“The Illusionists” Amaze on Stage at Starlight July 20-25

This was one of the press releases that I wrote on behalf of Starlight Theatre in summer 2021 as a PR/communications intern. It highlights a Broadway show that was coming soon to the theatre. To create this press release, I utilized AP Style and Adobe InDesign. This was sent to the press and featured in online publications.

The Illusionists Amaze on Stage at Starlight July 20-25

The Illusionists – Direct From Broadway™ showcases jaw-dropping stunts, mind-bending magic and the amazing talents of the most incredible illusionists on Earth.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Starlight is proud to present The Illusionists – Direct From Broadway™, a spectacular show packed with thrilling magic for all ages, July 20-25 at Starlight. The Illusionists – Direct From Broadway™ comes to Starlight as part of a national tour to dazzle audiences with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage.

The Illusionists – Direct From Broadway™ features six outstanding performers. Audiences can look forward to encountering The Inventor (Kevin James), The Mentalist (Wes Mathison), The Showman (Mark Kalin), The Conjuress (Jinger Leigh), The Daredevil (Jonathan Goodwin) and The Trickster (David Williamson). These performers will each take a turn on the Starlight stage every show night, charming audiences with their unique skills and talents.

“We’re excited to have The Illusionists as part of our summer season,” Rich Baker, President & CEO of Starlight Theatre, said. “Guests will get to see an amazing show with new magic acts and new illusionists!”

Starlight is excited to welcome The Illusionists back to the Starlight stage for this impressive show. Fans of The Illusionists who saw them at Starlight in 2018 will be thrilled to know that The Illusionists – Direct From Broadway™ is a new, reimagined show. This entertaining production includes four new illusionists and two returning performers (The Inventor and The Daredevil) in several breathtaking new acts.

Audiences will be treated to not only live magic and stunts, but also the charismatic and comedic personalities of the cast. While aspects of The Illusionists – Direct From Broadway™ are thrilling for all audience members, this show is ultimately a family-friendly night under the stars and even utilizes some younger magic fans from the audience to help in the show. The Illusionists are truly some of the most incredible magicians and stunt performers in the world. When seeing The Illusionists, one thing is for sure: You won’t believe it even when you see it!

All six performances of The Illusionists – Direct From Broadway™ will begin at 8 p.m., and gates will open at 7 p.m. The Illusionists – Direct From Broadway™ is presented as part of the 2021 AdventHealth Broadway Series.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Starlight Theatre Ticket Office at (816) 363-7827, or online at kcstarlight.com. Groups of 10 or more may save up to 25% on their purchase of group tickets. For more information about Starlight group ticket purchases, contact our Group Sales Coordinator, Toni Talley, at (816) 997-1137 or groups@kcstarlight.com.

Follow Starlight on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok @kcstarlight.

Safety Protocols

Staying safe is Starlight’s priority. Stay up-to-date on Starlight’s safety protocols on Starlight’s Staying Safe webpage, kcstarlight.com/visit-starlight/staying-safe.

About Starlight

Opened as a theatre in 1950 and a nonprofit organization in 1951, Starlight is the largest and oldest performing arts institution in Kansas City and provides inspiring, one-of-a-kind experiences to its patrons. Starlight presents and produces Broadway musicals and concerts in addition to offering extensive community engagement programming, including classes, scholarships and Starlight’s Blue Star Awards, one of the largest high school musical theatre award programs in the nation. Located on 16 acres in Swope Park, Starlight’s historic, city-owned venue is the second-largest outdoor producing theatre in the country and includes rehearsal halls, a museum, club area for dining, concessions, gardens, fountains and a 10-story, climate-controlled stage. For more information, visit kcstarlight.com.

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