State Theatre New Jersey Presents THE ILLUSIONISTS
State Theatre New Jersey presents The Illusionists on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 8pm and Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 8pm. Tickets range from $35-$98.
The Illusionists is produced by Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, and MagicSpace Entertainment. Conceived by Painter, the show's creative team also includes executive producer 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 New Brunswick 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."
About the Artists
AN HA LIM, the Manipulator: An Ha Lim's awards include the 1st prizes in the 2006 Korea Busan International Magic Competition, 1st prize, the 2006 Italy Club Convention Manipulation Prize and the 2007 World Magic Seminar in Asia; the 2008 World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas - Golden Lion Award; the 2008 IBM/SAM Joint Convention Stage Grand Prix; the 2009 FISM WCM Manipulation 3rd Prix; and the 2009 Monte Carlo Magic Stars Special Guest Award.
Colin Cloud, the Deductionist: Mind reader and spoon-bender Uri Geller described him as "one of the greatest thought readers of all time." His peers predict he's the next big thing in the world of Mentalism. The media have described him as the real-life Sherlock and witnesses don't say much as they're usually left speechless.
JONATHON GOODWIN, the Daredevil: British Born daredevil and escape artist Jonathan Goodwin is widely considered one of the most creative, skilled, and frankly crazy stunt performers in the world. Goodwin has been hanged, buried alive, hung by his toes from helicopters, burned at the stake, attacked by sharks, and even sewn up inside a dead cow to name just a few of the terrifying and insane stunts his mother wishes he hadn't tried. He is an accomplished, knife thrower, archer, escape artist, fakir, martial artist, free diver, free climber, husband, and dad. Unlike the other performers in the show, Goodwin is not a magician or illusionist and everything you see him do is very, very real.
Jeff Hobson, the Trickster: Jeff Hobson is the epitome of glamour and showmanship. He parlayed an audition at the famed Comedy Club Catch a Rising Star (at Bally's Casino) into numerous return, headlining engagements. Don't be fooled by his innocent appearance; Hobson has audiences laughing long after the curtain goes down. Because of his refreshing and clever mix of comedy and magic, he is one of today's most in-demand magicians.
Kevin James, the Inventor: Kevin James is an inventor, comedian, and collector of the strange and unusual and is known for his innovative illusions. At a very early age, he decided performing magic would be his life's calling. Born in France in April 1962, the award-winning magician is also a prolific magical inventor. He has created many unique magic effects used in shows of other famous magicians including Doug Henning and Mark Wilson.
For tickets or more information, call State Theatre Guest Services at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online at STNJ.org. State Theatre Guest Services, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm; Saturday from 1pm to 5pm; and at least three hours prior to curtain on performance dates unless otherwise specified. For information on group outings and discounts, call 732-247-7200, ext. 536. Some additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.
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