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Magician Todd Robbins to speak at film benefit for Cultural Alliance of Western CT May 6th

By Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut

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Off Broadway's master magician Todd Robbins will provide insight on the intriguing deceptions which are the tricks of his trade following a screening of the 2013 crime thriller NOW YOU SEE ME, a benefit for the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut at the Bethel Cinema on Tuesday, May 6th. Beginning with a private reception at 6:30pm, the event costs $25 per person. Tickets may be purchased on line at The Bethel Cinema is located at 269 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel CT. For more information, call the Cultural Alliance at (203) 798-0760 or email

A featured entertainer at Coney Island's Sideshows by the Seashore and regularly performing in Off Broadway's long running Monday Night Magic, Todd has been invited to share his fascination with the con and the conjured - and to convince you that "The Closer You Look, The Less You'll See" (the film's tagline) - rounding out an evening that's sure to be, well, mesmerizing. Author of the cult classic, "The Modern Con Man: How to Get Something for Nothing," Todd has performed his comic one-man concerts at The Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall, ringmaster-ed at The Big Apple Circus, and often can be caught playing piano with Woody Allen's jazz band at the Cafe Carlyle. He says, "The most remarkable thing about all this is that it's all real without an ounce of trickery." The Closer You Look, The Less You'll See.

Winner of a People's Choice Award, NOW YOU SEE ME follows an FBI agent and Interpol detective as they track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money. Directed by Louis Leterrier, the film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Melanie Laurent, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Michael Caine and Morgan Freemen.

The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, with offices at 287 Main Street, Danbury, CT, is a leader in supporting a vibrant arts and culture community in Northern Fairfield and Southern Litchfield Counties. The Cultural Alliance promotes and advocates for arts, history, and culture as a primary driver of the economy and as an enriching influence for communities and people. The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, a 501c-3, is the largest and only regional service organization working to ensure better access to arts and culture for all residents and visitors in Greater Danbury. It is supported by public and private funding, corporate sponsors, and by its 165 members including more than 55 arts, history, and cultural organizations.

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