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!
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:
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
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
Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
Earlier this month Kyle & I did the transatlantic crossing and performed our final shows on the Jewel of the Seas, and it was an amazing two weeks. We had wonderful audiences who gave us standing ovations and filled the house for our special afternoon cabaret show. We also had lot of fun experiences including having authentic beignets in France, hiking the Jurassic Coast in England, visiting remote villages in the Faroe Islands and revisiting one of our favorite cities, Reykjavik, Iceland. The highlight, however, was definitely exploring Ireland. We had a half day in Cobh and a full day and night in Dublin, where we met up with local magician Brendan Byrne of IrishMagicNews.com. This amazing city totally lived up to our expectations, and I hope we have the chance to visit there again. We’re pictured below in front of the historic Temple Bar in the heart of Dublin.
We’re enjoying being back at home in The States now, but it’s no vacation just yet. We’re in the process of moving into our brand new home, and preparing for upcoming shows at the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino here in Las Vegas! – Mistie
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Sunday, August 26th, 2012
In mid August we decided to spend a few days in the city of Berlin and we were surprised by how beautiful the city really is. We first visited the historical site of Checkpoint Charlie, the entrance to former East Berlin and nearby was one of the longest remaining stretches of the Berlin Wall. Seeing the wall and thinking of the history that it holds was a bit surreal.
Kyle and I love museums, so we couldn’t pass up the chance to visit some of the world class museums in Berlin. We visited the Pergamon, which holds the Pergamon Altar and the incredible Ishtar Gate, the entrance gate to the temple in Babylon. We also visited the Neus Musuem and saw the 3000 year old priceless “Bust of Nefertiti”. Another highlight for us was the Natural History Museum, which has the original Archeopteryx fossil as well as the largest mounted dinosaur skeleton in the world. We also had a lot of fun visiting the zoo in Berlin, which is one of the largest in the world.
We always love to check out the magic scene in new cities that we visit, and we had a great time meeting some of the local magicians in Berlin at Close Up Club. This close up magic show has been running in Berlin for 7 years, and the night we were there it featured three different local magicians. The show was spoken entirely in German, so it was a great experience for us to be in the audience and get an understanding of what it is like for our audiences that may not speak English. Despite the language barrier, we really enjoyed the show, and we were surprised by how easy it was to follow based off of the facial expressions and body language of the performers, and their interaction with the audience. I’ve attached a photos of all of us at the Close Up Club below.
This past month Kyle and I also did a fun interview for an upcoming profile in Magic Magazine, the most popular magazine dedicated to the magic industry. Keep an eye out for our feature in the October 2012 issue! – Mistie
Saturday, July 7th, 2012
June was another great month for us. We’ve added several new things to our illusion show, and brought back one of our original routines that we hadn’t performed in years. It involves a borrowed ring reappearing in an impossible location and it’s been a lot of fun to have in the show again. We also started performing our matinee show again, which is a lot of fun to do since it’s a completely different show than our illusion show and it has a much more intimate feel performed in the lounge.
This past month we had the opportunity to visit several new cities including Flam, Bergen and Geiranger, Norway, as well as the Shetland Islands and Faroe Islands. Some of the highlights were going hiking and sailing through the fjords in Norway, and seeing the famous Golden Circle Route in Iceland and visiting the puffin colony. The photo below is one I took of the Seven Sisters Waterfall in the Geirangerfjord. That morning there was a rainbow right in the center of it. Gorgeous!
It’s starting to warm up here in the Baltics so we’re looking forward to the summer, while being thankful that we’re not experiencing the heat wave that they’re having back home in The States! – Mistie
Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
At the beginning of May we joined Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Seas for the transatlantic crossing from Miami to Harwich, England. This is our 2nd time on the Jewel and it was so nice coming back to a warm welcome and so many familiar faces. Most of the technicians in the theater have worked with us before so our show install was one of the easiest we’ve ever had, but we’re also excited to be performing several new illusions this year that they hadn’t seen before. So far this year, Kyle and I have performed 8 different versions of our show, each with a different order and combination of illusions chosen specifically for the demographic of our audience. We’re really proud of the work that we’ve done over the last year to add new material to the show, and be versatile enough that we can provide the best show possible for any type of audience, in any venue.
After a great opening night with standing ovations, we visited a few ports in the Normandy region of France. From Cherbourg, France we took a tour the historic WWII sites of Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery in Normandy. It was very surreal for us to stand in the same place where so many American soldiers died, but I’m glad we had the opportunity to see it in person and remember the they did for us.
This is our 4th summer in Europe, and this time we’re back touring the Baltics and Scandinavia now. Over the next few months we’ll be visiting England, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia and Russia. We really like this region of Europe, especially the medieval city of Tallinn, Estonia, walking through the old town there is like stepping back in time. I’m having a great time taking photos of all of our travels, and I update our Facebook page frequently with new ones. Below is a photo I took of the sunset around 10 PM after sailing from Stockholm. They call it the land of the midnight sun, and it’s just gorgeous. – Mistie
Monday, April 30th, 2012
April was a VERY busy month for us this year. We spent 3 weeks headlining in the Walt Disney Theater on the incredible Disney Dream out of Port Canaveral, Florida, where we performed our illusion show as well as a special adult cabaret show and an additional show just for kids. We really enjoying performing for such a fun demographic of children and families, and we also really enjoyed performing the adult cabaret show in the Evolution Lounge. It’s such a cool venue, very modern, yet still really intimate seating only a few hundred. On our days off you could usually find us lying in a hammock on the beach on Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay. It had been about 4 years since we’d been to the Bahamas, and I’d forgotten how beautiful it is there. Everything about this beautiful ship was innovative and fun, and we were very impressed with Disney Cruise Line and are looking forward to being back later on this year. Keep an eye on our tour schedule for details about upcoming dates! This was also busy a for month us because Kyle & I bought a new house in Las Vegas! During our 10-day vacation we sold our house, moved out and bought a new one. That has to be a record!
Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
Lots of exciting new things have been happening with us so far this year! From January to March we were touring South America on Celebrity Infinity, performing two different 45-minute headline shows in English and with me providing some Spanish translations. The demographic was very much international, so our shows were tailored to be as visual as possible, and we included our “Duet of Magic and Music” with me playing the piano and Kyle performing magic. We’ve also added several new illusions including a new audience member levitation and a motorcycle appearance, and we were very pleased with the response from our audiences! Throughout the season we also had the pleasure of working with professional tango dancers Pampas Devils Gauchos and comedy juggler Steve Carte. We had a lot of fun with them on the Infinity; they definitely made it a memorable experience for us.
During our time performing in South America we were fortunate enough to visit 5 new countries including Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Peru & Ecuador. Some of my favorite experiences from our time there were enjoying our evenings in Buenos Aires, soaking up the sun on the beaches of Punta del Este, walking with thousands of penguins in Puerto Madryn (click HERE to see video of our visit to the penguin colony), and visiting Incan ruins in Peru. To our surprise, we discovered one of our favorite cities there too, Ushuaia, Argentina. It reminds me a lot of Alaska with it’s small town feeling and snow capped mountains, but it’s much more exotic. We took a boat tour down the Beagle Channel and it turned out to be one of the best experiences we’ve ever had. We saw lots of bird colonies, South American sea lions and indescribable Patagonian landscape and glaciers. Another fun memory was taking the chair lift up to the top of the mountain in Ushuaia, and then doing the one-hour hike uphill to see the Martial Glacier. Overall, Ushuaia was one of our favorite cities and we hope we have a chance to visit it again one day!