THE ILLUISIONISTS LIVE FROM BROADWAY Blockbuster theatrical show dazzles sold-out audiences worldwide and comes to Orlando this October to kick-off 2016-2017 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando season
On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world’s best-selling touring magic show, The Illusionists – Live from Broadway™ will play the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in the Walt Disney Theater from October 4 – 9, 2016 as part of its current North American tour to more than 50 cities. Tickets are on sale now. Tickets start at $30.75 and may be purchased online at drphillipscenter.org, by calling 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Online and phone ticket purchases include handling fees.
The Illusionists – Live from Broadway™ is produced by Simon Painter, Tim Lawson and MagicSpace Entertainment. Conceived by Simon Painter, the show’s creative team also includes executive producer Tim Lawson, director Neil Dorward and creative director Jim Millan.
Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder, The Illusionists has shattered box office records worldwide and thrilled audiences of all ages with a mind-blowing spectacular, showcasing the jaw-dropping talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth.
Creative Producer Simon Painter said, “We can’t wait to bring this electrifying show to Orlando for a truly entertaining experience for the whole family. The Illusionists is the most non-stop and powerful mix of outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on the live stage.”
The seven stars, each a master in their own field, are:· The Manipulator, Yu Ho-Jin: Considered a rising superstar in the world of magic, Yu Ho-Jin was recently named the 2014 “Magician of the Year,” by Academy of Magical Arts and was the first Asian to win the Grand Prix at the Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Magiques, also known as the “Olympics of Magic.”
· The Anti-Conjuror, Dan Sperry: Described as “Marilyn Manson meets David Copperfield,” Dan combines the art of magic with the macabre and is one of the top-10 most Googled people, thanks to a legendary “America’s Got Talent” appearance.
· The Trickster, Jeff Hobson: The epitome of glamour and showmanship. Don’t be fooled by his innocent appearance; Jeff has audiences laughing long after the curtain goes down.
· The Escapologist, Andrew Basso: Italy’s star escape artist, Andrew considers Houdini his hero and is fast becoming one of the world’s most popular illusionists. He is the only person in the world to perform Houdini’s famous “Water Torture Cell” with absolutely no covers.
· The Inventor, Kevin James: Known for innovative illusions, Kevin is an inventor, comedian and collector of the strange and unusual. Kevin is one of the most prolific inventors of magic in the world and has created some of the most celebrated illusions of the last century.
· The Weapon Master, Ben Blaque: Ben has established himself as America’s foremost master of the crossbow after appearing for times on “America’s Got Talent.” He performs incredibly dangerous acts of dexterity using highly powerful crossbows to shoot various objects supported by his assistant.
· The Deductionist, Colin Cloud: One of the greatest thought readers of all time, Colin is a psychic savant, known as a real-life Sherlock Holmes. Don’t play against him in a game of poker. He’s never lost.