‘Thunder’ takes castle by storm

Jul 1, 2002 4:22 AM

Knights will be getting hotter at Excalibur starting Friday when Australia’s Thunder From Down Under joins the exciting entertainment line-up at the castle. The highly acclaimed male cabaret revue featuring handsome, buffed men from the land of koalas, kangaroos and Tasmanian Devils, is the country’s hottest export and now have made Las Vegas their home for an indefinite run at Merlin’s Theater.

"We are all very thrilled about becoming part of the Excalibur family and adding one more dimension to the fine entertainment that is a hallmark of the property," said Adam Steck, CEO of SPI Entertainment, the show’s producer.

Thunder won a recent "Best Dancers" award from the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s "Best" edition.

The tasteful, yet steamy adult production, showcases the talented "blokes" from Australia who make it their passion to provide the "ultimate girls night out."

Mike Hartzell, director of entertainment for Excalibur said, "Bringing Thunder to Excalibur greatly expands the diversity of the castle’s entertainment offerings. Not only do we have a show like Tournament of Kings, that targets audiences of all ages, we now have additional entertainment like Thunder From Down Under and the Catch a Rising Star Comedy Club for adults only."

Thunder From Down Under will be performed in Excalibur’s Merlin’s Theater. The intimate theater, located on the Medieval Village Level, is a perfect room for the ultimate Thunder experience.

Showtimes will be at 7:30 p.m. nightly except Thursday, with an additional 11:30 p.m. show on Saturday. For ticket information, call (702) 597-7600.