Upcoming: The Illusionists at Fisher Theatre {Detroit}, April 28 - May 10, 2015

*Disclosure: I will be receiving tickets to this show in exchange for blogging about it. The opinions listed here, however, are my own.

The Illusionists will be performing at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit this April and May, and I'm excited to see them. I've never been to one of their shows, but I love magic shows - I've seen David Copperfield and Penn & Teller before, both in Vegas.

More info:
THE ILLUSIONISTS - WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE™, the world’s best-selling touring magic show, will play Detroit’s Fisher Theatre, April 28 – May 10 as part of a 20 city U.S. tour. The show had a highly successful holiday run on Broadway this past year. Tickets for THE ILLUSIONISTS are on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, and online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets will also be available for purchase on Monday, February 2 at the Fisher Theatre box office.

Having shattered box office records around the world, THE ILLUSIONISTS - WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE™ is now coming to captivate Detroit. This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth. Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder, THE ILLUSIONISTS has dazzled audiences of all ages. Creative Producer Simon Painter said, "We can’t wait to bring this electrifying show to Detroit 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 seven stars, each a master in their own field, are:

· The Manipulator, Yu Ho-Jin. Considered a rising superstar in the world of magic; Yu Ho-Jin was recently named the 2014 “Magician of the Year,” by Academy of Magical Arts and was the first Asian to win the Grand Prix at the Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Magiques, also known as the “Olympics of Magic.”

· 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 a Michigander and 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 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 Inventor, Kevin James – also a Michigander – 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 Warrior, Aaron Crow, a strong and silent type specializing in weapon magic, has mastered some of the most dangerous acts without saying a single word. Belgium’s international magic sensation, a first place finisher at the World Championships of Magic, he uses swords, paintball guns and powerful crossbows to keep fans on the edge of their seat.

· The Futurist, Adam Trent, shatters stereotypes and brings a new generation of magic to fans fusing technology illusions, dancing and comedy with classic techniques.

Performance times for THE ILLUSIONISTS appearing April 28 – May 10, 2015 at the Fisher Theatre, located at 3011 W. Grand Blvd. in Detroit, are:

- Tuesday through Saturday evening performances at 8:00 p.m.
- Sunday evening performances at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets for THE ILLUSIONISTS range from $35 - $85 (includes parking and facility fees). A limited number of premium seats will be available through Ticketmaster and at the box office. For group sales (12 or more) please email groups@broadwayindetroit.com or call (313) 871-1132. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.

Have you seen The Illusionists before? If not, who are some of your favorite magic show performers?

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