BY BTL STAFF
Following sold out shows and rave reviews in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the U.S., the world’s boldest and cheekiest magic show, “The Naked Magic Show,” is coming to Royal Oak.
What AussieTheatre.com.au calls, “The most entertaining show of the year” and Australian Arts Review calls “the hottest ticket in town,” the show features magic, mirth and more than a touch of mayhem as the two hot and hilarious magicians say abracadabra and take magic to a whole new level. Left without sleeves or pockets, their saucy magic is baffling and entertaining, bringing a new meaning to “now you see it.”
Christopher Wayne and Mike Tyler are the two nude illusionists. Wayne, as co-creator and co-star, has a wit quicker than Kim Kardashian’s first marriage and is often confused as a Macklemore look-a-like. He is the proud owner of a freakingly long tongue and an entertainment resume as impressive as his broad climbable shoulders.
Originally known as the “clothed” magician on Channel 10’s long-running kids TV program, Christopher then became the first Australian magician in TV history to have his own TV series, “More Than Magic,” which aired in Australia, New Zealand, England and the U.S. Wayne also spent four years as the head comedy writer for Queensland’s favorite breakfast radio show “B105” and continues regular guest spots on several radio stations in Australia.
He is a passionate and outspoken advocate for LGBT rights, and is an ambassador for the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation in his home city of Brisbane, Australia. He is happiest on stage in front of thousands of fans with his sleeves up and pants down
Tyler, also co-creator and co-star, bills himself as “the complete package of funny, athletic, sexy and good with his hands.” Getting his gear off has always come naturally to Tyler who was a competitive swimmer competing at the National Championships and Pan Pacific Games – his website profile suggests keeping an eye out for his incredible physique and sporty tan lines on stage as proof. After attending school through a scholarship, he completed a university degree but soon realized his dream of becoming an entertainer with a quick wit, modest ego and incredible sleight-of-hand skill.
At the age of 31, Mike is in a full time relationship with his career, adventure and travel. He is considered one of Australia’s favorite and most successul entertainers performing over 250 “clothed” shows for the biggest companies and sporting teams in the country. He has performed countless times to millions of people on TV in Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. while performing magic in 10 countries around the world.
This boisterous R-rated magic show strips away the top hats and capes, promising full frontal illusions. Good magicians don’t need sleeves and great magicians don’t need pants. This show proves just that.
“The Naked Magicians” will be at the Royal Oak Music Theatre on Saturday, April 30; doors are at 7 p.m. Tickets for the show are $35-45 with reserved seating, and the show is for those 18 and older. Royal Oak Music Theatre is located at 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak. Visit http://www.axs.com for more information.