Criss Angel‘s newest production, The Supernaturalists, is set to take over the Fox Theatre at Foxwoods Resort Casino from June 25 to July 23. Announced last Halloween, the ensemble piece features nine of the best magicians from around the world, and will have its four-week premiere residency in Connecticut before expanding to a planned national and then world tour.
The Supernaturalists shines a spotlight on a collective of talented performers, many of whom will already be recognizable to magic fans around the world. There are two veterans of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” in illusionist Landon Swank (who was one of the top ten artists in season six) and escape artist Spencer Horsman (who was a wild card selection in season seven).
Four other faces are veteran members of Angel’s ensemble, who have been featured both in his live shows and television projects. There’s menalist Banachek, who’s been astounding audiences with the power of his mind for decades, as well as one of the best up and coming female magicians in Krystyn Lambert, and a humorous element in The Great Maestro and his assistant FiFi, who have spent years as a supporting part of Angel’s live show at Luxor Hotel & Casino, “Criss Angel BeLIEve.”
They’ll be joined by French magician Stefan Vanel, Spanish close-up magic expert Adrian Vega, and animal showman Johnny Dominguez (who was featured with his family in Angel’s earlier variety show, “MagicJAM,” as were Banachek and Lambert).
In addition to the core cast, Angel himself will join each Supernaturalists performance via live video feed from Las Vegas, and has teased that he’ll make select, surprise appearances in person – so you never know when you might see the Magician of the Century.
But aside from his own phenomenal ability, something else Angel has always been good at is discerning and assembling talent. The Supernaturalists doesn’t need to lean on his reputation to draw an audience; the cast has a diverse array of specializations that will expose audiences to the complete, wide range of what magic entails. Whether it’s the stage illusions that theatergoers commonly associate with the art, or the intricacies of things like close-up magic and mentalism, or more light-hearted material, everything is somewhere in this ensemble.
It’s also remarkable for its choice of venue, broadening the reach of this talented group of people. Mostly when people think of magic, they think of Vegas, and now East Coast audiences have a four-week opportunity to be exposed to some of the most dynamic performers from around the world. It’s not just putting on a great show, but also raising awareness of the art form and those who have mastered it. No matter how much magic you’ve seen, you haven’t seen it like this.
Ticket prices for The Supernaturalists range from $35 to $75, and tickets for all of their Foxwoods performances are on sale now. To get yours and for a complete show schedule, visit the venue’s website.
For more on The Supernaturalists, visit their official website.