Russell Anderson, simply just known as the singing illusionist (with a powerful musical, theatrical, magical cabaret aptitude with an simply relatable character), is magically becoming reformed as the ‘Magical Showman,’ performing a variety of tunes with magic.
The StarNews not long ago interviewed the artist in progress of his Executing Artwork Collection at the Leland Cultural Arts Center.
How outdated have been you when you grew to become interested in magic? So I have experienced interest as a kid, but magic essentially worried me a small when I was a child. I did not comprehend how some magicians could do the points they did. I genuinely did not delve into it till I fulfilled Richard Sanders undertaking on cruise ships.
What college did you go to? Trident Specialized College or university, Charleston, South Carolina
Who assisted you in your vocation? Elevated by my fifth-grade teacher and his spouse, Chuck and Judy Long, Chuck taught me how to sing. Chuck operates a Charleston Youth Organization and I was in it. An chance came along … where I experienced to audition for a show choir, Chuck picked me up from my work at the car or truck clean, and performed the piano.
What is your act about? Stopping and pondering the concern, Anderson said My show is ‘about’ my exciting and mad several years as a selection entertainer. It is about the silliness that is me interacting with my wife and small children as we go and expand by means of this craziness that we contact life. It is about the aged lady that mentioned, ‘I haven’t been to a exhibit that was this clear and funny since George Burns did vaudeville (no young man or woman would have a clue about that) She did not even point out the magic. Then there are the children that are dying to uncover out wherever the magic bunny went…never thoughts the showing up motorbike. I like it. The bunny is amusing. I experimented with to slice it when mainly because a Vegas magician gave me trouble about using a bunny. My wife claimed that it was her favorite trick and that I could not minimize it. From the smallest, silliest music and trick we do to the show stopper times that have the most important gasps that all incorporate as the ‘magic demonstrate memory’ that they choose residence.
Who is in your act? My son, 17-12 months-outdated Aidan, assists in the phase manufacturing.
What one of a kind potential do you have? Singing. I worked aboard cruise ships for several a long time, starting as a generation display assortment performer. On luxurious cruise liners is when I to start with blended my adore for all items magical in my currently recognized vocal cabaret exhibit. But viewing the world was in which I obtained my initially tips on combining magic and music, via many years of doing on cruises, performing with the circus (as singing magical ringmaster).
Where have you carried out and who have you performed with? Disney Cruises, Good Gold Dancers’ Choreographer Anita Mann, Legends in Live shows in Las Vegas, USO, Wayne Brady, The Tokens, and worked with John Goodman for HBO.
Get in touch with Cheryl Whitaker at 910-343-2004 or at [email protected]