Incanto, Staring Joe Labero in Singapore

Featuring one of the world’s top illusionists, Joe Labero, Incanto will be staged on 8 November at Resort World Sentosa.

Guests at Festive Grand Theatre at Resorts World Sentosa will enter the realm of fantasy with the world premiere of Incanto, an original multi-million dollar theatrical magic show featuring one of the world’s top illusionists, Joe Labero,

Three-time recipient of the Merlin Award – the equivalent of the Oscars of the magic world, Joe Labero is internationally famous not only for large-scale illusions but close-up magical acts. He has performed to sell-out crowds from Vegas, to Australia, Sweden and South Africa, and his television special was broadcast throughout Europe and watched by millions of amazed viewers. For the first time in Singapore not as the magician himself, but as part of a large-scale theatrical production, Labero will play the role of the Sorcerer in Incanto.

Among the mind-blowing illusions Labero will be performing in the show are bold spectacles never before witnessed in Singapore such as the Double Levitation, where both Seeker and Sorcerer soar more than 10 metres simultaneously above the stage, and the Blade Runner.

Incanto is magic, theater and music. It is 90 minutes of high-energy family entertainment at its best, and original content no less, produced by an international crew and cast for Singapore.

Incanto revolves around the heart-throbbing adventure of a Seeker performed by local talent Miss Oon Shu-Ann who slips into a mysterious world. Discovering an abandoned monastery, her curiousity draws her deep into the forbidden world as she befriends the Sorcerer, meets the whimsical Jester and finds herself inextricably woven into a battle of Good and Evil between the fearful Dungeon Master and the Sorcerer.

“Incanto is exceptional. It is magic, it is theatre and it is surreal. You have to see it to believe it. We are privileged to work together with Resorts World Sentosa and a talented production team that hails from five continents around the globe to create one of our most spectacular shows ever.” said Ben Russell, Director of Incanto.

“The show features death-defying stunts by one of the most awarded acrobatic troupes in the world, creative sets and state-of-the-art special effects. With a storyline led by award-winning illusionist Joe Labero’s magic – the action is as real as it can get,” said John Eramanis, Co-Founder of Danze Fantasy and Creative Producer of Incanto.

Complementing Labero’s magic is an ensemble of 50 international performers including magician assistants, leading and rhythmic dancers, actors, as well as acrobats from the Shenyang Acrobatic Troupe who will perform on the 12-metre high Wheel of Death for the very first time in Singapore.

Incanto is put together by a team of show design talents led by Lindy Russell and John Eramanis of Danze Fantasy Productions, known for their trademark of giving shows an innovative touch with the use of special effects that blur the boundaries of movies and theatre. The duo was named Producers of the Decade by the 2012 Merlin Award. Singapore-born director, Ben Russell, a recipient of the 2012 Merlin Award for Best Director, is also part of the creative team.

Presented by Resorts World Sentosa, in association with Danze Fantasy Productions, Incanto will be staged from 8 November 2012 through to 10 March 2013 at Resorts World Sentosa’s purpose-built 1600-seat Festive Grand Theatre. Public preview performances will be staged on 4 and 5 November, ahead of the official opening night premiere on 8 November 2012.

The Wheel of Death will be performed by acrobats from the Shenyang Acrobatic Troupe

Tickets for Incanto are priced at $148, $98, $88, $78, $48 and initial ticket sales for shows up till 31 Dec 2012 will go on sale from 7 September 2012 at Resorts World Sentosa’s ticketing counters and all Sistic outlets. From 7 September to 22 October 2012 only, there is a 20% early bird discount for purchase of category 2 – 4 tickets to show from 8 November 2012. RWS Invites members are also entitled to exclusive discounts of 50% off rack rates for the preview and 25% off rack rates for other show dates from 8 November 2012 onwards when they purchase their tickets at the RWS Invites Service Centre and Festive Grand Ticketing Centre. Mobile and e-tickets are now available for the convenience of show-goers.

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