Five years ago, Dylan Yeandle was a licensed plumber fixing toilets in Australia. Tuesday night, he will dance, tease and strip on stage with six other blokes when "Thunder Down Under" crashes onto the Pabst Theater stage.
"Thunder Down Under" runs one night only – Tuesday, Nov. 1 – at 7 p.m. It’s billed as "the perfect girls’ night outback" and guarantees each performer will "make a different fantasy come true." Tickets range from $30 tp $50 and are available here.
Yeandle, who is 29 and has been with the show for four and a half years, is also the emcee. So how does a plumber become a professional dancing stripper?
"I was a plumber, and then I started singing, but that wasn't going too well," says Yeandle. "So I started taking my clothes off and girls started screaming and I went with that."
The 90-minute show includes scantily dressed men performing racy, high-energy dancing acts. "There are different ‘boy next door’ blokes for every taste of woman," says Yeandle. "Chiseled bodies and nice smiles."
Before joining the American "Thunder Down Under" tour (there is also a European tour), Yeandle was a finalist in "Australia’s Got Talent." His dancing and acrobatic abilities came as a surprise to him.
"I always knew I loved music and had rhythm, but the dancing was something that just happened. When I was hired, I went to Vegas for ‘boot camp,’ and I picked up the dancing pretty quickly," says Yeandle.
Is it tough to stay in shape while touring?
"You definitely have to look good for the show, but it’s very high energy, and there’s lots of dancing and acrobatics that keep us in shape," says Yeandle. "We also do a lot of weight training. It’s part of the job."
So how much do the guys take off?
"We always leave something to the imagination," says Yeandle. "It’s a great show for girls to have a ladies' night, blow off some steam and see some raw masculinity."
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