Theatre Review: “The Illusionists” Are Visionaries Who Combine Comic Relief And Optical Illusions In One Elaborate Show

“The entire show which is built for all ages, proves that these incredible illusionists are worth their weight in gold, making every second of the show memorable, exciting, and yes, magically delicious!”


 

Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts, and acts of breathtaking wonder, “The Illusionists” has shattered box office records worldwide and thrilled audiences of all ages with a mind-blowing spectacular showcasing the jaw-dropping talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth.

The seven stars of this theatrical show dive headfirst into a variety of show-stopping individual performances that combines class acts and audience participation which keeps the audience spellbound from beginning to end. Director Neil Dorward seems to have worked his own magic by putting together a creative team consisting of Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, and Jim Millan. Along with MagicSpace Entertainment, these Creative Producers have provided a wealth of entertainment by putting together an internationally known crew of performers who can each hold their own by captivating the audience with their mesmerizing talents.

Not a moment of dead air is left to escape the audience as Host Jeff Hobson (The Trickster) uses the perfect combination of adult humor and overzealous skepticism to win the audience over with his engaging personality while introducing each of the master performers which includes Andrew Basso (The Escapologist), Colin Cloud (The Deductionist), Jonathan Goodwin (The Daredevil), Kevin James (The Inventor), An Ha Lim (The Manipulator), and Dan Sperry (The Anti-Conjuror). From simple magic tricks to elaborate illusions, each performer owns the stage with his very own style of innovation. Long after the smoke has cleared, the audience is left wondering if they actually witnessed what happened in front of them. At the same time, simple modes of verification are provided to make the audience more in awe of the group that seems to have mastered all the tricks of the trade.

Though personally impressed by The Escapologist, Andrew Basso who performed Houdini’s famous Water Torture Cell with no cover, I am hard pressed to prove that any one act was less mesmerizing than the others. The entire show which is built for all ages proves that these incredible illusionists are worth their weight in gold, making every second of the show memorable, exciting, and yes, magically delicious! For a night of full-fledged, family entertainment, don’t miss this incredibly live, hilarious and breathtaking show.

Now playing at the Music Hall at Fair Park thru March 5th

Tracee Bond

Tracee is a movie critic and interviewer who was born in Long Beach and raised in San Diego, California. As a Human Resource Professional and former Radio Personality, Tracee has parlayed her interviewing skills, interest in media, and crossover appeal into a love for the Arts and a passion for understanding the human condition through oral and written expression. She has been writing for as long as she can remember and considers it a privilege to be complimented for the only skill she has been truly able to master without formal training!
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