Producers Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, and MagicSpace Entertainment are pleased to announce that The Illusionists – Magic Of The Holidays (www.theillusionistslive.com), an all-new installment of the world-famous, blockbuster touring magic spectacular, will play Springfield’s Clark State Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, November 26 at 7 p.m. for one show only during this holiday season.
Tickets are on sale now and available at ticketmaster.com.
“The audience response from our record-breaking Broadway run for Magic of the Holidays was incredible,” says producer Simon Painter. “Our cast is performing incredible illusionists every night which is a perfect setting for families to experience and celebrate the holiday together.”
Celebrate the holidays with the entire family at The Illusionists – Magic of the Holidays, a mind-blowing showcase featuring jaw-dropping talents of the most incredible illusionists on earth. The Illusionists has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.
The Illusionists previously wowed audiences and around the world including smash hit engagements on Broadway, London’s West End and on tour around the United States and Canada. This year’s family-friendly show promises even more illusions, close-up magic, mentalism, daring escapes, and technological spectacle performed by master entertainers who’ve captivated audiences worldwide.
In addition to creative producer Simon Painter, the creative team for The Illusionists – Magic Of The Holidays includes executive producer Tim Lawson and director Neil Dorward.
ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM
Simon Painter, Creative Producer
Simon Painter is a visionary creative producer and entrepreneur based in California. Originally from London, Simon started his career as a classical violinist but soon transitioned into producing and creating commercial theatre. During the last 10 years, Simon has been at the forefront of the live entertainment industry, having launched and managed major performance venues and conceived, created and produced acclaimed productions such as Adrenaline and Le Noir – The Dark Side of Cirque. The first show he produced, Le Grand Cirque, smashed box-office records in the history of the Sydney Opera House selling over 40,000 tickets in 10 days. In 2012, in collaboration with Tim Lawson, Simon created The Illusionists franchise, which recently became the highest selling magic show in Broadway history. Simon also produced an NBC special of “The Illusionists.” Along with its sequels The Illusionists 2.0 and The Illusionists – Turn Of The Century, the shows continue to smash records and play multiple productions throughout the world including 3 times on Broadway and London. Simon also created the jaw dropping and exquisite show Circus 1903 - The Golden Age of Circus.
Tim Lawson, Executive Producer
Tim Lawson is the CEO of TML Enterprises and founding partner of The Works, servicing Australia and international territories with first class musicals and family entertainment with productions spanning across over 350 cities in 30 countries. Theatrical credits include Sweet Charity, Buddy – The Musical, Jolson, Spirit of the Dance, Oh! What A Night, Fiddler on the Roof starring Topol (1998, 2005-2007) and Anthony Warlow (2016), It’s A Dad Thing!, Weary – The Life of Sir Edward Dunlop, Shout! The Musical, Brave Men Run In Our Family, Jekyll and Hyde ,The Rocky Horror Show starring Richard O’ Brien, A Chorus Line (Australasia and London Palladium), and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. With partner Simon Painter, credits include Le Grand Cirque, Ariel Dreams, Adrenaline, Le Noir – The Dark Side of Cirque, Cirque Paris, A Magical Cirque Christmas, The Illusionists, The Illusionists 2.0, The Illusionists Turn of the Century, Now You See Me Live premiering this November and Circus 1903 making its London debut this Christmas.
About MagicSpace Entertainment
MagicSpace Entertainment is headed by Lee D. Marshall, Joe Marsh, John Ballard and Steve Boulay and has been producing and presenting national tours, Broadway shows, concerts and museum exhibits worldwide for over 35 years. Consistently one of the top promoters in North America, MagicSpace Entertainment typically produces and presents more than 400 events in 300 cities per year. They have an office in Park City, UT. www.magicspace.net