Kirby VanBurch has made some recent changes to his magic show, featuring a new up close and personal approach that appeals to audiences who’d like to get a close up look at this world renowned magician’s illusions.
If you’re not familiar with the Prince of Magic, the Kirby VanBurch Magic Show in Branson show has accumulated a host of awards throughout the years including 2001 International Entertainer of the Year, several International Magician of the Year Awards from the International Society of Magicians and an induction into the Ripley’s Believe it Or Not museum collection. He has performed for audiences all over the world and was given the “Prince of Magic” title by the Princess of Thailand after he was invited to perform at the Royal Palace.
After years of astounding, large scale illusions at several different theaters, Kirby has settled down into a more intimate and personal setting where he spends the majority of his show making his way down the aisles of the theater, dazzling audience members with his sleight of hand.
His new up close and personal show has found a home at the Lodge of the Ozarks where you’ll be seated at one of the tables inside the Crystal Theatre. Just an FYI, the show does not include a meal so make sure to grab dinner beforehand.
Kirby is accompanied onstage by the lovely Bambi VanBurch, the world’s most awarded female magician as they demonstrate several mind boggling illusions that will have you completely mystified.
While his new show has been downsized from his previous one which featured tigers, life sized helicopters and death defying escapes, Kirby and Bambi still captivate audiences with unbelievable mind-reading, card tricks, levitation and more — all while making it look easy. I don’t know about you, but I certainly couldn’t recite a random audience member’s driver’s license number while being blindfolded onstage. But Bambi can.
I’ve been to many different shows in Branson and thankfully, I’ve managed to somehow evade being the one that’s plucked out of the audience and pulled onstage. (That might be fun for some, but I like to avoid the spotlight.) That’s why I enjoyed the up close and personal approach so much. I loved having the opportunity to interact with both Kirby and Bambi without it all being made into some huge production. I was selected to help with several different tricks and surprisingly, I felt comfortable the entire time. Both of these entertainers have clearly mastered the art of entertainment in a way that audience interaction can be comfortable and fun for everyone and it definitely makes for a much more enjoyable time.
Kirby VanBurch’s magic show was really an enjoyable way to spend my evening and I’m betting you’ll enjoy it too. So give his new show a try and head to the Crystal Theatre inside the Lodge of the Ozarks at 3431 W. 76 Country Blvd., Branson, next door to the Hughes Brothers Theatre.
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