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PERFORMERS

PERFORMERS2020-08-12T18:55:36+00:00

Get an early view of our 2020 Magician line-up!

Kids Stage
Mr. Cliff has been entertaining children at area libraries for the past decade, combining storytelling, magic, characters and more to bring books and stories to life.
Dave Elstun
Dave ElstunWelcome Magician
Magician Amazing Dave Elstun has entertained audiences in theaters, festivals, comedy clubs and special events for 3 decades. Featured as Mr. Money at The Lodge Casino Dave also entertained at The Riviera and Desert Diamond Casinos. Recently Dave “Crushed it” as the headliner in the comedy club at Sunray Casino.
You may have seen Dave’s hilarious strait jacket escape featured on the hit CBS TV series Diagnosis Murder with Dick Van Dyke. The Denver Post called Amazing Dave Elstun… “A Crowd Pleaser… (he) filled the lobby (of the theater) and had adults and children mesmerized!”
Joe Givan
Joe GivanStand Up Tent
Joe Givan prides himself on being a creator of original illusions and he’s got the accolades to prove it. Joe won the Close-up Magic World Championship at the Federation of International Magic Societies (FISM) convention in Holland. The FISM is known as the Olympics of Magic and Givan would go on to win first place three times there. Moreover, he is only the third person in history to receive the Gold Cups International Award of Excellence from the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

A worldwide lecturer on the art of creating and performing illusion, Joe has also written for many publications, and made numerous appearances on international television, including England’s “Best of Magic” and “The World’s Supermagicians” in Tokyo. He has designed custom illusions for major corporations, such as IBM, Xerox, Apple, AT&T and Pepsi. Moreover, performers David Copperfield, David Blaine and Guns & Roses have all sought creative advice from Joe to enhance their shows. Although Joe consults and teaches a select few private lessons, he and Carol unveil their tricks to would-be magicians ages seven to 70 when they host Wizard Camp at the Theatre of Dreams.

Joe and his partner, Carol Massie, opened the Theater of Dreams in Castle Rock, CO in April of 2003 to enormous accolades from the worldwide magic community for their contribution to the art of magic! They were featured in a four-page article in the June, 2015 issue of MAGIC Magazine, the largest publication for magicians in the world.

Richard Kwesell
Richard KwesellSleight of Hand Tent
Richard Kwesell is a Magician, Mentalist, Stage Pick-Pocket and Motivational Keynote Speaker who will be putting his skills of psychology and body language to amaze you with his sleight of hand skills.
Will Mannsz
Will MannszLater Day Shows
Will Mannsz aka MagicMannsz has been entertaining audiences around the globe for more than 15 years. His approach to close-up magic is intimate and breathtaking and always leaves the audience awestruck! MagicMannsz offers a show that involves the audience in an experience of magic and entertainment that is simply unbelievable.

He has been described as having “an incredible gift that extends from the passion he has for every living human to realize that true magic is within us all”.

Will offers a fast paced, audience participation experience, that will draw everyone into an evening of entertainment that you will not soon forget!

Carol Massie
Carol Massie Learning Magic Tent
An Ohio native, Illusionist Carol Massie was also a finalist in the Miss Ohio Beauty Pageant. Although Massie used her talent as a pianist during the pageant, during college she began crafting her skills as an illusionist. After several successful performances at hotels and local resorts Massie set her sights on cruise ship entertaining. Carnival Cruise Lines hired the young illusionist, who’d just completed two degrees, to try her act on board for 3 months. What began as a short trial turned into a five-year voyage with Carnival Cruise Lines that culminated in a career as a cruise director for Massie. Carol went on to work with Resorts International, “Spellbound” at Caesar’s Palace and numerous other casino venues in Las Vegas. She also wrote a column for Genii Magazine called Cruise News.

While performing at Magic Island in Houston, Texas Carol met her partner, Joe Givan. Together they created Dream Masterz Theatrical Illusion Show and began touring the world. Massie and Givan wanted to share their skills with Coloradans, so they opened their own playhouse, called Theatre of Dreams, in Castle Rock. Since 2003 they’ve been bringing world class entertainers to their theater and performing for small audiences. Although they call Colorado home, Joe and Carol still travel with their act and perform at corporate and private events around the globe.

Scott McCray
Scott McCrayStand Up Tent
Scott has been a magician since he was a young child, but for the past 12 years Scott has been the premier performer at the famous Lane Guest Ranch, just outside of Estes Park, Colorado. He played the wandering wizard at the annual Long’s Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival in Estes Park, Colorado for 3 years, performing close-up magic to the delight of children and adults. He has performed on numerous occasions at the annual Taste of Colorado, providing both roving entertainment as well as performing on the Family Show Stage sponsored by Mix 100. Scott has also been entertaining at the Tumbleweed Festival in Garden City, Kansas for more than a decade. Most recently he served as entertainer and emcee at the Thornton Harvest Festival.
Shawn Preston
Shawn PrestonSleight of Hand Tent
Shawn Preston has been performing magic since the age of 5. Inspired by the mastery of David Copperfield and Doug Henning, Shawn has perfected his magic. Shawn Preston is an award winning Magician, Mentalist, Sleight of Hand Ninja, Trade Show Guru and Corporate Entertainer. With more than 25 years’ experience, Shawn provides high-impact, astonishment and audience engagement.
William Rader
William RaderLater Day Shows
William Rader has been mesmerizing audiences throughout the country for the past decade. He entertains at trade shows, universities, and corporate events. William’s elegant sleight-of-hand will amaze even the hardest to impress. The magic with rope, rings, and cards will happen in your hands! He has spent years refining his repertoire to bring astonishment and wonder to the Magic Festival.
Dan Rodriguez
Dan RodriguezLearning Magic Tent
From being a millionaire restaurateur, bestselling author, and award-winning Las Vegas magic act, Dan Rodriguez has piles of stories to tell and strategies to share. He will be teaching you a thing or two about magic in your last show of the day.
Erica Sodos
Erica SodosLater Night Shows
For more than 25 years Erica Sodos has been entertaining and motivating audiences all over the world. Erica is a magician, speaker, psychic entertainer, actress, theater educator, and one of the few female mentalists in the world. A performer extraordinaire Erica has made over 5,000 appearances nationwide. Erica can be seen almost every month at a downtown Denver nightclub where she has been performing her own solo show The Magic Within for over 5 years. Erica is passionate about the place where real magic and performance magic meet, and her shows are all about inspiring her audiences to access and perform their own magic.
Brent Warren
Brent WarrenKids Stage
In 1954, Omaha, Nebraska I received a Gilberts’ magic set for Christmas. There was no turning back. Practice became a daily routine. Learning card slights, misdirection moves, tricks, and the art of performing. Now after forty some years, I take joy in the fact that the world of magic has allowed me to meet wonderful, amazing people,
both in the performing world and the public at large….. And travel: a bag full of magic memories from China, Mongolia, Scotland, Japan, New Zealand,
​and a few other exotic locations, as well as the many states of the good ol’ US of A.
Mark Weidhaas - Inspector Magic
Mark Weidhaas - Inspector MagicKids Stage
Mark Weidhaas Performs as Inspector Magic, a slightly bumbling comedy family magician. He is based in Colorado Springs and has been practicing the art of deception for over 30 years. He was the National President of the Society of American Magicians, the oldest magic organization in the world, founded in 1902. Famed escape artist Harry Houdini was also President of this organization, from 1917 until his death in 1926.