–By Sean Derrick
The Illusionists, a group of seven very interesting illusionists touring together in a performance that is being called “Magic’s Circue Du Soleil” – The Times of London, will hit the Fabulous Fox in Saint Louis for a run of shows beginning March 31 and lasting until April 2.
A typical magic show these guys aren’t. They perform funny crowd-inclusive tricks, death-defying stunts and acts that can make even the staunchest person cringe with disbelief.
The press release describes the fellows, each a master in their own field, as follows:
- 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 is 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 Inventor, Kevin James is known for innovative illusions, 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 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 Deductionist, Colin Cloud, one of the greatest thought readers of all time 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.
- The Daredevil, Jonathan Goodwin, is widely considered one of the most creative, skilled, and frankly crazy stunt performers in the world. He is an accomplished knife thrower, archer, escape artist, fakir, martial artist, free diver, and free climber. Unlike the other performers in the show, Jonathan is not a magician or illusionist but he will leave the audience breathless with his death-defying stunts.
- The Manipulator, An Ha Lim: The first place winner at Korea’s Busan International Magic Competition (2006), Italy Club Convention Manipulation (2006) and World Magic Seminar in Asia (2007), An Ha Lim was also a Golden Lion Award winner at the World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas (2008).
Tickets are on-sale now at the Fox boxoffice, online at www.metrotix.com or by calling 314-534-1111. Ticket prices start at $25. Visit FabulousFox.com for ore information.
Performances of THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ at the Fabulous Fox run March 31 – April 2. Show times are Friday and Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m., Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m