7 August 19
It has been more than a decade since grand illusionist Cosentino toured throughout regional Australia. Now, the spellbinding illusionist and escapologist is returning to his roots for a special run of shows. Now acknowledged as the country’s most successful magician, he has recently completed a sold-out run of metropolitan dates, and has developed an all-new show, Cosentino Live, specifically designed for the regional tour, which runs through October and November.
Cosentino is a major player on the world magic stage. He became a household name when he appeared on Australia’s Got Talent in 2011. Viewers around the country were blown away by his skill and showmanship. But this entertainer was no overnight success story. Cosentino had been working away at his craft for years before making his debut on television. He toured steadily through regional Australia, garnering a solid fanbase and demonstrating his deft skill. His experience was recognised by judges and audiences alike, taking the magician, illusionist and escape artist through to the runners-up position.
Fast forward to now and Cosentino has written, produced and starred in no less than eight prime-time television specials. In fact, he was the first Australian magician to have his own television show. A true trailblazer in entertainment, his shows have been broadcast in over 40 countries and watched by more than 500 million people. He has toured throughout Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia, filling theatres as audiences flock to experience his powerful and riveting productions.
Regional Australia has always had – and always will have – a special place in Cosentino’s heart though. It was the place he started and he says can’t wait to bring his specially crafted Live show to audiences in the areas he has fond memories of. “I am delighted to bring my new stage production Cosentino Live to the regional cities,” he says. “It has been more than a decade since I have performed in those parts of the country. The regional cities and towns across Australia are very special to me. Most Australians discovered me when I was runner-up on Australia’s Got Talent in 2011, but for 10 years before that I constantly toured the regional areas, right across the country, honing my craft and building an incredibly loyal fanbase. I can’t wait to get back out there.”
Audiences are promised an evening of unforgettable magic and illusion. Cosentino is truly considered one of the best in the world. He has multiple Merlin Awards to his name – the highest accolade in the magic industry – awarded by the International Magician’s Society. Other recipients include David Copperfield, Criss Angel and Penn & Teller, so he sits in extremely good company. Considering he has both the accolade for International Magician Of The Year and International Escape Arts Of The Year, there really isn’t a bigger affirmation of his ability. He also has The Levante Award (Australian Magic Forum) and The Brand Laureate Award (Malaysia) acknowledging his contributions to the world of illusion in Australia and Asia.
To add extra strings to his already talented bow, Cosentino also won Dancing With The Stars in 2013, starred in a Jackie Chan film in 2018 Bleeding Steel, and wrote a best-selling autobiography Anything Is Possible, which was released not only in Australia, but also New Zealand, Asia and the UK. He has also created an animated book series The Mysterious World of Cosentino, which is not only a best-seller, but has also been released in the USA, China, the UK and right across South East Asia. Cosentino is also an in-demand motivational speaker, inspiring businesses leaders, schools, colleges and charity groups with his keynote presentations each year.