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Masters Of Illusion Reviews

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Average customer review: 2.0 star rating (1.9 Stars)

Number of reviews: 22

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5.0 star rating Nancy from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

AWESOME SHOW

My teen kids, hubby and I saw the show last year. We still talk about it. It was fantastic, funny, amazing and absolutely great family fun!

5.0 star rating Liz Baigorrea from Atlantic City, New Jersey

AWESOME SHOW! FAMILY FRIENDLY

Awesome show! Recommend the matinee show if you go with your little ones, my three and five year old had a great time. Loved the audience interaction.

5.0 star rating Jim from Vancouver, British Columbia

THOROUGHLY ENJOYED THE SHOW

My wife and I enjoyed the show. We laughed through the whole show. Great comedy. With some magic

5.0 star rating Joy from Atlantic City, New Jersey

EXCELLENT

Brilliant and talented and funny. Go see it and enjoy yourself. I definitely did.

3.0 star rating Robert from Clearwater, Florida

POLITICS

My fiance and I came for a magic show. When the Jonathan Pendragon chose to apply politics in his humor is when we both tuned out. The other 2 illusionists were entertaining and provided well performed acts. The Jonathan Pendragon should leave the politics to the professionals. I won't watch another show with him in it. Retire already. You're not being professional.

2.0 star rating Magic fan from Calgary, Alberta

WEAK AT BEST

I hate to be the person who poo poos things but we did leave after the second magician in the second half. Same simple old fashioned tricks repeated in different ways. They do pick on the audience a bit too much. Some might call them classics but for the Jubilee and the ticket price we expected more. Our seats were quite far up and we’re not able to see much. In this day and age adding a large screen should just be standard.

1.0 star rating Anthony DiPrima from New York, New York

GREAT FOR CHILDREN BUT NOT FOR ADULTS

If this was a 10 year old Birthday party , this would have been a good show but it was not worth the ticket price for a venue like NYCB. This show was far from professionals as it lacked originality. It’s hard to believe this show was in Vegas...if it was indeed in Vargas, it must have been at the all you can eat buffet place with the penny slots😳

1.0 star rating Liz from Lake Tahoe

APPRECIATE THEIR EFFORT BUT REALLY POOR SHOW

Dull and uncomfortable as they pick on the audience a lot. They do the same tricks over and over again while embellishing with weak comedy. I left early as it was becoming excruciating watching.

1.0 star rating Janice Copsey from Winnipeg, Manitoba

NOT WORTH THE MONEY

This was a very boring show with too many card tricks, the magic was old stuff that everybody has seen before - (girl that comes out of the box different than the one that went into the box), using the audience for entertainment, and the little kids on stage being part of the comedian's act. Your write-up said, "Believe the impossible! The hit television series, Masters of Illusion, breaks out of the box . Nothing beats the experience of seeing a magic show in person and this one serves up the time-honored art of the master illusionist combined with the speed and modern design of the 21st century. You’ll see grand illusions, levitating women, appearances and vanishes, escapes, comedy magic, sleight of hand and beautiful dancers…everything you could possibly imagine and performances that you never dreamed possible – all rolled up into a live show. There was no grand illusions, levitating women, appearances and vanishes, escapes or beautiful dancers. I was so disappointed with this show. It was not worth the money.

1.0 star rating Bryan Hoang from Calgary, Alberta

OUT-DATED

Dad jokes, performance was professional, but is a bit out-dated. With the current understanding of technology, the Show is too predictable.

1.0 star rating Austin Armand from Calgary, Alberta

THIS AIN’T MAGIC

The title Masters of Illusion gives the ticket buyer the impression that they will see some amazing magic. Regrettably there is nothing to see. The third act was extremely funny but the show was a magic act and that was not what we got. Felt like we got ripped off. I guess the A show is travelling through the US and we got the leftovers. Please, make them disappear..

