Now You See Them, Now You Don’t
In on February 16 and out six days later, don’t miss your chance to see THE ILLUSIONISTS here in San Francisco. With mind-blowing tricks, the best-selling magic show is coming live to you from Broadway. Don’t blink or you might miss the tricks and the seven of the greatest illusionists behind them:
- The Manipulator, Yu Ho-Jin. Considered a rising superstar in the world of magic; Yu Ho-Jin was recently named the 2014 “Magician of the Year,” by Academy of Magical Arts and was the first Asian to win the Grand Prix at the Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Magiques, also known as the “Olympics of Magic.”
- The Anti-Conjuror, Dan Sperry. Described as Marilyn Manson meets David Copperfield, Dan combines the art of magic with the macabre and is one of the top-10 most Googled people, thanks to a legendary “America’s Got Talent” appearance.
- 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 Escapologist, Andrew Basso: Italy’s star escape artist, Andrew considers Houdini his hero and is fast becoming one of the world’s most popular illusionists. He is the only person in the world to perform Houdini’s famous Water Torture Cell with absolutely no covers.
- The Inventor, Kevin James—known for innovative illusions—is an inventor, comedian and 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 Weapon Master, Ben Blaque, has established himself as America’s foremost master of the crossbow after appearing four times on America’s Got Talent. He performs incredibly dangerous acts of dexterity using highly powerful crossbows to shoot various objects supported by his assistant.
- The Deceptionist, James More‘s modern approach to magic—involving fast-paced, high-risk illusions—combined with his good looks and charisma, have been witnessed by millions of people around the world. No camera tricks or special edits—what you see is what you get. He takes the art of illusion to new heights, with a performance that promises to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Do you believe in magic? We must admit we were a bit skeptical until we watched this clip of their performance on America’s Got Talent:
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After watching this video countless times, rewinding it, and playing it in slow motion and even frame-by-frame, we still can’t figure out how any of these tricks are done. Could this be real magic? If so, we’re still waiting for our invitations to Hogwarts!