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Van Wezel Postpones Performances

The Van Wezel regrets to announce the postponement of Reza: Edge of Illusion on January 25, 2021 to February 10, 2022.“I am heartbroken to announce that we will not be reopening the main stage on January 25 as we had originally planned. We hoped to have new photohydroionization units installed in our three air handlers as part of our plan to reopen the Hall and have learned they will not be here in time for this performance. The safety of our patrons is of utmost importance. In an abundance of caution, we have conferred with the City of Sarasota to make the decision to postpone the show to February 10, 2022.” –Mary Bensel, Executive Director.

The Van Wezel’s Box Office will be following up with patrons directly affected by this change. Patrons who wish to attend the rescheduled date will be issued new tickets. Patrons who will not be able to attend the rescheduled performance have the opportunity to donate their tickets, retain an account credit or receive a refund. If patrons donate their tickets, they enable the Hall to deliver on world class entertainment, bring arts integrated learning to children, families and educators, and invest in the power of the human spirit.

For information on our safety measures, please click here.


REZA has taken the art of illusion to a new level, delivering his rock concert style magic show to audiences across the globe. Young and fresh, REZA‘s new show, “Edge of Illusion,” has earned various awards including “Magician of the Year.” Don’t miss this Sarasota premiere—LIVE on the Van Wezel stage!

A world-class entertainer, REZA‘s unique brand of illusion has landed him on popular reality shows across 31 countries, including recent US TV appearances on A&E’s Duck Dynasty and The CW’s Penn & Teller: Fool Us. Audiences can expect to witness such mega illusions as passing through the spinning blades of an industrial fan, a record-breaking recreation of Houdini’s most famous stunt and the appearance of a real helicopter, live on stage. More than a magic show, REZA infuses state of the art production elements, masterful comedic timing and numerous interactive and inspirational moments, allowing the audience to experience the magic first hand.

“World’s Top Touring Illusionist!” –The Denver Post