Masters of Illusion

(CW) – The second cycle of MASTERS OF ILLUSION, premiering Friday, July 10 (8:00-8:30 p.m. ET) on The CW, features more great escapes, fascinating sleight of hand, and large scale illusions, all in front of a studio audience.

Hosted by actor Dean Cain (“Supergirl,” “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”), MASTERS OF ILLUSION features amazing magic performed by cutting-edge illusionists and escape artists, and performers in each episode displaying skills ranging from perplexing interactive mind magic to hilarious comedy routines.  Live audience members and viewers at home will be baffled by the astounding skills of these modern illusionists. Some of the magicians featured this cycle specialize in categories including Comedy Magic, Sleight of Hand, Escape Artists, Fire Eating, Mentalists, Floating Objects, Quick Change Artists, and Grand Illusions.

Masters of Illusion is from Associated Television International with executive producers David McKenzie (“The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,” “Marie”), Gay Blackstone (“The World Magic Awards” 2007-2009), David Martin (“The World Magic Awards” 2007-2009, “Marie”), and Al Schwartz (“The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,” “The Golden Globe Awards” 2013 and 2014, “The Gulf is Back”), along with co-executive producers Justin Pierce (“The Rocky Saga: Going The Distance”) and Jim Romanovich (“Robert Earl’s Be My Guest”).

Some of the magicians scheduled to appear include:

Jonathan Pendragon
Hometown:  Toluca Lake, CA
Magical Act:  Pendragon will perform the transformational trunk trick that secured him a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Murray SawChuck
Hometown:  Las Vegas, NV
Magical Acts:  With his bold, over-the-top antics, SawChuck will make items, such as a watch and playing cards, vanish into thin air.

Michael Grandinetti
Hometown:  Studio City, CA
Magical Acts:  Grandinetti will perform a vanishing act with a woman’s necklace and will wow audiences with a sketch pad drawing.

Tommy Wind
Hometown:  Las Vegas, NV
Magical Acts:  Known for an escape illusion called the Bear Trap Cargo Cage, Wind will make magic happen using a Lamborghini.

Greg Gleason
Hometown:  Las Vegas, NV
Magical Acts:  Using himself as the ultimate prop, Gleason will make his mid-torso disappear.

Michael Turco
Hometown:  Valencia, CA
Magical Acts:  Performing grand illusions including levitating a box, Turco will also invite an audience member on-stage to help create a three-dimensional drawing.

Jarrett and Raja
Hometown:  Las Vegas, NV
Magical Acts:  Jarrett teams up with concert pianist Raja for an amazing feat of levitation.  The duo will also perform grand illusions involving a glass chamber and sharp swords.

Aaron Radatz
Hometown:  Las Vegas, NV
Magical Act:  Performing the rarely-seen illusion “Bits N Pieces,” Radatz will use nothing more than a trunk, a ladder and an assistant.

Titou
Hometown:  Pasadena, CA
Magical Act:  Incredible magic will happen when Titou lights the inside of a cage on fire.

Ed Alonzo, The Misfit of Magic
Hometown:  Toluca Lake, CA
Magical Acts:  Combining magic and comedy, Alonzo vanishes a duck only to have it reappear somewhere you’d never expect!

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