Blink and you'll miss it.
The Horizon Casino Resort has conjured up a top-notch, family-friendly act, with "Illusion Fusion Starring Alex Ramon" dropping jaws and turning heads five nights a week in the Golden Cabaret.
This entertaining show is the product of Ramon's lifelong passion for the art of magic, a pursuit he first discovered growing up in Richmond, Calif. The magician joked about this sketchy urban environment, saying, "I wasn't allowed to play in the front yard as a kid."
If the young illusionist spent that extra indoor time honing his craft, it is certainly evident in the quality of his performances today.
Ramon's resume includes shows at Hollywood's Magic Castle, a two and a half year tenure with Disney Live! Presents "Mickey's Magic Show" and repeat appearances in Las Vegas. At 23, he joined a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey production, becoming the second-youngest Ringmaster in the history of the famous circus.
"Illusion Fusion" provides a fun and intimate evening, with a wide variety of magic and plenty of audience participation.
During Friday night's hour-long performance Ramon called up no fewer than seven audience participants, including three children who each left the stage grinning with a prize in hand. Complete with card tricks, levitation, a magical box and much more, the show kept the audience curious and captivated.
Illusion Fusion starring Alex Ramon runs Thursday through Monday in the intimate setting of The Golden Cabaret inside the Horizon Casino Resort. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show is at 8. There are two shows on Saturday's at 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $24.95, with free tickets on Sundays for special guests 12 and under. Also, all guests under 12 receive a free $5 pre-loaded arcade card for every show. Tickets available online at www.ticketfly.com, or by calling the Horizon at 775-588-6211.
- Josh Sweigert, Lake Tahoe Action