Sunday – Thursday, March 25 – April 5, 2018 • 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 or ORDER ONLINE
Advance evening show tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for youth ages 6-18, and free for kids 4 and younger. Tickets are on sale now through the Cultural Center’s website, or by phone.
All evening shows begin at 7pm, with doors open at 6:30pm. There are two sets, with one intermission, and sweet treats, sodas, nuts, beer and wine are sold inside.
Fool’s Day Cabaret
Saturday, March 31, at 7pm
This evening of songs, dances, tricks, jokes, skits and music (and a delicious dessert of raspberry fool) will raise money for the Lincoln City Warming Shelter-because homelessness is no joke. Tickets are $20 each. For more information about the Fool’s Day Cabaret, contact executive joke maker Patrick Alexander at 541-921-0413.
Schedule of Performances
March 25 • Dr. Delusions
March 26 & 27 • Louis Pearl
March 28 • Brian Ledbetter
March 29 • Alexander, Master of Marvels
March 30 • Stefano Iaboni
April 2 & 3 • Rhys Thomas
April 4 • Jeff Evans
April 5 • Joe Black
Abra Cadabra Open Art Space
Families are encouraged to take part in the Abra Cadabra Open Space, led by arts educator Krista Eddy and a slew of Cultural Center volunteers. The workshop will take over the Conference Room, and will be open for drop-in fun from 1 to 4pm, March 26 – 30.
Some projects will be guided and other will be “free art” zones, with paper, markers, paints, fabric, notions, and the like. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult, but all others can attend on their own. Entrance fee is $5.
The Festival of Illusions kicks off with Dr. Delusions Comedy & Magic Show. The Doctor (aka Bob Whitlatch) has been performing on both small and large stages for over 25 years, and specializes in pleasing audiences of all ages with his own blend of fun and mystery.
Ace mentalist Brian Ledbetter makes jaws drop with his uncanny display of mind-reading: predictions come true, thoughts are read and objects are moved without anyone touching them. Brian’s exciting show combines comedy and audience participation with truly remarkable feats of mentalism.
The auditorium will be afloat with the bubble magic and comedy of Louis Pearl, a.k.a. the Amazing Bubble Man. Pearl is one of the world’s leading bubble-ologists, who has been thrilling audiences around the world for nearly 30 years, with the art, magic, science, and fun of bubbles. He’s a favorite at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where he has enjoyed eight years of sell-out success. From square bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, fog-filled bubbles, giant bubbles and even people inside bubbles, the Amazing Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages.
Alexander, Master of Marvels
Bring the whole family to see Alexander, Master of Marvels, with classics of magic and original tricks manipulating balls, bills, coins, cards and everyday objects. Things will appear, multiply, transform and vanish at his fingertips, and in the hands of the audience.
Born and raised in Rome, Italy, Stefano trained in a professional circus school in Holland and spent 10 years working as an actor and comedian in Barcelona. Stefano will take you on an extraordinary journey that includes magic, juggling, comedy and everything in between.
Rhys Thomas defines juggling as, “dances with stuff.” The Wall Street Journal defines Rhys as being, “in touch with your inner buffoon.” Rhys learned to juggle in high school to impress a girl and then lost the girl and juggled to forget. He now claims to have an M.F.A. (Masters of Frivolous Arts). Since 1987, audiences on three continents have applauded Rhys Thomas’s hilarious “JuggleMania” show.
A full-time pro since 1998, Jeff Evans’ amazing magic and clean comedy is honed to near perfection in over 250 shows per year. Fan favorites include “Sparky the Trained Chicken” and his “ridiculously dangerous” escape stunt from ropes, chains, and padlocks. No wonder he was named the 2013 Seattle’s Funniest Magician.
The Festival proudly presents hypnotist Joe Black. Black, a magician and mentalist from Seattle, was awarded the “Rising Star Award” two years in a row, and was a televised finalist on “America’s Got Talent!”