About the Show
“You HAVE to check them out! That was tremendous!”
–Access Hollywood Live
“That’s incredible… you guys are rock stars”
–FOX 8 Cleveland
“I’m amazed… a one of a kind show”
–FOX 4 Dallas-Fort Worth
The five world-class illusionists that make up this mind-bending theatrical production are back on tour in 2019, following sell out shows across the globe, rave reviews and a run in London’s West End. Don’t miss this incredible show to entertain the entire family.
With more than 30 million online views between them, this cast of top magicians includes international award-winners presenting incredible mind reading, stunning close-up magic and daring large-scale illusions. Their skills have been seen on screen around the world with appearances on The CW’s ‘Penn & Teller: Fool Us’, NBC’s ‘Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon’, ‘The Today Show’ & ‘Access Hollywood Live’.
Champions Of Magic has been seen by tens of thousands around the world – now’s your chance to see why fans return to see one of the world’s biggest touring illusion shows time and time again.
Broadway World described the cast as “5 of the world’s finest magicians”, NBC called Champions Of Magic “the most incredible show” and FOX said “that’s incredible… you guys are rock stars!”.
Don’t miss your chance to catch some of the greatest magicians on the planet, with a show that never fails to amaze, in Champions Of Magic.
Young & Strange met when they were 8 years old, their early childhood friendship was cemented with a common interest in all things magic. They spent their early teenage years attempting, and failing, to make Las Vegas style illusions with cardboard and tape. With little money, they were forced to innovate, creating original illusions and magic tricks – this early experience has led them to become one of the most unique illusion acts in the world.
In recent years their relentless development and innovation of spectacular illusions and live shows have landed them spots on prime time television and the biggest stages around the world.
In addition to Live performances Young & Strange also create online video content which showcases original formats for magic. Their video ‘Young & Strange take Las Vegas to Television’ included the illusionists videobombing the background of a Live Sky News broadcast which went viral on the internet and had over 30 million views across various video sharing networks in just a few days. The Sky News video bomb also garnered attention from national and international publications including Rolling Stone, Time Magazine, Huffington Post, MTV and Cosmopolitan Magazine.
“That secret kept quiet for the rest of your lives will make you one of the best magic acts the world has ever seen”
Penn Jillette on Young & Strange
Alex McAleer possesses the uncanny ability to apparently tap into his audiences' minds and read their thoughts at will. However he doesn’t pretend to be a ‘psychic’ who reads fortunes or talks to the dead. Instead he reads people and talks to the living, combining contemporary mind reading with sharp wit and a flair for showmanship.
Being an only-child, Alex had many hobbies growing-up, including magic, but it wasn’t until his mother passed away when he was fourteen years old that he dedicated his life to studying the manipulation techniques of psychics, mentalists, and hypnotists. Gradually, he taught himself the unusual skills and techniques that would eventually take him all over the world.
Alex has gone on to make countless international television appearances including ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Seven Network’s Today Tonight (Australia), and NBC’s Access Hollywood.
Alex is also a successful writer in the magic world, having written several books on his own techniques and delivered lectures to psychology students, mentalists, and magicians at the prestigious Magic Circle.
“Get this man out my studio. He’s possessed by the devil.”
Kayla has won multiple awards, including the Society of American Magician’s Presidential Citation and being voted “Magician of the Year”. She’s also appeared on television numerous times, including The CW’s Penn & Teller: Fool Us and NBC’s The Today Show, where she won David Copperfield’s “Search for the Next Great Magician.”
Her contemporary style of magic uses everyday objects to create unbelievable results, from levitating smart phones to teleporting a borrowed bank note from one person to another. She’s created marshmallow magic with Blue Man Group and even made David Copperfield appear for “The Daily Show’.
Having honed her craft at The Magic Castle in Los Angeles, Kayla now wows audiences across the world.
“Drescher’s facial expressions alone are more entertaining than some Broadway shows. This is someone who knows how to sell a trick — and a moment”
Paper City Houston
“Obviously very very good”
From the moment he steps on stage, Fernando Velasco’s powerful persona commands your attention, and his fantastically impossible magic and death-defying escapes will leave you breathless and amazed. At only 21 years old, Fernando is pushing the boundaries of what a young escapologist can do, and is already the world’s youngest to perform magic’s most dangerous illusion, the Houdini Water Torture Cell.
Born in Mexico, Fernando was 11 years old when he immigrated to Southern California when his passion for magic took him to the world famous Hollywood Magic Castle where he was taught the "tricks of the trade" by some of America's leading illusionists, quickly mastering the art and winning accolades and awards from his mentors in the magic community.
With multiple international tours under his belt, and an act featuring some of the most incredible escapes and illusions in the industry, one can only wonder what’s next for Fernando. But one thing’s for sure: it will be amazing, it will be mind-blowing, and it’ll be big.
“Worthy of Our Video Game and Instagram Times… 20-year-old Mexican-American escape artist Fernando Velasco scores big with his straightjacketed Jaws of Death escape when he gets out just before the crushing snap”
Paper City Houston