The Illusionists (Live from Broadway) Has Taken Magic Shows To A Whole New Level

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.

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For once, you can strike off the Broadway and think of all the flamboyant things that Vegas could bring and you still get The Illusionists‘ charm. In a show that is regarded by the New York Times as a “high-tech magic extravaganza”, watch eight magicians perform feats of grand illusion, levitation, mind-reading, disappearance, as well as a water torture escape. Join the likes of the Charlie Fray (The Eccentric),  Krendl (The Escapologist), Thommy Ten & Amelie van Tass (The Clairvoyants), Leonardo Bruno (The Alchemist), Sam Powers (The Enigma), Hyun Joon Kim (The Manipulator) and Luis de Matos (The Master Magician) as they perform with finesse that augmented the audience clamour for more illusions, trickery and magic.
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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.  

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The Escapologist (Krendl)

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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.

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The Manipulator (Hyun Joon Kim)

The Eccentric (Charlie Frye) is a breath of fresh air. Genuine laughter and amazement filled the entire Mastercard Theater whenever he’s up on stage. Charlie’s caprice is something you’d need in an intense show like this. You can’t miss his favorite assistant, aka his lovely wife Sherry as she share the same stage (and a few stunts) with him.
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The Eccentric (Charlie Frye)

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The Master Magician (Luis de Matos) is touted as the leader of the pack.   One of the most respected magicians, Louis hails from Portugal and acts as the main anchor of the show. He always like to the push the boundaries of every possibility of magic on and off stage. He possess that perfect recipe of cooking up magic, entertainment and laughter into one extravagant show.
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The Master Magician (Luis de Matos)

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The Enigma (Sam Powers), one of Australia’s Got Talent Finalists surely charms up the stage not just with his handsome looks but with his ability of making people appear and disappear in the blink of an eye. As much as I’d like to contest on this idea of things vanishing – Sam made an actual train appear right before our very eyes during the afternoon press/media preview. For a moment, I thought I was transported to Hogwarts.
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The Enigma (Sam Powers)

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The Alchemist (Leonardo Bruno), the master levitator and an innovative illusionist from Mexico. Expect the classic magic trick to come out from this guy. His act is similar to reading a fairy-tale book – it gives you that “and they lived happily ever after” feeling of satisfaction. A true prince charming,  don’t you think?
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The Alchemist (Leonardo Bruno) – middle*

The Clairvoyants (Thommy Ten & Amelie van Tass), mentalism at its finest. A power couple who engage in mind reading – from dropping serial numbers of a $2 note to the batch code of a lip gloss. Audience were literally hooked on their stunt that they could actually run the whole show themselves and no one will complain.

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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.

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CAST

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

Performance Times:
Fri, 6 – Sun, 15 May 2016
Wed – Fri: 7.30pm
Sat: 2pm
Sat: 7.30pm (for 7 May 2016 only)
Sun: 1pm & 6pm

Ticket Price

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

How to book:
Internet: Marina Bay Sands Ticketing  or SISTIC
Phone: +65 6688 8826
In person at: Marina Bay Sands Box Offices

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