By: Sharon Aron Baron
How can a magician have something up his sleeve, if he’s not wearing any? The Naked Magicians, the world’s naughtiest and funniest magic show won’t be wearing much of anything else either when they perform in Coral Springs.
In this adults-only show on Wednesday, May 31st at 7:30p.m. at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, The Naked Magicians strip away the top hats and capes promising full-frontal illusions. 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 magic tricks as entertainment. 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 has 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.
Tickets to The Naked Magicians are $45 to $55. VIP packages start at $65. Tickets are available online at the coralspringscenterforthearts.com or by calling the Box Office at 954-344-5990.
This show includes coarse language, sexual references and some nudity and is intended for audiences 18+.
The Coral Springs Center for the Arts is located at 2855 Coral Springs Drive, one block South of West Sample Road.