When I first found out that I’d be visiting Las Vegas, Magic Mike Live was not on the agenda. However, the night before my flight I got an email confirming that my sister and I would be attending Magic Mike Live in Las Vegas. To say we were excited would be a drastic understatement. We’re both big fans of the movies, in particular the second one (Magic Mike XXL). SO, was the live show everything we hoped it would be? Short answer = YES! Now, time to get into the glorious details.
Everything You Need to Know About Magic Mike Live in Las Vegas
Tickets starts from $49 (USD).
In my personal opinion the second row from the stage at the small tables is the best. The people sat in that area during our performance got LOTS of interaction. So if that’s what you want, those are the seats for you. But, honestly, no one is neglected no matter where they sit.
No food, but there are plenty of drinks. Bar men will come to take your drinks order or you can go to the bar at certain points during the show. You’ll be too distracted to think of eating anyway.
In the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.
Whatever you want! There were people totally dressed up to the nines, ready for a night out and there were people just wearing jeans and a t-shirt. Apparently wearing shorts or pants increase your chances of being pulled up on stage, so that’s something to think about.
Of course! There were about 5 men in the audience during my show and one even got himself a mini lap dance.
The show is supposed to be 80 minutes, but the overall experience will take a bit longer with getting your seats etc.
Magic Mike Live – The Show
The show isn’t like your average performance where there’s a main stage and all the seats sort of fan out in a conical fashion. Magic Mike Live is designed to look like a night club with a stage in the middle. It feels like a fancy cocktail bar with little nooks and dark corners where anything could happen.
My sister and I picked up our tickets from the box office, which was pretty straight forward – I just had to show ID. Then we made our way around to the entrance, just to one side of the main casino floor.
The bouncer checked our IDs. There was a backdrop where you could get your photo taken but neither me nor Casey were feeling glam enough for the harsh flash of a professional camera so we headed straight down into the depth of the club.
Ushers checked our tickets and showed us to our seats. We were in the very first row sat in two leather arm chairs, RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE STAGE!! We were 50% horrified and 50% ecstatic. Did we have a bigger chance of being , eh, interacted with?! Well, we’d soon find out. We also noticed that on our chairs were stacks of unicorn dollar bills presumably for lavishing over the male entertainers during a particularly impressive routine.
An almost comically handsome server came to take our drinks order. I opted for a cocktail – I felt it could only complete this ultimate girls’ night experience. Casey had a beer. Something that is very common in the US is opening a tab (not something you see very often in Ireland), so we decided to go wild and do that. I thought it would avoid the bank fees to some extent too!
Eventually the lights dimmed and out came some YMCA-looking men and an outrageously obnoxious MC. I ended up having to give a hand job to a policeman’s baton, which he was thrusting at me, while absolutely dying inside. Terrifying. The audience got sexually harassed by the bizarre MC and we were all exchanging looks along the lines of “did we book the wrong show?!”.
Then some poor girl was dragged on stage and instead of participating she called out the safe word – UNICORN! Suddenly a rainbow light shone down from the ceiling and Channing Tatum’s voice could be heard through out the room. Essentially, this girl, Lyndsay, was given the Magic Mic(rophone) by her unicorn spiritual guide (Channing Tatum) and was encouraged to put on a show that gives all the women out there what they REALLY want.
From this moment on the show became exactly what we’d all been waiting for and SO. MUCH. MORE! Lyndsay was the perfect MC – a mix of unashamedly sexual and wildly hilarious. I think everyone in the room left wishing Lyndsay was their BFF. She banished the horrendous MC from before and transformed the dancers into all the things us ladies really want. No police men or fire men in sight, it was all about jeans and plain t-shirts, or suits etc.
From that moment the very handsome and professionally charming men treated the audience to all sorts of performances from dance routines to aerial acrobatics and everything in between. There was singing. There was drumming. There was latin dancing and a WHOLE lotta lap dancing. Many unicorn bills were thrown.
I don’t want to give away too much, though I’m sure the performance changes depending on when you see the show. There was even a female dancer involved at one point, which was 100% the highlight of the show for me because of the chemistry she had with the male dancer. Not to mention the phenomenal choreography!
ANYWAY, I cannot recommend Magic Mike Live in Las Vegas enough. It’s a fantastic night out for all sorts of groups. I went with my sister but I would have happily gone with friends, family or even work colleagues! It’s not seedy or tacky at all. It is NOTHING like your average strip show (I’ve only been to one other one before, but Magic Mike was MUCH better). It’s basically a night of being treated like a queen and and feeling like you’re living a fantasy.
You can read more about the Magic Mike Live show on their official website – HERE.
Myself and my sister were given complimentary tickets to the show. However, all opinions are, as always, my own.
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