Illusionist Unveils Magic Inside Britney's ‘Circus' Tour

Britney Spears won't just be bringing the hits to her "Circus" tour – she's enlisted some magical assistance.

Ed Alonzo, a lead illusionist on MyNetworkTV's "Masters of Illusion" and a collaborator on the "Circus" tour, offered a behind-the-scenes look at the star's upcoming shows in an interview with People.

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"There are three giant [circus] rings with unbelievable things hanging in the air and flying around," he told the mag.

And that's not all – Britney gets sawed in half!

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"She's incorporated into major illusions," he revealed. "She'll do dissection, where she's sawed in half, and transposition, where she's in one place and ends up in another place. She's doing all the classic elements of magic."

Though the shows will have a magic touch, Britney's gigs will have plenty of song and dance.

"She's dancing so hard in the show," Alonzo said. "It's elements of hip-hop, tumbling, it's really outrageous. The kind of choreography in the show is similar to the kind of stuff you see in 'America's Best Dance Crew.'

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"She's working her butt off," he added. "This is the Britney Spears people remember from the past. Even stronger and better."

The "Circus" tour kicks off next week in New Orleans.

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