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What is a good Magic Show or Illusionist to see in Vegas?

Discussion in 'Shows & Entertainment' started by dylanfann, Apr 7, 2014.

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  1. dylanfann

    dylanfann Tourist

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    Can anyone suggest a really good magic/illusionist show to see while in Vegas?
     
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    WHIVGOYTUBE MIA

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    We saw Lance Burton and thought he was great! Very professional, and yet inviting to the crowd. :thumbsup:

    We always wanted to see David Copperfield, but after discovering how he treats his staff, and undercuts their pay, while he is worth 500M........

    Just a disgusting heartless animal prowling the earth for whatever he can get out if it. :thumbsdown:
     
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    Darreningreenwood Low-Roller

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    I thought Burton was so-so; he had Jeff Civillico perform in the middle of the show, and I thought Cevillico was better. Not surprised Civillico got his own show.

    If you're looking for a magic/comedy type show, both Mac King (Harrah's) and Mike Hammer (Four Queens) are pretty good, and cheap.
     
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    Lance Burton closed a couple years ago. Blue Man Group is in his theatre now.

    Copperfield is a tool, a real sleaze. Look at all the legal action against him. His illusions are OK but you sit in a bare theatre, no decorations and it's pretty easy to figure out his tricks. I don't like "magicians" who dance around boxes: (illusionists)

    A very entertaining G rated magician is Mac King, at Harrahs, during the afternoon. He has over twenty separate loads in his plaid coat, is very skilled and funny.

    Search for Jeff McBride's Wonderland. It's only once a month, held at a restaurant and is different every time.

    Also consider Penn & Teller. Some magic, some mentalism, some soap box but always done with high skill and professionalism. As a lifelong magician... Yes, the bullets do cross the stage and they each do catch them in their mouths. Beyond that, enjoy the show!

    I'd have to rate everyone else currently performing as B or C skilled, my level.
     
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    Mac King is AWESOME, during the afternoon, and you can get vouchers for free tickets with the purchase of a drink ($15 in total) for free at the Harrah's Total Rewards Desk.

    A bit of comedy (PG rated, but slips some adult humor in there that goes over the kids' heads), quality magic tricks, and you can tell he loves what he's doing. I'd definitely go back!!
     
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    Don't know if he is still doing a LV show but there was a younger magician ( I saw in AC,NJ originally) Michael Turco. He did a good job I think last time I noticed he was performing at the theater that had Vegas the Show in the Miracle Mile.

    Just please save your money and stay away from the Cris Angel show. Unless it was redone it was a major let down. I always loved his show Mind Freak. There was nothing even close.

    Lastly I saw David Cooperfield way back when ( again in AC)
    his show was amazing but didn't know he was so ugh....
     
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