AXS.com by Brittany Frederick / March 20, 2016
Awesome illusionist Michael Grandinetti is at it again this spring, bringing his magic act to some impressive venues. Live entertainment fans won’t want to miss these opportunities to see one of the top artists in his field as they travel the country.
Grandinetti recently was one of the featured performers in the 60th anniversary edition of the long-running revue It’s Magic, with AXS in attendance. As the closing act for the Mar. 13 performance at Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, he was head and shoulders above everyone else – sometimes literally as he wrapped the show with his trademark levitation. He had complete command of the audience, which is not something that can be said for even some of the biggest magicians in the world.
But he’s not stopping there. Having played college halftime shows for Penn State and USC in February, Grandinetti will be taking his talents to the NBA in early April. He’ll be the featured performer at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee when the Milwaukee Bucks battle the Chicago Bulls on Apr. 3, and at Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA for the San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors contest on Apr. 7.
Tickets for the Bucks game are available here and tickets for the Warriors game are available at AXS.
In January Grandinetti also taped several more illusions for The CW’s half-hour magic TV series “Masters of Illusion.” The series is scheduled to return on May 20 at 8 p.m., and he is expected to be included in that premiere episode. Fans will recall that Grandinetti was also asked to help promote the show when it aired last year, by conducting another astounding levitation on Hollywood Boulevard.
His plans for “Masters” this season include turning the tables to levitate a volunteer in the center of the stage, showing off his close-up magic skills with a borrowed purse, and performing a massive large-scale illusion directly in the center of the studio audience. He’s become one of the cornerstones of the series since it was revived in 2014 and he’s on track to blow viewers away again this year.
While his TV appearances are fantastic, audiences should take the chance to see Grandinetti in person if you can attend either of the upcoming halftime shows or any future live performances, as he normally keeps a busy touring schedule but has yet to announce additional dates for 2016. His illusions are that much more awe-inspiring when you can see them in front of you, and the way in which he presents them is second to none. If you’re looking for a genuinely surprising evening of entertainment, look no further than Michael Grandinetti.
For more on Michael Grandinetti, visit his official website.
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