1.0 star rating Audrey from Calgary, Alberta

VERY DISSATISFIED

Certainly not worth the price of admission. Would be suitable for a child’s birthday party. Very repetitive, way too much narrative, very little actual “magic”. Not at all represented by the promotional pictures shown . Lots of the audience left early

1.0 star rating Fidan from Calgary, Alberta

IS THIS SHOW WHAT WE PAID FOR ? NEVER AGAIN

It was the most boring show we have ever watched. First we thought it is just a warm up. One hour passed, same continued for the remaining of time. We left and couple other families left earlier. Time and money wasted. This show was canceled so many times. Organizers just continued to collect money and fooled everyone by gathering so many people. Kids and adults all were bored. No show, no staging, old tricks, not funny jokes.Never again

1.0 star rating Lori from Calgary, Alberta Canada

MY GAWD IT’S WAS TERRIBLE

Saw the show 4 years ago & it was amazing… so thought we’d attend again & OMG it was a $10 yuk-yuk show with amateur comedians & no magic but a few card tricks you couldn’t see from the balconies, parents were packing up after intermission & taking their bored children home. Everyone should be reimbursed for having to pay good money for this ridiculousness!! Terribly disappointed as we waited since 2018 to finally get to see the show due to covid & man it was absolutely terrible! Don’t waste your money!

1.0 star rating CJ Walker from Vancouver, British Columbia

BORING. MOSTLY CARD TRICKS.

Very disappointed. No illusions. Mostly just cheesy card tricks. Completely not what we paid for.

1.0 star rating Laura from Vancouver, British Columbia

MAGIC

This was the worst show I've ever been to before....and yes I've been to magic shows before. We bought 6 tickets, 2 left 30 minutes in and the rest of us left at intermission. There wasn't much magic and everything felt like they were buying or filling time. Half the time you didn't even know what they were talking about anymore. I get it, were all grown adults and maybe it's just us.....but when the 7 year old infront of us loses interest aswell, then you know something is wrong. Would or will not go back again

1.0 star rating Madelaine from Vancouver, British Columbia

PAINFUL TO WATCH

Very amateur, trivial performances. Street artists at Vancouver Robson Square are much more entertaining. Left during the intermission.

1.0 star rating Jay from Vancouver, British Columbia

VANCOUVER

I don’t know what the hell was going on up there. It’s a kids show, and nothing worth seeing at all if you are looking to appreciate decent magic. The magicians all seemed nice enough, and could probably do some great things walking around, but no really quality tricks were included in the show. Knowing what I know, I wouldn’t go if it was free.

1.0 star rating C. Anderson from Vancouver, British Columbia

BORING, NO ACTUAL ILLUSIONS, MOSTLY CARD TRICKS. TOTAL DISAPPOINTMENT.

Absolute disappointment. Took the family and there were no illusions. Just card tricks that no one could see if you were sitting in anything past row 5. No screens to enlarge and view card tricks. The ads were totally misleading as they showed floating girls etc. We watched people leave at intermission but stayed hoping it would get better. It did not. We would not recommend nor ever go again. Too expensive for the lame show.

1.0 star rating Scott Garpiel from Atlantic City, New Jersey

MASTERS OF ILLUSION

Absolutely a waste of time. Not worth fifty cents. No illusions and a lot of talking in between substandard magic. It is a joke. I thought the first two acts were supposed to get you warmed up for the headlining acts. They were the headlining acts. Completely disgusted with the whole endeavor. Don’t go….you can spend your money on a root canal and get more enjoyment!

1.0 star rating Unhappy Customer from Atlantic City, New Jersey

AWFUL

We paid $120 for 2 tickets to a show that a county fair would have put on for free. Most of the magic was basic street level, jokes were corny, magicians seemed uncomfortable on stage. Way too much focus on forcing audiences participation from those who clearly were not interested in participating. Scary guy’s magic was ok but his persona was less Blane the magician meets death metal and more rejected IT audition meets Leprechaun. Fake Dragondore rambled about his fantastic resume but you could see the behind the scene props used to complete the illusions. Might have been ok at $20 a ticket but not at $60. If you’re interested in participating they won’t even look at you but if being part of the show is the last thing you want to do I suggest sitting as far to the back as you can possibly get, better yet, save your money, watch a movie instead.

1.0 star rating Sue Fazio from Atlantic City, New Jersey

DISAPPOINTED

Don’t go until you have read all the reviews. I wish I had. We paid $100 for the lousy show of three guys trying to do old magic tricks. Kids would like it- not adults!

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