Vegas Magic Theatre

Vegas Magic Theatre

                                                    Ben Stone
Photos by Nikki Artale

On January 5, 2012 at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino, the media and distinguished guests were in attendance in the Vegas Magic Theatre to see a night of magic. Paul Stone has put together a cast of magicians, illusionists and specialty acts for a 70 minute showcase. Ben Stone, son of Paul Stone, hosted the show and performed his magic skills and his singing abilities. Ben has a powerful voice to go along with his heart throb image and his charming ways. Take a back seat ladies because according to Jasmin Trias, they have been dating for a couple of years now.

                                                   Jasmin Trias & Ben Stone

It was a wonderful surprise to see Jasmin Trias perform on the stage because I thought we were only going to see a magic show that night. I am a fan of the reality show “American Idol” and I still can remember the fresh, young, beautiful Jasmin when she was in Season three in 2004, at a young age of 16. She finished in third place and won the hearts of America, and also the hearts of the audience on Thursday night at the Magic Theater. Since then she has toured the world, released two albums in the U.S. and Asia and is currently working on her third album. Jasmin is singing with “The Society of Seven” and their next appearance will be at the Sun coast on January 20-21, 2012.

                                        Ben Stone & Jasmin Trias

Mixing magic and comedy is a plus and that is what Michael Goudeau does as he rides his unicycle on stage. We were sitting on the edge of our seats as Michael skillfully balanced himself and managed to stay on his cycle which created lots of laughter.

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Astounding the audience was Murray Sawchuck who was featured on “Americas Got Talent” and he received standing ovations from the judges, Howie Mandell, Sharon Osbourn and Piers Morgan. Murray didn’t disappoint us with his magic and his outstanding hair.

Adam Flowers, a street magician kept the magic going in the Magic Lounge before the show where it is close up and personal. There you can enjoy the sleight of hand artists as they perform their magic close up and even then you still don’t know how they do it. The question on everyone’s mind is “How did they do that”.

                                         Adam Flowers

Natasha from Russia was also in the Magic Lounge reading Tarot cards before the show.

I had my cards read and Natasha said she was having a hard time reading my cards because I had it all together and nothing was standing out. I guess all my self help seminars and workshops have impacted my life, so I’m good.

Amy O’Brien & Natasha

I have a friend, Mickey Silver who has the fastest hands in the world and I keep asking him how he does the magic tricks and he won’t tell me. I shouldn’t feel bad though because I asked his wife Debbie if she knew and she said he won’t tell her either.

Another entertaining act was Mike Douglas who included the ever popular bird tricks.

It was exciting to see and talk with Siegfried and Lance Burton in the lounge. Siegfried has always been my favorite Magic Man and I can still picture him strutting on the Mirage stage with all his power, grace and power, along with his partner Roy. I miss that show.

Siegfried & Lance Burton

                                       Siegfried & Nikki Artale

Bill Boyd, Kerry Burke and Paul Stone welcomed everyone to the show and shared in cutting the celebration cake.

                                            Robin Leach

A final curtain call that ended the “Magic of the Night”

Every week there will be a new line up of new acts. Show times are Thursday, Friday and Sunday at 7 p.m., and Saturday at 5 and 7:30 p.m. The Magic Lounge entertainment will be one hour prior to the show. Tickets are $14.95 plus tax and convenience fees. Call 702 367-7111 or visit


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