There is no time like the present to vicariously experience a death-defying stunt by a world-renowned
escape artists, revisit the spirit of your inner child's amazement in the sight of exotic animals and find laughter within
your hearts and minds at some of the most humorous magicians. The Masters of Illusions will certainly offer a variety of spectacles
to entertain the most diverse audiences. Audiences are led from the dark to a light theatre house comprised of some of the
most brilliant performers the world has come to love. The darkness is transformed into the most amazing and astonishing sights
known to exist on stage. There is no doubt that audiences will enjoy themselves, even the stubborn friend who only cracks
a smile when pigs fly, will smile at the wonder of an elephant standing on its head and a bird magically transform into a
python snake. We can assume you that it is not simply a case of "you are what you eat." That is the python does not eat the
bird and then in turn become the bird. What unfolds on stage is magic. Again, pigs will not likely fly, but audiences will
most certainly see a woman float in what appears to be think air. The current Masters of Illusion Tour runs for the month
of October, visiting cities in Idaho, Wyoming, Kansas and Minnesota. It then picks back up for the entire month of February,
where audiences in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.
Masters of Illusion Live found its way on stages across the nation after originating from a television show that aired on
PAX TV at the start of the millennium. The television show found huge success and continued with a series of television specials.
Its popularity seems to stem from audiences' interest in the unknown and what seems to be unexplainable. The art of illusion
has a long history of entertaining and amazing audiences. Historically, one of the first places where magic founds its way
on stage is when clockmaker, Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin, opened a "magic" theater. The concept then began to spread throughout
Europe. At the time, the "typical" representation of a magician was a man in a top hat, goatee and jacket with tails. A French
man by the name of Alexander Hermann, known as Hermann the Great, exemplified this visage of a magician. It was his family
that became known as the very first family of magic. Years later, Harry Houdini, who so many audiences know. He actually took
his stage name from the original Robert-Houdin. Harry Houdini quickly became known as both an escapologist and a magician.
There have since been both motion pictures and television shows inspired by his life.
plot is to mesmerize its audience with the beauty of illusion. Each performer has their own story to tell through their personalized
act. In one instance, the big eyes of a child will become full of light and wonder as they see a real life tiger appear from
what appears to be nothingness. Both children and adults will see a whole new story be expressed when an escape artist breaks
loos of his chains or tethering in what seems like just the nick of time. Each audience member will interpret the act as a
personalized story, relating it to the occurrences that they have experienced.
There are more
than over a baker's dozen of renowned performers that participate in the Masters of Illusion. The performers range from escapologists,
illusionists, quick-change artists, majestic wild animals and an array of beautiful dancers. It is true, we have come a long
way from the days of pulling a white rabbit out of a magical black top hat. The performers range from Ed Alonzo, known as
the "Misfit of Magic," who has had a wide-range of television appearances as one of the most well known comedic magician.
The Masters of Illusion also include the duo Joaquin Aylala and Tanya, who have received the highest magical honor award in
France, the Mandrake of Gold. Speaking of Gold, performer Jason Byrne has been honored with the Golden Lion's Head Award.
The internationally renowned and loved Siegfried and Roy presented the award. He also voted the Stage Magician of the Year
for two consecutive years by the Academy of Magical Arts. Lastly, to provide a small taste of the masterful talent is the
award-winning Kalin and Jinger. Mark Kalin and Jinger Leigh who put on relatively large-scale stage appearances and have been
seen on numerous television shows. The performers truly are the Masters of Illusion. It is important to note that the performers
will change venue to venue, making each show even more unique.
The Masters of Illusion is produced
by the APA Talent and Literary Agency and David Martin Management. The original television show was produced by Paul Sharratt
and Gay Blackstone and the Associated Television International production company.