Absolutely astounding feats of magic captivate the audience as one prestidigitation
after another amazes with special feats of magic in Broadway Across America’s new production “The Illusionists” opened Nov. 15 for a week run at downtown Kansas City’s Music Hall.
The hocuspocus far surpassed feats of magic seen on TV with the live show producing fast paced trick after trick in rapid fire pacing. Seven magicians teamed to create a two-act sensation that captivates young and old. The audience of opening night ranged from elementary age to very mature seniors. And, an enthusiastic, immediate standing ovation signaled the delight of the attendees.
Nab the kids, grandkids, siblings, relatives, friends and all book seats immediately to see “The Illusionists” The show departs from usual Theater League shows, but guarantees to amaze everyone who attends. The show is the most professional and amazing collection of magicians and tricks one will see. The show comes to Kansas City after running on Broadway. “The Illusionists” brings the glitz, glamor, sparkle and flair one would expect in Las Vegas to the Heartland. If you want to see happiness and amazement on you friends’ and families’ faces, dash to the Theater League’s website to secure tickets, now.
As one illusionist said, very few people actually see a live magic show. They see magicians on TV, but seldom attend a show of live illusionists. In the case of “The Illusionists” several have been on the summer series America’s Got Talent. Because of the need to stand out from the crowd, these professionals could headline a show in Las Vegas or on Broadway. In this case, “The Illusionists” produced a Broadway show that now travels throughout the country, bringing the special trickster’s signature show-stopping skills to the Kansas City audience.
A representative from Theater League said that several other magicians rotate in and out as the show travels. He said that some of the illusions change as well. He also said that even backstage, the magicians work independently and guard their illusions.
Because of the show’s intricate nature and the necessity to make all parts of the abracadabra hi-jinx to flabbergast the audience a moving cameraman walks and video feeds a large illuminated screen so that even the slightest and smallest of up-close or far away magic is projected on the screen so every piece of the illusionist’s craftsmanship can be seen.
The seven illusionists performing at Kansas City’s Music Hall are: Andrew Bosso, The Escapologist; Colin Cloud, The Deductionist; Jeff Hobson, The Trickster; Kevin James, The Inventor; An Ha Lim, The Manipulator; Darcy Oake, The Grand Illusionist; and Don Sperry, The Anti-Conjuror. All these men stand out. Not one outshines the other in this presentation. Each brings his highest caliber stunts to stupify the audience with their wizardry.
“The Illusionists” continues through Sunday at The Music Hall. For tickets, information, times, etc. visit Theater League’s website. Do not miss this spectacular show. www.theaterleague.com/kansascity/
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