Former Vegas illusionist brings his magic to Newton Theatre

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BRANSON MO NEWS: Posted: Apr. 12, 2017 12:01 am

NEWTON — When he steps on the stage at The Newton Theater this evening, illusionist Rick Thomas said he promises to bring something special for the audience to see.
In an interview with the New Jersey Herald, Thomas described said his show is “a relationship we have for two hours. It’s beyond the magic. They’re (the audience) going to stop trying to figure it out within the first few minutes. There is no performing magician in the world that performs with the style and presentation of my show.”
Tickets are still available for the 7 p.m. show.
Thomas, who has a residency at the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center and Theatre in Branson, Mo., is known for his showmanship and bringing ballroom dancing to the stage as part of his show.
“When I was growing up, watching entertainers perform, people like Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire and Liberace, I saw they had talent. But I thought about what made them beyond that. They weren’t made based on their talent, playing the piano. It was the artist, who they were,” Thomas said.
Thomas, 53, has been a professional magician for 40 years, he said, starting when he was 7 years old …


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