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Monday, July 23, 2018

DES MOINES, IA ― THE NAKED MAGICIANS, billed as the naughtiest and funniest magic show in the world, are coming back to the Temple Theater! The popular duo strips away the top hats and capes to promise full-frontal illusions when the show returns November 9–10, 2018. Presented by Des Moines Performing Arts, this cheeky magic show will entertain audiences with three incredible performances.

Tickets to THE NAKED MAGICIANS will go on sale Monday, July 30, 2018 at 9 a.m. and can be purchased at, the Civic Center Ticket Office, and by phone at (515) 246-2300.


The Temple Theater

  • Friday, November 9, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

 Starring Mike Tyler and Christopher Wayne, two of Australia’s most famous magicians, the duo will forego top hats and capes for full frontal illusions complete with magic, muscles and endless laughs. Perfect for date night or the ultimate “Girls Night Out,” THE NAKED MAGICIANS have performed -- and undressed -- for millions of fans in more than 200 cities and seven countries.

 “Good magicians don't need sleeves and great magicians don't need pants,” says Tyler. “When we say ‘abracadabra,’ the audience isn’t always looking at our hands.”

The 33-year old buff bros went from best friends to partners in prestidigitation 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 broad-shouldered Wayne and proud owner of a freakishly long tongue is the first Australian magician in TV history to have his own TV series (More Than Magic). The sporty tan lines and incredible physique seen on stage hint at Tyler’s Speedo-wearing days when he swam competitively at the Australian National Championships and Pan Pacific Games before becoming a professional magician.

“Being on stage doing magic without relying on pockets or sleeves does add that extra challenge and ups our game,” Wayne says.

For more information, please visit or Follow THE NAKED MAGICIANS online on Facebook (@sleevesuppantsdown), Twitter @NakedMagicians and Instagram @thenakedmagicians.


About Des Moines Performing Arts

Des Moines Performing Arts is a private not-for-profit organization celebrating 40 seasons of presenting the performing arts to Iowa and the surrounding states on four stages in Des Moines – the Civic Center, the Stoner Theater, the Temple Theater and the newly renovated outdoor space, Cowles Commons. Des Moines Performing Arts is a presenter of major Broadway and educational touring companies, performers and groups, and is home to many local and regional groups, including the Des Moines Symphony. All performances of the Broadway Series are supported by Willis Auto Campus. All performances at the Temple Theater are supported by Prairie Meadows. All performances of the Family Series are supported by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. For more information, visit


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