You know the saying, once you go magic, you never go back.
Britney Spears was seen with bite-marks during her short time with Criss Angel. We always thought they were love-bites. Nay, she was apparently bitten by the magic bug.
While the bite marks may have faded, the infection the magic bug deposited took hold and now rules her life; tainting her perception of everything so that she now sees things not as they are but as they could be if done magically.
Ed Alonzo is a real magician who does real magic and knows how to put together a show of quality. Britney is someone looking for a big comeback and hopes her Circus Tour will do the trick. She needed someone like Mr. Alonzo to bring magic literally into the tour.
E! says Ed “The Misfit of Magic” Alonzo. We know about Mr. Alonzo’s considerable talent in our field, but how does Britney fair?
Mr. Alonzo told E!, “Right away she got into the boxes and into the magic contraptions to learn the stuff, and she’s so excited about this tour and all the elements that are in it.”
Ms. Spears performs as Mr. Alonzo’s assistant. They plan to perform classic illusions with a high-tech twist.
What is a “classic illusion”?
“We’ll be doing a little dissection, transposition, a vanish, an appearance — and if I do a trick, she doesn’t just hold the props, she’s actually getting inside the big boxes or I am slicing her up,” She’s a trooper says Mr. Alonzo. “Some of it’s pretty scary, but she gets right in there with no reservations.”
If there is one quality we have always admired in Britney, it is her flexibility. She is limber by anyone’s estimation.
“There are some complicated things that she is doing that you would think a contortionist would have to do, or a trained magician’s assistant,” Mr. Alonzo told E!. “But because … she’s a dancer, it really makes sense to put her in the magic, and it works and she’s really, really good at it.”
Mix Britney’s flexibility, her love of magic, Mr. Alonzo’s ability to stage and perform, and some great hits, and you have yourself a production worthy of Vegas comparisons.
Mr. Alonzo does not poo-poo such comparisons, “[the show is] exactly what you would see in a big giant Vegas production show, but it’s going to be on the road. … It’s going to be an amazing concert for people to watch.”
The concert tour opens in New Orleans next Tuesday. Check it out.
Visit Ed Alonzo’s web site at edalonzo.com.