Hollywood Hottie Channing Tatum is taking his stage show Magic Mike Live down to Australia in 2020, and tickets are already on sale.
As you can tell from the name, Channing’s stage show is based off of the successful Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL movies that the actor starred in. The production has already toured internationally, debuting in Las Vegas in 2016 before hitting theaters across Europe and the UK.
Now, the 39-year-old actor is taking his live show down under.
The show will open in May of 2020, at Melbourne’s Birrarung Marr. Shows in Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth are also in the calendar for the production.
The Australian version of the show won’t be hitting traditional theaters like it has before, though. Instead, producers are planning on creating their own venue that will lend itself to the experience.
They’re currently building the world’s largest Spiegeltent, which is a fancy term for a large wood and canvas traveling tent used as an entertainment venue. The tent, dubbed The Arcadia, will seat 600 people. And according to the show announcement, the show will envelop patrons with a “360-degree whirlwind of dance, comedy and extraordinary acrobatics.”
“We have built one of the sickest free-standing tents. I never dreamed of having a circus tent full of strippers,” Channing said, “but I guess it’s now one of my dreams.”
Channing adapted Magic Mike Live from the film franchise and serves as the show’s producer, curator, and co-director, but does not star in the production.
Channing spent some time working as a real-life stripper in Tampa before becoming an actor, which I guess is one of the best part time jobs you can pick up with looks like that. But after spending some time in that world, he always knew that he “wanted to tell the story of this weird, strange subculture.”
Alison Faulk is the show’s co-director and choreographer. Alison has previously worked with big names such as Janet Jackson, Madonna, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, and Miley Cyrus.
Magic Mike Live kicks off on May 26th, 2020 in Melbourne, with the Sydney production starting November 19th, 2020 at the Entertainment Quarter at Moore Park. Tickets are on sale now.