Magician Alex Ramon returns to Lake Tahoe’s South Shore with ‘Impossible’
If you go
What: Alex Ramon’s “Impossible”
When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday until Sept. 10
Where: Harrah’s Lake Tahoe
Tickets: $29.35 plus fees for adults and $18.35 plus fees for kids
There’s a familiar face behind the hooded figure in advertisements for a new magic show at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.
Magician Alex Ramon returns to the South Shore this summer with his new show, “Impossible,” which makes its debut Tuesday, June 14.
Ramon, a former “Magical Zingmaster” for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, previously starred in “Illusion Fusion” at the former Horizon Casino Resort. The show attracted rave reviews on Yelp and TripAdvisor during a two-year run that ended in March 2014.
Fans of the previous show can expect Ramon’s signature illusions, as well as a host of new creations Ramon has developed over the past several years.
An underwater escape, human-sized three-card monte, sawing an assistant in half while the audience has a 360-degree view and acoustic levitation, where sound waves are used to cause objects to float, are all part of the new act. The 80-minute show is interactive, family friend and incorporates plenty of new technology, Ramon said.
“‘Impossible,’ for me, is my greatest hits,” Ramon said. “It’s high-energy, and it’s very, very cool.
“It’s not often you can go to a show and the parents enjoy it just as much as the kids, if not more,” Ramon added.
While the name of the show is “Impossible,” it could be better understood as “I’m Possible,” according to the Bay Area native. The underlying message is encouraging people to chase their dreams, something Ramon has been doing since a colleague of his father showed him a card trick when he was 13 years old.
“To me ‘Impossible’ is everything you can imagine and more,” Ramon said. “I’m so excited about it.”
Ramon said he plans to do street performances during the summer, and visitors and residents may see him appearing in unexpected places around the South Shore as his “ghost” alter ego as part of promotions for the show.
“The goal was always to come back to Lake Tahoe,” Ramon said. “Nothing is like Lake Tahoe. I’m thrilled to be back.”
“Impossible” plays at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday until Sept. 10 at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe. Tickets are $29.35 plus fees and tickets for children are $18.35 plus fees.
More information is available at http://www.ticketmaster.com.
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