On Aug. 27, Greek-American superstar magician Criss Angel performed with The Supernaturalists at The Fox Theater at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut, for an excellent turnout.
The show began with a comedic magic skit with Fifi, and her quest of becoming a showgirl, where she was joined by “The Great Maestro,” who is also known as “The Joker.” “Welcome to my world, The Supernaturalists,” Angel said, via a video greeting on the televised screen. “Prepare to witness the impossible. Are you ready?”
Krystyn went on to take the stage, as she nailed Houdini’s straight-jacket escape in 30 seconds, while she was up in the air, and Stefan performed an exquisite card manipulation segment, which left everybody in total awe. It was fun for The Great Maestro do a parody of Stefan’s manipulation act, which was clever, yet Fifi revealed how The Great Maestro did it, which was also fun to watch, as she poked fun at him.
The Supernaturalists saved the water escape act for last, especially since it was the most dangerous. This time, illusionist Landon Swank performed it, and he was able to have the fans at the edge of their seats the entire time as he was trying to escape the water chamber in full view. Swank deserves a big round of applause for taking the challenge and for delivering this brave and life-threatening demonstration.
Angel went on to perform his classic demonstration, the “metamorphosis” with Harmony, and it was a major success. “I can’t hear you Foxwoods,” he screamed, prior to revealing that he has a new television on A&E, which is called “Tricked.” He shared that he loves performing at The Fox Theater since it is “cozy and intimate.” As a kid, he would show his mom his tricks 30 times a day, and that’s what helped him get better. Back then, he didn’t have any large screens or lights, and it took him “18 years to become an overnight success.” He did acknowledge that he did have “10 little assistants,” which were his “10 little fingers.” His most fascinating demonstration, was the close-up magic that he performed in front of his spectators’ eyes with the quarters on a table, which he made appear and reappear out of nowhere. If anybody blinked, they would have missed an awesome demonstration. When he was a student in high school, he would perform this trick in the lunchroom, where a classmate of his was convinced that he was not from this planet. His clever response was as follows: “Maybe, I am, from a black star,” and a haunting version of Celldweller’s “It Makes No Difference Who We Are” played in the background, which helped capture the mood and essence of the illusion.
Angel invited all his fans to his after-party at Shine nightclub, following the second show, and he discussed the importance of the September 12 charity event that he is doing at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, for his son, Johnny Crisstopher, who has been battling leukemia, and he is raising money to help make pediatric cancer disappear. He encouraged everybody to go check out his website at Criss Angel HELP, in an effort to donate and help out this great cause, which is so dear to his heart. They are trying to raise one million dollars, where all the money will go towards research and treatment for pediatric cancer.
Overall, “The Supernaturalists” get better with each and every live show, and there is something different every time, to keep things fresh. They were all extremely talented and gifted magicians in their own right. Criss Angel, as always, was in a league of his own, and a master of grand illusions. Seeing Angel perform live at The Fox Theater in the second act was like watching the summer Olympics, and he was our Michael Phelps. They earned five out of five stars.