Original Creative Team

CHANNING TATUM

CHANNING TATUM

CONCEIVED AND DIRECTED BY

CHANNING TATUM

CONCEIVED AND DIRECTED BY

Channing Tatum is known for his work both on the screen as an actor and behind the scenes as a producer. Most recently, Tatum was seen starring in Matthew Vaughn's film KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE and Steven Soderbergh's film LOGAN LUCKY. He has also starred in films including FOXCATCHER, 21 JUMP STREET, HAIL CAESAR!, THE HATEFUL EIGHT, THE VOW and STEP UP, among others. In 2014, Tatum announced his production company, Free Association, with his two partners, Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan. Free Association produced films including 6 BALLOONS, LOGAN LUCKY, 22 JUMP STREET and the MAGIC MIKE LIVE franchise, among others. On the television side, Free Association has produced COMRADE DETECTIVE and STEP UP: HIGHWATER. Upon the MAGIC MIKE brand, Free Association launched MAGIC MIKE LIVE at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas in 2016.

In 2016, Tatum created Born and Bred Vodka in partnership with the Grand Teton Distillery.

Tatum was born in Alabama and grew up in Florida. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

Reid Carolin

Reid Carolin

WRITER AND DIRECTOR

Reid Carolin

WRITER AND DIRECTOR

Reid Carolin (Screenwriter / Producer) wrote and produced Magic Mike (2012) and Magic Mike XXL (2015).  He won a 2011 Peabody Award for writing and producing the HBO documentary, Earth Made of Glass. His other producing credits include Logan Lucky (2017), 22 Jump Street (2014), White House Down (2013), Ten Years (2012), and Stop Loss(2008).  In 2014 he and Channing Tatum founded the production company, Free Association, under which they have a handful of upcoming projects that Reid is either directing, writing, or producing. 

ALISON FAULK

ALISON FAULK

CO-DIRECTOR AND CHOREOGRAPHER

ALISON FAULK

CO-DIRECTOR AND CHOREOGRAPHER

Alison grew up in South Florida with musician parents. She found her love of dance at an early age and it hasn't let up. She moved to Los Angeles to study on a Joe Tremaine Scholarship and learn about as many dance styles as she could. This led to a successful dance career in film, television and with artists such as Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Missy Elliot and Miley Cyrus. She is a proud member of the all-female hip-hop crew THE BEAT FREAKS, as well as the GROOVALOOS. Some of her choreography credits include Pink, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin. She has choreographed episodes of MINDY PROJECT, LIP SYNC BATTLE and THE SING OFF. She loves film and to date has worked on 10 features. Along with her partners Teresa and Luke, she choreographed both MAGIC MIKE films and collaborated with Channing Tatum on the creation of MAGIC MIKE LIVE. She is beyond excited for this new venture and can't wait to share it with the world!

TERESA ESPINOSA

TERESA ESPINOSA

CHOREOGRAPHER

TERESA ESPINOSA

CHOREOGRAPHER

Teresa Espinosa is a proud native of Dallas, Texas. After graduating from CalArts, she has been working professionally as a dancer and choreographer for the past 21 years. Early on in her career, at the age of 24, Teresa was nominated for an Emmy Award for contributing choreography to Janet Jackson's Velvet Rope HBO Special, as well as travelling the world as one of her dancers. This auspicious start was a tell-tell sign of a very successful and exciting career. Teresa's extensive list of accomplishments includes working with renowned artists of our time such as, Prince, Britney Spears, Missy Elliot, Mariah Carey, Pink, Rihanna, Limp Bizkit, Usher, Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Hailee Steinfeld and Sofia Carson. Her work as a dancer and choreographer has also appeared on numerous television shows, award shows, commercials and films. Some of these credits include THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW, ELLEN, THE X FACTOR, AMERICA'S BEST DANCE CREW (Beat Freaks), GOOD MORNING AMERICA, LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON, Billboard Awards, American Music Awards, Kid's Choice Awards, Old Navy, Nike, YOU GOT SERVED, END OF WATCH, BARBIE: THE PRINCESS & THE POPSTAR, MAGIC MIKE, and MAGIC MIKE XXL. Espinosa's latest work can be seen on the hit TV show LIP SYNC BATTLE: Channing Tatum vs. Jenna Dewan Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt vs. Anthony Mackie. And when she is not busy working in the industry, she continues to pay it forward to the next generations by regularly teaching at the legendary Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio.

