After a sold out performance last year, the Merlin Award Winner for “Best International Family Entertainer” returns to the Centenary Stage. The Illusionary Magic of Brad Ross is back with some brand new tricks on Sunday, April 13 at 2 p.m. in the Lackland Center.
This International Star Illusionist combines magic, illusion, theatricality, comedy and fun into a family friendly experience for kids, parents and grandparents.
Ross has made more than 500 television appearances, with ABC television hailing him as the “Illusionist Extraordinaire,” and has impressed talk-show host Rosie O’Donnell, who exclaimed, “Brad Ross, you rock.”
Mr. Ross is also the founder of New Jersey’s local chapter of Project Magic, a charity program started by David Copperfield.
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.
To purchase tickets or to find more information on other CSC events, visit http://www.centenarystageco.org or call the CSC box office at 908-979-0900. Tickets for the Family Fun Series’ shows range from $17.50 to $20 in advance and $22.50 to $25 on the day of. Workshops are available for an additional $18.50 a person, limit of 50 people.
During the Academy Awards Sunday evening, we received a tweet from Mr. Ross that read “My Prom Date Just Won an Oscar®!”
We did not know whether to believe him.
He had never lied to us but we found it hard to believe that his prom date was famed director Ang Lee.
We were pretty sure Mr. Lee was much older than the young Mr. Ross and didn’t go to school in New Jersey.
It took a few commercial breaks before we figured it out.
His prom date was the beautiful and talented Anne Hathaway (whom he called “Annie Hathaway”).
We saw Les Misérables and thought her performance was one of the best ever captured on film. We sob at the mere hint of any melody from the musical but when Ms. Hathaway sang as noble but broken grisette, Fantine, we became inconsolable.
Magician Brad Ross is unique in our book. Granted, our book is itself unique and difficult to read due and questionable images, but Brad Ross is unique nonetheless.
He is a young man with the maturity of someone our age would be assumed to possess. He is also one of the few active, working performers to offer a course on how to improve bookings and gain positive attention who actually appears to have great bookings and very positive press.