Channing Tatum and his fellow producers of the Broadway-aimed musical adaptation of Magic Mike will accept audition videos as they cast the show, which makes its world premiere at Boston's Emerson Colonial Theatre this fall. Casting directors are looking for men ages 18–30 “in excellent physical shape.”
Interested auditioners should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 17. Applicants must include a self-taped video audition via an unlisted YouTube or Vimeo link that includes:
1. A brief pop/rock song not longer than one minute in length that shows off range (with piano accompaniment)
2. A brief contemporary or hip-hop dance clip no longer than two minutes in length that shows off athleticism, technique, and any special skills (gymnastics, tumbling, etc). No nudity.
Hopefuls must also include a current headshot and résumé that includes height and weight as well as current location, email address, cell phone number, and date of birth.
Artists may be contacted for an in-person callback in New York City.
The musical is set prior to the 2012 and 2015 films Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL. Struggling to make ends meet, Mike Lane is a college student who takes a job dancing at an exclusive night club and loves it, but hides his new alter ego from his father and girlfriend.
Director Trip Cullman said in a statement, “When Channing Tatum and his co-stars first appeared on the screen, it was unlike anything anyone had ever seen, and we are looking for actors who can surprise and dazzle us in that same unprecedented way. We are especially open to men of any race, ethnicity, or creed—as long as they are that elusive unicorn who can act, dance, and sing brilliantly.”
The musical features a score by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal), with a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (American Psycho) and choreography by Camille A. Brown (Once On This Island). Magic Mike The Musical is produced by the film’s original star Tatum and director Steven Soderbergh, as well as Gregory Jacobs, Nick Wechsler, Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan. Nina Essman and Marcia Goldberg are executive producers.
Performances for the Boston production will begin November 30 with an official opening set for December 15. The run is scheduled to conclue January 5, 2020. A Broadway theatre and opening date have not yet been announced for the expected transfer.