These guys are professional entertainers and first rate dancers who have an abundance of charm and energy, and yes, are sizzling hot. It was apparent that each dancer on stage looked genuinely happy to be there, and worked hard to entertain the audience - You can tell from the roar of the audience that everyone was having a great time!
I was on a solo trip to Vegas last weekend, and had a free Sunday evening and wanted to check out a male revue show for the first time. As a solo gay male, I was a little nervous at the idea of attending a male revue show typically marketed to hetero females; would I be welcomed or made to feel uncomfortable? Let me summarize and assure you that Aussie Heat is very inclusive and made sure the entertainment was for all!
I did a quick search on reviews and after reading some abysmal ones for other Vegas male revue shows (*cough* Magic Mike *cough*), I read many praised Aussie Heat so I bit the bullet and bought a ticket. The show is in Planet Hollywood's Miracle Mile mall in the smaller V Theater. I bought my ticket via Groupon; once you have your order, you call the box office to give your redemption code and are then asked to come down to the theater to pick up your ticket. If you arrive early, there's plenty of eats and shops to kill time in the mall surrounding the theater.
You are asked to arrive 15 minutes to showtime; there is a bar outside the theater where everyone congregated prior to them seating you. When I picked up my ticket at the theater, they asked me if I would like to upgrade seats or buy a drink ticket. The drink ticket was ~$10 with a "souvenir cup" (a generic plastic cup with another theater's show that I didn't bother keeping) and you can fill it with any of their house drinks. I made the mistake of not getting it, and when I arrived at the theater, my gin and tonic came out to nearly $20 in a "souvenir cup". Make sure you get the drink ticket! One man was also selling "Aussie dollars", which are stacks of fake, clean bills for you to wave in the air, get a dance and stuff it in their pants. I was apprehensive and too shy to buy some and was planning on just being a voyeur, but would highly recommend you do as I would certainly get it for next time!
The theater is relatively small with about four rows or so; since the theater wasn't filled, I didn't see anyone seated in the very far back. I was General Admission and was seated in the third row. Every seat looked like a good view since it was an intimate theater.
The emcee Adam was a natural at stage banter, and was extremely funny and easy on the eyes. If you want to see the dancers in the movie Magic Mike come to life, Aussie Heat is it! The guys were terrific dancers with well-sculpted bodies, and each act was cheeky and humorous. As for the "stripping", this is the right amount of tasteful striptease naughtiness for a bachelorette/bachlor's party but definitely NSFW. You see some naked backsides, simulations and innuendos, and a lot of grinding dance moves. They do warn that no one is allowed to film on their cell phones, which is a appreciated since I doubt many of the audience participants want these videos going up on YouTube without their permission!
Throughout the show, there are segments where if you have Aussie Dollars that you purchased previously, the dancers will come down to the audience to give you extra attention with a lap dance. Since I didn't purchase any and no one in my section did either, our section did not receive special attention, which is why I would recommend purchasing them if you want some focus on ya!
I noticed there were few men in my audience, and most looked like they were a husband/boyfriend taking their wife/girlfriend to the show, so no men were chosen as participants for the stage since they weren't waving their hands in the air. As the show neared to the end, and I enjoyed watching and cheering throughout, the men were doing one final round for audiences to get rid of all their Aussie Dollars. Even though I didn't have any, the dancer Handsome George (whose dance moves are insane, and he more than lives up to his name) made his round down our row and actually gave me some attention. I was not expecting that as one of the few males in the audience, and someone who wasn't hooting for attention!
I would highly recommend Aussie Heat. It's a world class entertaining show with a cast who works hard for the audience. Most of all, I can attest that the reviews were right - this show is INCLUSIVE if you are male or female, LGBTQ+ or straight, which is very important. So if you have any hesitations like myself, do yourself a favor and go book your tickets now and SUPPORT Aussie Heat! Can't wait to go again!
Also, at the end you can take a pic with the cast with proceeds going to local charity Opportunity Village that they support and teach dance at. How awesome is that? In that case, you know I had to get one!