‘The Illusionists’ will perform death-defying stunts at Purdue

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, The Illusionists – Live from Broadway™, the world’s best-selling magic show, will bring sleight of hand and amazement to Purdue’s Elliott Hall of Music on Wednesday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. This performance is presented by Purdue Convocations with Friends support from Lafayette Bank & Trust and Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc.

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 seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth.

The seven stars, each a master in their own field, are:

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
He 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, he 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
He 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 Daredevil, Jonathan Goodwin
The British-born Goodwin is considered to be one of the most creative, skilled and craziest stunt performers in the world who has been hanged, buried alive, hung by his toes from helicopters, burned at the stake and attacked by sharks.

Tickets for The Illusionist – Live from Broadway™

Buy Tickets
$24-54 for adults
$24-40 for children 18 years and younger, Purdue students and Ivy Tech Lafayette students

Tickets are available at the Stewart Center box office at 765-494-3933 or 800-914-SHOW. Group tickets are also available to groups of 10 more. Call 765-496-1977 for more details or visit Group Sales for more information.

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