OUTERBRIDGE: Clockwork Mysteries "Grand Masters of Illusions” Will Wow Audience at Horizon Stage on February 11
A professionally orchestrated theatrical production with over twenty custom-designed illusions and world-class lighting and set design, OUTERBRIDGE: Clockwork Mysteries “Grand Masters of Illusion” is a high-energy magical adventure for both adult and family audiences. Recognized as one of the most creative and dynamic shows of its kind, critics have hailed Ted and Marion Outerbridge as “the most successful magicians in Canada” and “champions of magic”. Now these expert magicians are bringing their groundbreaking illusions back to Horizon Stage on Saturday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m.
As the largest and most successful touring illusion show in the country, Clockwork Mysteries has received both the 2011 Award of Excellence from Ontario Contact and the 2010 Touring Artist of the Year award from the B.C. Touring Council. This innovative production takes its audience on a bizarre and fascinating journey through time. Within seconds of taking the stage, the Outerbridges fuse their revolutionary illusions with split-second artistry and hold viewers spellbound.
With the help of an elaborate Victorian time machine, performers and spectators travel back in time together. The audience is invited into a mysterious clock tower equipped with a variety of timekeeping devices. They become part of a race against time, experience time accelerating and slowing down, and participate in predicting the contents of a time capsule. Keeping their audience enthralled from the first astonishing illusion to the spectacular finale, the Outerbridges create an experience that far exceeds the expectations of the observer.
Performing professionally since 1982, Ted Outerbridge has done everything from materializing Fortune 500 executives, to consulting for Cirque du Soleil, to creating the magic for the movie Switching Channels starring Kathleen Turner and Christopher Reeve. He has made over 100 television appearances, from Much Music to The Discovery Channel’s Mystery Hunters, and on his own TV special Magic with Ted Outerbridge. Ted’s dry sense of humor has resulted in return bookings at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, his charisma has led to repeat appearances on Princess Cruise ships, and his mastery of the art of grand illusion has enabled him to perform at the SkyDome in Toronto as well as on televised pre-game shows for the National Hockey League.
Marion joined Ted’s show as a dancer and lead assistant in 1999. She quickly became an integral part of the production, eventually becoming Ted’s partner, on and off the stage, when they married in 2006. Marion has performed the world over and speaks five languages fluently. A dancer in constant demand, she has performed in numerous North American productions from Nostalgie to We’ve Got Magic and Country 2000. In 1999 Marion made her film debut in The Whole Nine Yards with Bruce Willis and has since appeared in numerous film and television productions including Barney’s Version with Dustin Hoffman and White House Down with Maggie Gyllenhaal and Jamie Foxx.
The Outerbridges last wowed audiences at Horizon Stage in 2010 with Magical Moments in Time. Prepare to be taken on another magical journey through time by these “Grand Masters of Illusion” on Saturday, February 11. Tickets are $35 for Adults and $30 for Students and Seniors and may be purchased at the City Hall Ticket Centre (315 Jespersen Ave), by phone at 780-962-8995 or 1-888-655-9090, and online through ticketpro.ca. Fun for everyone - we recommend this show for anyone age six or older who is ready to be mystified, amazed, and astounded