The award-winning illusionist, Brad Ross will perform on the Centenary Stage on Sunday, January 20th at 2 p.m. in the Sitnik Theatre of the David and Carol Lackland Center in Hackettstown. Ross, who was originally due to perform in November, has been hailed as "Illusionist Extraordinaire" by ABC television. This star illusionist combines magic, illusion, theatrics, comedy, and fun into a family-friendly experience for kids, parents, and grandparents.
Brad Ross has shared his talents the world over - on 5 continents and in 25 countries - and now comes to Hackettstown, after completing his 6th consecutive tour with Disney Live! He has been performing for over 2 decades and making over 500 television appearances reaching millions of audience members with an infectious, high energy and non-stop magical fun tailored for kids & adults alike. The Los Angeles Times says, "Illusionist Brad Ross is a razzle-dazzle exhibition of sleight of hand, levitation, tricky escapes, and other mind bending magic acts. Not to be missed."
The International Magicians' Society recognized Ross with the "Oscar of the magic industry", the Merlin Award, for his work entertaining children and their families the world over. Other magical luminaries who have been awarded the Merlin Award include David Copperfield, Criss Angel, and Siegfried & Roy.
Ross is a member of The International Brotherhood of Magicians, The Society of American Magicians and The International Magician's Society. Hailing from Scotch Plains, NJ, he is also the founder of New Jersey's local chapter of Project Magic, a charity program started by David Copperfield.
"If audience members allow themselves to become submerged in the magic, in the story, in the illusion of the show, then they will discover that the magic isn't just on stage, but the magic is inside of them." -- Brad Ross
To purchase tickets or to find more information on other CSC events, visit www.centenarystageco.org or call (908) 979-0900. Tickets for the Family Fun Series' shows range from $17.50-$20 in advance and $22.50-$25 at the door. The Family Fun Series - sponsored by Fulton Bank - will also feature Micheal DuBois' Solo Circus on February 2nd and The Catskill Puppet Theatre on April 13th, 2013. The series is offered as a subscription with all three performances for $45 a person and is appropriate for all ages. Workshops are available for all shows for an additional $18.50 a person, limited to 50 people.
The Centenary Stage Company is a not-for-profit professional equity theatre, in residence at Centenary College, dedicated to serving as a cultural resource for audiences of the Skylands Region with professional music, theatre and dance events and arts education programs throughout the year. Performances at the Centenary Stage Company are made possible through the visionary support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, and CSC members, friends and sponsors, including Premier Sponsor Heath Village, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Regional Medical Center and The Holiday Inn, and Series sponsors, Fulton Bank, and Mamas and Café Baci.