Steve Wyrick has taken magic to a new extreme on the Las Vegas Strip
since he opened his $10-million production show over a year at the famous
Sahara Hotel and Casino
Wyrick's elaborate show with eight dancers focuses on an adventure thrill
theme with airplanes, helicopters and motorcycles appearing and disappearing on and off stage in seconds. Audiences gasp
when he walks through the taking blades of a 16 foot 747-turbine engine while it is emitting 44,OOO-pounds
of thrust. They marvel at the finale when he makes a twin-engine, Beachcraft
Baron 58 airplane appear in a split second.
His daring "Blades of Death Challenge" has him chained to a table where he
astonishing escapes from beneath six enormous spinning razor-sharp steel
saws before they drop on him. This illusion was filmed in Monaco for an ABC special "Champions
Wyrick's show is housed in the new, custom-designed $36-million Sahara Theater. The 27,OOO-square-foot
industrial looking showroom is modeled after a rustic airplane hangar, complete with broken out windows and old oil barrels. Corrugated metal
walls, diamond-plated flooring and sleek stainless steel bar counters also
make the atmosphere a perfect setting for his aviation theme.
Audience participation happens throughout the show. Wyrick walks through the audience and
picks unsuspecting volunteers who are visiting from all over the world to go on
stage with him and become part of the show.
Wyrick has appeared in numerous television shows, toured extensively
and made appearances in Japan. He also made a command performance
for former President Bill Clinton at the White House. One of Wyrick's
biggest thrills was being awarded the International Magician's Society "Millennium Magic" award as
"Magician of the Year" for 2000.
Wyrick's performances are at 7pm and 10pm, Wednesday through Saturday, and 7 pm. only
on Sunday and Monday. General admission tickets are $39.95, First Class seating is $49.95,
and both are plus tax and fee.
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