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Steve Mills
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Champions Of Magic

Postby Steve Mills » October 27th, 2017, 1:12 pm

The local theater here (St Charles, IL) is advertising a show for 11/1 called "Champions of Magic". No names, unfortunately. Is anyone familiar with the show? Here's the advertising poop:

Direct from a hit season in London’s West End, the world-class illusionists that make up the Champions Of Magic team return for a spectacular night of mystery that’ll keep you guessing for a long time to come. With over 20 million online views between them, and sold out shows on their 2014, 2015 and 2016 tours, the cast includes international award winners presenting incredible mind reading, stunning close-up magic and daring large-scale illusions. Their skills have been seen around the world, and on TV in the UK appearing on ITV’s ‘Next Great Magician’ and ‘Penn & Teller: Fool Us’, CNN’s ‘A Quest For Magic’ and NBC’s ‘Caught On Camera With Nick Cannon’.

Witness the impossible, including disappearances, levitation, teleportation and a heart stopping finale, all presented with lighting and special effects to rival the biggest theatrical spectacles.
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Re: Champions Of Magic

Postby Richard Hatch » October 27th, 2017, 2:58 pm

They'll also be in Salt Lake City on November 9th. From the tour website, the performers are Fay Presto, Edward Hilsum (winner of a 2017 Slaight Award), Alex McAleer, and the team of Young and Strange. Should be a fun show. No doubt inspired by the success of "The Illusionists". Here's the tour website with the performer bios:
http://www.championsofmagic.co.uk/About-Champions-of-Magic.html

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Re: Champions Of Magic

Postby Tom Moore » October 27th, 2017, 4:21 pm

It's a good solid show with good solid performers- it's toured annually in the uk for many years - you'll have a fine time seeing it.

In terms of budget/scale/production it sits below "The Illusionists" and above "Masters of Illusion" though it actually predates both of them by several years.
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