MADISON (WKOW) -- On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world’s best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY is taking over the Overture Center in Madison.
Earlier this week, Colin Cloud, "The Deductionist," stopped by Wake Up Wisconsin to share his talents with the anchors.
Cloud is known as one of the greatest thought readers of all time. Check out the full interview above.
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 Grand Illusionist, Darcy Oake. (Appearing on the Fall 2016 US Tour only in Madison, WI & Kansas City, MO.) Over 200 million viewers tuned in to see his electrifying performance on Britain’s Got Talent. The newest starring guest of The Illusionists has grabbed the world’s attention with death-defying escapades, nail-biting feats and classic sleight of hand techniques.
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 Deductionist, Colin Cloud, one of the greatest thought readers of all time is a psychic savant known as a real-life Sherlock Holmes. Don’t play against him in a game of poker – he’s never lost.
The show will play Overture Center in Madison Tuesday, November 22 – Sunday, November 27 (no performance on Thanksgiving Thursday, November 24) as part of its current North American tour to more than 50 cities.
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