Master of illusion promises escapes, magic at Cowichan Performing Arts Centre

It’ll be An Evening of Wonders as Vitaly Beckman, a master of illusion, comes to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on Friday, Nov. 25

It’ll be An Evening of Wonders as Vitaly Beckman, a master of illusion, comes to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre on Friday, Nov. 25 starting at 7:30 p.m.

This is your only chance to see this performance on Vancouver Island so mark the date.

Beckman specializes in spectacular illusions that will have your jaws dropping as you watch him bring the seemingly impossible to life, promotion for the show promises.

He’s known for unique illusions that are his alone.

He’ll escape from chains using only mental power, give paintbrushes a mind of their own and even makes people disappear from their very own drivers’ licences.

With a passion for an interactive and intimate audience experiences, Beckman breaks down the wall between audience and performer and engages audience members having them join him on stage to make his illusions even more unbelievable.

An Evening of Wonders offers an intimate atmosphere unmatched by other magical performances and the illusionist is up for it.

“Since the show is interactive, and so much is up to the audience, it is never the same and it’s always fresh. It’s a lot of fun to involve the people and let them be part of the show instead of having them just watch,” said Beckman. “It’s all good clean fun though, no one is being humiliated.”

He actually thinks the audiences are looking for ways to add a little magic to their lives.

“I also think that it is a natural state of mind to see wonder in the world, everywhere we look. Children notice it; for them the world is filled with wonder, everything seems to be magical. However when we grow older, life sometimes becomes like a routine, and we start to take things for granted,” Beckman said.

“Magic makes us feel like a child again. The walls of the impossible melt down and for a moment we feel free. For a moment, it is the impossible that feels like an illusion. And maybe it is,” he said.

Tickets are $28 for adults, and $16 for children or $80 for a family pack of two adults and two children.

However, this performance is recommended for ages eight and up, so take note when planning your magical evening.

Tickets are available in person at the Cowichan Ticket Centre or by phone 250-748-7529 or online at cowichanpac.ca.