America’s Top Male Revues
Looking for bachelorette, birthday, even divorce party ideas? Shimmy on over to one of these top male revues: upscale, tastefully provocative ... and always entertaining.
Chippendales, the very name is synonymous with striptease fun. Need your temperature checked? Wave your hand and a beefcake doc in green scrubs may come calling. Looking to “save a horse”? Some high-rollin’ cowboys may surround you, and lasso you on stage.
For more than 30 years, the world’s most famous male revue dance troupe has performed for millions of women worldwide, offering both classic fantasy (think tall, dark and handsome) and fresh, fantasy fun. While they routinely go on tour, Chippendale’s home base is Vegas’s Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino where the fellas provide plenty of entertainment for bachelorette, birthday and even divorce parties. The 24 men who make up Chippendales work hard for your pleasure, rehearsing 4 hours a day.
And ladies, tuck away your dollar bills, please. One ticket price is all you need for an evening with these gentlemen.
Ready for a full-course buffet of fantasy? Then check out The Hollywood Men. Since 1995, Scott Layne, a former Playgirl “Man of the Year,” has been producing the male-revue production in Southern California. (During the filming of Magic Mike, Channing Tatum and costar Alex Pettyfer even came to the show to research their onscreen roles.)
Ever dreamed of being saved by an armor-clad Spartacus? How about attending a masquerade dinner for two, with a dashing Christian Grey as the main course? Now’s your chance! But beware: The man in this lead role is a cut-and-ripped Spaniard with shoulder-length hair who’ll sweep you off your feet, literally.
Come at least 1 hour early for the Friday and Saturday night shows at Level 3 nightclub: These Hollywood men will treat you to an evening to remember.
Ready for some Texas hold ’em fun? Head on over to LaBare Dallas. This male dance club opened in Dallas back in August 1978, featuring a Las Vegas-style burlesque show. It’s been going strong ever since.
Audiences travel from the nearby states of Oklahoma and Louisiana and, as far away as Canada, to see the show: a troupe of 30 male entertainers who push it to the limit with acrobatic stage numbers. Twists, turns and, um, other eye-catching moves make up this show.
See flame-wielding hunks, Egyptian-garbed gods, Navy officers, construction road crew workers (with some serious biceps), a hunky trapeze artist (he does leg-splits -- in mid-air!), gladiators and, of course, boot stompin’ cowboys -- this is Dallas, after all.
4. Savage Men
You saw them on America’s Got Talent, now see them in person. With venues at Atlantic City’s Tropicana Casino and NYC’s Culture Club, Savage Men’s troupe of 70 guys strip down to the “traditional” G-string, as revue owner Tracy James puts it, for a pulsating 2-hour show.
Before it begins, relax as male waiters walk around the room, giving back- and neck rubs to female audience members as they sip cocktails. Then it’s showtime: The lights go dimmer … but wait! Several police officers have just walked into the room, and they’re checking IDs. Oh, no! Someone’s about to get busted for … naughty behavior!
Sirens go off, red-strobe lights are flashing. Dragnet music starts up, and one of those big, beefy cops may just call you on stage to do a little explaining.
Love a guy with an Australian accent? Then hightail it to the Vegas Strip for Thunder From Down Under. No need to wave dollar bills here. “The guys give equal attention whether you have money or not,” says the show’s producer Adam Steck. They’re the blokes next door, the kind you always dreamed about.
The fellas include former rugby players, firemen, personal trainers and hip-hop champions, all with some serious moves: They jump on tables, pour bottles of beer on themselves and pick women from the audience to go on stage with them. Then it’s time to get your sexy on: A pumpin’ soundtrack should get you in the mood, if you’re not thunderstruck already.
Bonus: After the show, enjoy a 30-minute meet-and-greet with the guys. And if you can’t make it to Vegas, fret not. These blokes also go on tour.