Hot damn: Channing Tatum has announced his dance show 'Magic Mike Live' – a spinoff from the OG film of the same name – will premiere in Sydney this December.
There's not all that much to get excited about this year, but the announcement that Tatum's stripper-dance show, Magic Mike Live, is coming to Australia this year(!) certainly perks us up.
The show starring male strippers, terribly amazing outfits and questionable dance moves will hit our shores on Thursday, December 17 at Sydney's Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park. Magic Mike Live will then pick up in Melbourne from June 8, 2021, followed by Brisbane and Perth (the dates and venues for both have yet to be announced). If you live outside of these states; we suggest you move.
Dreamt up and directed by the one and only Channing Tatum, star of the movies Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL, the show is an “immersive, thrilling, live dance and acrobatic spectacular” that is “equal parts empowering, exhilarating and unexpected", according to its description. Sign me up.
Channing announced the Sydney opening in a press release over the weekend, saying: “The morning after we opened our first production in Vegas four years ago, we all talked about the crazy idea of someday putting Magic Mike Live in a tent and travelling around Australia.”
He continued: “The fact it’s actually happening now is mind-blowing to me. The tent and this new version of the show is more than I never imagined it could be and I can’t wait for our fans in Australia to see what we’ve created especially for them.”
While Channing himself won't appear in the show (a travesty!) it still sounds like a real treat. Magic Mike Live will feature 20 performers and will take place in a 600-seat spiegeltent called The Arcadia, which, in addition to the stage in its centre, will also house a glass lobby, custom bars, a mini food hall and an indoor lounge area. All the areas have been reassesed and reconfigured to comply with COVID-safe guidelines.
The show was originally set to debut in Melbourne in May 2020, but was obviously stalled like everything else by the pandemic. When its first season kicks off in Sydney, it’ll be one of the first productions in the world to return to the big stage since countries went into lockdown.
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Main Image Credit: Magic Mike, Warner Bros.