Magical masterpiece comes to Starlight



– Times of London



This Blockbuster Theatrical Show Dazzles Sold-Out Audiences Worldwide

On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and prior to its Broadway return this holiday season, the world’s best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY (, will hit the road once again, kicking off in Kansas City Sept. 28-30 at Starlight Theatre. THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY is produced by Simon Painter, Tim Lawson and MagicSpace Entertainment.


“Each year, we strive to bring a variety of shows that our patrons can enjoy out here under the stars,” Rich Baker, president and CEO of Starlight said. “Straight from Broadway, The Illusionists is no exception—these performers are on the cutting edge of magic. Audiences of all ages will enjoy their astounding illusions, fresh and exciting magic and overall talent that these performers have to offer.”

Full of hilarious tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder, THE ILLUSIONISTS has shattered box office records worldwide and thrilled audiences of all ages with mind-blowing spectacular showcasing the jaw-dropping talents of five of the most incredible illusionists on earth.

Creative Producer Simon Painter said, “We can’t wait to bring this electrifying show to cities in North America 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 Illusionists—Live from Broadway cast members, each a star in their field, includes:

–       The Grand Illusionist, Darcy Oake, who will thrill the audience with his sleight-of-hand and renowned illusions.

–       The Trickster, Jeff Hobson, who is the epitome of glamor and showmanship and will keep the audience laughing long after the curtain goes down.

–       The Manipulator, An Ha Lim, who will impress audiences of all ages with his quick, musical card manipulation.

–       The Daredevil, Jonathan Goodwin, who is widely considered one of the most creative and skilled stunt performers in the world.

–       The Mentalist, Chris Cox, who is a unique force in the world of mind reading.


MagicSpace Entertainment is headed by Lee D. Marshall, Joe Marsh, John Ballard, and Steve Boulay and has been producing and presenting national tours, Broadway shows, concerts and museum exhibits worldwide for more than 35 years. They have an office in Park City, UT.

Tickets for The Illusionists—Live from Broadway at Starlight Theatre are on sale now and start at $14. Tickets are available online at, by calling 816-363-STAR (7827) or in person at the Starlight box office at 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, Mo., 64132. All performances begin at 8 p.m.

Discount prices for groups of 10 or more are available by contacting Starlight’s group sales department at

816-997-1137 or Please note that is the only official ticket source for all shows in the 2018 Shawnee Mission Health Broadway Series. If you purchase tickets from another website or ticket broker, we cannot guarantee those tickets are legitimate.

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About Starlight Theatre

Starlight Theatre is the largest and oldest performing arts organization in Kansas City and the second-largest outdoor producing theatre in the country. Opened as a theater in 1950 and as a not-for-profit organization in 1951, Starlight presents and produces Broadway musicals and concerts. It also offers extensive community outreach and educational programming, including classes, scholarships and Starlight’s Blue Star Awards, one of the largest high school musical theatre award programs in the nation.

Located on 16 acres in Swope Park, Starlight’s venue includes rehearsal halls, gift store, club area for dining, concessions, gardens, fountains and a 10-story, climate-controlled stage. For more information, visit

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