Enjoy the mind blowing show by one of the most talented magicians of America. Mat Franco has entertained audiences with astonishing acts, making a respectable name for himself in the industry. The self-taught magician is the winner of the ninth season of “America’s Got Talent.” By winning the title, not only did Franco become the first and the only magician to ever win in AGT’s history, but also took home $1 million prize. Those who watch him live are awed by his performance and describe his shows as “jaw-dropping.” The talented magician is currently headlining in Las Vegas at the LINQ Hotel & Casino. See for yourself the magic tricks he has up his sleeve with Mat Franco tickets in hand.
Mat Franco got interested in magic when he was only four years old. His interest was piqued after watching magic on TV and this interest took him to carve out a career in this field. Franco asked his parents to get him a magic set and started practicing magic tricks. He was only in kindergarten when he started performing. It was Franco’s grandmother, Eleanor Campellone, who would help the little boy. She was always there to support and encourage Franco. His grandmother would read out loud the magic instructions for Franco when he was too young to read them. He recalls many pleasant times when his grandmother would act as his assistant and help him perform tricks.
During his early years, Franco studied magic and also looked for opportunities to showcase his skills on a public platform. Such was his passion that when he turned 12 he had already made enough money from local performances to make a trip to Las Vegas. There he studied performance art and polished his skills. He also got the opportunity to meet and learn from people he had idolized, which includes names like Jeff McBride.
When Franco was 15, he landed with an opportunity to perform at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The show was “Stars of Tomorrow” and was hosted by the Society of American Magicians. After his college graduation in 2010, Franco began to focus on his performances. He would take his one-man show to college campuses in the US. This involved a lot of touring and he would spend half the year on the road. But Franco was doing what he loved and also making a fan base as he continued to tour like this for four years. Mostly the shows ended in standing ovations and he got great feedback. His talent was beginning to get noticed. In 2012 he was nominated for “Fastest Rising Star” and the next year he won the “Best College Performer” award from the Campus Activities Magazine in their Reader’s Choice Awards.
It was September 17, 2014, when “America’s Got Talent” announced its 9th season’s winner at the Radio City Music Hall in New York that changed the course of things for Franco. He was among the six participants who had made to the season’s finale. As his final act, Franco presented a side-splitting skit with surprise guest Rosie O’Donnell and Howard Stern, one that earned him the praise of the judges and finally he was announced as the victor. When his name appeared in fireworks as the winner, history was made because he was the first magician ever to win in the show. This put him in the limelight like never before. He describes the moment as “emotional” and “fulfilling.” The win also got him a headlining gig at a casino in Las Vegas where he now performs.
Career and Innovative Magic Style
In addition to his regular show in Las Vegas, the smiley, charismatic magician also tours all over the US. His show is titled “Magic Reinvented Nightly” which promises thrill and wonder and not to mention a lot of fun too. His fans love his innovative approach to magic-making. The incredible magician has awe-inspiring card tricks up his sleeve that leave the audience speechless. And he never seems to run out of material that is why his shows come across as fresh and entertaining. The best part of his performances is that it is not only the tricks that he entertains the audience with but he has a great sense of humor as well. It is an absolute treat to see him live when he takes the stage. The magic man says, “I like to keep my act as fresh and different as possible, I do things people have never seen before. I want to keep people laughing and having a good time.” This is how he likes to do things and it seems to be working out well for him. At such a young age he is a known figure in his field and from the look of things it seems he will go places with his talent.
Franco started off with his headlining show "Mat Franco: Magic Reinvented Nightly" in Las Vegas in 2015 and only after a year his show was called the "Best Magic Show in Las Vegas" by the Las Vegas Review Journal. The LINQ where Franco began performing his headlining gig was named as the “Mat Franco Theater” on July 10, 2017. The city of Las Vegas has officially made 10th July “Mat Franco Day.”
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It is not only his sheer charisma that attracts audiences but his unique and fresh style of magic-making is also a factor that attracts fans to his shows. His humor-laced performances make it fun to watch him live while he performs his magic tricks in front of packed crowds. If you want to attend his live performance then check the Mat Franco ticket prices from the inventory that is updated regularly and enjoy his hypnotic acts.