magic show in vegas

Dec 10th, 2007, 12:12 AM
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magic show in vegas

we are staying at the MGM grand for four days over xmass could someone suggest a suitable magic show to entertain my son of 13 years.I have tried the hotel with out a reply,should I book now or wait till we arrive...thankyou,replies appreciated.Rhettski
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Dec 10th, 2007, 01:04 AM
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I don't know where in LV he is but the Dutch magician Hans Klok has a show with Pamela Anderson as his assistent. I saw him years ago when he was just starting out and he was very good then, so I imagine he still is, to have a show in Vegas.
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Dec 10th, 2007, 01:24 AM
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Hans final show was on dec.8 thanx for trying ...Rhettski
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Dec 10th, 2007, 03:38 AM
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Ah sorry about that. Good luck in finding another show!
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Dec 10th, 2007, 05:54 AM
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Lance Burton.
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Dec 16th, 2007, 10:07 AM
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They are all nice, here a bunch of info about vegas magic shows that might be useful: http://www.smartervegas.com/shows/hy...and_magic.aspx
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Dec 16th, 2007, 10:13 AM
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Mac King has an afternoon magic show that doesn't cost an arm and a leg, and it's funny to boot.

Dirk Arthur does a good afternoon show at the Tropicana.
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Dec 16th, 2007, 01:18 PM
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Lance Burton is great, particularly the first half of his show which is 'close-up' magic. Get a good seat.
 
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My son and I really enjoyed Lance Burton's show a few years back when he was 13 yrs. old. And it's at the Monte Carlo close the the MGM Grand.
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Hi, I knew that there had been a very similar thread just a few weeks ago....here it is. Hope it helps.

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...1&tid=35090574
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Dec 16th, 2007, 06:21 PM
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The thread socialworker posted, also gives many votes for Lance Burton.
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Dec 17th, 2007, 06:19 AM
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When I saw Lance Burton several years ago, I felt he was walking through his show on auto-pilot and couldn't wait to go someplace else to have a little fun.

I like the smaller shows, such as I mentioned earlier, and I think your son will too.



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I wish that I could remember exactly what year it was that we saw Lance Burton but I am rather certain that it was 7 years ago or less.....We had the great good fortune of being in the front row and I am sure that affected our perception of everything. However, to me he was the consummate showman in the best sense of the word. He was a really good magician but even more, he was a real entertainer. Also, the theater in which he performs is really lovely.... not one of those airplane hangar type affairs that so many Vegas shows use.

I have no way of knowing if more recently he is getting tired or if happytrails saw him on an off night when he may have been coming down w/the flu!
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We weren't sitting as close to the stage as I would have liked, and I'm sure we missed much of the "close-up" magic. Then, one must wonder, why the show isn't in a room the size that everybody who buys a ticket can enjoy the whole show.

This may be one reason I prefer the afternoon shows in the small venues.
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