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Carnival of Illusion

2400 East Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85016
480-359-7469
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Ranked #5 of 128 Attractions in Phoenix
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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Elgin, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My husband booked tickets to this magic show as a surprise and I have to say the show was magical and unexpected. This is not a glitzy Las Vegas show. It is small and intimate (sits about 100 plus people) and lots of fun to watch. I will not give too much away, but the performers were both excellent and... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I see a lot of Magic shows and this is one of the best i have ever seen. It is in a small room so every one is close to all the action. Do not miss this show and book early as they all sell out.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This is the 6th year we have seen this show and it get's better every year. If you like MAGIC SHOW's do not miss this one. We were at the TUCSON AZ, opening night show and we were WOW'd with all the MAGIC we saw. We can hardly wait until next year to see what Magic we will see, Every... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
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78 reviews 78 reviews
24 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
15 helpful votes 15 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

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