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Surprises and mystery in store when Cyrus the hypnotist takes the stage

If the thought of getting hypnotised, or more specifically the thought of doing something so heinously embarrassing you won't be able to show your face at work on Monday morning, causes you to run for the hills, then rest assured this isn't that type of show.

Hypnotist Jason Cyrus said his act has gained success throughout Canada, in part because it focuses on not embarrassing or ridiculing any of the volunteers that come on stage.

That doesn't mean the show will be void of laughter, but expect more of the family friendly kind.

“We rate it PG13,” he explained. “There is some adult humour in there, but we describe it as being like [the animated movie] Shrek, where there are some jokes that only adults will get, but it's also family friendly.

“That allows a lot of people to volunteer for the show and helps us keep a lot of people on the stage. “It's not a Disney production, but not an X-rated show either.”

The performer admitted this will be his first time on the Island, after planning for several years to bring the act to this part of the Atlantic.

He was able to work with local event organiser, Janson Cross, from BermudaNightOut.com, as well as the City of Hamilton, to finally get the show here for this weekend.

It will take place at the Earl Cameron Theatre at the City Hall, starting on Saturday at 8pm.

Local comedian Bootsie will be serving as MC for the night, while belly dancer Dy'ann Simmons, from Fusion Fitness, will also perform a routine.

The hypnotist said: “I know that it's an absolutely beautiful place and have always wanted to visit Bermuda.

“I believe that our type of show is a perfect fit for the Island. There have been a few different hypnotists that have come there and have had great responses from the people of Bermuda, so I know our show is very unique and different and very theatrical, very Vegas themed, and I think it will bring a whole lot of surprises and mysteriousness for the people to come out and see.”

Jason Cyrus has been described as “the most electrifying hypnotist on the planet”, with his show garnering great reviews throughout North America.

As a child growing up in a small town in New Brunswick, his father would take him to see lots of different entertainers and he became fascinated with the realm of magic.

“My dad always brought me to see the magicians, hypnotists and mentalists as a young boy,” he said. “It was something I always had a desire and fire for.

“I guess it's the same as a musician who loves singing or a hockey or soccer player where they knew that was just something they had to do and they are fortunate enough to do it, like I am lucky enough to bring my passion to the stage.”

In addition to his live shows, he also opened a clinical hypnotherapy office offering a wide range of services.

At one point in the show he gives volunteers the chance to improve their overall health or well-being, by erasing bad habits like smoking, over eating or chewing their nails.

He said the most rewarding part of the job is helping people escape from the stresses of daily life, at least for a few hours.

“They can come and laugh and at the end of the day it's mysterious and educational. The bottom line is you wont be able to sit up in your chair because it's very funny, and a great way for people to come and let loose, but it's also in very good professional taste.”

He's a strong believer that “if you can go to sleep at night and wake up in the morning, you can be hypnotised” and encourages people of all ages to participate in the show.

Organiser Mr Cross said he was excited to see the talented hypnotist in action with the local audience. “I'm looking forward to seeing it in person because it's so much fun when you have Bermudians that end up getting up on stage and they are acting so out of character from what they normally do,” he said.

“But the good thing about Cyrus is he keeps it PG-13 and sometimes does a skit where he has people acting like they are Miley Cyrus.”

Mr Cross said the event would also be a nice alternative to normal outings like going to a club or bar; and will be similar to the kind of production put on in Las Vegas.

“It's really going to be a first class act,” he added. “They are going to have a lot of laughs and fun and I hope they enjoy the couple of hours they are there, where they can escape from reality.”

Tickets, $30, are available at Last Night Boutique in St Georges, Guilty Pleasures, and Kit n Caboodle in Hamilton. They are also available online at www.bdatix.com.

Following the hypnotist show, there will be an afterparty at Margaritas (the former LV's) on Bermudiana Road, which is free to ticket holders, 18 years old and up.

www.hypnotistcyrus.com.

Cyrus the Hypnotist, who has been coined “The Stage Hypnosis King”, will be coming to the Island this week to host a fun and entertaining hypnotist show, similar to what can be found in Las Vegas.

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Published August 19, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated August 19, 2013 at 12:02 am)

Surprises and mystery in store when Cyrus the hypnotist takes the stage

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