Criss Angel, New York’s sensational illusionist is bringing his signature show to the Riverside Theater!
Criss Angel (birth name Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos) was born in Hempstead (New York) in 1967 and is an illusionist, entertainer, musician, and TV personality. He took in an interest in magic at an early age and he cites Harry Houdini as his main influence at the time. He performed his first magic show when he was just 12 years old. 2 years later, he was performing at local restaurants and by the time he finished high school, he decided to pursue a career in magic. His creative process is unique in that he always works backward from the illusion. He said in an interview, "I never come up with the technique first – I always come up with ‘What is it that I’d like to see?’ And then I work backward as to how to bring it to life. Like, my sawing in half I have, literally, probably 18-20 years into developing this version...Sometimes the technology’s not there, so it takes a few years that it has to sit there to develop that technology." His latest show (titled RAW: The Mindfreak Unplugged) is a theatrical experience featuring his famous sleight of hand street magic, mentalism, and even some of his most iconic illusions – all performed in an intimate, raw setting.
Don’t miss your chance to see this artist who's dominated the world of magic for over a decade!