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Male stripper revue to perform in Pueblo, Denver

October 11, 2017 Updated: October 11, 2017 at 9:46 am
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The all-male revue Magic Men Live will perform Thursday at Memorial Hall in Pueblo, and Saturday at Bellco Theatre in Denver. Courtesy Magic Men Live

Myles Hass is a keeper of men.

The host of the all-male revue Magic Men Live is also the creator. After three years of working for his uncle in the adult entertainment business after high school, he decided to venture out on his own. He'd been to a male revue and was surprised by the difference between a largely female audience versus a male crowd being entertained by female performers.

"As soon as the ladies got a glimpse of the guys, they started screaming," Hass said. "It's a lot more fun."

When Magic Men's first show at a Detroit nightclub sold out to more than 500 women, Hass knew he had something big. That was 2010. Now the shiny, muscle-bound group of 11 performers, including emcee Hass, performs in front of hundreds and sometimes thousands of women.

"It's turned into a hybrid between a concert and a male revue show," he said.

They visit Memorial Hall in Pueblo on Thursday and the Bellco Theatre at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver on Saturday.

There's no bad seat in the house for women looking to interact with the dancers.

"Lots of stuff happens on stage and out in the audience," he said. "We have contests and winners. Every person will have a chance to interact with the guys. One segment is dedicated to partying and having a good time with all the guys."

Lest attendees be fooled, the show wasn't created in the wake of Channing Tatum's 2012 male stripper film "Magic Mike" or its sequel, the 2015 "Magic Mike XXL," though Hass and the guys do use the flicks for inspiration, along with E.L. James' novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" and its subsequent 2015 movie.

Hass is gratified that male stripping has become more mainstream since his stage show began.

"It's less taboo for women to attend things like this," he said. "It's a good thing. Social media has exposed what it was about. Before that, the idea of going to something like that was distasteful, not classy. We have a different production style, a storytelling style. Our fan base treats us like a boy band almost."

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