The Illusionists

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Theatre review by Steve Duffy –

The Illusionists, a touring magical extravaganza that premiered in Australia, now making its way around the states after a stint on Broadway, offers a night of unbelievable magic and awe.

The show boastsw seven stars, each a master in their own field, from The Inventor to a Daredevil. 

Emcee Jeff Hobson, known as “The Trickster,” is both funny and engaging, especially with the audience members.

Be prepared to be grossed out by Dan Sperry, nicknamed the Anti-Conjuror. A ghoulish magician who looks like Marilyn Manson, he performs two really disgusting tricks, one involving dental floss and another one with a quarter.

Hold your breath! Andrew Basso, the Escapologist, is placed upside down and handcuffed inside a glass water tank. Will he escape? Are the locks pickable? You will have to find out.

If you have dreamed of being in a show, you may get your chance because audience participation is heavily featured in “The Illusionists.”

The Vegas-style show is a bit hokey, but lots of fun. You will leave the theatre thinking “How did they do that?”

Running Time: 120 minutes with 1 intermission.

Now playing through April 9, 2017

Tickets for THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ are currently on sale and can be purchased through Ticketmaster, 800-982-2787, and by visiting Tickets  will  also  be  sold  directly  at  the  Boston  Opera  House  Box Office.

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