Touring the Caribbean on Celebrity Silhouette

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

This past spring we spent several weeks headlining in the beautiful Silhouette Theater on Celebrity Silhouette, one of Celebrity Cruises’ newest Solstice class ships. In addition to performing our full headline show, we also performed a full matinee in the theater, totaling nine large scale illusions and 16 costumes changes!

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During our time performing there, the Silhouette had record breaking ratings and was #1 in Entertainment in the Celebrity fleet! The entire entertainment team there was top notch.

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The Silhouette Theater  

One of the perks of performing on cruises is being able to travel the world, and we had some fun adventures visiting Mexico, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, St. Kitts,  St. Maarten and  Puerto Rico. Highlights for us were snorkeling in Grand Cayman, visiting Orient Beach on the French side of St. Maarten, strolling Old Town San Juan and going on an island tour of St. Kitts.

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Old San Juan

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Grand Cayman

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St. Maarten

Overall it was a great season on the Celebrity Silhouette, and we’re looking forward to being on our next Solstice Class ship, Celebrity Reflection, this November!

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2014 begins with performances in Las Vegas and at the Magic Castle

Friday, January 31st, 2014

WOW, these past 6 weeks home in Las Vegas have flown by and it has been the busiest “vacation” we’ve had that I can remember! We enjoyed being home for the holidays and celebrated Christmas and New Year’s with family and friends, and since the props were home for the first time all year, any free time was spent doing repairs and maintenance. “Living in the Entertainment Capital of the World” has it’s perks and of course we caught some friends’ shows while in town, including “Pin Up” featuring Playmate of the Year Claire Sinclair, hypnotist Kevin Lepine and the very talented Sky Dee Miles at Tropicana Nights.

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“Pin Up” featuring Playmate of the Year Claire Sinclair

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The Magical Forest at Opportunity Village

On December 30th we performed at a charity event at “The Magical Forest” in Las Vegas, benefiting Opportunity Village, a not-for-profit organization that serves people in the Southern Nevada community with intellectual disabilities. The variety show featured several performers including Scott Dorfman, Penny Wiggins, Tawney Bubbles, Emily Lauren and Andy Martello, and was hosted by Kevin Lepine. Click HERE to read a VegasNews.com article about the Opportunity Village show.

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Opportunity Village Show - Photo credit: www.khanhx.com

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January 2014 WONDERGROUND

On January 16th we performed at Jeff McBride’s WONDERGROUND in Las Vegas, a magical nightclub experience with lots of variety performers throughout the evening. It’s always fun to perform at Wonderground because you know you’ll see lots of friends and you never know who will show up. On this particular night there were many fellow magicians in the audience including Criss Angel, Nathan Burton and MAGIC Magazine editor, Stan Allen. That night we were also interviewed by the Las Vegas Review Journal, which will be featuring an article on Wonderground and the different performers in early February.

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WONDERGROUND Las Vegas - Photo credit: Ken Elsner

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The World Famous Magic Castle

January 20-26th we had the opportunity to headline at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA. This beautiful venue is considered the Carnegie Hall for magicians, and it’s always and honor to perform there! We shared the stage with hilarious juggler Micheal Goudeau and it was truly an amazing week.

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Palace of Mystery Theater at the Magic Castle – Photo Credit: Hocus Pocus Focus

We saw so many entertainer friends during our week at the Magic Castle and had such a great time catching up with people we hadn’t seen in years, even some of my fellow Miss America pageant girls came to the show! We also had the pleasure of having HGTV’s “Property Brothers” Drew and Jonathan Scott and actress Nikki Reed from the “Twilight Saga” as guests in our audience on one evening, and on Saturday night actor David Arquette from the movie “Scream” was in the audience. He ended up being one of the audience volunteers during our show and gave us an enthusiastic standing ovation at the end of the show. Fellow magician and friend Christopher Hart, who played “Thing” in The Addams Family movies, also paid us a visit and take this awesome photo with us!

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We just finished packing up the illusions, and our equipment is now on it’s way to Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Silhouette, our venue for the next couple of months. Now we’ve got a couple weeks off to relax before we head off to the Caribbean. 2014 is definitely off to a great start! – Mistie

 


Looking back on 2013

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

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2013 has been an exceptionally busy year for us, and we have lots of fantastic memories from the show. Most of our year was spent traveling back and forth from Vegas and performing in the Walt Disney Theatre on the Disney Fantasy and the Disney Dream, and touring the Bahamas and Caribbean.

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Fireworks on the Disney Dream

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Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island in the Bahamas

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It was also really cool seeing the movie premiers of Monsters University, Thor, Planes and  of course we had a blast celebrating Halloween and Christmas onboard during the special holidays. Disney definitely goes all out for the holiday season!

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In addition to headlining on Disney Cruise Line, we also had the opportunity to perform in “V The Ultimate Variety” at the World Trade Centre in Dubai, UAE, and even had the royal families of Dubai and Abu Dhabi in our audience on one evening.

