Festival of Illusions 2017
Karen Quest Sunday, March 26 7 pm
America's Funniest Cowgirl. A unique, fun-filled vaudeville-style Western comedy act complete with trick Roping, whip cracking, music and lots of surprises!
The Amazing Bubble Man Monday, March 27 7 pm
Back by crazy and frenetic popular demand. The auditorium will be afloat with the bubble magic and comedy of Louis Pearl, aka the Amazing Bubble Man. Pearl is one of the world’s leading bubble-ologists, who has been thrilling audiences around the world for nearly 30 years, with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. He’s a favorite at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where he has enjoyed eight years of sell-out success. From square bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, fog-filled bubbles, giant bubbles and even people inside bubbles, the Amazing Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages.
Leapin’ Louie Lichtenstein, Tuesday, March 28 7 pm
David Lichtenstein, aka Leapin' Louie and the master of physical comedy, trick roping, fancy whip cracking, juggling and unicycle bravado. He's a virtuoso of new vaudeville and performs high energy, original clean comedy.
Coup de Foudre, Wednesday, March 29 7 pm
Coup De Foudre, an international clownesque performance piece featuring Teatropachuco and Lisa da Boit -- all the way from Belgium. It's a love story about old suitcases, cowboy boots and rubber chickens: one part Fellini, two parts Charlie Chaplin, and with a Latin twist of acrobatic dexterity.
Champion Magician Jason Andrews, Thursday, March 30 7 pm
Champion magician Jason Andrews, a nationally acclaimed magician who performs in Las Vegas production shows, on television, works with Fortune 500 corporations on product launches and gala/ awards shows, and has toured the United States raising funds for community & non-profit theater groups. Jason’s television credits include Masters of Illusion, America’s Got Talent, The Daily Show, and Brain Games as well as at the Crazy Horse Paris, on tour with Champions of Magic LIVE! and The Magic Castle in Hollywood. Jason’s full show has been produced at Trump Towers in Istanbul and for Star Cruises; He travels the US & internationally but is based in Las Vegas. A graduate of the Las Vegas Academy for the Performing Arts with honors and artistic commitment and having grown up in Las Vegas since the age of 2, it is clear in Jason’s performances that he has been influenced by the best entertainers in the world.
The Fools Day Cabaret & Benefit Fol-de-Rol Saturday, April 1 7 pm
The Festival of Illusions and the Oregon Coast TODAY are presenting this inaugural and possibly one-time-only evening of songs, dances, tricks, jokes, skits and music. You’re invited to enjoy two sets of entertainment, and a delicious dessert of raspberry fool. More details to come, but we know this much: It’s all in good fun, to raise money for the Lincoln City Warming Shelter – because homelessness is no joke. To audition, volunteer or learn more, call Niki Price at 541-994-9994 or Patrick Alexander, 541-921-0413.
Free matinee with The Oregon Bird Man, Sunday, April 2 2 pm
The Oregon Bird Man and his flock of beautiful, lively parrots. He's been a presenter for Animal Planet and has brought his educational show to libraries, schools, malls and other venues all over the West. It's great fun for kids of all ages -- admission is free.
Rob Lok & Miss Jane, Monday, April 3 7 pm
This married duo invites the audience to play with them as they dance on glass wine bottles, jump rope on stilts and even tame a BABY TIGER! Blending circus thrills, Looney Tunes pacing and spontaneous comedy, this dialogue-free spectacle will engage all audiences and be a guaranteed crowd favorite with their comic sight gags and visual humor.
Al Simmons, Tuesday, April 4 7 pm
Inventive music and comedy with Al Simmons. Simmons, visiting from Manitoba, calls himself a creative genius and offers "performances of profound wackiness and off-the-wall inventions."