Tristan Crist Magic Theatre

Tristan Crist Magic Theatre

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The Tristan Crist Magic Theatre features award-winning magic, comedy and illusion performances. The 175 seat intimate venue is located in beautiful Lake Geneva, WI and is open year-round.
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evgulick
Atlanta, GA2 contributions
Oct 2022
I got to see the Tristan Crist show for the second time on Oct. 29, 2022 as I was in the area on business. I had previously seen the show in May of 2022. The show was very good in May but in the intervening months the show has been made better. The full integration of Brett Daniels with his birds and sleight of hand along with Tristan Crist doing the large illusions is a combination which is very hard to beat.

The show had a great flow to it is and is appropriate for families along with anyone else who wants to be completely entertained while in Lake Geneva. The theatre was clean and the staff were very helpful during every phase of getting your tickets and refreshments to directing you to your seats. The theatre is small but very comfortable and offers great views from every seat. Literally there is not a bad seat in the house. The production values i.e. lighting, sound, and presentation are top notch and I would definitely rather see this show than others in some of the theatres in Chicago.

As I said I saw this show in May and the October version was significantly better. The full integration between Brett Daniels and Tristan Crist provided an exposure to the full range of magic from sleight of hand to birds to mentalism to some of the classic grand illusions of magic. Brett is a master of manipulation and how he produces birds when he does is jaw dropping. Tristan and his assistant Shannon combine to form an amazing duo onstage. The October show added quite a few new illusions that had not been in the May show while keeping in some of the strongest pieces from before. I would put this show and its performers up against any of the travelling magic shows out there and be much happier getting to experience what goes on here rather than paying more and getting less.

Overall I highly recommend this show if you are in the area.
Written November 5, 2022
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TheKoreanJoe
Chicago, IL1 contribution
Apr 2021 • Couples
Tristan Crist provides an extraordinary performance through the combination of magic, humor, and creativity. The smaller size of the auditorium allows spectators to see the show up close and personal. Tristan Crist also includes audience members in some of his acts, which adds to the engagement factor. The venue has a concession stand available, and the price of the tickets was approximately $35 per person. All in all, a wonderful experience!
Written April 5, 2021
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Beth H
Plainfield, IL36 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
This is an incredible and amazing show!! We were blown away by the magic of Tristan Crist and highly recommend coming to see his show. He’s not only magical but very personable too. Super well done overall great experience!!
Written July 24, 2021
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evgulick
Atlanta, GA2 contributions
May 2022
This is the second time I have been able to see the Tristan Crist magic show at the theater. My last visit was in May 2021. The show's quality has remained exceptionally high over both of my times seeing the show. Unlike other shows which are at one venue there was a significant change in the material and illusions presented in 2022. Tristan changed the show so in seeing it recently it was a very different experience. Tristan Crist is an amazing performer and his skill in presenting the tricks was astonishing. He was engaging with the audience. He performed and was able to hold the entire theater rapt in attention. His smaller tricks were done extremely well and completely fooled the audience. You could hear gasps over the rope trick and the bottle trick. The large illusions he presented with his assistant Shannon were stunning. They rivaled any magic show I have ever seen including many of the larger shows in Vegas. The size of the theater, the presence of their performance, and their skill makes this a must see show. If I am back in the area I would absolutely go see this show again.
Written May 17, 2022
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San Noon
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Couples
It was so bad I had to leave during intermission. This magic show is so obvious and cliche only children would enjoy it. I saw right through every one of their acts. However, it is not as family friendly as they boast. The poor birds do not look well taken care of at all. The poor ‘show girls’ are half naked or barely clothed. Horrible, unnecessary oversexualization of women. Will never attend again. Terrible waste of money and time.
Written June 4, 2022
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102pattyv
2 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Wonderful show from start to finish! Tristan was personable and engaged with the audience creating a warm and fun atmosphere. His style and friendly demeanor drew us all in and made us feel like valued guests. He seemed to be having as much fun performing as we had watching! Each trick from small to grand was amazing and left us scratching our heads. Shannon was a great assistant and her energy and grace added to the show. We highly recommend this show and are so happy that there is this quality of entertainment and opportunity for amazement in Lake Geneva.
Written February 15, 2020
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Janice B
Englewood, United States16 contributions
Aug 2022
Wow! This show is absolutely AMAZING! I didn't know anything about it, but chose it because it's listed second on TripAdvisor's list of Things to Do in Lake Geneva.
My sister & I were fortunate enough to sit in the front row where we could see everything that Tristan Crist & Brett Daniels did in their various acts. I was skeptical about the entire "magic/illusion" concept, but "changed my tune" during their performance. Each act was superb & flawless! I will definitely return if/when I visit Lake Geneva again! And, if Tristan or Brett ever come to Denver, CO, I'll bring friends along with me to their performance.
Written August 30, 2022
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Sydney M
Beloit, WI1 contribution
Apr 2021
We assumed when we read reviews that said “family friendly”, it meant a clean show not a show just for children. Not only was the show extremely short and slow moving, and started late (only an hour show to begin with), the tricks were mediocre. For example, the fake feet sticking out of the box that gets cut in half glitched and you could totally tell the feet were motorized. I don’t want to spoil anything else for families who are interested in going because it think it would be a great night out for children, but maybe not for the price and the short duration. Wish we knew this before spending $80 a ticket.
Written April 5, 2021
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macjeannie
Mount Prospect, IL1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Family
This was our first show event with the kids (11yo, 11yo, 8yo, 6yo) and they were all intrigued with Tristan's performance. The small theater with interactive participation with the audience was a nice surprise. If you're looking for a family night out to do something different i would definitely recommend this.
Written July 21, 2021
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Kyle N
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Couples
I got to see Joe Diamond perform at this venue. His show is top notch. His engagement with the crowd is so good. He had more than 30 people stand up or go on stage. I was extremely impressed with his show. This venue is perfect for magic. The theater and the staff were all great.
Written April 30, 2022
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