On December 19, “The Supernaturalists,” featuring world renowned magician Criss Angel, performed a spell-binding show at Foxwoods Resort Casino’s The Fox Theater.
Most impressive about this show is that it coincided with executive producer, director and creator Criss Angel’s 48th birthday. It began with a neat comic set from “The Great Maestro” and Fifi, and a video greeting from Angel emerged from the giant televised screen, where he remarked, “Welcome to my world, ‘The Supernaturalists,” prior to sharing that this magic spectacle is going to blow people’s minds, and rightfully so. “Are you ready?” he asked.
The magicians appeared in the following order: dog conjuror Johnny Dominguez , new “femme fatale” Chloe Crawford, mentalist Banachek, card manipulator Stefan, street magician Adrian Vega, escape artist Spencer Horsman and illusionist Landon Swank.
“How are we doing Foxwoods?” Swank asked the Fox Theater audience, prior to noting that he has been doing magic for as long as he has been walking. He performed his first demonstration where he was able to properly pick an audience member’s card from a deck of cards, by shooting a bow and arrow, and it turned out to be the chosen card. Swank then subsequently disappeared in front of the audience’s eyes.
Stefan proved to be a true grand-master of “hands and movement” with his exceptional card manipulation technique, which was a true masterpiece. Mentalist Banachek was able to guess a few audience members’ birthdays, as well as the last four digits of their driver’s license. Dog conjuror Johnny Dominguez was fantastic with his dog routines, where the dogs were performing some really cool stunts, coupled with some even cooler magic tricks.
Angel went on to give a brief, yet moving speech to his fans. “This is a dream beyond my wildest dreams,” he said, prior to noting that he never imagined any of this as a kid, since for him, it was all about learning.
He continued with yet another dangerous demonstration, “In Two,” where he was able to cut one of his female assistants in half with a giant electrical saw.
“The Supernaturalists” concluded with an amazing version of “Enigma,” which involved Fifi, Horsman and Angel, the latter of which teleported himself in the middle of the venue, where he reemerged in an audience member’s seat.