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“Charming and Engaging”

Carnival of Illusion
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Carnival of Illusion in Tucson
Ranked #4 of 32 Concerts & Shows in Tucson
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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 100 special 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, and now they perform for you. The "Magic, Mystery and Oooh La La" happens select weekends during high season in four Arizona Locations. Check website for show times and details.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed February 18, 2013

I took my 13 year old son to see the Carnival of Illusion show. While the show is completely clean and appropriate for any age, they limit it to 13 and above to maintain a more adult experience. Many in the audience brought in drinks from the hotel bar. But don't worry, there was no rowdiness beyond laughter and ooohs and ahhhhs. And there was plenty of that! The setting is very intimate, maybe 60 people, which makes for a unique and interactive experience. The magic was fun and as usual, mystifying. But the true fun of the evening was the personalities of the magicians, Roland and Susan, and their smooth, often hilarious interactions with the audience. These two performers are true professionals, and know how to make sure everyone is having a good time. We had dinner at the hotel's restaurant, Cactus Rose, after the show. While the food was pretty good, it was expensive, and the service was way below par, especially given the prices. That may be because we were eating late - 8:00- but if they are going to offer dinner after the show they really need to step up their game. In summary, skip the Cactus Rose, but definitely see the Carnival of Illusions. After seeing so many big production shows over the years, it's a real treat to be in such an intimate setting with performers who obviously care greatly about your enjoyment of the experience. And Harriet Houdini is the best!

4  Thank SuitcaseSally
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Carnival_of_Illusion, Ringmasters at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2013

"SuitcaseSally" thank you for sharing your experience and bringing your MATURE 13 year old son. It was a "real treat having you BOTH experience a magical night in the parlour!

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Reviewed February 17, 2013

I loved watching one of the world's only female magicians. I also loved the intimate setting. For a magic skeptic like me, I appreciated being able to see all the tricks up close - still mind-blowing! The smaller setting also meant more interaction.

4  Thank Emily M
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Carnival_of_Illusion, Ringmasters at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2013

Ooh La La, "Emily M", we're so happy that a "magic skeptic" had such a "mind blowing experience". A big "thank you" from Susan who truly appreciates your kind comments regarding her magic performances.

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Reviewed February 9, 2013

I was amazed how interactive and entertaining they were.
They are a must see... you will be so mesmerized by what they do..

Enjoy

4  Thank aarron d
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Carnival_of_Illusion, Ringmasters at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2013

Although our show is about world-travel, it certainly seemed to be the night of Australia the evening you were there, "aarron d"! Here's to more "amazing" adventures during your time in the states!

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Reviewed February 4, 2013

We went to the Carnival of Illusion after our daughter gave us tickets for Christmas. It was a blast. Well staged in an intimate setting that evokes a Victorian parlor, the International Journey theme helps lend to the mystique of the evening. It's a fun change of pace for date night and enjoyable by kids of all ages.

2  Thank casagtraveler
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Carnival_of_Illusion, Ringmasters at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2013

First of all, here's a big shout out to your daughter for giving the gift of magic, whoo-hooo! You're right, "casagtraveler" it's a fun change of pace for date night, we just say the show is for mature audiences 13 and older. Thanks for the review, we had "a blast" with you; and thanks for making the drive from Casa Grande!.

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Reviewed January 31, 2013

We really enjoyed the show. My brother sat way in the corner so he wouldn't be picked and guess what, he was. They were very entertaining and their facial expressions were priceless.

3  Thank Colleen L
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Carnival_of_Illusion, Ringmasters at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2013

We're so glad you enjoyed the show! Our parlour is so wonderfully intimate, anyone anywhere can be called upon. It was our pleasure to have your family (including that brother of yours) visit us. Your smiles were "priceless".

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