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Fortunately after our shows we also had lots of time for sightseeing in Dubai and it was incredible. We went to the top of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, went dune bashing in the Arabian Desert and went to Ski Dubai, the world’s largest manmade indoor snow park.

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We also had the chance to perform in several variety shows at various casinos in Las Vegas including the Renaissance, Suncoast, Sam’s Town, Boulder Station and at the Casablanca Resort in Mesquite, NV. And our final performance of the year is at Opportunity Village in Las Vegas, a nonprofit organization that benefits people with special needs.

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This year was a record breaking year for us, performing 200+ shows for over 180,000 people, and we’re definitely excited to see what 2014 has in store for Knight Magic!


Suncoast Variety Show, the Showbiz Roast & Halloween on the Disney Dream

Friday, October 18th, 2013

The air is getting cooler, then leaves are changing colors and it’s my favorite time of year, the fall! October has already been an exceptionally busy month for us. Last month we loaded our show back into the Walt Disney Theatre for a second time this year, in had family and friends cruising with us on the Disney Dream on two different occasions this month already. It’s been a really fun season on the Disney Dream, since they’ve been celebrating Halloween all month long with lots of special events.

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Between shows in the Caribbean, we flew back home to Las Vegas but we didn’t have much time to relax since we also had performances and events there as well. On October 2nd we performed some illusions in the Suncoast Variety Show at the Suncoast Hotel & Casino and were pleased to get a standing ovation for our performance. It’s always nice to finish up a show in Vegas and then just have a short drive home, without having to take a plan and travel across the country to get there!

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Then on October 4th, along with many other Las Vegas performers and local celebrities,  we attended the red carpet and ShowBiz Roast of 28 year Vegas headliner, Frank Marino at the Stratosphere Hotel. The event, produced by Andy Walmsley Entertainment, was a huge success and helped to raised funds for the Make A Wish Foundation.

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Also, my travel report and photo from our trip the the Faroe Islands was recently published on CNN.com! Here’s a link to the article:

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Thanks for reading, hope everyone has a fun Halloween! – Mistie

 


Summer 2013

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

This past summer we spent our time alternating between being in Las Vegas and performing in the Walt Disney Theatre onboard the new Disney Fantasy. We racked up a lot of frequent flier miles, flying close to 30 hours every other week, but staying overnight in various resorts in St. Thomas was really nice and we had a great summer on the Fantasy and even debuted a new illusion. As always, the theater technical teams on Disney were incredible, and after a successful run we packed up the show and headed back to Las Vegas. But our few weeks off back at home in Vegas were no vacation, since we had performances lined up in town as well!

On August 27th we performed in “The Show of Shows” at Casablanca Resort & Hotel in Mesquite, Nevada, and then on August 29th, we performed in “Toast of the Town” at Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Both shows were “old Vegas” style variety shows featuring a live band and several vocal performers, as well as us performing our illusions and getting the audience involved in the show. Performing in Las Vegas is always fun, and we have more performances lined up in the coming months. We’ll keep you posted!

 

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Splitting the summer between Las Vegas and the Caribbean

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

 

These past few months have been busy as usual for us! This summer we have been performing on the beautiful new “Disney Fantasy” and flying back to Las Vegas every other week. Although traveling so much can be exhausting, it has been really nice for for us, because we’ve been able to work on new illusion projects and finish furnishing our new home back in Las Vegas. The summers in Las Vegas are scorching and we’d already reached 100+ degree temperatures by May, so it’s funny that we look forward to going back to the Caribbean to get some relief from the heat!

We performed our first shows on the Fantasy back in May, and installing the show for the first time in a new theater can be a demanding and complicated process, but we were thoroughly impressed with the technical teams onboard. We successfully installed all our of our shows – our illusion show in the theater, our kid’s show in the D Lounge, late night show in the Tube, and guest appearance in the farewell show – all within a matter of days and all without a hitch. And to top it off, our opening night performances in the Walt Disney Theatre were met with standing ovations! During our time off between shows on the Fantasy we’ve been enjoying Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay as well as visits to St. Thomas and Mexico. Here’s a link to a quick video of us enjoying our day off at Castaway Cay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lgCWgzr7Ws

Also, I was recently interviewed by Gwyn Auger for her “Magic Assistant” column and I was honored to be featured in this month’s edition of Vanish Magazine! In the article I talk about the show, our travels, my experiences as Miss Las Vegas and what it’s like performing with your better half. To check out the interview, you can download the issue for free at www.vanishmagazine.com

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From the Disney Dream to Dubai

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

 

This spring has been exceptionally busy for us! Last month we gave a special performance of our show in the Walt Disney Theatre for the hard working crew of the Disney Dream, and then a week later we packed up the show and headed back home to Las Vegas. But we barely had time to unpack before we headed to Dubai to perform in “V-The Ultimate Variety Show” at the World Trade Centre Dubai! “V-The Ultimate Variety Show,” David Saxe Production, has been successfully wowing Las Vegas audiences for 10 years and the cast brought the show to Dubai for the first top of the international tour.

