Mel B.'s Still Got Spice in Vegas 'Peep Show'

Posted by Mack of Sound-Savvy On 12:01 PM

Title: Peep Show: A Tale With A Tease
Stars: Mel B., Kelly Monaco
Location: Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas

If you’ve ever been to Las Vegas, you already know how wild this city can be. Along the strip you can meet people from all walks of life, every one of them looking to turn something sinful into something sweet to make their stay in Sin City all the more memorable. At Planet Hollywood, Mel B. and her new team of spice girls aim to do just that.

Peep Show is the tastefully topless yet sinfully sweet stage show that pays homage to the breasts: the boobies, the ta-tas, the tittays, the flapjacks, the hooters, the twins, the smother-me-now bitches. If you’re an ass-man, this probably isn’t your show, but hey it’s Vegas so I’m sure someone’s working on it. The production of the show was carefully moderate instead of over-the-top, while the storyline adds a sexy twist to the popular nursery rhymes you probably read as a kid. The soundtrack is a rockin’ mix that includes Vegas-stage covers of pop hits along with some original show tunes, entirely backed by an all-female band elevated above the stage. And the set is an imaginative outlay that adds to the whimsical nature of the production.

Peep Show follows the story of a scantily clad Bo Peep, played by Dancing with the Stars alum and winner Kelly Monaco. Apparently, Bo Peep has lost her man and fallen into a disappointing sexual slump. Enter Mel B., a fairy godmother of sexual sorts, with the intent to empower our lovelorn character. Together they transform the imaginative set into a sultry parade of carnal fantasies, and with help from Red (Riding Hood), Goldie (Locks), Three Pigs (minus the swine flu), a ripped man-wolf, and her bothersome dog, the end result sees our star finding sexual freedom in her bathtub with a muscle-bound yet charming prince. And you know how these fairy tales end…

Musically, this show gets a bit karaoke at times, but to its credit the singing appears to be all live, no pre-recordings. The soundtrack added to some of the highlights in the show, including a sexy tease in the form of a cheerleader routine to Christina Aguilera’s Ain’t No Other Man, a seemingly innocent beverage-stand war culminating in a topless and bottomless swim in a giant vat of milk to the tune of Kelis’ Milkshake, and my personal favorite: a sexy, seductive straddle show performed to Ginuwine’s Pony, complete with a blindfolded topless dancer on a suspended saddle that swings over the stage and part of the audience. Of course, no strip show could be complete without some well-choreographed routines on the infamous pole.

The best part of the show is that it achieves what it set out to do. Peep Show is designed to be a striptease, an indulgence to carnal indiscretion and a whetting of the sexual appetite that encourages attendees to, in the closing words of Mel B., “go home and get laid”. In that respect, the girls keep it tasteful rather than gratuitous, and it’s a display of art in forms beyond nudity. The show is heavy on synchronized dancing, at times looking more like a music video than a Vegas stage show. In the end, I’d give Mel B. and her new crew of spicy girls two thumbs up on a well planned and executed production, a show I’d gladly peep again…

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