Lance Burton & Friends Return to Las Vegas on November 27th to benefit Opportunity Village and Variety the Children's Charity of Southern Nevada.
LAS VEGAS – Lance Burton, considered by his peers to be the greatest stage magician of the past century, is returning to the Las Vegas stage for a special appearance to benefit Opportunity Village and Variety the Children’s Charity of Southern Nevada, Nov 27th, 2021 at 6:15pm at the OV Event Center at the Oakey Campus. Tickets for Lance Burton Master Magician & Friends are on sale now at Opportunity Village. Show tickets as well as Magical Forest combination tickets available for $35.00.
“This is a completely different show than what I did in Las Vegas for the last 20 or 30 years,” Burton says. “I’m doing some of my favorite magic, big illusions, sleight of hand, audience participation, and I’m bringing some of my best friends with me. And there’s a lot of comedy, a lot of magic, juggling, and we have a little something for everybody.”
Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Burton burst onto the national stage in 1981 with an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.” He’s also been seen on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The View,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “The World’s Greatest Magic,” “Hollywood Squares,” and even guest starred on “Knight Rider” opposite star David Hasselhoff. His first TV special, “Lance Burton Master Magician: The Legend Begins,” was seen by millions on NBC. He’s also hosted specials for The History Channel, Discovery, Animal Planet, The Family Channel, and countless others.
However, Burton’s most impressive magical feats have come in front of a live audience, having performed an astounding 15,000 shows in his 30-plus year career. As magic historian Mike Caveney says, “Take every magician in the world, line them up and give them each 12 minutes… Lance wins!”
Burton supports a number of worthy charities, including Nevada SPCA, Heaven Can Wait Animal Society, Variety Children’s Charity, and the Shriner’s Hospitals. The Las Vegas resident also mentors budding magicians, such as Academy Award-nominee James Franco, who he worked with on the 2013 film “Oz the Great and Powerful” and now considers to be his top student. Burton recently made his film director debut with “Billy Topit Master Magician,” released on Amazon, and has several movie projects in the works.
Lance Burton & Friends
November 27th, 2021 at 6:30 PM
OV Event Center – Oakey Campus
Tickets: $20 Show | $35 Show & Magical Forest
About Opportunity Village
Mission: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within the Southern Nevada community with significant intellectual disabilities, to enrich their lives and the lives of their families.
Seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible founded Opportunity Village in 1954. Now, more than six decades later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected organizations of its type in the United States.
Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities, Opportunity Village serves over 3,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that improve their lives.
Folks supported in Opportunity Village’s Prevocational Training Programs and in jobs provided by the organization throughout the community, have collectively earned wages amounting to more than $3.7 million in 2020. They are hardworking and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading fulfilling lives.
Primarily a self-funded organization, Opportunity Village generates the majority of its operational funding through its employment contracts, multiple business lines, fundraising efforts such as the Magical Forest and Great Santa Run, and grants on the federal and state level, saving Nevada taxpayers more than $37 million annually.
Erin Mowry, R&R Partners
Marty Wood, Opportunity Village
Variety The Children's Charity of Southern Nevada, (a 501 (c) 3 organization) works locally, nationally and globally to help children attain their full potential by granting practical equipment, programs and experiences that help children overcome whatever obstacles they face and live life to the fullest. All children are special, however, the core purpose of the Variety – the Children’s Charity is to connect people and companies to children who are less fortunate; children who live and grow up with serious illness, a disability or disadvantage. These are extra special children; children who require an extraordinary kind of help and support. That help and support is you and Variety – the Children’s Charity. Variety of Southern Nevada serves special needs children in the Las Vegas Valley and has donated in excess of $7 million worth of goods, services and money to children's programs affiliated with dozens of local agencies.
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