BROOKINGS – To kick off his fall tour, illusionist Reza, a Brookings native and South Dakota State University alum, is returning to Brookings this weekend for two hometown shows.
The performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center. Tickets start at $25 and are available by calling 323-929-7392 or logging onto RezaLive.com.
More than a magic show, Reza infuses state-of-the-art production elements, masterful comedic timing, and numerous interactive and inspirational moments, allowing the audience to experience the magic firsthand, promoters say. Reza’s show transports Vegas caliber lighting and special effects merged with cutting-edge magic.
Reza has garnered a worldwide buzz and loyal fan base with his passion for creating signature illusions with familiar everyday objects.
It’s been two years since his last visit to Brookings, in which time he has developed groundbreaking new effects. Audiences can expect to witness such illusions as a 20-foot concrete drill passing through a person, a real motorcycle vanishing in mid-air, people levitating 15 feet above the stage, and a recreation of a Houdini stunt that has not been performed since Houdini himself.
Reza and his illusions have landed on popular television shows across 31 countries, including A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” and The CW’s “Penn & Teller : Fool Us,” TBN’s “The Huckabee Show” and his latest project, “Magic Caught on Camera,” currently airing on the Travel Channel.
In addition to his rigorous tour schedule, Reza performs more than 250 shows per year in the tourism mecca Branson, Missouri, and has just recently been awarded “Illusionist of the Year” for his performances and sold-out crowds.