“Champions of Magic” Coming to State Theatre
MAGIC AND MYSTERY: “Champions of Magic” brings interactive wonders to the stage of State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick on Saturday, March 4. (Pamela Raith Photography)
State Theatre New Jersey presents “Champions of Magic” on Saturday, March 4 at 8 p.m. The “Champions of Magic” cast presents “incredible interactive magic, a daring escape from Houdini’s water torture cell, a mind-blowing prediction that must be seen to be believed, levitation high above the stage, and a finale beyond explanation,” according to a press release.
Tickets range from $29-$99.
“Champions of Magic,” otherwise known as “The Avengers of Magic” have sold out shows across the globe and have been featured on every major U.S. TV network. Members of the group include Hollie England, Alex McAleer, Fernando Velasco, Richard Young, and Sam Strange.
Both fans of magic, Young and Strange met when they were just 8 years old. Spending their teenage years trying — and failing — to make Las Vegas-style illusions with cardboard and tape, they were forced to create original illusions and magic tricks, ultimately creating what has been called “one of the most unique illusion acts in the world.” In 2010, the duo put on their first live show at The Thames Players Theatre in Oxfordshire, later going on to perform at the Edinburg Festival Fringe for four years.
Young and Strange also create online video content of original works. One of their videos went viral for video-bombing the background of a Sky News broadcast outside the Houses of Parliament, which garnered the attention of publications such as Rolling Stone and Time Magazine, as well as MTV. “The Champions of Magic” opened in the U.K. in October of 2013 at Reading Hexagon Theatre and has since completed six U.K. tours.
State Theatre New Jersey is at 15 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick. Visit STNJ.org for tickets.