Starring Comedy Magician Naathan Phan, Master Illusionist Jason Bishop (assisted by Kim Hess and his dog Gizmo), and Ben Blaque, who performs a Danger Act utilizing knifes and crossbows, assisted by Camille Zamboni, Masters of Illusion Live is a 21st century magic show unlike anything you have seen before! Watch closely as you experience things that just can’t be done…or can they? Audience members will have an opportunity to be chosen to help the magicians on stage! Don’t miss this family-friendly, fun for all ages performance. Here’s a taste of what you’ll see at the show:
About The Magicians:
Naathan Phan is a multi-talented, award-winning entertainer, hailing from Orange, CA (next to Disneyland in Anaheim, CA) who has headlined stages across the globe, appeared in films such as Superbad, has been regularly featured on national television networks including NBC, Syfy, The CW, and Comedy Central since the age of 23. He is also a regular performer at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA. Phan has wowed audiences around the world with everything from his high-energy, close-up magic and stand up comical shenanigans to this theater-shaking opera singing and his mind-blowing stage illusions and celebrity impressions. He has appeared on Masters of Illusion and Penn & Teller: Fool Us on The CW, Don’t Blink, The Hollywood Christmas Parade, America’s Got Talent and Wizard Wars. Phan, at times, sings in his magic act. He also does many celebrity impressions. He is currently appearing on the 10th season of the hit television series Masters of Illusion on The CW Network, which airs on Fridays at 9/8c.
Jason Bishop has graced the iconic stages of Broadway with his phenomenal shows “Straight Up Magic” and “Believe in Magic,” leaving theatergoers spellbound and craving for more! Bishop, who was once a foster child, found his calling in magic. He hails from Fleetwood, NJ. Audiences have also seen Bishop on NBC’s Today Show, The CW’s Masters of Illusion, CBS’s Sunday Morning and Europe’s legendary Le Plus Grand Cabaret Du Monde filmed in Paris, France. Bishop dazzles audience with his grand illusions and close-up magic. Bishop’s performances have led him to over 40 countries on 6 continents. Bishop will be premiering a new magic illusion called Smithereens in this touring show, which was designed by legendary Broadway craftsman, Jim Steinmeyer. This marks his first appearance on tour with Masters of Illusion Live.
Ben Blaque hails from Springfield, Missouri. In the summer of 2004, Blaque began working as a stage crew for “The Prince of Magic” Kirby Van Burch’s show in Branson, Missouri where he developed a strong desire to become an Illusionist. He became Van Burch’s protégé, and years later, in 2009, began learning his crossbow act. In 2012, Blaque appeared on the television show America’s Got Talent, where he was advanced to the Quarter Finals and the Wild Card round. He performed for two years at The Palace Theater in Myrtle Beach, SC, and has been seen at Harrah’s in New Orleans. Outside of the United States, Blaque performed on a seven month long European Tour, including London’s West End. He has also done American Tours, including an appearance at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood, CA. Other television shows he has appeared on include: Masters of Illusion on The CW, Britain’s Got Talent, and the NBC show, I Can Do That, where he invented his “backwards selfie.” He has also been seen on Italy’s Tu SE Que Valdes, France’s Battle of the Judges where he introduced his new act never before performed by anyone, a combination of Crossbow and Aerial Acrobatics. Blaque is the only Crossbow performer to shoot a crossbow, or compound bow, while hanging upside down. He is also the first Crossbow Act in the world to be awarded the prestigious “Merlin Award” from the International Magician’s Society as Best Variety Act. This marks his first appearance on tour with Masters of Illusion Live. He is currently appearing on the 10th season of the hit television series Masters of Illusion on The CW Network, which airs on Fridays at 9/8c.
You’ve seen them on the CW Network, the Today Show, CBS News and more, now see Masters of Illusion live on our Main Stage!
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