October 10, 2017| Red Deer, AB - On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world’s bestselling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ (www.theillusionistslive.com), will play seven cities in Western Canada, including a stop at Westerner Park in the ENMAX Centrium on April 13, 2018 as part of its North American tour in 2018. Tickets for THE ILLUSIONISTS will go on sale on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 10:00 am only available on www.TicketsAlberta.com.
THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY
THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ is produced by Simon Painter, Tim Lawson and MagicSpace Entertainment. Conceived by Simon Painter, the show’s creative team also includes executive producer Tim Lawson, director Neil Dorward and creative director Jim Millan.
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 five of the most incredible illusionists on earth.
Creative Producer Simon Painter said, “We can’t wait to bring this electrifying show to (CITY) 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 five stars, each a master in their own field, are:
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 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 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).
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.
Promoting this exciting series of dates is the newly formed entity, True North Touring. Based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba, TN Touring is owned and operated by True North Sports + Entertainment, owners of the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets, and the 15,000 seat arena, Bell MTS Place. Kevin Donnelly, senior vp, venues & entertainment, explains the new venture, “this is an extension of our activity of promoting incredible family entertainment throughout the Winnipeg region. We have identified a demand for- and a lack of - quality entertainment in many of Canada’s medium to smaller markets. Our connections to top US producers and agents allow us to route, for the first time ever, major Broadway calibre touring productions to these non-traditional markets for theatrical presentations. These centres have incredible facilities, and an audience eager for quality entertainment.” Donnelly further states, “we see this as a viable business for the extended future, and look forward to bringing high quality touring shows to many cities across the country.”