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Form a queue ladies...Channing Tatum's Magic Mike Live opens in Las Vegas

Channing Tatum’s Magic Mike Live has opened in Las Vegas.

Channing Tatum in Magic Mike.
Channing Tatum in Magic Mike. Image by Lionsgate

The show, billed as a live male strip revue based on the movie Magic Mike and its sequel, Magic Mike XXL, had its opening night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The show is co-directed by Tatum and film franchise choreographer Alison Faulk.

While Channing Tatum is a former stripper himself, he won’t be taking the stage for the live show. However he was spotted in the audience at opening night and has been heavily involved in the creative process. “Channing has been there every day”, Alison Faulk told the Las Vegas Sun. “He’s played a huge part in this and is involved in most every decision we make, just like a regular director,.”

“Chan always said he would never make a third movie, but this kind of is that third movie, the natural progression of things. We’ve been rehearsing and working so long that we’re really excited to see the audience react.”

The Magic Mike Live performers at rehearsals.
The Magic Mike Live performers at rehearsals.

The show recreates the fictional Club Domina featured in the second movie in the hotel. In the film it is a strip club exclusively for women and now it’s becoming a reality. The show promises sexy strip routines coupled with dance and acrobatics. It has a cast of 13 men and two women who were selected after a gruelling audition process and the creators have promised lots of creativity and skill.

It has taken nearly two years in development to make the show a reality. Previews are open now and tickets are available online. The grand opening night is scheduled for 21 April.

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