Micki
 
 
 
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Abracadabra afternoon magicBy Caroline FonteinTreat yourself to an afternoon of amazing illusions, beautiful showgirls and laugh-out-loud comedy at Nathan Burton Comedy Magic. Burton's friendly personality and mind-boggling illusions have continued to captivate audiences since he first started headlining on the Las Vegas Strip in 2001.Before performing in Vegas, Burton was featured on NBC's "The World's Wildest Magic" in 1996, where he wowed audiences with his comedy infused magic. The overwhelming response to his performance led to a second appearance the following year on the network's other magic special, "World's Greatest Magic 3."In 2005, Burton was the only featured magician on E! Entertainment's "The Entertainer," starring Wayne Newton. Later that same year, he captivated audiences worldwide with his self-contrived "Ultimate Las Vegas Showgirl Challenge" where he spent seven nights inside a sealed box with seven showgirls.Many reality television fans may remember Burton from his appearance as a contestant on the first season of NBC's "America's Got Talent." He didn't win, but he did accumulate a huge following.Before the show starts, a film clip from Burton's "America's Got Talent" appearance is played on screens hanging on both sides of the stage. Watching the video is an instant reminder of Burton's magical talents.He uses an array of funny props, paired with his quick-witted comedy to both amuse and mystify the audience. Dynamic lighting, contemporary music and inventive set pieces designed by Andy Walmsley, who has also designed sets for "American Idol," and "America's Got Talent," make each new illusion more electrifying than the next.The show also features Russ Merlin, a seasoned Vegas entertainer who has performed in "V-The Ultimate Variety Show" in the V Theater in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. Merlin's unique brand of comedy combines volunteers from the audience with masks to create a hilarious scenario on stage.Many of Burton's illusions are based on narratives from his childhood. He explains that he was always looking for a more efficient way to toilet paper houses with his friends before unveiling a high-powered toilet paper sprayer.Next, he manages to put a full-grown man in a toilet bowl and make him disappear. His upbeat and lovable personality engages the audience with each new trick.He brings out a large sketch pad with an illustration on it that he makes come to life as a real life bowling ball falls from the pages. It's simple, yet equally as amazing as some of his more elaborate illusions.After Burton recalls some of his favorite childhood toys, a life-size Barbie doll box is rolled out on stage. With the wave of a hand, he makes a real life Barbie appear in the box. Then he brings out a gigantic blow dryer and makes Barbie levitate while being blown in the wind.BBQ of Death is another one of Burton's illusions that really sizzles on stage when two assistants handcuff and put him in the grill and close the lid. After some smoke and an amusing routine by a male dancer, Burton reappears unscathed. Throughout the show, Burton selects members from the audience to help him on stage. For one of these instances, he does a prediction segment where he lets a lucky male participant pick a showgirl and describe his dream date with her. Afterwards, Burton astounds the audience as he reveals his ability to predict the future.Burton's casual and comical style, along with his string of awe-inspiring illusions, create a fun and exhilarating afternoon show that the whole family can enjoy.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Customer service 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
4 / 5
4 / 5
View of Stage 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Theater Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Special Effects 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sound Quality 
3 / 5
3 / 5
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fromMesa, AZ
Age:45 to 54
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:Less than once every few years
Gambler:No
Yes, I recommend this product.
Had a good time
PostedJuly 5, 2013
Really enjoyable show. We specifically chose this one because it was described as family friendly, and it was for the most part. Could have done with less exposed buttocks and cleavage on the 2 showgirls (that's what "family friendly" means, Vegas).
We arrived an hour early, were pretty close to the front of the line. So imagine our surprise when we made it to the auditorium and it was almost filled! Where did everyone come from? Fortunately, we ended up with good seats thanks to expert ushers.
We broke with convention and bought the souvenir photo afterwards because the $10 price was reasonable. Maybe the buffet photographers could learn a thing or two; no unsolicited photo is worth $25-$25, seriously.
We are new to Las Vegas shows; are they all only an hour long? Considering the steep price of shows, I was disappointed that they are also so short in duration. Nonetheless, this was a fun hour.
During the show, they offered a couple of really good deals on other later shows that evening, one was only $5 with a Nathan Burton ticket stub. Wish our schedule had been more flexible to take advantage.
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With more than 25 years of success on the Las Vegas Strip, Legends in Concert has become a mecca for tribute artists around the world. The show features only the crème de la crème of performers who pay tribute to the most iconic entertainers in the world.The cast consistently changes, giving audiences new faces and voices to marvel at. The performance we saw began with a stunningly realistic Rod Stewart (John Anthony), who swung his mic stand as he sauntered around the stage singing hits like "Tonight's the Night" and "Maggie May."Pop princess Britney Spears (Katie Murdock) danced nonstop while she sang "I'm a Slave 4 U," "Oops I Did It Again" and other favorites in her signature pouty voice. From her backup dancers' choreography to her tight, shiny costumes, the act was a convincing mimic of the "real" music videos that played simultaneously on the theater's giant screens.Damian Brantley brought the moonwalking magic of Michael Jackson to life in "Billy Jean," and the Legends dancers were ghoulishly great in "Thriller," which was performed in full, accompanied by