While in the United Arab Emirates, Kyle and I had the chance to go to the top of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building (click HERE to see video of our visit to the Burj Khalifa), play in the snow at the world’s largest indoor snow park, Ski Dubai, and go on an Arabian desert safari tour complete with dune bashing, camel riding, an authentic Middle Eastern meal and belly dance show! This was our first time visiting the Middle East, and we were very impressed with the hospitality of the people of the UAE. Our time in Dubai was fantastic, and we had such a great time performing with the rest of the cast of V!

 


From Vegas, to the Bahamas, to Orlando and back again

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

 

So far 2013 has been a very busy year for us! We had a fabulous time celebrating New Year’s Eve on the Disney Dream, and we’ve been headlining there weekly in the beautiful Walt Disney Theatre. Our weekends are spent either in Orlando or back at home in Las Vegas, where we have the opportunity to appear in shows there as well. We’ve also taken advantage of our weekends in Orlando and had a blast visiting Walt Disney World, and we also just had a nice mention for our show in the Spring 2013 issue of Orlando Attractions Magazine!

On February 9th we performed at the Renaissance Hotel in Las Vegas in a show benefiting the Shade Tree Foundation, a non-profit organization that offers support for abused women and their families. There were several local Las Vegas celebrities, entertainers, and dignitaries in the audience, including Siegfried Fischbacher of “Siegfried and Roy” and it was a fun gig for us. After our performance at The Renaissance, we went straight to the airport and flew back to Orlando to join the Disney Dream and performed our cabaret show the very next day.

We’ve been busy working on new effects and just last week we debuted a new illusion into our late-night cabaret show, and we’ve been having a lot of fun performing our brand new show designed just for kids. Look for us to be on the Disney Dream thru April, and keep an eye out for us in Las Vegas as well as headlining on the brand new Disney Fantasy this summer! – Mistie

Check out the photo below of us with Siegfried after our performance at the Renaissance Hotel in Las Vegas, and click the video link to see video of the New Year’s Eve countdown and fireworks on the Disney Dream:

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Celebrities of Magic, Wonderground & looking back on 2012

Friday, January 11th, 2013

 

This month has been a very busy month for us! On December 10th, we performed at the Gaslight Melodrama Theatre at Ron Saylor’s “Celebrities of Magic” in California. We had a great time headlining in this show, and it was a pleasure to perform for such an appreciative audience that loves magic! We also performed at the 3rd Anniversary of Jeff McBride’s Wonderground at The Olive in Las Vegas. This cool nightclub/lounge environment features different performers every month, and it’s always a fun place to run into fellow entertainers in Vegas. The photo below is of us with Wonderground founder and fellow magician Jeff McBride. At the end of the month, we were off to Orlando to join the Disney Dream for the holiday season. Performing for the awesome audiences on Disney Cruise Line is always a pleasure, and celebrating Christmas on this beautiful ship was incredible!

Looking back on 2012, we’ve had one of the best years yet for Knight Magic. We’ve made so many memories: traveling all the way from the Arctic Circle in the North to Cape Horn in the South, seeing the penguins and glaciers in Argentina, hiking in Norway, waterfalls and puffins in Iceland, visiting the remote Faroe Islands, the famous Temple Bar in Dublin and a week exploring the city of Berlin. We also added several new illusions into the show this year and we were featured in the October issue of Magic Magazine, the most popular magazine for magicians in the world. We had a great time performing at INNOVENTION 2012 and in World Stars of Magic at the Gold Coast Hotel in Las Vegas and on Celebrity, Royal Caribbean and Disney cruise lines. We’re thankful for all the amazing opportunities we’ve been given so far, and we’re very excited to see what 2013 has in store for us! Happy New Year everyone! – Mistie


 


INNOVENTION, World Stars of Magic & Celebrity Millennium

Monday, October 29th, 2012

What a busy month it has been! The first few days of October we attended and then presented a lecture at INNOVENTION 2012, a magic convention held at the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, which honored legendary performer Peter Reveen. We also had the honor of closing the final gala show of the convention, which ended up being a very special performance with dozens of fellow entertainers in the audience including magic legends Siegfried & Roy. After the gala show there was a special presentation for Roy Horn wishing him a happy birthday, and we all celebrated together with birthday cake and champagne.

From October 4th – 8th we headlined at the Gold Coast Hotel in Las Vegas in “World Stars of Magic”, produced by Paul Stone. This show featured an incredible cast including Ben Stone, Jeff Hobson, Christopher Hart and Sos & Victoria. We had so much performing in this show, and it was nice to be in such an intimate theater performing illusions with the audience so close to us.

This month we also headlined in the Celebrity Theater onboard Celebrity Millennium for one Central America cruise. We got the chance to visit Costa Rica again as well as a new country for us, Guatemala, and after our shows we enjoyed a few days relaxing in Mexico.

We also had a nice profile in the October issue of Magic Magzine, the world’s largest-selling print magazine for magicians. After traveling and being on the road for almost the entire year, it’s nice for Kyle and me to be back in Las Vegas for a while, so that we can focus on moving into our brand new home! – Mistie