What do you get when you combine Irish dancing and magic? You get Celtic Illusion, a cross between Riverdance and David Copperfield.
Celtic Illusion is led by Australia’s Anthony Street, the first Australian to perform leading roles in Michael Flatley’s widely-acclaimed Lord of the Dance, including the very role that Michael Flatley originally performed himself.
Anthony joined the Australian Irish Dance company shortly before 2000, going on to perform at numerous corporate events and venues including the MCG, Hamer Hall (Melbourne Arts Centre) and the Sydney Opera House. At the age of 19 he set off on a 5-month tour that would turn into an eight-year career travelling the world, including a residency in Dublin with Dance of Desire as well as tours of France and Germany, before being cast as principal dancer for Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance. Anthony’s next dream was to create his own production and after months of stressful preparation, in November 2011 Celtic Illusion was born. Now the popular stage show regularly performs to sold out audiences across Australia, with Anthony performing the multi-faceted roles of director, producer, choreographer, and lead dancer.
Fusing contemporary Irish Dance with magic and grand illusions, Celtic Illusion features a cast of champion and internationally-acclaimed dancers, including performers from both Riverdance and Lord of the Dance. Displaying some of the fastest taps in the world, the dancers’ thunderous rhythm fills the stage in perfect unison.
Since its premiere in 2011, Celtic Illusion has played to sold-out audiences across Australia and recently completely a sold-out tour in Canada. Celtic Illusion features a new soundtrack composed by a team including Angela Little (co-composer of Baz Luhrman’s film Australia), Steve Skinner (arranger and producer for artists such as Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder, and the Broadway musical Rent), and Michael Londra (Emmy® nominated singer and producer).
Tickets for the Celtic Illusion North American Tour are on sale now and can be purchased at: www.CelticIllusion.com or click below on the location you are interested in.
- May 3 – Buffalo, NY – Shea’s Theatre
- May 4 – Pittsburgh, PA – Byham Theater
- May 5 – Baltimore, MD – Lyric Theatre
- May 6 – Philadelphia, PA – Miller Theater
- May 7 – Boston, MA – Shubert Theater