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The seven celebrity guest-star Peep Divas and Bo Peeps in ‘Peepshow’s’ history

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Cheaza, Nicole “Coco” Austin and Josh Strickland appear onstage after Austin’s official opening-night performance of “Peepshow” at Planet Hollywood on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.

When award-winning Broadway director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell’s “Peepshow” is performed for the final time at Planet Hollywood on Sunday night, the topless adult burlesque based on children’s fairytales will have completed more than 1,500 shows in its 4 1/2 year run.

“Peepshow” opened in April 2009 with Melanie Brown of Spice Girls fame (Scary Spice) in the lead role of Peep Diva and “General Hospital” actress and “Dancing With the Stars” Season 1 champion Kelly Monaco in the coming-into-her-own role of Bo Peep.

On Sunday night, Cheaza, as Peep Diva, and Nicole “Coco” Austin, as Bo Peep, will close the show. In all, seven performers have guest starred in “Peepshow” as Peep Diva and Bo Peep during its time stripping on the Strip.

And they are …

    • Melanie Brown as Peep Diva

      Melanie Brown, aka Scary Spice of the Spice Girls, was the original Peep Diva when “Peepshow” premiered in April 2009. Mel B had the pipes and the personality for days, and she didn’t go topless (but she did show off her insane abs). She was gone after 3 months.

    • Kelly Monaco as Bo Peep

      Actress Kelly Monaco, “General Hospital” vixen and “Dancing With the Stars” Season 1 victor, was the original Bo Peep when “Peepshow” bowed in April 2009. Monaco was possibly the most petite guest star, but she brought a big personality to the role. She, too, did not go topless and departed after 3 months.

    • The bed scene in <em>Peepshow</em> at Planet Hollywood. Shoshana Bean is second from left, and Holly Madison is second from right.

      Shoshana Bean as Peep Diva

      Broadway star Shoshana Bean (Elphaba in “Wicked”), second from left in the photo, took over the role of Peep Diva in June 2009. The least known of the guest stars, Shoshana possessed acting and singing chops and oodles of charisma. She did not go topless, and her stint also was 3 months.

    • Holly Madison gets wet in <em>Peepshow</em> at Planet Hollywood.

      Holly Madison as Bo Peep

      Playboy and reality TV star Holly Madison (“The Girls Next Door” and “Holly’s World”) took over the role of Bo Peep in June 2009 and forever changed the show. Her 3 1/2 year run with “Peepshow” is by far the longest of any guest star, and it solidified her title as Las Vegas’ Sweetheart. She also is the first guest star to go topless, and she did so proudly.

    • Holly Madison as Bo Peep and Aubrey O'Day as Peep Diva in <em>Peepshow</em> at Planet Hollywood.

      Aubrey O’Day as Peep Diva

      Before taking on Peep Diva in September 2009, Danity Kane singer and dancer Aubrey O’Day, at right and in red, promised that she would bring her wild and crazy personality to “Peepshow.” She did. She also doffed her top and was gone after 3 months, reportedly not clicking with Madison or any of the cast and crew.

    • Angel Porrino as Bo Peep

      Angel Porrino, the youngest guest star in “Peepshow,” filled in for Madison in September 2010 when the latter took her first vacation from the show. Porrino was part of the cast of “Holly’s Word” as Madison’s assistant. The two are no longer friends, and Porrino, who went topless in “Peepshow,” is a cast member of “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace.

    • Nicole "Coco" Austin appears onstage after her official opening-night performance of "Peepshow" at Planet Hollywood on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.

      Nicole “Coco” Austin as Bo Peep

      The curviest “Peepshow” guest star and the wife of actor-rapper Ice-T, Nicole “Coco” Austin became Bo Peep in December 2012 when a pregnant Madison departed after 3 1/2 years. The reality TV star (“Ice Loves Coco”) goes topless, ends “Peepshow’s” run Sunday night and told Robin Leach this week that she would return if and when the show resurfaces on the Strip.

    Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.

    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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