The Asbury Park Press (NJ) heaps well-deserved praise on Inside Magic favorite The Spencers.
The audience typically raises the roof when magician Kevin Spencer walks through a wall.
is usually the showstopper," he said. "It’s a favorite. We bring
someone up from the audience to make sure that I really did it."
Spencers: Theatre of Illusion, which stops Saturday at the Count Basie
Theatre, features the husband-and-wife team of Kevin and Cindy Spencer.
The duo leads the second-largest illusion company in America (behind
David Copperfield’s organization), and delivers an eclectic brand of
The Spencers’ show shifts from the dramatic to the lighthearted to the emotional.
try to bring it all," Kevin Spencer said. "We want the audience to feel
what we do. What we’re about is edge of your seat entertainment."
Kevin and Cindy Spencer view their approach to Magic as uniquely tied to the proud history of our art.
and his wife, who appears for parts of the show and works behind the
scenes during the rest of the production, are old-school magicians
unlike David Blaine and Criss Angel, who deliver epic tricks such as
floating between buildings.
"We’re turning into a rare breed,"
Spencer said. "The younger generation is limited to people like David
Blaine and Criss Angel. They’re not as familiar with our type of
illusion. But when families do come out, they can’t believe what
they’ve been missing."
After witnessing magician Doug Henning’s ’70s television specials, Kevin Spencer, who grew up in Western Indiana, was hooked.
"I knew from when I was a child that magic was for me," he said. "There was never a doubt about it."
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