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The Illusionists conjure thrilling and theatrical magic at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on April 14

The Illusionists conjure thrilling and theatrical magic at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on April 14
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From a press release:

The Illusionists is a mind-blowing spectacular showcase of the jaw-dropping talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on Earth. The Illusionists have shattered box office records across the globe and dazzle audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage.

This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions, and it’s coming straight from Broadway to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center for two performances on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Tickets, which are $35-$55 (or $85 with a meet and greet and magic kit), can be purchased at, the Event Center box office,, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

Audiences will witness stunning acts of grand illusion, levitation, mind-reading, and disappearance. This group of world-class performers takes their cue from the showmanship of the great illusionists of the past, such as Harry Houdini, and pair it with a new and updated contemporary aesthetic; the sets and costume designs lend the genre a theatricality and artistry that has rarely been seen before. Collectively, these performers have been seen by millions of people around the world, and this production showcases their incredible talents together on stage for the very first time.

The Anti-Conjuror – Dan Sperry goes beyond the typical extravagant style and use of flashy costumes, combining the art of magic with the macabre to leave audiences in a state of shock and amazement.

The Manipulator – Through elegant manipulation and mystery, the artistic Yu Ho-Jin has the ability to turn anyone into a loyal fan, whether it’s children and parents or his own colleagues.

The Inventor – Kevin James is one of today’s most groundbreaking and innovative illusionists. He is an inventor, comedian, and collector of the strange and unusual. He believes he has a responsibility to remind people of that state of awe and wonder they felt as a child. Whether he’s holding a rose or swinging a chainsaw, anything is possible.

The Escapologist – Explosives, water boxes, handcuffs, chains, padlocks, straitjackets, cars bursting into flames – Andrew Basso’s escapes place him within seconds of life and death and have audiences all over the world frozen in suspense and disbelief.

The Trickster – Jeff Hobson is the host and the epitome of glamour and showmanship. He leaves audiences laughing long after the curtain goes down. Don’t be fooled by his innocent appearance – the Trickster will get you every time.

The Weapon Master – Ben Blaque performs incredibly dangerous acts of dexterity using highly powerful crossbows to shoot various objects supported by his assistant. His acts are as thrilling and action-packed as they are entertaining and will leave every audience member on the edge of their seat.

The Daredevil – 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, and these are just a few of the terrifying and insane stunts his mother wishes he hadn’t tried. Unlike the other performers in the show, he is not a magician or illusionist and everything you see him do is very, very real.