The Illusionists – Magic of the Holidays arrives at the State Theatre Nov. 17-19 in Minneapolis

July 24, 2023


MINNEAPOLIS (July 24, 2023) — It’s the most magical time of the year… ‘Tis the season for The Illusionists – Magic Of The Holidays (, an all-new installment of the world-famous, blockbuster touring magic spectacular The Illusionists, from Producers Simon Painter, Cirque du Soleil and MagicSpace Entertainment. Hennepin Theatre Trust has announced that the new U.S. tour based off the smash-hit Broadway production is headed to more that 20 cities this holiday season and will bring the mind-blowing, family friendly show to Friday, Nov. 17 to Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023 for five shows at the historic State Theatre (805 Hennepin Ave.).

Tickets go on sale Friday, July 28 at 10 a.m. to the general public at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) and online at

Friday Nov. 17 8 p.m. State Theatre $54.50, 74.50, 84.50
Saturday Nov. 18 2 p.m. State Theatre $49.50, 69.50, 79.50
Saturday Nov. 18 8 p.m. State Theatre $54.50, 74.50, 79.50
Sunday Nov. 19 1 p.m. State Theatre $49.50, 69.50, 79.50
Sunday Nov. 19 6 p.m. State Theatre $49.50, 69.50, 79.50

“Our record-breaking Broadway run for The Illusionists – Magic of the Holidays was an incredible hit and we are so excited to bring the show to more audiences around the country,” says producer Simon Painter. “The show is a perfect way for families and friends to celebrate the holidays together and see amazing illusionists perform on stage.”

The Illusionists – Magic of the Holidays showcases the jaw-dropping talents of the most incredible illusionists on earth. The Illusionists has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.

The Illusionists previously wowed audiences and around the world including smash hit engagements on Broadway, London’s West End and on tour around the United States and Canada. This year’s family-friendly show promises even more illusions, close-up magic, mentalism, and technological spectacle performed by master entertainers who’ve captivated audiences worldwide.

For more information about The Illusionists – Magic of the Holidays and tour dates, visit and follow The Illusionists on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Hennepin Theatre Trust drives cultural and economic vitality in Minnesota through leadership of the dynamic Hennepin Theatre District in downtown Minneapolis and educational programming that reaches every area of the state. Its historic theatres — Orpheum, State and Pantages — and event center at 900 Hennepin Avenue light up Hennepin Avenue with top-tier entertainment, including the best of Broadway and a wide variety of arts programming. Hennepin Theatre Trust is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Learn more at

About Simon Painter, Creative Producer  Simon Painter is a visionary creative producer and entrepreneur based in Los Angeles. Originally from London, Simon began his career as a classical violinist, but soon transitioned to producing and creating commercial theatre. Over the past 10 years, Simon has been at the forefront of the live entertainment industry, having launched and managed major performance venues and conceived, created and produced acclaimed productions such as Adrenaline and Le Noir. His first show, Le GrandCirque, smashed box office records at the Sydney Opera House, selling over 40,000 tickets in ten days. In 2012, in collaboration with Tim Lawson, Simon founded The Works Entertainment and created The Illusionists, which became the biggest-selling magic show in Broadway history. The franchise expanded with the stunning sequels The Illusionists2.0The Illusionists 1903 – The Golden Age of Magic, and the Lionsgate collaboration Now You See Me Live. Simon’s Circus 1903 premiered in Australia in December 2016 and toured internationally, mesmerizing audiences with thrilling turn-of-the-century acts and sensational elephant puppetry. In 2019, Simon sold The Works Entertainment to global circus powerhouse Cirque du Soleil, where he continues to produce and develop breathtaking spectacles for audiences around the world. He recently co-created Cirque du Soleil’s latest resident production Mad Apple, which has been lauded as the new gold standard for Vegas shows.

About MagicSpace Entertainment  MagicSpace Entertainment, a LiveCo Company, is a boutique producing and presenting firm focused on first-class properties and productions. Based in Park City, UT, the company has produced and presented national tours, Broadway shows, concerts, museum exhibits and sporting events worldwide for over 40 years with a powerhouse producing team focused on providing creative, marketing, and general management expertise.

This activity is made possible by voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.