2012-01-27 / Entertainment/Lifestyles

Masters Of Illusion Appearing Live

Live Nation will present MASTERS OF ILLUSION - LIVE! at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Sunday, February 12 at 3 p.m. The Masters of Illusion is a touring magic show based on the award winning television series. Over half a dozen renowned performers will perform eye-popping illusions. The performers scheduled to appear at Westbury include Kalin & Jinger, Farrell Dillon, Ayala & Tanya, Aaron Radatz, Arthur Trace and the return to Westbury by native Long Island magician Darren Romeo.

Witness amazing feats by the aforementioned World Famous names in magic for a pulsating, non-stop magical mystery ride! Everything you could possibly imagine and performances that you never dreamed possible are in this live extravaganza! Exotic animals, escapology, hilarious comedy, and quick change artistry that will amaze and astound you! You will believe the impossible!

This performance marks the return of Long Island magician Darren Romeo to the Westbury stage. Darren’s showbusiness career began at the young age of 9, when he started to perform magic for friends and family. Darren had first became inspired to learn magic soon after he saw his first live magic show — the touring show of Harry Blackstone, Jr., whom he saw at Westbury Music Fair near his home in Long Island, NY. After the show, Darren got the chance to meet Blackstone and express his interest in the art. The meeting led to Blackstone giving Darren his first trained dove, which Darren worked to incorporate into a magic routine.

The resulting dove act led to numerous performances within the Tri-State areas around his home — Darren gained his first experiences at private functions and public events, then decided to enter competitions. At the age of 14, Darren won First Place Stage Magic with his bird act at the Tannen’s Magic Camp, the only magic camp of its kind. Having won several awards, Darren soon found himself performing all over the US within the magic convention circuit. Before Darren began to merge his love of magic with his love of music, he received awards from his peers in the field for his bird act. In 1996, The Society of American Magicians presented him with the Milbourne Christopher Award for Notable Contributions to the Art of Magic.

Lo and behold, in 1996 fate would have it that Darren was given the opportunity to perform at Westbury Music Fair…the place it had all started years earlier with Blackstone. Since Harry Blackstone Jr.’s death in 1997, Darren has worked to carry on the Blackstone legacy, at one point working with the family on a show to be called “Blackstone Presents…”, featuring the famed magician’s classic illusions. While the show was never fully developed, Darren does incorporate a tribute to the Blackstone legacy in his new show, as he performs the famous “Floating Light Bulb” illusion.

For More information on the Masters of Illusion, please visit www.masters ofillusionlive.com.

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