When I told my kids that we were going to watch Cosentino, they gave out a scream of joy! Whoa! I probably could not have made them so happy if I told them we were watching any other shows. To my No. 2, he is a great fan of magic and has always wanted to learn a few magic tricks to perform for anyone to see. This show, I was 100% sure, will have him glued with full attention from start till end!
The moment the curtains were unveiled, I found myself moving my body forward to ensure my eyes would not miss any possible magic tricks. While we were watching the captivating magician, Paul Cosentino, the Australian illusionist and escapologist, perform his magic, our minds were full of questions and attempts to see if there were any loopholes in the tricks! Were the good dance moves by Cosentino and his pretty assistants distractions to divert attention from possible hideaways? Was there shadows behind the cloth? Was there a secret side to the wooden box that allow the magician to escape? True to the title of International Magician of the Year, there was no loopholes that our eyes could catch!
He performed a few classic illusions, street magic and thrilling death-defying escapes. One of which impressed me the most is the speed at which he switched bodies with his assistant trapped in the wooden box. That was really amazing!
A good performer really requires engagement with the audience which Cosentino did perfectly well. He engaged a good mix of audience, men, women, couple, and even a young boy. I must say the young boy is a lucky chap whom I am sure my elder son was secretly wishing he was the one on stage. The boy had a chance to ride a helicopter and won himself a magic trick set from Cosentino. I guess I am revealing a little too much! You really have to watch the show yourself to be as impressed as we were!
The last part of his performance was an escape from underwater through unlocking chains, shackles and handcuffs. It was breathless watching his attempt to break free and holding his breath for minutes. The audience was quiet when he took some moments to get ready his state of mind before he went underwater. Everyone applauded the moment he broke out of the tank! He had previously performed live in the Melbourne aquarium, sunk into the bottom of the main tank, surrounded by rays and sharks. The dare-devil indeed challenge himself to limits to bring entertainment to everyone!
While writing this post, I had done some research online and read that he has a autobiography that is really motivating and inspiring for him to get to where he is today. I saw the book in the shop after the show and if I had known, I would have bought a copy! Nevertheless, my son, like many children that night, asked if he could have a magic trick set. Almost without hesitation, I knew I would agree and the Dad paid for it without a second word 🙂
Cosentino is currently showing at Mastercards Theatres at Marina Bay Sands from 17 Aug till 27 Aug 2017. There are only 8 shows, and we were lucky to catch the Saturday 8pm show. The show is suitable for all ages and children above 3 will need a ticket.
Cosentino: Anything is Possible
Season: From 17 August 2017
Venue: Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands
Thursday, 17 & 24 August – 8PM
Friday, 18 & 24 August – 8PM
Saturday, 19 & 26 August – 2PM & 8PM
Sunday, 20 & 27 August – 1PM & 6:30PM
Cat 1, VIP – SGD145
Cat 2, A Reserve – SGD150
Cat 3, B Reserve – SGD95
Cat 4, C Reserve – SGD75
Cat 5, D Reserve – SGD45
*Excludes booking fee of SGD4 per ticket
For bookings via:
Internet: www.MarinaBaySands.com/ticketing or www.sistic.com.sg
Phone: +65 6688 8826
In-person at: Marina Bay Sands Box Office (Museum, Theatres, SkyPark, Retail Mall and Hotel Tower 1 Lobby).
For more information please log onto: www.MarinaBaySands.com/ticketing
Disclaimer: Thanks to Base Entertainment Asia for the kind invitation to watch the amazing performance. We truly enjoy ourselves! If you are thinking of bringing your kids to watch a performance, Cosentino is highly recommended, especially, with verdict from my kids! Cosentino Photos with courtesy by Base Entertainment Asia.