Britney Spears speaks on stage at the 'Light of the Angels' Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at LA Live on Dec, 4, 2008.
Britney Spears is putting on a magic show!
The pop star will be sawed in half -- among other stunts -- on her upcoming Circus tour, according to E! News.
"Right away, she got into the boxes and into the magic contraptions to learn the stuff, and she's so excited about this tour and all the elements that are in it," illusionist-comedian Ed Alonzo said.
Alonzo, the lead illusionist on MyNetwork TV's Masters of Illusion, will be doing a number with Spears at each performance.
"We're going to be doing the classics of magic but a little high-tech," he said. "We'll be doing a little dissection, transposition, a vanish, an appearance," he said.
Spears will serve as Alonzo's assistant during the bit, but that won't stop her from missing out on the fun.
"If I do a trick, she doesn't just hold the props, she's actually getting inside the big boxes or I am slicing her up."
He added: I "made [the tricks] really easy for her, but there are some complicated things that she is doing that you would think a contortionist would have to do, or a trained magician's assistant. But because she's a dancer, it really makes sense to put her in the magic, and it works and she's really, really good at it."
Alonzo would not comment on which Spears song will accompany their joint performance, but he did say that the three-ring circus set helps them get into character.
"It's like watching a big Cirque du Soleil high-tech circus, but with a really focused star in the middle of all of this," he said. "It's going to be an amazing concert for people to watch."
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