Do you feel an uncontrollable, nay pathological urge to straddle the nearest inanimate object and start grinding your heart out every time you hear Ginuwine's "Pony" come on? Do you feel comfortable posing for publicity shots alongside men with intimidating torsos? Are you just really passionate about Channing Tatum's oeuvre? Then you might just the sort of fellow the producers of the upcoming Broadway show Magic Mike: The Musical are looking for!
The producers of Magic Mike: The Musical, which will run in Boston later this year through January 2020 before coming to Broadway, are looking for a bunch of dance-happy beefcakes to join the show. "Candidates must be true triple threats as the show requires phenomenal actors, dancers and singers," they said in a statement. Other qualifications: You must be "between the ages of 18-30 [and] in excellent physical shape. Any entrants who meet the artistic needs of the production may be contacted for an in-person call back in New York City."
If you think you have what it takes, you should send an email to email@example.com by March 17th. Because I'm really supportive of all your hopes and dreams, here is a full list of what you should include in the email:
- A self-taped video audition via an unlisted YouTube link or Vimeo that includes
- A brief pop/rock song not longer than 1 minute in length that shows off your range (with piano accompaniment)
- A brief contemporary or hip-hop dance clip no longer than 2 minutes in length that shows off your athleticism, technique and any special skills (gymnastics, tumbling, etc). Please do not send any tapes that include nudity.
- A current headshot and resume that includes your height and weight.
- Your current location, email address, cell phone number and date of birth.
- All tapes will be reviewed by the casting team and you will contacted promptly if any additional information or audition material is needed.
Magic Mike: The Musical, which is based on the 2011 movie and is produced by star Channing Tatum, director Steven Soderbergh, Gregory Jacobs, Nick Wechsler, Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan, will open at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre with previews starting November 30th, 2019, and an official opening set for December 15th. The production will run in Boston through January 5th, 2020, then head over to Broadway.
According to a press release, the plot of the musical is set before the events depicted in the films Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL, and is entirely different plot from the Magic Mike Live revue shows playing in Las Vegas and London: "This original stage production tells the story of college-student-turned-male-entertainer Mike Lane. Struggling to make ends meet, Mike takes a job dancing at an exclusive night club… and winds up loving every minute of it. But as he scrambles to hide his alter ego from his dad and girlfriend, he finds himself needing to make some difficult choices. Can Mike follow his dreams without losing more than his clothes?"
Tatum shared a sneak peek on Instagram in January: