” to me and I said “hii”.  He told all of us that we were gorgeous and “should get back on the back of his truck.” Lol.

Screen Shot 2013-02-27 at 2.01.22 AMCee Lo playing a flaming piano down the Las Vegas strip from Ceasar’s Palace to Planet Hollywood.  What a spectacle in his sparkly jumpsuit!

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On the red carpet.  I’m in the front row in the middle.

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Loberace opens tonight Feb 27th at Planet Hollywood!  We aren’t in the show, but I hope we get to go see it!

My behind the scenes video of the event:

Trapeze-ing It Up

For lack of an outfit post, here is the video of my 2nd Trapeze class.  My boyfriend shot and edited the video on his super fancy expensive Director of Photography camera.  Thanks, honey!  Learned some cool tricks and catches.  But the best part are the crazy people dancing on the pier.  Can’t beat it.  🙂  I love LA.

White Knoll Drive The Movie

My boyfriend is making a short film that he’s hoping to submit to some amazing film festivals.  If you could go and pledge $1.00 that would be so fabulous.  🙂  It’s chump change really!  But every teeny bit helps to pay the cast, crew, and get this thing produced!

Stay up to date at www.WKDthemovie.com.  This is also where you can see what kind of special rewards there are and where to donate.  It’s easy you can sign in with Facebook and pay with Amazon.  Life’s never been kinder.  🙂  For a $200.00 pledge you get an amazing photo shoot with a famous LA photographer.  Uhm hello….we all need that, right?!

Thanks for helping out!!

“The Closer” Charity Event

On our way to Ojai Michael had to do a photography job for “The Closer.”  The stars were doing a Q&A charity event at the Television and Motion Picture Fund.  The cast toured the grounds and then told funny stories about their experiences on the show.  The whole cast was present which was pretty cool and they were super nice.  Michael took tons of photos, but here is one snapshot of the evening! Me, Kyra Sedgwick, and Robert Gossett.