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By Dianne R. Davis
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Photos by Dianne R. Davis or Burt Davis unless otherwise noted

Raack N Roll Rocks into the D in Downtown Las Vegas

You don't have to visit the strip to see women strip down to a lot less clothing. Five sexy ladies will provide you with a show packed with provocative dance numbers and skimpy costumes at the D in Downtown Las Vegas. It's called Raack N Roll and includes some good comedic impressions from host Robert Nash.

The costumes are creative, but minimal of course. What's better than naughty nurses, schoolgirls in skirts that hardly cover their derrieres, or barely-there bondage outfits. Well, what's under the tops is what some customers come to see and enjoy.

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The ladies of RAAK & ROLL
Photo credit: Stephen Thorburn

That's right. You need more than costumes, or the lack thereof, to make the show appealing. The ladies don't have enormous bosoms, most even have the nice bounce that says they are real.  Okay, yes, you get to see those bare bosoms in many of the numbers But beyond that, it's a good time.

Cowgirls on a saw horse dancing to “Back in the Saddle” – provocative. Foxy ladies with riding crops – sexy.  A slot machine that hits the jackpot with matching mammary glands – fun.

It didn't surprise me to find out that the producers of the highly successful review X Burlesque had a hand in creating this production. Angela Stabile, the creator and producer, has a reputation for putting on good shows. She said it all, “Mixed with sex appeal and comedy, it’s one of the most provocative shows we’ve ever produced. Sexy girls and rock n roll; what more can you ask for?”

Well,you could ask for - and get - Tracy doing some fine acrobatics on a swing. One of the highlights in my estimation was Victoria's shower number, real water cascading on her totally visible upper anatomy from a hand held shower device. The water might have been cool, but the number was certainly hot hot hot.

The music included Alice in Chains, Tool, Korn, AC/DC, Papa Roach, Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper and Metallica.

Robert Nash
Robert Nash

Enhancing the production is comic impressionist Robert Nash who is best know for his Robert DeNiro impersonation. But he clearly demonstrated that he is much more than his look- alike DeNiro. From Rodney Dangerfield's “no respect “ jokes to Clint Eastwood and James Earl Jones, Nash amused and entertained the audience with his comedic impersonations.. He even had three impressions of John Travolta, sharing the star's persona from Welcome Back Kotter, Saturday Night Fever, and Grease.

Dianne Davis and Robert Nash 2LVRTC Columnist Dianne R. Davis with Robert Nash
Photo credit Burt Davis

How can you not love an impression of the strange but popular Christopher Walken. Then look out as Nash threw a few more well tooled impressions at us including Larry the Cable Guy, Jeff Foxworthy, and Johnny Cash.

I thoroughly enjoyed Raack N Roll and can recommend it to visitors downtown.

And while you are there, be sure to check out the rest of the D. Formerly known as Fitzgerald's, the site has been beautifully upgraded and remodeled. And if you are from Detroit, it is a must. It's a happening spot in downtown Las Vegas.

All performances begin at 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $39.95 and $49.95 plus tax and applicable fees for general admission. An “In Your Face” Platinum package, which includes a meet and greet with the cast, a free drink, a free photo and premium seating, is available for $69 plus tax and applicable fees.  Guests must be 18 years or older.  And rightly so. check out the cupcakes at the opening.

Raack N Roll cupcakes
RAAK & ROLL cupcakes  Yes, they are what you think they are.
Photo credit: Dianne R. Davis



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