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Address: 306 N Alvernon Way, Scottish Rite Grand Parlour, Tucson, AZ 85701
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+1 520-615-5299
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Mon - Thu 09:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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STEP RIGHT UP and get ready to laugh, have fun, and celebrate a magical...

STEP RIGHT UP and get ready to laugh, have fun, and celebrate a magical night out with Carnival of Illusion! This top-rated program is "Revitalizing Magic" by blending an international travel theme with all the charms of a Vaudeville-inspired roadshow. Travel up-close with the national recipients for "Excellence in Magic" and catch a lively slice of magical history! Carnival of Illusion is Magic, Mystery, and OOOH la la! This Must-See event is great for date-nights, anniversaries, celebrations and special nights out. Purchase tickets in advance. Due to the popularity and intimate seating, shows sell out. For audiences 10 years and older. Step right up, join the fun, and experience an Evening of Old-World Magic!

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Carnival of Illusion in Tucson
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Carnival of Illusion is a great way to spend a night out.

This is the second time we have seen this show and it continues to delight us. Now that it's coming to Phoenix more often we will make it a yearly event. Top grades!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 February 2012
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2012

This is the second time we have seen this show and it continues to delight us. Now that it's coming to Phoenix more often we will make it a yearly event. Top grades!

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2 Thank Karen S
Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

We are a French family living in Tucson who's been enchanted with this show twice in the past couple of years. It's simply amazing! The great thing here is that you watch everything very closely, and you still don't figure out how they do these tricks!! You know it's all about skills and manipulation, but you really believe it's Magic... More 

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2 Thank TheArizonians
Carnival_of_Illusion, Ringmasters at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this review

We miss you!!! We had such a lovely time with your family and definitely remember you. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with other travelers and keeping our little theater alive with laughter. Hope to see you again next year. MERCI BEAUCOUP!!! More 

Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

This show is just plain fun! They really made that little room come alive. I loved that it included audience participation, made me feel like I helped make the night special and unique. Throughout the show I laughed, cringed, and had to regain my breath in awe. Wonderful!

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2 Thank Sarah C
Carnival_of_Illusion, Ringmasters at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this review

So glad you felt all those emotions Sarah because that's exactly how we built the show. Each of the pieces represents an emotion and we were hoping that you'd be on an emotional roller coaster. So glad you had a fun time! Thank You!!! More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

An intimate "parlor"... good entertainers... and an evening of fun! While a show that will not change our life... it was well done and entertaining for the 70-80 minutes. God illusions with interactive patter to bring the audience into the magical experience.

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1 Thank Dr0119
Carnival_of_Illusion, Ringmasters at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this review

Thanks Dr0119 for making the trek down from Scottsdale to see our show and so glad you found it entertaining. We're also glad we didn't change your life! Our job is to create a magical evening of fun for you with family and friends that you'll remember for a lifetime. BTW, we now have a regular theater in Phoenix so... More 

Camas, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

This show is great value entertainment. I've paid twice the ticket price to see Penn and Teller in Oregon perform one of Saarlot's illusions. Very kid friendly. Coupons for $5 discount are available all over Tucson.

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2 Thank NW_Gourmet
Carnival_of_Illusion, Ringmasters at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this review

Thanks for your NW_Gourmet comments and visiting our intimate theater. BTW, if you got away paying just twice the door price to see P&T, you're lucky!!! Looking forward to your next return. Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm with other travelers! More 

Tucson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2012

This was a Christmas gift for my mother, and it turned into a wonderfully fun evening. We had never heard of the show before this and I assure you we'll be passing it on to friends and family! Thanks to you for making it a special, magical night!

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1 Thank MaryMaplesCox
Carnival_of_Illusion, Ringmasters at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this review

Please don't scratch your head too hard Mary but we're sure glad you had a lovely time. You added so much to our show and we appreciate your bright spirit. Thanks for visiting! More 

Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

This is a clean, family-friendly show with a small audience (35 people per show). Excellent for all ages.. Fun, old-timey feel. You are close to the performers and still left wondering, "How did they do that magic trick?" A great two-person performing act. Wonderful!

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1 Thank K B
Carnival_of_Illusion, Ringmasters at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this review

"Wonderful!" Oooh La La, what a super lovely review. Thanks for taking the journey with us! More 

Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

Cute magic by a wonderful couple who clearly love what they do, and who have fun doing it. Everyone from young children to senior citizens, left and right brainers had at least a few "ah!" moments. However, do yourself a favor and skip the two for one dinner at the hotel following the show.

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Carnival_of_Illusion, Ringmasters at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this review

You are absolutely correct DonManolo for recognizing we "love what we do." Thanks for those aha moments and having fun with us! More 

arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2012

We went to the Carnival of Illusion last evening. My wife was in a wheel chair due to a broken bone in her foot. They took special care of us sitting us first in our reserved front row seats. They even secured an empty chair for my wife to elevate/rest her left foot. Super considerate. The show itself was a... More 

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1 Thank redsoxbernie
Carnival_of_Illusion, Ringmasters at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this review

Of course we took care of you and your wife... we so appreciate our guests because you are what makes the show Magic! We had a great time with you and also love this intimate nature of the theater rather than those big Vegas shows. Thank you!!! -R&S More 

Hereford, Arizona, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2011

The show was FANTASTIC!! My entire family (including my iPod & cell phone addicted teens) had a blast. Very entertaining, funny, suspenseful, and awe inspiring. The parlour setting is very inviting and cozy. Roland & Susan do an excellent job of bringing the show to life and keeping the audience asking "How did they do that?". The Carnival of Illusion... More 

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Carnival_of_Illusion, Ringmasters at Carnival of Illusion, responded to this review

Thank you so much DWise68 for the wonderful feedback and comments! We're delighted that you and your family had such a "Fantastic" time in our parlour!!! -R&S More 

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