THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY in Providence
“THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™” AT THE PROVIDENCE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER JANUARY 19 – 21, 2018 Part of the Encore Series, with Series Media Sponsor: Cox Media.
J.L. “Lynn” Singleton, President of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), is pleased to announce that Coastway Community Bank is the sponsor of THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™. On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world’s best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ (www.theillusionistslive.com), plays at PPAC January 19 – 21, as part of its North American tour in 2018.
In Providence, THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM THE BROADWAY™ is part of the Encore Series. Cox Media is the media sponsor of PPAC’s Encore Series.
Bill White, President & CEO of Coastway Community Bank, said, “We are pleased to be the sponsor of THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ at the magical Providence Performing Arts Center. As a local Rhode Island-based business, Coastway is committed to giving back to Rhode Island communities; we are happy to support this landmark performing arts establishment through this sponsorship. ”
Tickets for THE ILLUSIONISTS are on sale now and are available at the PPAC Box Office (located at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), online at www.ppacri.org and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787). Tickets are $86 – $39; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Please visit www.ppacri.org for current prices. Box Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 10A to 5P; Saturday, 10A to 2P and two hours prior to curtain times on performance days.
Groups of 15 or more may contact Paul Hiatt at (401) 574-3162 or email@example.com to learn more about group sales offerings and to order.
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 Providence 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 a, d 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.
Official Website: www.ppacri.org
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