Illusionist Reza returning to MAD on new tour

Illusionist Reza stands on stage with a helicopter materialized out of thin air. (Contributed)
Illusionist Reza stands on stage with a helicopter materialized out of thin air. (Contributed)

Illusionist Reza will return to the Murphy Arts District to perform in the First Financial Music Hall on Saturday, September 11.

“We are thrilled to have Reza return to MAD! He performed in 2018 to a nearly sold-out room and we want to make that happen again. If you attended the show last time, we hope that you tell your friends how amazing it was and come back a second time. The SouthArk Outdoor Expo will be going on that morning and afternoon, so we encourage people to attend both events and spend a whole day and night in El Dorado,” said MAD President and CEO Pam Griffin.

Reza has taken the art of illusion to a new level, delivering his rock concert style magic show to audiences across the globe. Don’t expect rabbits out of hats; Reza’s current tour transports concert-level lighting and production merged with the most incredible cutting-edge magic in existence today. Reza has garnered a world-wide buzz and loyal fan base with his passion for creating signature grand-scale illusions such as making motorcycles and helicopters materialize out of thin air.

Reza’s unique brand of illusion has landed him on popular reality shows across 31 countries, including United States TV appearances on A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” and the CW’s “Penn & Teller: Fool Us.”

Audiences can expect to witness mega illusions such as Reza’s passing through the spinning blades of an industrial fan, a record-breaking recreation of Houdini’s most famous stunt and the appearance of a real helicopter, live on stage.

More than a magic show, Reza infuses state of the art production elements, masterful comedic timing and numerous interactive and inspirational moments, allowing the audience to experience the magic firsthand. Perhaps Reza’s greatest secret is his uncanny ability to communicate his performance art on such a personal level.

Young and fresh, Reza’s new show, “Edge of Illusion,” has earned him various awards, including Magician of the Year. Reza is intriguing, engaging and captivating. He isn’t just a magician; he is a world-class entertainer.

Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, June 2, to MAD members and to the public on Friday, June 4 at 10 a.m. Doors to the event will open at 6 p.m. on September 11, with the performance starting at 7 p.m.

Tickets will be available online at or by calling the MAD box office at 870-444-3007. Event goers may also purchase tickets in person at 101 E. Locust St. The MAD box office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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