AceShowbiz - "Magic Mike" and "Magic Mike XXL" are coming closer to reality. Channing Tatum has just announced that Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas will host "Magic Mike Las Vegas", a complete re-imagination of the films which made handyman-turned-stripper Mike Lane famous.
The venue will recreate the mythic Club Domina with "a sizzling 360-degree dance and acrobatic strip tease spectacular, guaranteed to bring on the heat," the press release said. The show, which is set to open for preview in March 2017, is the brain child of Tatum himself. He will direct the stage show with the help from the film's choreographers Alison Faulk and Teresa Espinosa.
" 'Magic Mike' has been a special and very personal project for me, and this show is a natural extension of that," said Tatum. "So while I won't be on stage as Mike, MAGIC MIKE LIVE LAS VEGAS is my vision and I'm looking forward to spending a lot of time in Las Vegas creating something that will give women what they really want."
And he was very passionate about it in terms of concept. "We want to change what male entertainment has been for years. For 40, 50 years, it hasn't changed, and we want to make it better," Tatum said. "We got to do some different stuff and have some fun in different ways and make it more of a conversation instead of just men going up there and trying to tell you what you should think is sexy. We really want to hear from you. It should be woman-empowering instead of just about the guys getting naked."
The show will be a perfect fit for bachelorette parties and girlfriend getaways. There will be three elaborately designed bars, an integrated stage and seating for 450 guests. A dozen of hot and talented men will entertain the ladies with sexy and daring themed dance and strip routines, "each punctuated by one-of-a-kind acts from a wildly diverse cast of performers."
Asked whether the films' cast will ever make it to the stage show, Tatum told Cosmopolitan.com, "If I'm ever in shape enough to actually do the show again, I will absolutely step on stage, just because it's fun. I'm sure there'll be a lot of crazy cameos."