Studio City (pictured), a US$3.2-billion casino resort due to open on Cotai in Macau later this year, is to have in-house magic shows.
Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd, 60 percent owner of Studio City, confirmed the line-up for the shows on Wednesday.
A 300-seat theatre will be complemented by several smaller venues to form what will be known as ‘The House of Magic’. It has been designed by American magician Franz Harary, said the company.
Nine other international entertainers have been signed as initial support acts to Mr Harary’s own show, which he will perform there. Among the first group of entertainers are U.K. illusionist James More, American comedic magician Rudy Coby, Portugal’s Luis de Matos and illusionists Danny Cole and Michael Turco.
Lawrence Ho Yau Lung, co-chairman and chief executive of Melco Crown, said in the announcement: “We continue our commitment to expanding the non-gaming leisure and entertainment offerings available in Macau…supporting the evolution of Macau as a highly-diversified and world-leading leisure and tourism destination.”
In January, Mr Ho announced that Studio City is to have a virtual reality ride called ‘Batman Dark Flight’, based on the DC Comics character and Hollywood film franchise, plus a 130-metre- (427-feet) high ferris wheel to be called the ‘Golden Eye’ and said to be Asia’s tallest.
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