LUKE BROADLICK

LUKE BROADLICK

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER

LUKE BROADLICK

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER

Luke Broadlick is a multi-talented entertainer. Luke moved to Los Angeles to become an actor and became that and so much more. Booking a national commercial on his first audition at 14 led him to guest star roles and TV spots. At 16, Luke was a six-time (ISKA) and 13-time (NASKA) world champion martial artist. After dancing for only 6 months, Luke booked Britney Spears' ‘Circus’ Tour at the age of 16. Since then, Luke has toured and worked with artists such as Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, John Legend, Katy Perry, Jason Derulo, The Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, and many more, performing on countless shows from The Academy Awards, AMA's to the Super Bowl and working with big brands like Nike, McDonalds, Disney, Nickelodeon and Samsung to name a few. Luke has choreographed for Britney Spears' ‘Femme Fatale’ Tour, J. Balvin's ‘Energia’ Tour, both MAGIC MIKE films and helped to create the MAGIC MIKE LIVE Las Vegas show. Luke is a husband and a father who's bicoastal from Los Angeles & Atlanta, and he enjoys every moment he's given.

JACK RAYNER

JACK RAYNER

MUSIC SUPERVISOR AND COMPOSER

JACK RAYNER

MUSIC SUPERVISOR AND COMPOSER

Jack Rayner is a Los Angeles-based music producer who specialises in television, film and live productions. His choreography background gives him a unique shorthand in working with choreographers and directors. This has landed the 36-year-old producer the title of remixer for high profile world tours including Katy Perry's ‘Prismatic’ Tour, Britney Spears' ‘Till The World Ends’ and Avril Lavigne's ‘Best Damn Thing’ Tour.

Producing music for major companies and customising audio to promote their brands is a common task for Jack. MAC Cosmetics, Reebok, NIKE, Beachbody and Sexy Hair are just some of the product lines that entrust their music needs to Mr. Rayner. Jack has also worked on the box office films MAGIC MIKE and its sequel, MAGIC MIKE XXL as well as several other films.

Mr. Rayner has a heavy television résumé working on performance-based competition reality shows. He works as the year-round producer, remixer and editor for the #1 NBC show AMERICA'S GOT TALENT for 8 seasons as well as multiple episodes of ABC's DANCING WITH THE STARS, truTV's FAKE OFF, Fox's AMERICAN IDOL and Spike TV's LIP SYNC BATTLE. Currently, Jack is working on LIP SYNC BATTLE season 3, AMERICA'S GOT TALENT season 12 and MAGIC MIKE LIVE opening in Las Vegas, 2017.

RACHEL O’TOOLE

RACHEL O’TOOLE

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

RACHEL O’TOOLE

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Born in Dublin, Ireland, where her father Fran was already a successful musician and her mother Valerie a fashionista, Rachel came into her own artistry as an award-winning Production Designer in the film industry over 19 years ago.

Recent film and TV credits include BOOK CLUB starring Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen, THE NINTH LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX with Jamie Dornan and Aaron Paul, and the eclectic edgy series THE MAGICIANS. 

Building immersive worlds and storytelling visually has led Rachel into alternative opportunities with select interior design, visual consultation, custom art, fabrics and furniture. MAGIC MIKE LIVE is Rachel's first production design for theatre and a first in designing around so many shirtless men. 

She currently lives in Vancouver BC with her unmarried husband Paul and is the proud owner of two parking spots. 

ROB BISSINGER

ROB BISSINGER

SCENIC DESIGNER

ROB BISSINGER

SCENIC DESIGNER

Rob has been a production designer for live entertainment for over 15 years and his work has been seen by millions of people worldwide, earning him an Emmy Award nomination. He, along with his partner, Anita La Scala, co-founded ARDA Studio, which provides production design and concepts for large international spectacles as well as countless theatrical presentations of all sizes throughout the United States and abroad. Highlights include collaborating on the design concept for the Baku 2015 European Games Opening Ceremony in Azerbaijan and leading the production design team of the Russian Sochi 2014 Olympic Opening Ceremony. ARDA Studio provided the scenic design for the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games Closing Ceremony at the Rogers Centre, featuring the musical talents of Kanye West, Pitbull and Serena Ryder. Recent credits include: Cheddar Broadcast Booth at the New York Stock Exchange, Brian Henson's PUPPET UP! and Human Nature's JUKEBOX, at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, as well as Frankie Moreno UNDER THE INFLUENCE at Planet Hollywood. ARDA also provided multiple concepts for themed experiences at Evergrande's Ocean Flower Island theme park in Hainan, China, and the production design for the Big Apple Circus' 40th Anniversary Show.

