Thunder is coming

LIHUE — Ladies of the Kauai, are you ready for something wild?

Thursday night, the Aussies with Thunder From Down Under will be bringing the heat from Oz to the Kauai War Memorial stage in a two-hour show, filled with flirting, charm and a little bit of seduction.

“Obviously it’s a male revue show, but it’s very tasteful and it’s more of a Broadway theatrical production than it is a stripper thing,” said Flash Hansen, marketing director with BAMP Project, the Oahu company bringing the show to Kauai.

The event promises to be the ultimate girls’ night out, with interactive numbers that combine the embodiment of popular fantasies with the chiseled bodies of the blokes from an island a little further south than Hawaii.

Hansen said each of the six hunks that will be touching down on island this week will have their own solo number, but the show consists of group acts as well.

It’s a show full of driving music and unbuttoned shirts, headquartered in Las Vegas that has visited more than 15 countries. Since its debut in 1991, around 7 million people have taken in the performance.

In 2001, the show found its home at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino, and both the Las Vegas Review-Journal and AOL’s City Guide have hailed Thunder from Down Under as the Best Male Revue Show in 2006 and in 2007.

It’s also been featured on television shows like NBC’s Today, The Tyra Banks Show, ABC Daytime, The View, and Project Runway.

“They have a full crew with their own lighting and sound team,” Hansen said. “And it’s all choreographed numbers with full costume changes.”

He also said, by Honolulu standards at least, the show is “pretty benign.”

“It’s very entertaining and it’s very tasteful,” Hansen said. “You could take your mom to the show and that definitely happens.”

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8, and only those 18 years of age and older will be allowed in. Tickets are available online at and On the island, you can buy your tickets at Deja Vu Surf Hawaii – Kukui Grove, Rainbow Gas and Mini Mart in Kapaa, Pono Market in Kapaa, Progressive Expressions in Koloa, and at Hanalei Surf. Tickets start at $39.50 for general admission, and run to $60 for the platinum seating.


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