UPDATE: This production has been canceled. This isn't an illusion! Celtic Illusion, a dance-meets-magic show, will play at New World Stages this summer. The show will have a limited Off-Broadway from June 30 to September 11, with an opening night on July 10. Celtic Illusion blends contemporary Irish dance numbers with magic and illusions for a high-energy spectacle. The show is created and choreographed by Anthony Street, who also leads the cast of acclaimed dancers from around the world. The company members have performed in famous Irish dance shows like Riverdance and Lord of the Dance.
This production has been canceled indefinitely.
After playing to worldwide acclaim, the dance/magic fusion show Celtic Illusion heads off Broadway in summer 2022. Celtic Illusion tickets will be available on New York Theatre Guide soon.
Riverdance meets The Illusionists in the Celtic Illusion show. The Calgary Herald in Canada, where Celtic Illusion played national tours in 2020 and 2022, called the show "Irish dancing with a little Vegas magic." The cast of dancers, led by Celtic Illusion creator Anthony Street, performs grand choreography in perfect unison, pull off grand illusions, and even sing in between.
Street, a native Australian, grew up loving magic and was later inspired by Michael Flatley’s Irish dance spectacular Lord of the Dance as a teenager. He eventually went on to become the first Australian to perform leading roles in Lord of the Dance, including Flatley's own original role. Street now follows in Flatley's footsteps by starring in his own Irish dance show. Wanting to create a magic show and a dance show but thinking he didn't have the time to do both, he fused his interests into Celtic Illusion.
Celtic Illusion premiered in Australia in 2011 and has toured the show across Europe and North America. The show has had multiple tours in Australia and Canada and a 2021 tour in New Zealand before the planned premiere of Celtic Illusion in New York in summer 2022.