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Review Rick Thomas the Illusionist

I was given tickets to see the Illusionist show to facilitate the writing of this review. I was not asked to write a positive review and all opinions are my own.

My kids were super excited to be vacationing in Branson, Mo. The excitement built even more when I told them we were going to see a magician, I mean an illusionist. Rick Thomas’s show did not disappoint those children. They were on the edge of their seat. Watching every move he made, wanting to be the child that was called up and got to help him on stage, but alas it wasn’t us. The adults enjoyed the show although there were a few things that seemed to put us off that the kids didn’t notice. I can’t really tell you what it was. Attitude maybe? Anyway the kids had a blast and the almost 2.5 hour show was for them. There was an intermission in the middle so everyone could go take a bathroom break and walk around. 

The time seemed to fly by. There were no complaints of ” when is this over”  or even “can we go home.”  My kids are 8, 11, and 17. The 8 year old said she thought the show was good and she loved when he (Rick) made his assistant (Tara) fly.   The 11 year old said he’s his 3rd favorite Illusionist in the world. The 17 year old had little to say. He enjoyed it but almost seems like he may be too cool to enjoy shows of this nature now. You know how those teens are. To sum up: The kids had a blast watching him do his magic and Tara do her disappearing and being cut in half act. She, of course, was also suspended in air with no table. There were some really cool tricks he did. He’s playing at the Andy Williams Theater nightly until September.  I think our show began at 8pm that night. If you go to Branson what shows are you likely to see? Country, Illusionist, or plays? Come back next week to read my last report on our very last show. 

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  1. When we go to Las Vegas, I like to go see shows like this. It is so hard to believe they can do some of the things they do.

  2. I’ve always wanted to see a show like this. It sounds amazing! We’ll have to try to get there soon.

  3. I’ve heard so many awesome things about visiting Branson and this is another one! This sounds like such a fun show to watch! I definitely need to get my butt there soon! Thanks!

  4. Shell says:

    What a fun show to see! I bet my kids would like it, too!

  5. I’ll never be too old for magic! I know how half of it works, but’s beautiful showmanship!

  6. I have never been to Branson but they have a lot of similar shows in Gatlinburg, TN. We always like to see the illusionists.

  7. I have never been to Branson, but my parents love going there. I would love to check it out someday! I think I would like to see illusionists. Sounds super cool!

  8. We haven’t been to Branson yet. This show looks so fun. I know my kids would think it was AWESOME!

  9. Nicole Brady says:

    We’ve never been to Branson but I keep hearing about all the cool things to do there. I always thought it was nothing but country music!

  10. That sounds like fun. Who doesn’t like a little magic???

  11. I would want to see all of those things if I ever visit. the Illusionist looks very intriguing

  12. savoryexperiments says:

    Sounds like a great show!

  13. Veronica Spriggs says:

    oh how fun! I love magic wish i could have seen it

  14. This sounds like a very entertaining show. We are near Branson so will have to check it out next time.

  15. I remember going to Branson as a child but we didn’t do anything like this! Looks like a really neat show.

  16. I saw him in Vegas many years ago and he put on a really great show.

  17. This makes me think of David Copperfield. I used to love him!

  18. I’d love to go to a fun show like that. I’ve always be fascinated by illusionists.

  19. I’d go see it. I bet all the kids would love it, and me and hubby too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. I always try to figure out how they do it, but they’re just too good! What a fun show. ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. The New Classy says:

    That looks like a great show! I hope to visit Branson one day. If I do, I might check this out. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. What a fun show. I bet my son and husband would love it.

  23. I’ve always wanted to go to Branson! Looks like you guys had a great time- I will definitely have to check this out when we go there #bucketlist

  24. Sounds like a great show! I’m sure my son would love it too. He’s into illusionism and thinks it’s so cool. Not a teen yet, lol.

  25. Angela S says:

    I have always been such a big fan of illusion and magic. Sounds like a great show.

  26. That sounds really fun! There doesn’t seem to be a ton of magic shows that are geared towards children and families.

  27. It is great that this passed the “when will it be over” test. That is the best test of a good time for kids.

  28. I’ve never seen an Illusionist, but I’d love to! I’m sure there’s shows in Baltimore or Philly.

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