Los Angeles, CA, February 26, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Master illusionist Michael Grandinetti will bring his stunning magic to John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA, when he performs the halftime show for the Virginia Cavaliers men's basketball game against the Duke Blue Devils, one of the country's top ranked college teams. The game begins at 9pm EST on February 28.
During the show, a sold-out audience of 15,000 people will watch from all angles as Michael shrinks a girl to the size of a basketball and attempts to levitate 10ft into the air, under bright lights and directly above center court, to reach the game ball.
No stranger to creating wonders at sporting events throughout the US, this past September, Michael performed the NFL halftime show at Bank of America Stadium for the Carolina Panthers game against Super Bowl champion New York Giants. While the capacity crowd of 73,000 people surrounded the field, Michael performed appearances, vanishes, and levitations right on the 50 yard line. In Michael's previous stadium appearances, at Kauffman Stadium, and Citizens Bank Park, he created such amazing feats as making the 300lb, 7ft tall Philly Phanatic magically appear in the outfield and reading the minds of every person in the stadium, tens of thousands of thoughts, at the exact same time.
Over the past two decades, Michael has taken magic in new and daring directions. With performances on national and international television, in stadiums, arenas, casinos, and theaters around the country, with Oscar-winning composers and symphony orchestras, for Fortune 500 companies, and even at The White House, Michael is helping to make the ancient art of magic engaging, charismatic, and contemporary.
Michael Grandinetti's stage show is currently traveling throughout the US with exciting new illusions including Walking Through Steel, Painting to Life, Time Travel, and the Mid-Air Vanish.