Venue: Starlite Theater
2901 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
Show Dates: December 1, 2014 - May 3, 2015
Show Times: 7pm; 4pm Sat - Sun
Age Restriction: 5+
Show Length: 75 minutes
$40 - $80
Things have gotten hairier and a bit scarier on the Las Vegas Strip thanks to some real-life wildlife.
Several exotic cats are appearing at the Riviera in "Dirk Arthur's Wild Illusions!" This fast-paced show, which clocks in at just over 60 minutes, is packed with astounding magic as well as a good dose of comedy, a couple of super sexy dancers, humongous props, cool lighting effects and some really rockin' music.
Dirk Arthur has been entertaining audiences in Las Vegas and around the world for more than 30 years. His passion for magic was fueled as a child when he found a trick in a cereal box. As time passed, he was able to combine his love of illusion with his other passion -- animals.
As you can imagine, "Wild Illusions!" has a pretty fearsome and furry cast that Arthur raises and trains. Among the nonhuman stars of his show are Shikira, a snow white Bengal tiger; Jody, a Bengal tiger; Diamond, a black leopard; Caesar, a white Bengal tiger; and Bobbie, a bobcat. Arthur also has a collection of feathered friends including doves, a duck and a chicken named Frizzo. Onstage all of them inexplicably appear or disappear -- or both!
If you blink, you're sure to miss something...and even if you keep your eyes peeled on him the whole time, you'll still leave the Starlite Theatre dumbstruck. In addition to making big things materialize and surviving a giant "drill of death," Arthur is equally astonishing with his sleight of hand, and there some fun interactive moments with the audience that are sure to make you smile.
You could say watching "Wild Illusions!" is similar visiting a zoo. There's the wow factor of setting your eyes upon magnificent animals you would never see otherwise, and there's also a format of education and preservation. Through his show, Arthur tries to create an awareness of endangered species while stressing the importance of preservation.
So all in all, "Wild Illusions!" makes for a roaring good time.