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Review: ‘The Supernaturalists’ is an outstanding new show by Criss Angel (Includes first-hand account)

Angel served as creator, director and executive producer of The Supernaturalists.

“Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. How are you doing this fine afternoon?” magician Criss Angel asked The Fox Theater audience, as he made his opening remarks for his new show. “I am so excited to have you a part of the process. Are you ready for ‘The Supernaturalists’?”

The production began with a witty and clever comedic set with Fifi and “The Great Maestro,” both of which are Angel’s sidekicks from such esteemed magic shows as “Mindfreak Live” and Believe.”

“How are you guys doing Foxwoods?” illusionist Landon Swank asked, prior to showing his prowess on illusions. Female magician Krystyn Lambert showcased her ability to taken on Criss Angel’s razor trick, and she nailed it. She was successful on Houdini’s strait-jacket escape and on Angel’s classic “metamorphosis,” the latter of which she performed with escape artist Spencer Horsman.

Banachek from South Africa was exceptional with his mentalism skills, and he was able to read several audience members’ minds, all of which he had never met before. Dog conjuror Johnny Dominguez from Colombia immediately broke into his impressive dog routines, while Stefan was the “Grandmaster” manipulator with his stellar techniques that involved card decks and sleight of hand, leaving the crowd in total awe.

Adrian Vega was spectacular on his “close up magic” that he performed in front of The Fox Theater audience. The most remarkable trick was Vegas being able to turn several one dollar bills into hundred dollar bills, and he accomplished this faster than the blink of an eye.

“Submerge” was exhilarating to watch, since Spencer Horsman was able to complete his water escape in 3 minutes and 43 seconds. The audience was at the edge of their seats during this escape, and Horsman proved to be stronger than ever.

Following a 10 minute intermission, The Supernaturalists resumed for the ensemble part of the show, which was just as noteworthy as the first act.

“Are you guys ready for the second half of the show?” Swank asked.

Banachek was able to correctly predict three different items from the three audience members, and his prediction was locked up in a chest, which was lowered from the ceiling for the audience to see, and it read “Jimmy, Bristol and 4” in that correct order.

One of the female magic assistants was subsequently sawn in half, with a gigantic electrical saw, in one of the most grotesque scenes of the production, yet the fans were warned for anybody who was squeamish not to watch. “We sure go through a lot of girls like that,” Swank said, jokingly.

Their show closed with a breathtaking version of “Enigma,” which involved illusionist Landon Swank, Fifi and Spencer Horsman.

The Verdict

Overall, The Supernaturalists is a tremendous magic show that should be experienced by the entire family. It is a substantial indication that Criss Angel gets better with each and every show that he creates and produces, and his all-star cast of magicians is second to none. It was a superb, grand scale magic production from start to finish, and it allowed all nine magicians to shine in their solo routines and in their ensemble segment. It garnered an A+ rating and earned a standing ovation from The Fox Theater crowd.

For more information on this incredible new magic show, check out its official homepage.

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 21,000 original articles over the past 18 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a 16-time "Best of Long Island" winner, where for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, and 2022), he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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