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Carnival of Illusion

2400 East Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85016
480-359-7469
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Ranked #5 of 129 attractions in Phoenix
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Type: Performances
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... more » 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. « less
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Phoenix, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Bought tickets as a birthday treat for myself. Loved the small setting, the old world feel of the parlor, and the incredible illusions. The magicians are a married couple who know how to have fun and kept us guessing and laughing for an 80 minute ride around the magical world. Would recommend it to all.

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Southern Pines, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Went with my husband and 85 year old mother. Each trick, illusion, magical experience topped the prior one...also a great time of laughter together

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Tempe, Arizona
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Last night my friends and I had a wonderful experience viewing Carnival of Illusion. The small setting was very comfortable and perfect for the audience interaction that occurred. The magicians were fabulous and had the audience continually laughing. Loved the music, the atmosphere, and the amazing illusions that were performed by these two very talented people. This is a must... More

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Carnival_of_Illusion, Ringmasters at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this review

So flattered to have fantastic five stars from "Forthearts" and their fun friends on our final performance of the fifth season. We think YOU are "fabulous"! Fare-thee-well friend, until we meet again. -S&R More

Scottsdale, Arizona
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

If you are looking for something to do in Phoenix that is fun and different, this it it. Not your normal 'Magic Show' but a show that goes back to the days of a real stage performance. Roland & Susan make you a part of thier show. There are two locations, we visited the Scottsdale one. The setting is small... More

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Carnival_of_Illusion, Ringmasters at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this review

WOW, 5 STARS from a TripAdvisor Senior Reviewer!!! Thanks "creeker000" for "getting it". We never wanted a tiresome "trick parade" focusing just on the "powers" of the magicians. Our goal from the very beginning was to create a unique magical experience for EVERYONE in the audience (even if one knows a bit of magic). It was a pleasure to meet... More

Albuquerque, NM
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I read stellar reviews of the show and decided it'd be something fun and different to do. It was a great end to our vacation. The show itself was very amusing, I was laughing for a good amount of the time. I went with an open mind to just enjoy it and I did very much. I... More

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Carnival_of_Illusion, Ringmasters at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this review

Thank you cordium23 for YOUR "stellar" review! So glad you and your artistic "sweetheart" enjoyed our unique entertainment; you both put a smile on our faces. Travel well, Susan, Roland and Harriette (bearded-lady) Houdini More

Glendale, Arizona
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Took 2 of my grandchildren, my daughter and I to the 8pm show. Loved it, Laughed, Participated, Memorable experience for all, sold out show, glad we got to see the Carnival of Illusion.

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Carnival_of_Illusion, r at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this review

We love making great shared memories that last a lifetime. Yes, every show does sell out, we were glad you and your family were able to "sneak under the Carnival tent"! Cheers, S. & R. More

Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We celebrated our two year anniversary with Roland and Susan and were thoroughly entertained. We would strongly recommend the show to anyone looking for old world entertainment in a digital age. The art of illusion has been fascinating the masses for thousands of years, long before computers, cell phones and other mobile devices. Put the digital toys down and appease... More

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Carnival_of_Illusion, Ringmasters at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this review

We feel so honored you came to Carnival of Illusion to celebrate your 2nd Anniversary. We love having "lovebirds" at the show, congratulations again! -S & R More

Phoenix, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

My husband and I, our 16 year old son and a friend purchased tickets for the show and were excited and hopeful that we would see something new and different. We've done Penn & Teller, David Copperfield, and some others in Vegas so we have seen the big Hollywood special effects shows. Well we definitely saw something different, but we... More

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Carnival_of_Illusion, Ringmasters at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this review

"Sandy B", That 8PM show you attended was "off the hook!!!" Thank you for your positive energy during the show... and positive review on TA. Wishing you and your family all the best until we meet again. More

Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Went to the Carnival of Illusion show and really enjoyed the entertainment - the performances were terrific - the Cast - Roalnd and Susan kept the audience engaged throughout - nice small group - comedy skits - great magic - nice to have an enjoyable evening - and do something different - especially for the price ! I would recommend... More

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Carnival_of_Illusion, Ringmasters at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this review

Thank you so very kindly "dee b" for the wonderful review and for recommending us to your friends. We had a "fun evening" because of YOU! Happy travels, S & R More

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

What a great evening. Carnival of Illusion is a show not to be missed. Let me start with the venue. I saw them at the Kerr Cultural Center in Scottsdale. Not a bad seat in the house. It's so intimate that you feel like you are at a private performance. There is so much attention to detail, from your keepsake... More

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Carnival_of_Illusion, Ringmasters at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this review

Thanks Cindy R for the 5 Star review and for noticing all the attention to detail. We pride ourselves in creating a unique experience for our guests.... and yes, we do love to "mingle" after the show because we have the BEST guests on the planet!!! More

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