the original video.Kate Steel made an appearance as Lady Gaga but, true to her character, didn't seem to care that she had. Gaga's costumes were out in force, from leotard to bubble dress, but the real treat was Steel's redesign of "Edge of Glory," in which she paid tribute to the original artist's talent as a pianist.Of course, Elvis Presley (Shawn Klush) topped off the show with a flashy display of hip-swivels and stage slides. He broke with Las Vegas tradition by leading with "Heartbreak Hotel" instead of "Blue Suede Shoes" (in fact, he never sang the latter). "Burning Love" was an audience favorite, and Klush hammed it up, demanding kisses on the cheek from women in the crowd and then turning quickly to peck them on the mouth instead. Elvis closed the show with "Viva Las Vegas," and the performers led the way out of the theater, wishing the guests lots of luck.Legends in Concert earns distinction among shows on the Strip for leaving no noticeable breaks in performance because its several stars each play short sets. There is no down-time for re-arranging or re-costuming. In an afternoon or an evening with Legends, you'll be sure to get a whole lotta star power for your money.-- By Haley Etchison
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Customer service 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Accuracy of VEGAS.com's Description 
1 / 5
1 / 5
View of Stage 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Theater Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Special Effects 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sound Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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fromMesa, AZ
Age:45 to 54
Gender:Female
Travel Purpose:Vacation/Pleasure
Travel Companions:Spouse
Purchase Frequency:Less than once every few years
Gambler:No
No, I do not recommend this product.
Not exactly what I expected
PostedJuly 5, 2013
This was my first Vegas show. Performers were fabulous - musicians, dancers AND singers. I was a little disappointed that the show is little more than an hour long, and the "variety" of iconic music legends impersonated was just 5 - Madonna, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Elvis ... and one I wouldn't necessarily consider a "legend" quite yet, Adam Levine. I was actually looking forward to others I had seen in the advertisements and trailers (i.e. Rod Stewart, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga). So, I honestly thought the show was just getting started when it suddenly came to a close.
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Abracadabra afternoon magicBy Caroline FonteinTreat yourself to an afternoon of amazing illusions, beautiful showgirls and laugh-out-loud comedy at Nathan Burton Comedy Magic. Burton's friendly personality and mind-boggling illusions have continued to captivate audiences since he first started headlining on the Las Vegas Strip in 2001.Before performing in Vegas, Burton was featured on NBC's "The World's Wildest Magic" in 1996, where he wowed audiences with his comedy infused magic. The overwhelming response to his performance led to a second appearance the following year on the network's other magic special, "World's Greatest Magic 3."In 2005, Burton was the only featured magician on E! Entertainment's "The Entertainer," starring Wayne Newton. Later that same year, he captivated audiences worldwide with his self-contrived "Ultimate Las Vegas Showgirl Challenge" where he spent seven nights inside a sealed box with seven showgirls.Many reality television fans may remember Burton from his appearance as a contestant on the first season of NBC's "America's Got Talent." He didn't win, but he did accumulate a huge following.Before the show starts, a film clip from Burton's "America's Got Talent" appearance is played on screens hanging on both sides of the stage. Watching the video is an instant reminder of Burton's magical talents.He uses an array of funny props, paired with his quick-witted comedy to both amuse and mystify the audience. Dynamic lighting, contemporary music and inventive set pieces designed by Andy Walmsley, who has also designed sets for "American Idol," and "America's Got Talent," make each new illusion more electrifying than the next.The show also features Russ Merlin, a seasoned Vegas entertainer who has performed in "V-The Ultimate Variety Show" in the V Theater in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. Merlin's unique brand of comedy combines volunteers from the audience with masks to create a hilarious scenario on stage.Many of Burton's illusions are based on narratives from his childhood. He explains that he was always looking for a more efficient way to toilet paper houses with his friends before unveiling a high-powered toilet paper sprayer.Next, he manages to put a full-grown man in a toilet bowl and make him disappear. His upbeat and lovable personality engages the audience with each new trick.He brings out a large sketch pad with an illustration on it that he makes come to life as a real life bowling ball falls from the pages. It's simple, yet equally as amazing as some of his more elaborate illusions.After Burton recalls some of his favorite childhood toys, a life-size Barbie doll box is rolled out on stage. With the wave of a hand, he makes a real life Barbie appear in the box. Then he brings out a gigantic blow dryer and makes Barbie levitate while being blown in the wind.BBQ of Death is another one of Burton's illusions that really sizzles on stage when two assistants handcuff and put him in the grill and close the lid. After some smoke and an amusing routine by a male dancer, Burton reappears unscathed. Throughout the show, Burton selects members from the audience to help him on stage. For one of these instances, he does a prediction segment where he lets a lucky male participant pick a showgirl and describe his dream date with her. Afterwards, Burton astounds the audience as he reveals his ability to predict the future.Burton's casual and comical style, along with his string of awe-inspiring illusions, create a fun and exhilarating afternoon show that the whole family can enjoy.
 

is the show suitable for kids 12-15 years old?

For the most part, it is "family friendly." The only questionable content, for us, was the 2 showgirls' wardrobe, often exposing a little too much buttock and cleavage for our comfort.
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