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New Orleans, LA (May 18, 2015) - Whether in Las Vegas or on television, magic has never been hotter! There are more television specials and series involving magic than ever before and they are always ratings winners. Associated Television International presents MASTERS OF ILLUSION, the largest magical touring show in the world, and it's coming LIVE to New Orleans Sunday, October 11th at the Saenger Theatre.

Audience members will marvel at the huge production values and be drawn in by the immediacy of a live performance. It's the time honored art of the master illusionist combined with the speed and modern design of the 21st century. You'll see grand illusions, levitating women, appearances and vanishes, escapes, comedy magic, sleight of hand and beautiful dancers...everything you could possibly imagine and performances that you never dreamed possible - all rolled up into a live show! No camera tricks, no computer graphics...just amazing illusions in real time in front of a live audience.

About the magicians
Farrell Dillon
Farrell Dillon is quickly becoming one of the most sought after magical entertainers in the world. He has been seen performing for clients like; The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Harrah's Entertainment Properties and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. You may also have seen him on television, on the show Masters of Illusion or in guest appearances in music videos on MTV. Farrell is a rare honors graduate of the Chavez Studio of Magic, the most prestigious magic school in the world. Farrell has a unique style that creates a perfect blend of magic, comedy, skill and illusion.

Tom Burgoon
His unique brand of comedy and magic has been showcased to a vast audience, with venues including everything from cruise lines to corporate clients. Tom has performed on the acclaimed TV series Masters of Illusion and can be seen again in the new episodes airing in 2015 on the CW network. From comedy clubs and stage events in Las Vegas, Reno and L.A. to performing for President George W. Bush at the Inaugural Ball in Washington D.C., Tom has branded his unparalleled one-of-a-kind-show across the country and he has become one of the most in demand performers today.

Born and raised in Paris, France Titou started performing magic when he was a kid after receiving a magic set on Christmas. By the age of 15 he started to perform for private parties. At the age of 18, he met a magician by the name of Laurent Beretta who was the winner of the grand prize of the Monte Carlo Magic Stars Festival. Titou started training under Beretta and received a lot of advice about tricks, psychology and professionalism. His French approach and style to magic allows him the ability to be a creative performer and consultant for many events and TV shows. In 2010, Titou was hired by Disneyland California. The show was a success and got extended for 18 months. During that time Titou auditioned and became a member of the elite magic club, The Academy of Magical Arts, or more commonly known as the Magic Castle in Hollywood, California, where he is now a regular performer.

Drexus appeared on the magic scene seemingly out of nowhere in 2013 and is now in his second season with the Masters of Illusion live tour. With his debonair charm and handsome good looks, this "master of illusion" can make beautiful women appear and disappear at the drop of a hat. From grand illusions to sleight-of-hand, Drexus continues to astonish audiences around the country.
Don't let Drexus' unique attire fool you. He is as swashbuckling as yesteryear and as progressive as tomorrow. TV audiences can see him in 2014 on the multi-award winning television series "Masters of Illusion," which airs on the CW.

Rick Thomas
Rick Thomas is a premier illusionist having completed five world tours covering over 50 countries. High honors include the coveted "Stage Magician of the Year" by the World Magic Awards. Thomas has performed for 15 years in his own show in Las Vegas and the TV series Masters of Illusion. His stage presence is unmatched as he weaves magic, music, and dance into a seamless spectacle.
Thomas' theatrical background includes ballroom dancing. Thomas, whose family was already active in the ballroom dancing arena, began teaming with his sister (while in their teens), Tamara, in ballroom dance competitions which earned them the title of Amateur United States Ballroom Dancing Champions. At the age of 13, Thomas began performing magic semi-professionally and by the age of 18 was performing at the Disneyland Hotel.

Greg Gleason
In Las Vegas, he starred in "The Wizard's Secrets" at the MGM Hotel and Casino, performing a record-breaking 9000 shows there. He also went on to star in "Gleason Magic-Embrace the Mystery" at the Venetian hotel and Casino. Greg's thrilling and cutting-edge performances have made him an international sensation. His shows exhibit his impeccable technique and a dedication to his craft that is rarely seen in modern illusion acts today. The International Magician's Society named Greg "Illusionist of the Year" and also he was awarded "Magician of the Year" at the World Magic Awards, which is recognized as the International Academy Awards of Magic. It is from the World Magic Awards and the multi-award winning television series Masters of Illusion that the Masters of Illusion live tour was born.

Michael Turco
Michael Turco fell in love with the mystery of magic when he was just 5 years old. Spending his summers just miles from the strip in Atlantic City, Michael saw every magic show in the area and was intent to master each trick and illusion on his own. Michael has had his own show in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood casino and brought a little bit of Jersey to the strip. The press describes Turco as "a natural born talent; a true success story." Michael can be seen on the award winning TV series Masters of Illusion airing in 2015 on the CW network.

Jonathan Pendragon
Jonathan Pendragon has performed at three Presidential Galas in Washington D.C., for the Queen of England, the Prince of Wales and the Royal Family of Monaco. At the turn of the millennium, MAGIC magazine created a list of the 100 most influential people in the history of 20th Century magic. The list included Harry Houdini and Harry Blackstone. Jonathan was one of only a handful of current performers named. The World Magic Awards has twice named him "Best Illusionist" and also "Magician of the Year." Jonathan can be seen on the new episodes of the hit TV series Masters of Illusion airing in 2015 on the CW.

Tickets for Masters of Illusion ($35.00 - $45.00) go on sale Friday, May 22nd at 10am at the Saenger Theatre Box Office, or by calling 800-745-3000. The box office, located at 1111 Canal St., is open Monday through Friday 10am to 5pm. All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees.

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