SEPTEMBER 17 2018 The Illusionists – Live from Broadway™ to Dazzle Audiences at Walton Arts Center

The Illusionists – Live from Broadway™ to Dazzle Audiences at Walton Arts Center

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, September 17, 2018 – The world’s best-selling magic show, The Illusionists – Live from Broadway™, comes to Walton Arts Center for two shows on Oct. 17 and 18 at 7 pm featuring the mind-blowing talents of five of the most incredible Illusionists on earth.

Tickets range from $37 to $77 plus applicable fees. Patrons can also purchase reserved parking in the Spring Street deck for $7. Tickets and parking can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org.

Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder, The Illusionists hasshattered box office records and thrilled audiences of all ages during their Broadway run and successful multi-city tour. The five Illusionists set to perform at Walton Arts Center include:

The Grand Illusionist: Darcy Oake can do it all. When it comes to magic, Oake is in a class of his own. When he appeared on “Britain's Got Talent,” Simon Cowell said, "We are witnessing the birth of a star". Darcy has thrilled both TV viewers and live audiences with his slight-of-hand and renowned illusions.

The Trickster: Jeff Hobson is the epitome of glamour and showmanship. Don’t be fooled by his innocent appearance; Jeff has audiences laughing long after the curtain goes down.

The Manipulator: An Ha Lim was the winner at Korea’s Busan International Magic Competition (2006), Italy Club Convention Manipulation (2006) and World Magic Seminar in Asia (2007). An Ha Lim was also a Golden Lion Award winner at the World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas (2008).

The Daredevil: Jonathan Goodwin is widely considered one of the most creative, skilled and frankly crazy stunt performers in the world. He is an accomplished knife thrower, archer, escape artist, fakir, martial artist, free diver and free climber. Unlike the other performers in the show, Jonathan is not a magician or illusionist, but he will leave the audience breathless with his death-defying stunts.

The Mentalist: Chris Cox is a multi-award winning 'mind reader who can't read minds’ and the star of BBC Three’s Killer Magic. Cox has written and performed five sell out one-man Edinburgh Fringe Festival shows which have toured the UK and New Zealand. Recently, he was the magic and illusions assistant on Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Parts One And Two in London.

Visit waltonartscenter.org for more information about The Illusionists.

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 195,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 400 events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 45,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 200 volunteers donate 21,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors who help bring world-class arts experiences to Northwest Arkansas. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit www.waltonartscenter.org.

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