ANITA LA SCALA

ANITA LA SCALA

SCENIC DESIGNER

ANITA LA SCALA

SCENIC DESIGNER

Anita is a native New Yorker and production/scenic designer for live entertainment, broadcast, theatre and sporting ceremonies. She has earned an Emmy Award nomination for her work which has been seen both nationally and internationally. She co-founded ARDA Studio with her partner, Rob Bissinger, focusing on visual and environmental design, scenery and creative concepts for large scale projects. They collaborated on the design concept for the Baku 2015 European Games Opening Ceremony in Azerbaijan and led the production design team for Russia's Sochi 2014 Olympic Opening Ceremony. Other production design credits include Toronto 2015 Pan American Games Closing Ceremony at the Rogers Centre featuring the musical talents of Kanye West, Pitbull and Serena Ryder. ARDA also designed multiple concepts and experiences for Evergrande's Ocean Flower Island theme park in Hainan, China. Recent highlights include: Cheddar Broadcast Booth (New York Stock Exchange), Brian Henson's PUPPET UP! (Venetian Hotel Las Vegas), Human Nature's JUKEBOX (Venetian Hotel Las Vegas), Frankie Moreno's UNDER THE INFLUENCE (Planet Hollywood Hotel Las Vegas), The Big Apple Circus' 40thAnniversary Show (Tour). Anita has also designed the four-time Superbowl Champions 2012 NY Giants' Opening Ceremony at MetLife Stadium, NJ as well as themed broadcast sets for Canon's NAB show in Las Vegas.

MARINA TOYBINA

MARINA TOYBINA

COSTUME DESIGNER

MARINA TOYBINA

COSTUME DESIGNER

Costume Designer Marina Toybina has been an integral part of painting the landscape of pop culture for over a decade.

A look behind the scenes of many of the biggest pop acts of our time, would reveal a four-time Emmy Award-winning costume designer, Marina Toybina. Marina's creations are seen worldwide in A-list concert tours, primetime television, films, music videos and numerous museums. After collaborating with high-profile artists on their world tours and establishing herself as a prominent designer for primetime television, Marina won her unprecedented fourth consecutive Emmy Award in the Outstanding Costumes For A Variety Program Or A Special category for her work on the Super Bowl
 XLIX Halftime Show featuring Katy Perry and Missy Elliot at the 2015 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

Marina has had the honour of working with many legendary artists on their world tours, including Taylor Swift's ‘Red’ World Tour, Carrie Underwood's ‘The Storyteller’ and ‘Blown Away’ Tours, Justin Bieber's ‘Believe’ Promo Tour, Ariana Grande's ‘Honeymoon’ Tour, and Katy Perry's ‘California Dreams’ and ‘Prismatic’ World Tours. In addition to this, Marina has created designs for Selena Gomez, Fifth Harmony, Pink, NeYo, Usher, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj and many more.
 Marina's recent venture includes the cast of MAGIC MIKE LIVE at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas, directed by Channing Tatum and Alison Faulk.

While establishing herself in the music industry, Marina also made a name for herself in primetime Television. Marina has designed for FOX's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE for several seasons, THE X FACTOR US, and most recently NBC's WORLD OF DANCE produced by Jennifer Lopez. She has worked with artists on numerous awards shows, including but not limited to Selena Gomez for Billboard Awards and DANCING WITH THE STARS, Taylor Swift & Carrie Underwood for multiple Grammy Awards, EMA's and Brit Awards, Usher for Billboard Awards, David Guetta feat. NeYo and Akon for Billboard Awards, Pink for the American Music Awards, Katy Perry for Grammy's and Justin Bieber on THE VOICE, the ELLEN SHOW and Billboard Awards.

