Darren Romeo, Branson In National Spotlight Tonight
New Illusion Featuring Jeff Gordon’s #24 Car to Premiere Friday
(Branson, MO) - On the eve of his 2006 opening night performance, producers of “Entertainment Tonight”
(ET) plan to air a segment on Darren Romeo and his innovative magical-musical production in Branson. The ET
segment will air locally on Thursday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m. on CBS affiliate KOLR 10.
Excitement has been building since the November 2005 announcement that a new alliance between Jeff
Gordon, Darren Romeo and Welk-Sullivan Productions would result in an all-new, original illusion featuring one
of the best known NASCAR drivers and his famous “fire and flames” No. 24 Dupont Chevrolet.
“Entertainment Tonight” interviewed Romeo during a photo shoot with Jeff Gordon in New York. Romeo’s
mentor, Siegfried Fischbacher of Siegfried & Roy, also attended the photo shoot. The ET segment scheduled to
air on March 9 will focus on Romeo, his show and new illusions in the 2006 show. Romeo will unveil the “Two
Men Living Their Dream” illusion on Friday evening, March 10 at the Welk Resort Theatre in Branson.
“A key element of Darren Romeo’s show to date has been his inspiring testimonial about fate, destiny and
following your dreams,” said Joe Sullivan, executive producer of Welk-Sullivan Productions. “This exciting new
illusion will bring together Darren Romeo and Jeff Gordon – two young men who are living their dreams. We
think this will be entertaining and inspiring to the young and the young-at-heart who visit Branson and appealing
to NASCAR fans.”
“Being in the national media spotlight again benefits not just Darren Romeo and The Welk Resort Theatre, it
also benefits Branson as a community and major tourist destination,” said Sullivan. “Presenting positive
messages and images about what’s happening in Branson today to large national audiences is priceless.”
“Entertainment Tonight,” “Access Hollywood,” “EXTRA” and The Associated Press (AP) reported to their
national audiences in November on Darren Romeo’s mentors, Siegfried & Roy, visiting Branson for the first time
ever and attending Romeo’s performance at the Welk Resort Theatre.
Romeo’s one-of-a-kind musical, magical production features classic and contemporary music punctuated by
dramatic illusions, including Romeo’s original magic/music combination tribute to his namesake, Bobby Darin,
and Blackstone’s famous Floating Light Bulb illusion. The critically acclaimed show received BransonCritic
Awards’ “Best Show” designation in 2004 and 2005. Romeo was named 2004 "Magician of the Year" at the
Magic Castle Awards in Hollywood by the International Magicians Society.
Romeo’s 2006 schedule runs from March 10 through Labor Day at the Welk Resort Theatre. For tickets or
more information call 417-337-7469 or go online to www.sullivanshows.com.