Criss Angel certainly has the resources to deliver what he promised: “The most mind-blowing, revolutionary magic show ever to be performed live.” But rival magicians are asking if he has a different goal: to be magic’s ultimate cover band. Rick Thomas paraphrases the letter he says he sent Angel: “Your success in Vegas is huge.
Rick Thomas cites Liberace and Freddy Mercury of Queen as a couple of influences when putting together his act. You would expect a magician to name someone like David Copperfield in that role. But what Thomas saw in the pianist and singer was magic of a different kind. It was the magic of entertaining and