The Festival of Illusions is back for another year of mind bending tricks and head scratching illusions! All performances and Magic Camp meetings will take place at the Lincoln City Cultural Center.
Tickets are available to purchase on the Lincoln City Cultural Center website.
March 23 -27, 2015 9-11am
A week of magical fun just for kids ages 8 to 18! Includes instruction by local magicians and props to go along with the fun!
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.
Born in Denmark, Henrik Bothe can tell jokes in four languages and has performed in all 50 states and 22 countries. He has been featured on “The Tonight Show” and “A Prairie Home Companion” (and yes, it was hard to juggle on the radio). Comedian/Magician Henrik Bothe performs in Lincoln City, OregonHe has a gentle sense of humor and stage skills that keep audiences on the edges of their seats.
He brings audiences to their feet while sharing with them the most powerful of gifts – laughter. How does he do it? Mix the gentle humor of Victor Borge, the physical agility of Kramer, and the cross-generational appeal of Bill Irwin and you have some idea of what Henrik Bothe brings to the stage. He walks on ladders, spins ropes, juggles without using his hands, manipulates fancy hats, and rides a unicycle that’s higher than the expectations you have for your group’s entertainment program. He walks with 4 legs, escapes from a straight jacket, and blows your audience’s collective mind as NeonMan – a glowing alien that floats and flies and mesmerizes.
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.
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 Jeff Evans performs at the Festival of Illusions in Lincoln City, on Oregon’s central coastStage Magic Champion at the Northwest Magic Jamboree three times.
Louie Foxx is the consummate kid that never grew up and it’s evident as you watch him interact with audiences of all age. He is living his childhood dream of being a magician. As a kid he realized that he excelled at all of the things that adults told him were a waste of time. Instead of playing baseball in high school, Louie built himself a rickety table and rode the bus into downtown to perform magic tricks on the street corner and got paid by “passing the hat”. He’s come a long way since then. The Society of American Magicians voted Louie The Best Stage Magician and Best Close-Up Magician in Minnesota in 1996. He has also been featured twice in the prestigious Linking Ring magazine which is a magazine for the Louie Foxx performs at the Festival of Illusions during Spring Break in Lincoln City, OR13,000 members of the International Brotherhood of Magicians! Louie has also written several books about magic tricks for professional magicians, one of which has sold over 2,300 copies!
Louie is also a Two Time Guinness World Record Holder and has been on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, the nationally syndicated television show How ‘Bout That, Evening Magazine, New Day Northwest, Otra Movida TV in Spain, and in London’s Guardian Newspaper!