ILLUSIONISTS 1903 RICK THOMAS
Rick Thomas: A consummate professional, who holds the the audience in the palm of his hand. Effortlessly moving between his own routines, and presenting duties. His routine with a spectators watch is priceless.
The Awards: After five world tours and many many performances in between, Rick Thomas has won the coveted ‘Magician of the Year’ from the Academy of Magical Arts, and ‘Stage Magician of the Year’ from The World Magic Awards.
Rick Thomas, headline magician and Illusionist in Las Vegas, five world tours in over 50 countries, prestigious awards, various television appearances, and commanding presence, cuts an awesome figure during the run of Illusionists 1903.
Its obvious that Rick knows what he is doing, after over 600 hundred shows a year for 15 years in Las Vegas, it would seem like the stage is his second home. Just like Kalin and Jinger, he is able to adapt his presentations and stage presence to fit within a production that takes you back to 1903. From hilarious comedy routines, to gasps of amazement with large illusions, he hits a home run with his particular style and gusto.
He had this reviewer laughing with tear. Seriously, as a magician and performer myself, I thought I'd seen almost everything, but Rick floored me with what he did. Just like the production 1903 itself, he wasted no time in making sure that you as the audience had the ride of your life. You may think Im gushing (again), but having seen many magicians perform lacklustre routines, to an audience that could't care, Rick Thomas (including the rest of the production and cast), had everyone clapping and laughing like there wasn't anything else you needed to do, except be there. Truly brilliant...
Our next instalment of reviews is all about Jonathan Goodwin, 'The Daredevil'. A truly crazy performer that literally risks life and limb...
As part of the marketing and advertising push that the Adelaide Festival Center is engaged in, to promote Illusionists 1903, there is a competition running to find Adelaides Youngest Illusionist. Please take time to visit the page (click on the image below) and vote. Our favourite is Calin, as we know he has worked alongside some of the cast of the very first Illusionists, and also interviewed Kalin and Jinger (for an upcoming episode of MagicNews TeleVision). All of the entrants are worthy of your consideration, as its evident the amount of work they have put in.
Adelaides Young Illusionist
To help promote Illusionists 1903 hitting Adelaide, the festival center has created a competition to find Adelaides youngest Illusionist. The final three entrants are all good, and still need your votes. Takes but a minute to vote. As Ive seen Calin work, I know he has chops, and performing presence, which all goes to making a young illusionist, but dont let my knowledge of how good he is, sway you from voting for the other two entrants, who have chops.
During the course of our reviews on Illusionitst 1903, we will be giving away our World Premier Souvenier Programs, and posters (ticket stubbs if you so desire also). So make sure to come back and view our other reviews. Weve put a lot of time into them, as we feel that the production that is Illusionists 1903, warrants the best that we can give, as it is a great testament to our art, that The Illusionists keeps on going and going...