Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 | 1:44 p.m.
How’s this for short notice (less than four hours)? Think you’re the next Magic Mike? Chippendales at The Rio is hosting auditions today at 5 p.m. at Chippendales Theater for the World Tour of the long-running adult-male revue.
Chippendales dancers Jaymes Vaughan and James Davis, who recently finished as runners-up on CBS’ “The Amazing Race,” will be on hand as judges. They started with the Chippendales World Tour in 2007 before moving to The Rio.
The requirements: Males must possess the charisma and good looks to shine onstage. The ability to learn choreography, with training, is a must. Athletes, models and actors are encouraged to apply. Additional skills (singing, musical instruments, breakdancing, acrobatics) are a plus. Candidates must bring their own tracks and/or instruments to audition.
Check back Thursday for coverage of the auditions. Too short of notice to wash your sexy skivvies? Auditions will be held in L.A. at 5 p.m. Feb. 19 at Madilyn Clark Studios in North Hollywood.
Don Chareunsy is editor of VegasDeLuxe.com and senior editor, arts and entertainment, of LasVegasSun.com.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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Carnival lasts all year at the Rio. With a float occasionally passing overhead and dropping beads while feathered dancers fire up the gamblers below, the Rio tries to keep its 120,000-square foot casino jumping with excitement. Special Brazilian mixed-drinks are also served throughout the casino. The hotel suites tend to be larger than similar priced rooms on the Strip and many offer excellent views with floor to ceiling windows.
The Rio offers some quality shows like "Penn & Teller" and "Chippendales." Many come to the Rio for the nightlife at the VooDoo Lounge, located on the 51st floor, or McFadden's Irish Pub on the casino level.
Others come for a bit relaxation at the Rio Spa or pool area and still others come to shop at the hotel's 60,000 square feet of shops. In each of these endeavors, the Rio attempts to make the experience a bit more fun and spontaneous.
The Rio also offers guests a variety of dining choices from all-American food at the All-American Bar & Grille to Gaylord India Restaurant for something a little spicier and even Carnival World Buffet for the indecisive.