Are you still wondering how the rabbit came out of the hat? Sorry to ruin prospects, but this isn’t your typical granny magic show. The assemblage of the 8 of the world’s greatest illusionists return for a limited engagement in Singapore for The Illusionists – Live from Broadway, a world class show that’ll run until the 15th of May 2016 at the Marina Bay Sands, MasterCard Theatres. This dynamic group of 7 men and a female, came from different corners of the globe and touted as the world’s best-selling magic show. This is a night wherein they ply in their exquisite talents that will leave you mind boggled and spell bound. Blending a myriad of mind reading, sleight-of-hand card tricks, water torture cell act, levitation and the whatnot – be ready to get your mind blown. The humour, enthusiasm and jarring energy with which the show rockets through its world class artists are in full measure to keep it peppy and entertaining for a good two hour or so.
Highlights of the show include:
A representation of the famous Houdini act: The Water Torture Cell/Escape Stunt by The Escapologist (Krendl). Witnessing the struggle of a man submerged upside down underwater is no illusion or trick. No curtains involved! Krendl will have you gripping the edge of your seat and biting your nails till its thrilling conclusion. How long will he be able to hold his breath? Definitely not for the faint-hearted.
The Manipulator (Hyun Joon Kim) did the card tricks seamlessly, bringing the audience to a zen-like state. He’s the most introverted of the bunch but a real stand-out.
The illusionists exhibited their true craft but the show really belonged to the audience. Look out for the white envelope on your arm rest that says “DO NOT OPEN”. Once seated, resist the temptation please! Be wowed with experiencing the magic on your own hands, I’ve surely heard a lot of “No Ways” and what the eff moments all around me.
There is a sense of jaw-dropping reveals evident in every act of The Illusionists. It represents a reason of why we go to any magic show: to witness the impossible. Surely the fun of each and every illusion does not require full disclosure but The Illusionists has definitely taken magic shows into a whole new level. Be sure to catch these extremely talented master artists before they disappear.
Krendl – The Escapologist
Thommy Ten & Amelie van Tass – The Clairvoyants
Charlie Frye – The Eccentric
Hyun Joon Kim – The Manipulator
Sam Powers – The Enigma
Leonardo Bruno– The Alchemist
Luis de Matos – The Master Magician
The Illusionists – Live from Broadway (Singapore)
Performance Dates: 9-15 May 2016
Venue: MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands
Fri, 6 – Sun, 15 May 2016
Wed – Fri: 7.30pm
Sat: 7.30pm (for 7 May 2016 only)
Sun: 1pm & 6pm
VIP Reserve : S$165
A Reserve : S$145
B Reserve : S$115
C Reserve : S$85
D Reserve : S$55
* Excludes the booking fee of SGD$4 per ticket