CRISS ANGEL (CREATOR, DIRECTOR & EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)
For over a decade, Criss Angel has dominated the world of magic as the biggest name on the planet. From his role as Star, Creator, Executive Producer and Director of his hugely successful A&E television series Criss Angel MINDFREAK, to his countless television specials, books, retail products, music CD’s and more, Criss is the most influential and copied magician of the modern era.
The mind-blowing The SUPERNATURALISTS™ promises to destroy reality. Criss has been working on this concept for many years, and is resolute in his mission to bring to the stage a truly revolutionary theatrical experience of magic unlike anything that has ever been seen before.
Criss explains, “While there are other ensemble shows out there, performing many of the same illusions that have been around for years, my goal is to redefine magic touring like Cirque du Soleil did for the Circus. I’ve scoured the globe for the very best performers, each in their respected disciplines, and our lineup is truly historic.”
For the very first time, Criss has included some of his favorite, original, and signature illusions which audiences have only seen nightly as part of his Las Vegas show, BeLIEve®.
When asked about the origin of the name of the show Criss says, “The name has been a recurring theme for me; I used it for the title of my second TV special (2003) and then again in 2008 when I was featured on Ludacris’ MINDFREAK track.
Says Angel, “I am overseeing every detail – and will personally be part of each of these limited engagement performances. I am putting my name and reputation on the line in my pledge that The SUPERNATURALISTS™ will amuse, amaze, surprise, enchant, and delight all who come.”
All the while, Angel continues his wildly successful residency show–which began in 2008 in partnership with Cirque du Soleil, Criss Angel BeLIEve— the show celebrated its 7th anniversary on Halloween 2015. Criss’ partnership with Cirque du Soleil and MGM Resorts International (he serves as writer/director, illusion designer and star) has resulted in it being the #1 best-selling live magic show in the world since its opening, and has had over 2400 performances. The Huffington Post’s Lee Speigel calls it “The Magic Event of a Lifetime.
His acclaimed series MINDFREAK on A&E is the most successful magic show in television history, resulting in more hours of magic during prime time than any other magic show ever! Angel’s most recent series, Criss Angel BeLIEve, premiered on Spike on October 15, 2013 as Spike TV’s most-watched original series premiere in over 18 months. In November 2013 Endemol, the world’s largest independent production and distribution company, announced that it had acquired the international television distribution rights (outside of North America) to the series, and now the show is seen in over 100 countries worldwide.
Angel is also the most watched magician in Internet history–a YouTube sensation. His “Walk on Water” clip has generated over 50 million views alone, and all of his clips combined have generated more than 300 million views. Criss also has the largest social media following of any illusionist, with 6 million followers.
“THE ILLUSIONIST” LANDON SWANK (U.S.)
Landon Swank is the next big thing in magic… He blew away the competition and was among the finalists on Americas Got Talent, and was featured in 10 episodes of the show. Swank has starred in his own TV series, and has been viewed by in excess of 100 million people (on television alone).
“THE MENTALIST” BANACHEK (SOUTH AFRICA)
Co-Producer Banachek is a Lifetime Achievement award recipient, two time Entertainer Of The Year, awarded Outstanding Contribution To The World Of Mentalism, Banachek is the only man to fool scientists with the power of his mind, and is known by his peers as the greatest mentalist alive. He has performed all over the world, is an author of 8 best selling magic/mentalism books, has appeared in countless TV specials and has been the magic producer of the most successful magic series in television history, MINDFREAK.
“THE ESCAPE ARTIST” SPENCER HORSMAN (U.S.)
From history to the future, Spencer has been hailed as the Houdini of our day. A child prodigy who has performed for millions weekly on Americas Got Talent, he has also appeared on David Letterman and been seen live on stage with Lance Burton and David Copperfield. He is the death-defying King of Escapes!
“THE MANIPULATOR” STEFAN VANEL (FRANCE)
Stefan, the magician’s magician, is an award winning Champion Of Magic and Magician Of The Year. He has starred in his very own multi-year hit TV series, highly-rated television specials, and in his acclaimed live show in Las Vegas for over a decade.
“THE STREET MAGICIAN” ADRIAN VEGA (SPAIN)
The only first place winner in both the categories of close-up and stage magic in the Cordoba magic competition. Then, three years later he went on to win the Spanish Championship Of Close-Up magic. This phenom has been awarded Spanish Magician Of The Year by his peers and received a special Award Of Merit in London.
“THE DOG CONJUROR” JOHNNY DOMINGUEZ (COLOMBIA)
One of the most original and in-demand acts out there, Johnny has been awarded Best Showman Of Colombia two times and has performed in circuses around the world for over 30 years. His love for animals and uncanny ability to understand their behavior has resulted in the most unbelievable magic act and the ONLY one in the world of its kind. His compassion will not only touch the audience on stage but will reach beyond, with a program designed to work with local animal shelters to facilitate adoptions and educate the public in the theater lobby every night.
“THE JOKER” THE GREAT MAESTRO (MEXICO)
Kung Fu World Champion and co-star of over twenty five hundred performances of Criss Angel BeLIEve LIVE at the Luxor in Las Vegas, he has appeared in numerous episodes of both the MINDFREAK and BeLIEve television series. Maestro continues with his hilarious live performances in BeLIEve live ten times a week in Vegas while performing on tour in The SUPERNATURALISTS™ with the use of a teleportation device…
“THE JOKER” FIFI (U.S.V.I.)
Show-stopping magic assistant to The Great Maestro and zany foil to the Amazing Johnathan for almost a decade, FiFi has appeared on countless television shows including MINDFREAK, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and A&E’s Evening at the Improv. A native of the Virgin Islands, yet not a virgin, she resides in Las Vegas and performs frequently in Criss Angel BeLIEve.
The Supernaturalists is a pop culture modern magic show, suitable for families, and is PG rated. Magic – in its nature – creates illusions, and it is up to the supervising parent or guardian to explain to very young children that it is not real. There are some edgy illusions (sawing a woman in half, water tank submersion escape), and some adult humor that would likely not be understood by young children.
Only you can say whether this is appropriate for your children, but this show is NOT a “kiddie” magic show where “rabbits appear out of a hat.” It is a much cooler, current production, and inline with other contemporary forms of family entertainment.