It’s as good as any magic show you can see in Las Vegas, only there are no cards, no rabbits. It’s cutting edge magic in a lot of ways, fresh and lively. Kids are pretty smart these days and they love it since the magic has real mysterious for the youngsters to speculate about. The Magic of Bill Blagg Livearrives at The Colonial Theatre on Tuesday, April 17 at 2pm. Celebrate school vacation with a magic show recommended for ages 5 and up.
The Magic of Bill Blagg Live is the most entertaining magic and illusion show touring the lower 48. His latest show is filled with new, never-before-seen, mind-blowing illusions such as walking through steel and the world’s only hoverboard. Bill combines his original illusions along with audience participation, comedy and his trademark off-the-cuff personality to create a riveting experience.
This magic show consistently draws standing ovations from audiences who experience Bill Blagg’s one-of-a-kind talents. His grand-scale magic and unique illusions will have the audience rubbing their eyes in disbelief as they witness Bill create the impossible in a way only he can do. Called “simply amazing” by the Chicago Tribune, Bill walks thru steel, brings ordinary objects to life, makes audience volunteers levitate in mid-air, while others vanish in the blink of an eye and more.
As you can see in the video above, Bill’s 60-minute full-scale show combines high-end intelligent lighting, elite stage sets and never-before-seen illusions to create an unforgettable magic experience for the Berkshire audience. He’s changing reality one city at a time and Pittsfield is next.
About Bill Blagg
When Bill Blagg was 5 years old he received his first beginner’s magic set and his magical journey began. That single magic kit set the stage for what would become a life long love for magic and a desire to become one of magic’s biggest stars. With the tricks in his new magic set perfected, Bill’s father took him to a professional magic shop in Chicago called Magic, Inc. for his 8th birthday. With a bag full of new tricks to master Bill was without a doubt bit by the magic bug. Every year he would visit Magic Inc. on his birthday with his dad to learn about the latest and greatest tricks in magic. Those tricks eventually formed the foundation for Bill’s first performances in front of classmates and teachers at Beulah Park Elementary School in Bill’s hometown of Zion, Illinois.
When Bill was in high school, people would ask him what he wanted to be when he grew up. “I told them I wanted to be a professional magician,” Bill says, “like David Copperfield.” People laughed and called it a phase, something he would grow out of with age. “A lot of people didn’t understand how serious I was about making magic a career,” he muses.
His break came in 1998 at the Abbott Magic Get-Together in Colon, Michigan. He entered the Adult Stage Competition and debuted his now signature effect, The Dancing Hank. It was a hit. Not only did he give the hank attitude and style, he made it dance in ways that seemed impossible. What people don’t know is that countless hours of practice amounts to only 4 minutes of stage time. So, in his first major competition, Bill joined the ranks of his idols. The buzz was unanimous: “We’ll be seeing that young man in Vegas and on TV in the near future.”
They were right. He’s been a success ever since.
Tickets to The Magic of Bill Blagg Live are $15. Tickets may be purchased in person at The Colonial Theatre Ticket Office at 111 South Street Pittsfield, MA 01201 or by calling (413) 997-4444 or online at www.BerkshireTheatreGroup.org. The Ticket Office is open Monday-Friday 10am–5pm, Saturdays 10am–2pm or on any performance day from 10am until intermission.