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Carnival of Illusion

2400 East Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85016
+1 480-359-7469
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Ranked #13 of 105 Activities in Phoenix
Type: Performances
Owner description: Laugh, Have Fun and Celebrate at Arizona's ONLY Intimate Illusion Show. Roland Sarlot and Susan...
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Type: Performances
Hours:
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Owner description: Laugh, Have Fun and Celebrate at Arizona's ONLY Intimate Illusion Show. Roland Sarlot and Susan Eyed transport you on a beguiling magical journey around the world in their Vaudeville-Inspired Magical Parlour Show limited to just a few dozen guests. Sarlot and Eyed have performed as house magicians at the world's top resorts, for Fortune 100 CEOs, to the 200 Most Powerful Women in America. The "Magic, Mystery and Oooh La La" happens select Fridays and Saturdays evenings during high season. Check website for show times and details.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We attended the show for this past October. This is an excellent and entertaining magic show reminiscent of the traveling shows of old times. What makes this show unique is the humor and the way they engage with the audience. I will definitely recommend this show family and friends.

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Ames, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I don't want to harsh anyone's excitement, but this is basically a magic show with card tricks and a few other sleight of hand tricks. The couple who perform the show do it with a lot of style and flair. But there isn't anything happening up there that you haven't seen before if you have ever seen a magician perform.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

You cant figure out what you could figure out! The retro feel at the parlor was another great treat to have. I would be coming again with friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I have attended the show previously and loved it, so when I had the opportunity to go again, I couldn't resist. Roland and Susan are fun to watch and extremely talented. The way they engage the audience makes the magic that much more magical! This is a MUST see!!

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Merritt, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We had the pleasure of viewing the Carnival of Illusions in the new Tucson Theatre. The venue was small so all seats provided a great view of the stage. With an audience of less than 100 members, one had the feeling of seeing this show in an old Victorian Parlour. Roland Sarlot and Susan Eyed provided a bit of campy... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

I enjoy magic shows and thought I would l like the intimate theater presentation. While the duo of performers were affable, the magic bordered on amateur. In this day and age, tearing and repairing a newspaper is not exactly a new or "wow" trick. For $50 I would expect much more (that's what I paid to see Penn and a... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I had waited almost a year for this Arizona seasonal show to return to our area to purchase tickets to surprise my husband for our 25th wedding anniversary. He loves magic! Up to this point, this has been, bar none, the BEST EVER event of this type we have been to. It was well worth the wait of its return,... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My husband and I celebrated our first anniversary with Carnival of Illusion. We had SUCH a great time! We laughed, we were intrigued, we were awed. This is the kind of entertainment ANYone can enjoy for ANY occasion. I did a lot of research on the venue options and no matter where you go, expect an intimate setting with all... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I just wanted to let you both know what a wonderful experience I had at your show on November 1, 2014. I had flown to Phoenix as I wanted to spend my Birthday with all my family that is living there. We were all trying to come up with some fun things to do and I came across your page.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great 80 minutes of magic and slight of hand that kept me riveted to my seat! The venue is small - holds about 100 seats, so every seat is a good one.

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