The Illusionists – from Broadway to the Adler

A show that combines humor, magic, death-defying stunts and acts of wonder is something I don’t want to miss. You don’t either! The Illusionists are coming to the Adler Theatre in downtown Davenport on Monday, Oct. 12 for two evening shows.

This is a fast-paced spectacular with seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth. It’s been breaking box office records and selling out shows worldwide (including shows on Broadway).
Illusionists, The: ? Witness the Impossible Marquis Theatre Synopsis: Seven illusionists enact mind-bending acts of magic and illusion; many have never been seen before. This critically acclaimed production is a mix of outrageous, jaw-dropping acts of grand illusion, levitation, mind-reading, disappearance and a full-view water escape.  Cast List: The Manipulator, Yu Ho-Jin The Anti-Conjuror, Dan Sperry The Trickster, Jeff Hobson The Escapologist, Andrew Basso The Inventor, Kevin James The Warrior, Aaron Crow The Futurist, Adam Trent

Here’s what to expect from the seven stars:

The Manipulator, Yu Ho-Jin

Ho-Jin was recently named the 2014 “Magician of the Year,” by Academy of Magical Arts and is considered a rising star.

The Anti-Conjuror, Dan Sperry

Sperry is one of the top-10 most Googled people, thanks to an “America’s Got Talent” appearance. He’s described as Marilyn Manson meets David Copperfield.

The Trickster, Jeff Hobson

Hobson is all about glamour and showmanship. He make look innocent, but will keep you laughing.

The Escapologist, Andrew Basso

From Italy, Basso is becoming one of the world’s popular illusionists. He’s the only person in the world to perfect for the Water Torture Cell with no covers (inspired by his hero Houdini).

The Inventor, Kevin James

Known for innovation, James is an inventor, comedian and collector of the strange and unusual. He’s created some of the most celebrated illusions of the last century.

The Weapon Master, Ben Blaque

Blaque is a crossbow master and has appeared on “America’s Got Talent” four times. His performances are highly dangerous, using crossbows to shoot objects supported by his assistant.

The Daredevil, Jonathan Goodwin

One of the most creative stunt performers in the world, Goodwin has been hanged, buried alive, hung by his toes from helicopters, burned at the stake, and attacked by sharks.

If you are still on the fence, you won’t be after this video:

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The Illusionists is part of the Broadway at the Adler Theatre season presented by Lexus of the Quad Cities.

Grab your tickets online or at the Adler Theatre Box Office.

Showtimes are 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. and ticket prices range from $37 to $62 per ticket.


About the author

Kim Woodward Kim Woodward is a wife, mom, and freelance writer living with her husband and son in a barn in rural Geneseo, Illinois. A notorious dabbler and DIYer, she shares her projects and adventures at, and contributes to A native of the Quad Cities, she loves setting out on local adventures and discovering hidden gems in the area. She’s always on the lookout for the best live music, family-friendly activities, and cup of coffee.

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