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History


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History


When it comes to his shows, John has a very unique way of thinking.  Rather than using a traditional audience/performer relationship, John has developed interactive experiences where the audience become the stars of the show.  This allows each show to be different than the last and makes for many off-the-cuff and unique moments between John and his volunteers.

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Beginning in 2009, John launched his first performance tour, Locked UP, which opened to sold out crowds and included a very special stunt.  The spectacle, Rotellini's first venture into stunt work, was entitled -B L I N D- and required John to spend an entire day without sight, wrapping up with a blind drive through the streets of his hometown in a 2009 Pontiac Solstice roadster.

Three years later, in January of 2012, the show transitioned from it's original Locked UP format into the TOURPOCALYPSE brand. The show, a blend of high-octane illusions punctuated with close up effects, celebrity cameos and what can only be called "special" theatrical moments, entertained crowds across the U.S. and led to John's first full-length DVD - John Rotellini: TOURPOCALYPSE Live From The Gryphon Theatre

From there, John has kept very busy, raising thousands of dollars for charities that include Kidd's Kids, Children's Miracle Network, and Relay for Life while traveling the country entertaining audiences at various colleges and public events to rave reviews. He has been fortunate enough to gain sponsorship from American Crew Men's Products and has had the privilege of having EXPRESS Fashion be the official wardrobe provider for his tours.

Today, John is preparing for his newest U.S. Tour. From late 2011 until early 2013 John spent most of his time on the road.  After his critically-acclaimed tour wrapped its run during the middle of 2013, John began developing an all-new show -  AGENT PROVOCATOUR which began in 2015 and is currently touring the United States.

 

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Doing The Impossible


Doing The Impossible


Whether he's performing for 100 or 20,000, John prides himself on developing routines that blur the line between what's real and what's not. The backdrops for John's brand of spectacle are as eclectic as his conjuring repertoire and have included numerous resorts, casinos, performing arts centers, theatres and arenas. Audiences learn that things that may seem very real are, in fact an illusion and what appears to be an illusion is actually reality.

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College Entertainment


College Entertainment


Are you watching closely? By combining sleight of hand magic and illusions with con-artist principles and psychology, John is able to do seemingly impossible things.  Colleges and universities around the country have enjoyed John's hyper interactive performances which place the spotlight on their students, faculty and guests.  John injects pop culture and comedy with audience suggestions, creating one-of a kind moments that make each show different than the last.  John prides himself on developing routines that blur the line between what's real and what's not.  John's newest U.S. Tour AGENT PROVOCATOUR sets the audience on a journey to catch one of the world's most elusive thieves, who just so happens to be a member of the audience.  Will the thief be caught?  You'll have to see the show to find out.

 

Interested in Bringing John to Your Campus?  Click HERE.

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Corporate Entertainment


Corporate Entertainment


John's unique, audience-centric performance style is perfectly suited for corporate events. Whether it be providing headline entertainment for an entire convention or branching off into smaller trade show or VIP special events, John excels at creating unique experiences that patrons will not soon forget.  Looking to promote your brand?  John and his team are more than capable of developing custom presentations that can help your organization stand out and convey your messages to potential clients.

 

We are proud to have worked with so many wonderful organizations,

Here are a few of our past clients: