Talents

Alain CHOQUETTE

With numerous performances and television shows to his credit, including more than 1.5 million tickets sold in his career, Alain Choquette has undoubtedly left his mark on the world of magic over three decades, in America and Europe. This master of the elusive certainly knows how to provide the audience with a unique and enigmatic interactive experience.

 

Alain Choquette began his career on Canadian television in 1989 as an entertainment reporter on the popular talk show Ad Lib (TVA, Canada). For six years, he fascinated the greatest stars with his illusionary performances. Then, he moved to Montréal's Théâtre St-Denis with his show Première apparition. His acts are of exceptional quality, and their poetic, and touching universe leads critics to affirm that the magician reinvents the art of magic. Alain's very first show was a great success with no less than 200 performances.

 

In 1994, Alain Choquette presented his show Grand Illusions'94 An Evening of Magic and Wonder at the prestigious Caesars Palace in Atlantic City, bringing his number of performances to more than 150. Alain was invited to participate in the World's Greatest Magic special, broadcast by the American channel NBC and watched by more than 26 million television viewers. He appeared on numerous television shows, including the popular Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, broadcast throughout the USA. Then, the famous Radio City Music Hall in New York invited him to take part in its American tour, celebrating the institution's 60th anniversary.

 

In 1995, Alain performed on the show The Champions of Magic, broadcast in the United States on the popular ABC channel, where he made the famous Princess Stéphanie of Monaco disappear.

 

Back in Quebec for two weeks, Alain settled at the Montréal Forum with a new show for a series of 10 performances with 22 artists from the National Circus School. Fascination, a fabulous family show, welcomed 101,088 spectators.

 

In 1996, Alain returned to the United States and became the first Francophone artist to obtain a residency on the famous Las Vegas strip. He first settled for six months at the mythical Caesars Palace in Las Vegas with his show Grand Illusions. He then obtained worldwide recognition with his original act La disparition des douze, in which 12 spectators disappeared from the room.

 

In 1997, Alain Choquette created a new show, Jeux de vilain, which he presented 100 consecutive times at the Cabaret du Casino de Montréal, before going on tour across Canada.

1999 marks another great moment in Alain Choquette's career as he opens the Paris Las Vegas, a new casino-hotel on the strip, for a five-month residency, performing every night in a 1,200-seat hall.

In 2004 and 2005, the prolific illusionist created a new show, Alain Choquette and Friends, which he presented in residence at the Casino de Montréal and on tour across Canada.

In 2008, based on his personal experience and interest in others, Alain developed a new form of live entertainment and presented a first conference entitled The Magical Powers in us.

In 2013, he flew to France to take part in a series of shows with the famous transformist Arturo Brachetti. Alain fell in love with France and decided to go back to present his Drôlement magique show. In 2014, he moved to the Théâtre de la Gaîté-Montparnasse in Paris for a many weeks, followed by a series of 600 performances across France. Alain also regularly participated in the TV show Le plus grand cabaret du monde on France 2.

In 2018, Alain returned to Canada to act as a judge on the popular TV show La magie des stars, broadcast on the TVA channel. The series is in its third season, which will be broadcast on television in January 2020.

In 2019 Alain Choquette created a brand new show for international tours in the coming years. Highly colourful, this large-scale production innovates and focuses on a style of poetic magic with the most up-to-date technological supports, providing a unique interactive experience for spectators.


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