Lincoln City is magic at Spring Break! Visit the Lincoln City Cultural Center from March 24-28, 2014 for a week full of amazing performances and learn from the pros at a one-of-a-kind magic camp for kids during the Festival of Illusions.

Performances

Monday – Friday, March 24-28, 2014 • 7pm

Each evening features a different professional magician or illusionist. Performers will roam through the crowd teaching guests tricks and illusions. Audience participation is encouraged! Each performance will be held at the Lincoln City Cultural Center.

Want tickets? Call 541-994-9994
See ticket price information below.

Magic Camp

Monday – Friday, March 24-28, 2014 • Time 9-11am

Learn from a pro! Held daily, registration is open for kids ages 8 to 18, and the price ($15 per day) includes props and instruction by local magician Danny Roberson. Contact the Cultural Center at 541-994-9994 to register.

The most dedicated young magicians will have the option to perform at the Lincoln City Talent Show, presented by Beachtown Coffee, set for 7pm on Friday, February 28. Tickets for the talent show are $6 in advance, $7 at the door for adults; $4 in advance, $5 at the door for children.

Magic in Art

Monday – Friday, March 24-28, 2014 • Time 9-11am

Let There Be Arts, will offer daily workshops for children in grades K-3. Experienced teachers will help the students explore all kinds of magic themes and media, including optical illusions, salad spinner painting, pool ball painting and hidden pictures. $15 per student, per day. To register, call LTBA director Kaline Klaas, 503-812-7813.

2014 Schedule of Performances

March 24 • Joe Black

March 25 • Steve Hamilton

March 26 • Jeff Evans

March 27 • Cha Cha the Clown’s French Toast Circus

March 28 • Lincoln City Community Talent Show

Performers

Joe BlackJoe Black performs at the Festival of Illusions in Lincoln City, on Oregon's central coast

The evening performance series will open on Monday, March 24, with the impressive Joe Black. Black, a magician and mentalist from Seattle, is back by popular demand as one of the most popular magicians in the 2013 festival. Black was awarded the “Rising Star Award” two years in a row, and was a televised finalist on “America’s Got Talent!” His “Black Magic” show is a real crowd pleaser, and is appropriate for older children and adults.

Tickets for Black’s March 24 show, a two-set magic show with an intermission, are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Kids 12 and under are $9 in advance and $8 at the door.
 

Steve HamiltonSteve Hamilton performs at the Festival of Illusions in Lincoln City, on Oregon's central coast

On Tuesday, March 25, older children and adults will thrill to the comedy magic of Steve Hamilton – aka “Steve the Pretty Good.” He’s been performing around the world – from Shanghai to Indiana — for the past 20 years. Known for his spontaneous humor and original routines, Hamilton offers the classics of magic with his own funny twist, and transforms his audience into his magical assistants. Does someone get sawn in half? You bet. Can he make someone float? Absolutely.

Tickets for Hamilton’s March 25 show, a two-set magic show with an intermission, are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Kids 12 and under are $9 in advance and $8 at the door.

Jeff EvansJeff Evans performs at the Festival of Illusions in Lincoln City, on Oregon's central coast

For a family-oriented show that is appropriate for all ages, check out Jeff Evans on Wednesday, March 26. Evans’ career in magic began at age 12, when he found a book on coin tricks in his grandparents’ house. Today, he performs 250 shows a year, all over the Northwest, has won 16 magic competitions, and has held the title of Stage Magic Champion at the Northwest Magic Jamboree three times.

Advance tickets for the Jeff Evans Simply Magic performance, a one-set show that starts at 7 pm, are $6 for adults and $4 for kids 12 and under. At the door, prices go up $1.
 

Cha Cha the ClownCha Cha the Clown performs at the Festival of Illusions in Lincoln City, on Oregon's central coast

Families with the youngest children – and everyone else who loves a clown, and a good laugh – are invited to the center on Thursday, March 27, for Cha Cha the Clown’s French Toast Circus. Cha Cha, aka Regina Wollrabe, started out as a mime before becoming a professional clown. She’s studied and clowned with some of the best in the Northwest, and has won awards for entertaining things like “performance” and “parade-ability.” She’s also the mother of four boys, so she knows how to handle a crowd.

Advance tickets for the French Toast Circus, a one-set show that starts at 7 pm, are $6 for adults and $4 for kids 12 and under. At the door, prices go up $1.

Danny RobersonDanny Roberson performs in Lincoln City, Oregon on the Central Oregon Coast

Danny Roberson, aka “Dan the Magic Man” started amazing his classmates and teachers when he was 12, and has been entertaining ever since. He makes his own props, and can often be seen in Lincoln City disguised as a clown, a pirate or a stage manager.

Roberson will lead daily magic camps for kids ages 8 to 18, which includes props and instruction.