The Chateau Exxxperience in North Charleston, SC is celebrating 45 years in business in June.
Threatened by waning attendance, particularly following the opening of the high budget Starplex Cinema just blocks away from the Chateau's location, the theater eventually sold to former Nortel Networks engineer Jaipal Reddy, who rebranded it as the Everest Theater and maintained a dedicated Bollywood film lineup.Though little information or artifacts remain on any of Meagher's theaters, a small scrap from the chain's late November, 1976 newspaper advertisement can be seen in Errol Morris's film The Thin Blue Line, the events of which take place in part at Meagher's long since demolished 183 Drive In.Eric Ita Natali Tangherlini, Alejandro Granados, Jessica Delgado, Ryan Kelsey, Shangela, Okewa Garrett, Shaeja Lee-Boiser, Kyle Efthemes and Jacinthe Morearty star in the new Chippendales show “53X” opening March 11, 2016, at Chateau in Paris Las Vegas.Leila Navidi Chippendales cast member Jaymes Vaughan, from left, production tour manager Allie Hahn, world tour dance captain Bryan Cheatham and world tour manager Kevin Cornell evaluate hopefuls during auditions for the Chippendales World Tour at the Chippendales Theater inside The Rio in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Jan. Scott Harrison/Retna/Harrison Celebrity grand marshals Kathy Griffin, Joan Rivers and Margaret Cho with Chippendales at the Rio hunks Gavin Mc Hale and Bryan Cheatham on Friday, Sept.7, 2012, at the Pride Parade in downtown Las Vegas.
Bryan Cheatham considers this question about the new show “53X” he has helped develop under the Chippendales brand. ” says the singer and stage performer who has fronted Chippendales for years at the Rio. Tickets start at .95 for general admission, with VIP packages offered at .95.“Let’s say a guy goes to the show with his girlfriend. “Also in the party are a bisexual couple, and maybe a solo artist.” Cheatham likes that lineup. “Gay dudes, straight dudes, gay women, straight women. Hey, sex is fun, and this is a fun, sexy atmosphere.” The first Chipps offshoot in Las Vegas, “53X” opens March 11 at Chateau at Paris Las Vegas. Tickets are on sale beginning Friday at 53and any Caesars Entertainment box office.Ticket-holders also are offered admission to the new Beer Park Las Vegas and Chateau Rooftop and Gardens at Paris.The show is a rollout of expertly produced dance numbers in the Chippendales tradition featuring a balanced blend of eight dancers — four men and four women.The self-dubbed "Drag Empresario" and MC Shangela of “Ru Paul’s Drag Race” hosts “53X.” Last spring, Shangela released “Uptown Fish,” a rowdy sendup of “Uptown Funk,” on You Tube, and has also appeared on the hit reality show "Dance Moms." The producers of Chippendales, expressly the show’s artistic director Cheatham and the company’s managing partner Kevin Denberg, began developing the show with Chateau execs Perry Rogers and Corey Jenkins.The idea was to expand the audience for Chippendales, which has regularly filled its theater at the Rio for 11 years, while concurrently animating Chateau, which is seeking a niche in the face of such gargantuan clubs as Hakkasan, Omnia and Tao.