04 September 2019

SPRINGFIELD, MASS. (Sept. 4, 2019) – MGM Springfield is pleased to announce comedic magician Michael Carbonaro will perform inside the legendary Symphony Hall on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m.

Known for his original hidden camera magic series “The Carbonaro Effect” on truTV, Carbonaro is a trickster at heart who performs inventive tricks on members of the public who are unaware that he is a magician.

Jaws drop when he causes a car to disappear from under a security guard’s nose or makes alien crabs transform into kittens in a science lab. Whether posing as a coffee shop barista, museum curator or seemingly unremarkable store clerk in the real world, Carbonaro’s illusions – along with his absurd, matter-of-fact explanations – leave real people bewildered and families at home laughing out loud.

A performing magician since his youth, Carbonaro went on to study experimental theater at New York University with the aspiration of entertaining audiences through a variety of theatrical mediums, including hidden-camera magic, which he later showcased frequently on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Carbonaro’s late night appearances launched him into stardom through “The Carbonaro Effect.”

Carbonaro’s extensive list of accolades includes the “OUTFEST Best Actor” Award as well as the “Magician of the Year” honor from the Academy of Magical Arts in 2015. In 2016, he was the inaugural recipient of the Copperfield Prize which recognizes an individual for elevating the art of magic.

Carbonaro also has been seen on television in shows such as “Happily Divorced,” “30 Rock,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “CSI: Miami.”

Tickets starting at $39 for Michael Carbonaro Live! go on sale Friday, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. EST at Ticketmaster. M life Rewards loyalty members will receive access to a pre-sale Wednesday, Sept. 4 from 10 a.m. to Thursday, Sept. 5 at 10 p.m. EST. To join the M life Rewards program, or for more information, visit mlife.com.

About MGM Springfield
MGM Springfield covers three city blocks in the heart of downtown Springfield, Mass. As the world’s first LEED™ Platinum-certified gaming resort, MGM Springfield ignites a cultural and economic renaissance in a historic New England city by seamlessly blending new design with restored historic buildings. The resort offers more than 125,000 square feet of gaming space, a 250-room boutique hotel on Main Street, superior spa services, diverse retail and inspired dining headlined by award-winning Chef Michael Mina’s Cal Mare. MGM Springfield also features a seven-screen Regal luxury cinema complex, bowling lanes, a seasonal skating rink and outdoor marketplace displaying local art, events and talent. The property opened on August 24, 2018. For additional information, please visit mgmspringfield.com.

Media Contacts:
Saverio Mancini / Ellanje Ferguson
MGM Springfield Communications
(413) 273-5580 / (413) 273-5581
smancini@mgmspringfield.com / eferguson@mgmspringfield.com