Right off the bat, let us be clear that my wife was the one who wanted to see Peepshow at the Planet Hollywood Casino in Las Vegas. Mind you, I like strippers as much as the next person, but getting tickets to this show just wasn’t my idea. My wife, however, was big into “The Girls Next Door” (when that still involved the original cast) and, to a lesser extent, “Holly’s World.” I don’t think she even expected too much, but had to see it because Holly Madison is in it now.
That being said, I wish we had attended a different show. If stripping wasn’t a necessary component, I would have rather just seen Phantom of the Opera at the Venetian again. That at least was a good show. My wife agrees with that. If we really wanted to see stripping, we would have done better to go to a cheap strip club. My wife agrees with that as well.
Frankly, the show was just odd. Sure, it had some stripping. Surprisingly though, even that wasn’t particularly erotic. Most Vegas shows have something about them that leaves me cold as far as erotic goes. I just don’t get into what they think is erotic. It just seems twisted. Over-commoditized.
Beyond the stripping, the show was just some off music and dance numbers loosely based around Mother Goose stories. I will try to explain, but I’m not sure that I can. You see, supposedly Peep is supposed to be sad because she can’t find a guy. She gets taken into a story book world where she supposedly learns how (and/or learns how to be naughty, this however is not clear).
Mind you, I don’t see why she is supposed to be associated with little bo peep. Sure, she (Holly Madison in the current run) dresses in kind of a sexy shepherdess outfit. However, she has no sheep. In the world before she gets taken she appears to be an office worker with a sheep dog. That’s about it.
The music/dance numbers are a little weird as well. Most seem to have some kind of fairly tale theme. However, whatever tie to fairy tales that the number involving the “Milkshake” song has is a complete mystery.
I guess I just didn’t dig the show. The music/dancing is okay, and so is the stripping, but only okay. The theme/story seemed extremely strained, if not downright nonsensical. The whole thing was just odd.
All in all, I suppose it is good that we went. At least now my wife won’t worry about getting to see it anymore…now she knows she doesn’t want to. I kind of wish I hadn’t had to see it, or that I hadn’t had to spend $100 per ticket to go, but at least I don’t have to worry about having to go anymore. It’s over.