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‘Masters Of Illusion’ Captivates Audiences At Bally’s Las Vegas

Last updated: May 9, 2018 at 3:56 pm. Posted by in Bally's Las Vegas, Las Vegas Shows, Things to Do in Las Vegas. 2 Comments on ‘Masters Of Illusion’ Captivates Audiences At Bally’s Las Vegas.

Magician Jason Bird (L) and Alison Koraly perform during opening night of "Masters of Illusion" at Bally's Las Vegas on Dec. 13, 2017. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Masters of Illusion Las Vegas.

Magician Jason Bird (L) and Alison Koraly perform during opening night of “Masters of Illusion” at Bally’s Las Vegas on Dec. 13, 2017. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Masters of Illusion Las Vegas.

Imagine the stars of your favorite TV show performing in a live action show right before your eyes. Fans of the CW hit TV show “Masters of Illusion” will have these wishes come true when they see their favorite magicians and all new tricks performed live at Bally’s Las Vegas. America’s largest touring magic show has performed live in front of tens of thousands of people around the country and is now setting up shop in the center of the Las Vegas Strip.

“Masters of Illusion” isn’t full of stale card tricks and you won’t be bored by rabbits in hats. This 21st century magic show is modern magic come to life with a mixture of close-up sleight of hand and larger grand-scale illusions, many never seen before.

Magician and “Masters of Illusion” performer Tommy Wind filled us in on a few details about the exciting new production.

Wind said, “People love to see magic live because then they see what they see on television is really happening right before their eyes and that’s what is so spectacular.”

Tommy Wind has a reputation of being the young and hip rock ’n’ roll magician. He’s the youngest magician to headline in Las Vegas and joins a cast of five superstar magicians, including Jason Bird, Farrell Dillon, Greg Gleason and Chris Randall, who have all been seen on the CW show.

Masters of Illusion at Bally’s Las Vegas

Erica Vanlee (L) and magician Tommy Wind perform during opening night of "Masters of Illusion" at Bally's Las Vegas on Dec. 13, 2017. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Masters of Illusion Las Vegas.

Erica Vanlee (L) and magician Tommy Wind perform during opening night of “Masters of Illusion” at Bally’s Las Vegas on Dec. 13, 2017. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Masters of Illusion Las Vegas.

Fans of the “Masters of Illusion” television show can expect to see some of their favorite illusions from the show as well as brand new tricks that will have them scratching their heads, wondering how these magicians managed to pull them off.

“There will be a lot of similarities with the TV show, ” Wind said. “They brought along some amazing choreographers who have worked with some huge names who have put together awesome routines. The dancing and music and the lighting all mesh together so well. There are going to be some new illusions that have never been seen before on the show as well as some of the classic illusions that were people’s favorites from the TV show.”

Magician Jason Bird (R) performs during opening night of "Masters of Illusion" at Bally's Las Vegas on Dec. 13, 2017. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Masters of Illusion Las Vegas.

Magician Jason Bird (R) performs during opening night of “Masters of Illusion” at Bally’s Las Vegas on Dec. 13, 2017. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Masters of Illusion Las Vegas.

The new “Masters of Illusion” stage show takes place in the iconic Jubilee Theater, steeped in Vegas history. Showgirls once shimmied in front of audiences in feathered headdresses but now magicians and their assistants will be the stars of that storied stage.

For Wind, it has always been a dream to perform in this particular theater. “This was actually one of my apex goals in Vegas — to perform at the Jubilee Theater at Bally’s. I always imagined one day being on this iconic, beautiful stage in this amazing hotel and casino and what I realized when this opportunity came along, it was almost surreal because it was something I had wanted for so long and it popped into place.”

Masters of Illusion's magician Chris Randall's card trick

Magician Chris Randall performs card manipulation. Photo courtesy of Masters of Illusion.

After performing for four seasons on the TV show “Masters of Illusion,” Tommy Wind has gotten his wish and he’s literally got some brand new tricks up his sleeve. “A lot of things in this show are brand new. They’ve never been seen before and that’s going to make it really cool. I’m doing a trick in the show with a motorcycle that’s never been done this way before. I don’t want to say too much without giving it away. There’s a huge surprise ending.”

Wind pointed out the level of magical expertise shared between the performers in this show is as unbelievable as their illusions. “It’s so great to work with everyone. As knowledgeable as I am with magic, there’s so much more to learn and my costars are this amazing textbook of knowledge when it comes to magic and magic production. It’s like a big family. Every time the show is filmed and every time I show up at Bally’s for rehearsal, it’s like a big family that’s working together to make it a great experience.”

Crowd participation during Farrell Dillon card trick in Masters of Illusion

Farrell Dillon serves up a mouthful. Image courtesy of Masters of Illusion.

Take it from someone who’s tested seats throughout the theater. Wind revealed, “There is not one bad seat in the house. I’ve sat all over this theater during rehearsals and everybody feels like a VIP in this beautiful room. No matter where you sit, you’re going to get a great seat and you’re going to see an amazing show.”

The show really utilizes the entire Jubilee Theater, from front to back and side to side. Pro tip: You never know where an illusion is going to take place, so be ready! Look forward to some crowd participation portions as well. You too might achieve Tommy Wind’s goal of performing on the Jubilee Theater stage. Magicians trade off, wowing guests with illusion after illusion, punctuated by some of the most unique and well-executed sleight of hand in close-up magic segments.

“Masters of Illusion” showcases the talent of these five magicians as well as their humor and comedic timing. Expect incredible magic with a side of laughs. Farrell Dillon’s sleight of hand with thimbles and balls will truly have you scratching your head. He’s got better ball handling skills than Michael Jordan and even manages to take you on a surfing safari in the middle of the desert. Simply put, this show really does have something for everyone, so come with an open mind and expect it to be blown.

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Allison came to Las Vegas over a decade ago and fell in love with the city and all its dining and entertainment options. A live music junkie and tequila enthusiast, she has written for Las Vegas Weekly, Las Vegas Sun, Vegas Magazine and Conde Nast's VegasChatter.

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2 Responses

  1. Tiffany

    Hey Allison! I saw this show on Opening Night – and it was AMAZING! Simply breathtaking. It was theatrical and funny and tear-jerking and fun. Each magician has such a unique persona. We had a wonderful time!

  2. Allison Duck

    Hi Tiffany! So glad to hear you liked it! I also loved the fact each magician had such a unique persona. It made it even more fun 🙂