Longtime visitors to Las Vegas are probably familiar with Criss Angel. For more than a decade, he has been one of the biggest names in the magic world. Some of you may know Angel from his role as star, creator, executive producer and director of Criss Angel Mindfreak on A&E. Most visitors to Las Vegas know Criss Angel from his extremely popular Cirque Du Soliel shows at Luxor for the past 13 years.
Criss Angel is on the move as 2018 comes to a close. His new show, also named Mindfreak, is now in the newly-renamed Criss Angel Theater at Planet Hollywood.
The brand-new production incorporates cutting-edge technology and boasts more than 75 illusions with 20 never seen special effects. Of course, all of this will give fans the ultimate immersive experience, showcasing the iconic Angel on a massive scale.
“It’s amazing to be back home at Planet Hollywood, where I began Mindfreak in 2005. As that TV series changed the trajectory of magic on television, I believe my new show will do the same for live performance, creating a brand-new immersive experience that the world of entertainment has never had,” says Criss.
Angel has been called as the “#1 Magician on the Planet” by the Las Vegas Sun and dubbed “The Biggest Name in Las Vegas Magic” by Bloomberg Businessweek.
He is the only magician performing today honored with the highest award in the magical arts, the Lifetime Achievement award from the largest and most prestigious magic organization in the world, the nearly 100-year-old International Brotherhood of Magicians.
The new ground-breaking Mindfreak show will introduce more illusions and more technology than any other show, of any kind, in the world. The evolution of Mindfreak will combine pop culture with Angel’s iconic illusions, mind-blowing visuals, pyrotechnics, LED effects, interactive lobby installations, memorabilia and more, including cutting-edge technology never before used on a live stage.
“Criss Angel is one of the most innovative magicians in the world and we’re ecstatic to bring his brand-new show to Planet Hollywood,” said Brian Becker, CEO of Base Entertainment. “This show will shock and charm audiences with Criss’ personal stories intertwined with revolutionary illusions and extraordinary advances in the art and technology of magic on stage.”
“Planet Hollywood continues to be at the forefront of entertainment in Las Vegas,” said Jason Gastwirth, president of entertainment at Caesars Entertainment. “Criss Angel’s ground-breaking new show Mindfreak is an entirely new approach to magic and solidifies Planet Hollywood’s reputation as a Mindfreak destination for the absolute best in live entertainment in Las Vegas.”
The Criss Angel Mindfreak residency will play in the Criss Angel Theater at Planet Hollywood on Wednesday – Sunday at 7 p.m. For more information visit crissangel.com. Click here for discount tickets on TravelVegas.com.
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