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November 22, 2014

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New ‘Men: The Experience’ is taking it off at the Riviera

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A.J. performs during “Men: The Experience” on Thursday, April 18, 2014, at the Riviera. A.J. is the new male revue’s creator, MC and choreographer.

‘Men: The Experience’

A dancer performs during a performance of Launch slideshow »

Behind-the-Scenes: ‘Men: The Experience’

A behind-the-scenes look at rehearsals for Launch slideshow »

“Take it off!” And with those three words, the new male stripper revue “Men: The Experience” was off and running — and taking it off — at the Riviera on a recent Sunday evening.

Handsome and ripped creator, MC, choreographer and dancer A.J. — unsurprisingly, all of the entertainers have six-pack abs — and his troupe started the night with a routine to Robin Thicke’s “Give It 2 U.”

“Men: The Experience” also includes opportunities for the ladies to go onstage and get up close and personal, the men interacting with the audience throughout the showroom and fantasies involving 007 James Bond, cowboys, firefighters, the military, mobsters, a tribute to Channing Tatum and “Magic Mike” and even “The Phantom of the Opera.”

The music of the “Men: The Experience” night includes Rick Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl,” Adele’s “Skyfall,” Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead or Alive,” Usher’s “Scream” and Vanilla Ice’s “Ice, Ice Baby.”

At this show, the ladies went wild for A.J., Julian, Caleb and especially Alejandro, who looks like a cross between Nick Jonas and Taylor Lautner.

Now that’s a male experience.

“Men: The Experience” takes the stage at the Riviera at 7 p.m. seven days a week.

Check back later this week for an interview with A.J.

Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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