THE NAKED MAGICIANS to Strip Away Top Hats and Capes at The Grandel Theatre
St. Louis-based Emery Entertainment, Inc. presents The Naked Magicians at The Grandel Theatre Monday, June 12 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now through MetroTix.com, by calling 314-534-1111 or visiting the Fox Theatre box office. Tickets are $35 for balcony, $55 for orchestra, and a VIP ticket for $69 that includes seating in the first five rows, and post-show meet & greet with The Naked Magicians.
The Naked Magicians, the world's naughtiest and funniest magic show strips away the top hats and capes to promise full-frontal illusions when the show appears at the Grandel Theatre on June 12. The show is packing theaters around the world including Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, UK with an extended run on London's West End.
Starring the clever and seductive Mike Tyler and Christopher Wayne, two of Australia's most famous magicians, The Naked Magicians combine magic and muscles with riotous laughs that take magic to a whole new level. "Good magicians don't need sleeves and great magicians don't need pants," says Tyler.
"Deliciously naughty" and "my cheeks still hurt from laughing so much" are among the most common online posts from audience members of sold-out shows in Australia, Great Britain and Asia. The Sunday Herald declares The Naked Magicians as "definitely one of the most visually stimulating magic shows in the world," and Fringe Review UK says "we were left with laugh-induced aching jaws."
The 31-year old buff bros went from best friends to partners in prestidigitation in 2014 following several boisterous audience members asking them to make their clothes disappear.
"It's kind of crazy because magic is the second-oldest profession ever and we couldn't believe that no one had combined the two things that everyone loves - magic and nudity," says Wayne.
The Aussie duo have been performing magic for nearly 20 years. The broad-shouldered Wayne, a proud owner of a freakishly long tongue, is the first Australian magician in TV history to have his own TV series. More Than Magic aired in Australia, New Zealand, England, as well as the United States. The sporty tan lines and incredible physique seen on stage hint at Tyler's Speedo-wearing days. He swam competitively at the Australian National Championships and Pan Pacific Games before becoming a professional magician for corporate events around the world.
"Being on stage doing magic without relying on pockets or sleeves does add that extra challenge and ups our game," Wayne says. "When we say 'abracadabra,' the audience isn't always looking at our hands," Tyler jokes.
The Naked Magicians includes coarse language, sexual references and some nudity and is intended for audiences 18+. For more information, go to www.nakedmagicians.com. Follow The Naked Magicians online: Facebook @sleevesuppantsdown, Twitter @NakedMagicians, and Instagram @thenakedmagicians.
St. Louis-based Emery Entertainment, Inc. has produced and promoted thousands of events around the globe, including superstar attractions such as Blue Man Group, Bono, David Copperfield, James Taylor and Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus - LIVE! With a proven track record for venues of various sizes - from intimate 200-seat theaters to 20,000-seat arenas - Emery Entertainment, Inc. took over the management, programming and marketing of the 240-seat Playhouse @ Westport Plaza in the Fall of 2016. The venue is filling a niche for a variety of Broadway and Off-Broadway entertainment that would otherwise not find its way to the St. Louis area. Emery Entertainment, Inc. is excited to now bring additional Off-Broadway programming to The Grandel Theatre.
Located at 3610 Grandel Square, in the heart of the Grand Center Arts District, the historic Grandel Theatre is currently under renovation and once complete will host a multitude of artistic endeavors, including main stage productions, visual art exhibits, educational programs, and live jazz as the home of The Dark Room. In cooperation with Grand Center Inc., the Kranzberg Arts Foundation will operate and manage The Grandel, creating significant partnerships to bring exciting new theatre, dance, and concert programming to The Grandel's stage.