Descended from a long line of professional entertainers, the ever-charismatic and multi-talented brothers, Tony and Ferdinand Fercos, originally hail from Czechoslovakia and are the sixth generation in a family of performers that have been amazing and astounding audiences for decades.
The Fercos family is world renowned for their famous juggling and high flying, heart pounding acrobatic act, “The Flying Fercos.” Both Tony and Ferdinand performed alongside their talented mother and father as well their three stunning sisters. Their innovative and thrilling feats won them a multitude of awards, medals and international accolades.
The Fercos Brothers were discovered by a famous Las Vegas producer, Frederic Apcar; Mr. Apcar spotted their talent a mile away and he gave them a 12-week contract to perform in the Dunes Hotel of Las Vegas. That 12-week contract turned into nine years and during their adventures with Mr. Apcar, Tony and Ferdinand became American Citizens and dubbed Sin City their home.
Years later, their performing parents finally retired and their brothers and sisters brainstormed to create a new act that featured Las Vegas standbys like magic and a host of exotic animals – to their family’s delight, it was hugely successful. From there the troupe went on to perform at Harrahs Hotel and Casino in Reno, Nevada as well as Atlantic City. Their performances also secured them spots in Paris France where they performed in one of France’s most prestigious
nightclubs, the “Lido de Paris” on the Champs Elysees. That fire-starter show stayed on the stage for two years.
The sisters of the Fercos Brothers eventually left their act but were replaced with brother’s lovely wives. The act was rejuvenated again with more magic, more dancers and more breathtaking acts. The new team traveled from Malaysia to Beglium to Israel to Spain and Austria. They finally returned to the United States in 1998 where they performed at the MGM Hotel in Reno. More recently, the show has evolved into a full, pull out all the stops, deliciously extravagant
production that has brought audiences to their feet time and again. Always on the move, their popular new program has been on the bill in far flung regions of the world like the South Pacific, .. the Far East, the Middle East, South America and Mexico.
Traveling with two 50-foot containers for their extensive collection of props and costumes, a menagerie of big cats including a lion, three tigers and a black leopard; 20 additional performers like musicians and dancers and a cavalcade of technicians that make sure all goes smoothly, The Fercos continue to thrill audiences with mind-boggling illusions, high energy, impressively choreographed dance numbers, gorgeous costumes, flashy sets and appeareances by many a memorable jungle animal. In fact, the Fercos’ impressive collection of these elegant creatures: Sinbad the Lion, white tigers Picasso and Dora, Allaya the snow tiger and Sarina and Ferdy, a pair of black panthers, are treated with much respect and have been trained with love by the brothers since their birth. When the Fercos aren’t performing for thousands, they and their tigers rest easy in a family estate where each animal has their own built-in swimming pool and special climate controlled quarters. By exhibiting their animals, the Fercos hope to do more than entertain but to educate and encourage audience members to support all efforts to prevent the extinction of these magnificent, intelligent creatures.
The Fercos have received many accolades, but among some of their proudest was the much coveted Merlin Award from International Magicians Society in 2002. Given to the troupe at the event in Atlantic City, The Fercos took home “Most Original Magicians of the Year.” Even Donald Trump got in on The Fercos Brothers action; the entertainers performed at the Trump Taj Mahal and were subsequently featured on the popular NBC TV program, “The Apprentice.” For spine tingling entertainment for the whole family, audiences are encouraged to catch The Fercos Brothers Untamed Illusion Show, an internationally renowned highly stylized stage show that will stun and amaze, guaranteed!