Originating from Moscow, Russia, Marina and her family moved to Arizona at the age of 11. Marina's parents worked hard to afford her opportunities when she made a bold choice to follow her aspirations to become a fashion/costume designer. She moved west to Los Angeles and graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Marina hopes her story will inspire young people to follow their dreams in the face of fear, doubt and/or adversity.

DREYA WEBER

DREYA WEBER

AERIAL CHOREOGRAPHER/DESIGNER

DREYA WEBER

AERIAL CHOREOGRAPHER/DESIGNER

Dreya Weber is a highly acclaimed aerial choreographer, designer, creative director and performer. She recently designed and choreographed the aerials for Cher's most recent Las Vegas run ‘Classic Cher’, as well as Pink's Billboard Awards performance of the hit single ‘Just Like Fire.’ She has trained and choreographed Pink's aerial numbers since 2004, and conceived and choreographed Pink's infamous ‘Glitter in the Air’ & ‘Try’ performances for the 2010 and 2014 Grammy Awards respectively. Dreya was associate choreographer for Michael Jackson's ‘This is It’ and choreographed aerials for all of Pink's record breaking international tours as well as those of Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Madonna, Cher, Christina Aguilera, Carrie Underwood, Britney Spears, Leona Lewis and Kylie Minogue. Her aerial choreography has been featured on the Billboards, MTV VMA's, BET's, AMA's, the Kids Choice Awards and the televised Inaugural Ball for President Obama. The daughter and granddaughter of engineers, Dreya continues to explore ways to use traditional aerial apparatus to innovate visual tapestries.

PHILIP GLADWELL

PHILIP GLADWELL

LIGHTING DESIGNER

PHILIP GLADWELL

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Philip is a lighting designer based in London but works all over the world. Some of his recent work includes:

BLANC DE BLANC (Sydney Opera House/ Hippodrome London); CYMBELINE (Royal Shakespeare Company); LIMBO UNHINGED (Adelaide Fringe Festival); LIMBO(International Tour); THE JAMES PLAYS(National Theatre of Scotland - International Tour); HAIRSPRAY(UK & Asia Tour); A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Barbican London & US Tour); FRäULEIN JULIE (Schaubühne Berlin & Barbican London); TERMINUS (Public Theatre NY); MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Shakespeare's Globe); MILK, SWALLOW, CIARA(Traverse Theatre Scotland); THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS, LOVE THE SINNER(The National Theatre of Great Britain); FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE(London); JACKIE THE MUSICAL(UK Tour); MR. BURNS, BEFORE THE PARTY(Almeida Theatre London); THE SEAGULL (Regent's Park London); THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING (Young Vic London); THE BOY WHO FELL INTO A BOOK, PASTORAL, ROLLER DINER(Soho Theatre London); THE TWITS, LIBERIAN GIRL, GOD BLESS THE CHILD, THE RITUAL SLAUGHTER OF GORGE MASTROMAS, NO QUARTER (Royal Court Theatre London)

DON S. GILMORE

DON S. GILMORE

PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

DON S. GILMORE

PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

Don has provided production management and technical supervision for over 350 Broadway, touring, regional, commercial and construction projects in the U.S. and abroad. Notable projects include: Broadway: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (Show Carpenter), PIPPIN (Show Carpenter), Billy Crystal - 700 SUNDAYS (Broadway & HBO), GUYS & DOLLS, HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS, THE PIRATE QUEEN (Prod Carpenter), DRACULA THE MUSICAL, SINATRA (Radio City). Road: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Advance), A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL, HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (US Tour & Grand Ole Opry Nashville), 42ND STREET, THE PRODUCERS, Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY, TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST, GUYS & DOLLS, HAIR, Billy Crystal - 700 SUNDAYS. Las Vegas: MAGIC MIKE LIVE, Mat Franco – MAGIC REINVENTED NIGHTLY, PUPPET UP! UNCENSORED, Paul Zerdin – MOUTHING OFF, Frankie Moreno – UNDER THE INFLUENCE. Other: The Laramie Project, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame - SoHo NYC; Times Square New Years' Eve & Ball Drop. Don lives in NYC with his wife, actress Rebecca Holt, and their three children: Luke, Max and Ruby.