Oh yes – I am so excited – The Illusionists are coming to SA in February! I have long been intrigued with things that just boggle my mind, and I truly believe that some people are blessed with some incredible talents that the rest of us mere mortals just cannot fathom – John Edwards was one (and honestly I was mildly sceptical until he chose to read one of my clients who is possibly the biggest sceptic ever!!) so imagine how excited I am to see the Illusionists.
After record breaking runs in New York, London and Asia, The Illusionists Direct from Broadway will be in South Africa for the first time ever, and in Gauteng at Montecasino’s Teatro from Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, 14 February to Sunday, 11 March 2018.
“The Illusionists” has shattered box office records across the globe and continues to dazzle audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. The show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. Witness stunning acts of grand illusion, levitation, mindreading, and disappearance in this mind-blowing spectacular that showcases the jaw dropping talents of eight of the most incredible Illusionists including award winning New York comedian, Harrison Greenbaum, The Trickster who co-hosted and performed at the official Times Square New Year’s Eve World Wide Webcast in 2010 and 2011 live broadcast to over 250 million viewers around the globe.
Infusing the old and new world of performance theatre in his magical illusion act, The Escapist, Krendl has performed over 1,200 shows in 12 years and was voted ‘best in show’ for the past 3 years at the international Magic Theater. He has been featured on national television shows and performed on cruise ships and at resorts around the world.
Ben Blaque, The Weapon Master has established himself as America’s foremost master of the crossbow, and he performs incredibly dangerous acts using highly powerful crossbows to shoot various objects. His acts are as thrilling and action-packed as they are entertaining and are sure to leave you on the edge of your seat.
Combining a truly entrancing, poetic approach to card trickery with brilliant dexterity, Korean-born Den Den, The Manipulator’s ‘now you see it, now you don’t’ trickery keeps audiences utterly engrossed, mixing visually beautiful performance with mind bending magic.
Chris Cox is The Mentalist, a self-proclaimed “mind reader who can’t read minds”. Chris delivers incredible mind-reading stunts with a silly and mischievous sense of fun that leaves audiences astounded, amazed and thoroughly entertained.
Kalin & Jinger Mark Kalin, The Showman is one of the most influential magicians of the last decade, bringing his amazing illusions to the stage and on television shows as well as his own experimental theatre in Reno, Nevada. Now teamed up with Jinger Leigh, The Conjuress to include tigers, panthers and sensational, split-second marvels. They even presented the largest stage illusion of all time, vanishing an American Airlines jumbo jet at the Reno Hilton.
As a performance artist and modern interpreter of the art of illusion, Darcy Oakes, The Grand Illusionist transports audiences with his charm, his sleight of hand and logic-defying illusions. He has taken the rich heritage of the magic culture and put a fresh, young and modern twist on the profession.
Collectively these performers have been seen by millions of people around the world and this production showcases their incredible talents together on stage for the very first time. Audiences will witness stunning acts of grand illusion, levitation, mind reading, and disappearance.
Johannesburg Show Details:
Venue: Teatro at Montecasino
Dates: Wednesday, 14 February to Sunday, 11 March 2018
Weekdays: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 20h00
Weekends: Saturdays 15h00, 20h00; Sundays 14h00, 18h00
No Monday performances
Ticket Prices: from R 200 – R 500 depending on which show
Book your tickets: Computicket by calling 0861 915 8000, visit www.computicket.com
There are a variety of booking discounts, group discounts and stay and show packages available. All info available here