There have been so many awesome Broadway events in Portland this month! Ending the month is a unique performance that I cannot wait to see: The Illusionists.
The Illusionists – Live From Broadway™ is an event unlike any that I’ve seen before. It’s promised to show hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and breathtaking acts of wonder. Creative Producer Simon Painter said, “We can’t wait to bring this electrifying show to Portland 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.”
There are seven stars that make up The Illusionists, and each one is a master in their own field:
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).
TICKET AND PERFORMANCE INFORMATION
THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ will be at Portland’s Keller Auditorium for eight performances. The schedule for the Portland engagement is:
Tuesday, January 31 7:30pm
Wednesday, February 1 7:30pm
Thursday, February 2 7:30pm – ASL Interpreted Performance
Friday, February 3 7:30pm – Audio Described Performance
Saturday, February 4 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, February 5 1:00pm 6:30pm – Open Caption Performance
Wheelchair seating is available at all performances. For information on ADA seating, please call the Portland Opera Box Office at 503-241-1802, email email@example.com or visit the Portland Opera Box Office in person (Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm)
Tickets can be purchased: www.BroadwayInPortland.com