Summertime is the perfect time for a family vacation, and one of the country's top driving destinations is Branson, Missouri. This gem of the Ozark Mountains is home to over 50 different venues and 100-plus live shows and attractions. Combine all that live entertainment with some of the area's best shopping, dining, and outdoor activities and you'll quickly see why millions of people flock to Branson on their vacations each year!
Branson is well-known for its live music shows, but did you know it's also the home of several world-renowned illusionists and magicians? One of Branson's newest prestidigitators is illusionist Rick Thomas, appearing this summer at the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center and Theater.
A Branson mainstay, the Andy Williams Perf0rming Arts Center and theater is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017. Music icon Andy Williams personally designed and helped create the theater which opened it's doors in 1992. Since then, the theater has continued to honor Andy's legacy by bringing a wide variety of musicians and entertainers to perform in Branson. In addition to Rick Thomas, world-famous entertainers Tanya Tucker, Loretta Lynn, Neil Sedaka, and Paul Anka will all grace the stage at the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center and Theater this year alone!
Rick Thomas began performing at the tender age of 5 competing in ballroom dancing competitions with his sister, Tamara. By the age of 7, he was performing as a magician, and he never looked back from there. When Rick was just 18, he was performing in his own show at the Disneyland Hotel. His success at a young age propelled him into a life of full-time performing, teaching him the values of hard work and perseverance and leading him to perform at venues all over the world.
This well-travelled magician has performed in over 50 different countries on his 5 world tours and even had his own TV special in Asia. He's also made appearances on American television networks such as CBS, the Discovery Channel, MTV, Animal Planet, Hallmark, and the History Channel and was featured on the NBC special The World's Greatest Magic. Rick Thomas has also performed on more than 300 cruise ships and received the International Magicians' Society's "Illusionist of the Year" award in 2016.
Rick Thomas came to Branson after spending 15 years in Las Vegas where he headlined at venues like the Mirage, the Bellagio, Planet Hollywood, and many others. His show is a breathtaking mix of unique illusions, inspiring storytelling, elegant ballroom dancing, and powerful music. Rick Thomas is a true showman engaging audience members of all ages. There's plenty of audience participation, so you may end up starring in the show!
For a magical experience you won't soon forget, book tickets for illusionist Rick Thomas's incredible, one-of-a-kind show today. You'll make memories at this show to last a lifetime!
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