The Pussycat Dolls Open a Sexy Saloon
“The second you walk into the Pussycat Dolls Burlesque Saloon [at Gallery Nightclub], you’ll feel sexy and want to jump up on the bar and dance,” says the burlesque troupe’s creator and choreographer, Robin Antin. “We’ve created the perfect atmosphere for every woman to showcase her ‘inner Doll.’”
The sultry, rich-red nightclub inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is a 4,500-square-foot “playground,” as Antin calls it, where lingerie-clad bartenders hop on the bar and strut their stuff when they’re not pouring shots. These impromptu performances are aided by the nightclub’s hot-bodied, corset-wearing Dolls, who sway from swings and perform sultry, burlesque numbers inside a glass bathtub.
Antin welcomes club-goers to join in the fun, encouraging them to dance on the raised platforms or at the rhinestonestudded carousel horses. “It’s a more interactive setting,” Antin explains. “It’s not about watching the women onstage; it’s about getting up there and doing it yourself. Every woman is sexy; some just need to dig deeper to pull it out.”
Antin started the Pussycat Dolls as a burlesque group in 1995 with actress Christina Applegate. They performed in The Viper Room, which was then owned by Johnny Depp. Over the years, many guest stars have slipped into a leather-and-lace Dolls costume and worked it onstage: Carmen Electra, Charlize Theron, Christina Aguilera, Kim Kardashian, Kelly Osbourne and Eva Longoria.