Posted on: October 15, 2022, 06:31h.
Final up to date on: October 15, 2022, 06:41h.
Criss Angel has made “Amystika” disappear. The final efficiency of his Planet Hollywood magic-variety present is Saturday, Oct. 15, based on an announcement posted to the magician’s Instagram account solely an evening earlier than. The present opened in April and ran for under 26 weeks. In accordance with the assertion, it’s “being transformed to a touring present for worldwide places.”
Angel’s predominant magic present at Planet Hollywood, “Mindfreak,” continues its present run, Wednesdays by means of Sundays at 7 p.m.
“Amystika” was a present conceived of by Angel with Franco Dragone, the visionary who created “Mystere” at Treasure Island and “O” at Bellagio, the primary two resident Cirque du Soleil productions in Las Vegas. After splitting from Cirque in 2000 to kind his personal firm, Dragone created “A New Day …” for Celine Dion on the Colosseum in 2003. Two years later, he created “Le Reve” for Wynn Las Vegas.
Dragone Was the Apparent Selection
Angel was most comfy on a Las Vegas stage with Cirque du Soleil behind him. From 2008 to 2018, he starred in two Cirque-produced exhibits on the Luxor (“Imagine” after which “Mindfreak Stay”). So when Angel sought to create a second present at his personal theater at Planet Hollywood, which was Cirque-like however not Cirque, Dragone was his apparent alternative.
Initially titled “Mr. Smiles & Molly,” “Amystika” was a loosely autobiographical demonstration of how Angel fell in love with magic as a teen. Billed because the prequel to “Criss Angel Mindfreak,” it was carried out after “Mindfreak” in the identical theater.
Angel took the chance of “Amystika’s” opening to sling mud at his former co-collaborators, bragging to the R-J in April: “It takes Cirque two or three years to place collectively a present of this magnitude. We put this along with our personal cash in lower than six months from inception to our premiere.”
“Amystika” obtained blended evaluations and distinguished itself primarily for that includes an indoor twister that despatched a reported $1K value of particles flying by means of the viewers each night time. Angel appeared within the manufacturing – as a closely disguised, “Joker”-like alter-ego of himself named Xristos – just for the primary few performances, earlier than assigning the half to a different actor.
Why It Closed
The headliner didn’t present a purpose for the present’s closure, blaming solely “latest unexpected occasions.” It’s extensively believed that a kind of occasions was the premature demise of Dragone, 69, of cardiac arrest on Sept. 30. Nevertheless, a extra vital occasion was in all probability, because the R-J reported, “failing to seek out an viewers on the Strip.”
The Instagram closure discover about “Amystika” was posted at 6 p.m. Friday. Notifying the general public of dangerous information on a Friday night is called a “Friday information dump” by members of the media. It’s carried out to keep away from media scrutiny, since members of the press usually work Monday to Friday.
Angel is ready to premiere a brand new TV present, “Criss Angel’s Magic With the Stars” Oct. 22 on The CW, which is able to function celebrities (together with Donny Osmond, Terry Fator, Debbie Gibson, Taste Flav, and Genuwine) being skilled by Angel to carry out daring magic methods. (Genuwine made headlines this week when he handed out whereas rehearsing an underwater stunt for the present.)
Tickets bought for “Amystika” performances from Oct. 19 by means of Dec. 30 could also be refunded on the unique level of buy, Angel’s Instagram assertion learn.