Magic Mike Cast

Channing Tatum’s production Magic Mike Live is kicking off its North American tour in Miami this fall premiering on October 13 at the Miami Marine Stadium. After performing sold-out shows to worldwide audiences in Las Vegas, London, Australia, and Berlin, this limited-run live dance and acrobatic experience will finally be bringing the heat to Miami.

Conceived and co-directed by Channing Tatum, Magic Mike Live is a thrilling, sexy, live dance and acrobatic spectacular based on the movies “Magic Mike” and “Magic Mike XXL” as well as the HBOMax series “Finding Magic Mike.” The 90-minute performance features some of the world’s sexiest, most talented men performing heart-racing dance routines in front of, above and all around you. Equal parts empowering and exhilarating, the show is punctuated by unexpected, temperature-raising acts from a thrilling range of acrobatic stunts, dance performances under falling water and extravagant musical talent, sure to keep you hooked and ready for more.

Some of the talented dancers in the cast of Magic Mike Live who are essential to the success of the show are proud members of the LGBTQ+ community, and we found two of them, Edson, and Davis, to chat with us.

When did you start dance training?

Edson – I started training at 18 in high school during my senior year.

Davis – I started when I was 16 in Cheer in a performing arts high school. Trained all through college, and then went to a dance school and then started professionally.

What was your first professional (paid) dance gig?

Edson – I was on “So You Think You Can Dance” and for making the top 12 I went on tour and got paid.

Davis –I got signed for Hermes on my first audition, and that was my first paying gig.

When did you realize dance would be your career?

Edson – Growing up in a small town in Texas professional dance seemed so farfetched, but I realized the second I got on SYTYCD.

Davis – After that first audition, I realized this would be my career.

Other than Magic Mike, what has been the highlight of your career so far?

Edson – I have been lucky enough to work with many big-name artists, but one of the first I got to do was a live residency for Rickly Martin. He was one of my idols growing up, so that’s definitely a highlight.

Davis – When I did the “Side To Side” with Arianna Grande and Nicky Minaj. I was right next to Nicky in the video, and I had to pinch myself.


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How did you get cast in Magic Mike Live?

Edson – It was a long journey as I started auditioning for the first opening in 2016 but didn’t get cast. They said I looked way too young. The second time, in 2019, I was cast as a swing. I did the London show but had to come back due to pandemic. After the pandemic they needed some spare guys in Vegas, so I did that for a couple months and then I was asked to do this tour.

Davis – It has also been a long journey for me. I was originally hired for the brand from the London Promo performance. I went to London for 4 days, did the finale of Britain’s Got Talent, and did the promo. I got to have the experience without being in it. I then did it for the Berlin Promo. At that point they asked me if I would be into being in the cast and I said yes if you do a US tour. A few months later I got a call, and I immediately said yes.

What’s your favorite part about the show?

Edson – The way your experience can change from the seat you are in. It’s a 600-seat tent.

Davis – I agree with Edison, because the show is not one dimensional…it above you, behind you and all around you. Also, everything is top shelf. The other thing I love is the lap dance portion. You will get the best lap dance of your life.

Are you taken or single? If single what are you looking for in a man and if taken what makes your other half the perfect guy for you?  

Edson – I am taken, and he is perfect due to the way he loves me day in and day out. He is so nurturing and makes sure I feel loved and appreciated.

Davis – I am taken as well, and it will be 9 years on November 2. He is so special as he loves me for the best and the worst parts of me. He is also extremely loyal and makes me laugh.


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Define yourself in 3 words?

Edson – committed, loving and compassionate

Davis – ambitious, loyal, and silly

What do you do for fun?

Edson – I enjoy my alone time or my time at home. But in addition, I do love being out and about, but these days its more dinner and wine.

Davis – Practically the same as Edson, but I am and extroverted extrovert. I charge up by being around people. I am very adventurous, and I like to horse back ride and go skiing, hiking and camping, etc.

Why should our readers come see Magic Mike Live?

Edson – Whether its your first or your 100th time, it’s a different show depending on where you seat. We have every different type of guy, and they are all respectful and they know how to treat a man or a woman. If you want quality and a good experience, Magic Mike is the place for you to go. We get to make people smile and I really enjoy that.

Davis – Ditto!

For more information on Edson or Davis follow them on @edsonjuarez19 or @davisrahal