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“Kirby Vanburch is the very worst, most lethargic performaner I've ever seen in magic.”
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Kirby VanBurch Show
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Owner description: Up close and personal with the World's Most Awarded Magicians - Kirby and Bambi! Mindreading, impossible sleight of hand, and excellent audience participation in an intimate, limited seating venue.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
springfield, mo
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Kirby Vanburch is the very worst, most lethargic performaner I've ever seen in magic.”
Reviewed August 27, 2010

We visited Kirby VanBurch's Magic Show on August 12, 2010. Since his former wife Bambi left the show, we wanted to see what this man had to offer as a magician. After being harassed by a cheap hawker of trinkets from the stage to buy light sticks and stuffed tigers for 15 minutes the show began. Kirby's entrance on stage by any other magician I've seen would have been at least lively, but Kirby seemed to kill even his grand entrance. Through the entire program he didn't present even one original illusion, but copies of Henning, Copperfield and a variety of lesser magicians. His bander was so whimpy and slurred that I swear he was either drunk or drugged. And as if you'd expect, he does not greet or mix with his audience before or during the show. Every single illusion he performed was performed as if he was demonstrating how it worked rather than with any once of passion. Why this man ever got a single award is absolutely baffling, he is profoundly boring, creepy and talentless. Don't waste your money unless you're bored with the other shows in Branson, Kirby is pitiful.

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Burlington, Iowa
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87 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Best Show In The World”
Reviewed August 14, 2010

I can't express enough how wonderful Kirby is! The whole staff was so polite and the whole show was amazing. We were blown away by everything he did! We sat with our mouths open in amazement the whole show! We went to many shows in Branson and this by far was the best show we saw. We will def. come back just to come see this show again-

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tomerrys, Public Relations Manager at Kirby VanBurch Show, responded to this review, October 28, 2010
Thanks! We are putting some new illusions in over the next few weeks and look forward to you coming back! Kirby's Marketing Team
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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105 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Average Show”
Reviewed August 12, 2010

Some of the tricks were quite impressive. However, many of them were the same as Hamner/Barber and the Silver Dollar City magic show. The show itself was pretty good but the "pre-show" was very annoying. They set up stuffed tigers and cheap light toys on the stage and the announcer did a really hard sell for almost 20 minutes before the show started. Don't take your kids to this show unless you want to listen to them beg for overpriced/cheap toys.

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tomerrys, Public Relations Manager at Kirby VanBurch Show, responded to this review, October 28, 2010
Thanks for taking the time to review Kirby's show; sorry that it wasn't your favorite but we do appreciate you coming to see us!
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Wellington, Kansas
1 review
“THe show was amazing!”
Reviewed June 27, 2010

i saw it 2 days ago. Kirby is HILARIOUS! i think i spelled that right? my grandpa was a magician once and he was dissapointed that we left before he talked to him since it was a 6 hour drive from wellington Kansas to Branson Missouri. all of it looked real except the sand when someone asked for maroon i think it looked too much like err.. Yellow? Lol but it was just soooo cool even if you dont believe in magic which is not real, but he makes it look real thats one thing for sure!! (:|D <-- AWESOME TOPHAT! DISSTRACTION -- > :D

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tomerrys, Public Relations Manager at Kirby VanBurch Show, responded to this review, October 28, 2010
Thanks Magical Ninja and a tip of the top hat to your grandpa! If he wants to send Kirby a message via e-mail marketing@KirbyVanBurch.com that would be fine (or you can find Kirby on facebook also). Anyhooo glad you liked the show and Kirby!
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Blue Eye, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Don't waste your money”
Reviewed June 12, 2010

The first 20 to 30 minutes were used to sell his stuffed tigers. That left me cold, but thought the show would improve my mood. No such luck. The show was mediocre at best. Just when I thought it couldn't get any worse here comes the intermission, and guess what, more selling. For an additional price you can see the animals after the show, which might be worth it because you sure don't see much of them in the show. I would never go and see this show again.

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