Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tucson: Carnival of Illusion, a fun Vaudeville-inspired magical theater show


From: brooke rosania [] On Behalf Of Brooke Rosania
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 4:16 PM
Subject: Press Release: "Dinner and a Movie" Gets a Facelift!



Dinner and A movie” GETS A FACELIFT!

National award winning entertainers Sarlot & Eyed offer a unique DATE NIGHT alternative.


Tucson, Ariz. – September 29, 2010.  Date nights certainly aren’t what they used to be!


Local arts and culture fans and sweethearts have been flocking to Carnival of Illusion, a fun Vaudeville-inspired magical theater show presented by nationally award winning illusionists Roland Sarlot and Susan Eyed. Last season 62 out of 74 shows sold out. This season all shows to date have sold out and it looks like they’ve hit upon a fun, new date night experience.


“We’re very excited to have so many celebrations and couples at our show. We feel honored that our guests want to share their special evenings with us,” said Roland Sarlot after one show celebrating a first date, a 45th anniversary,  and three birthdays.


And they’re not just Tucsonans.  “We were surprised to have so many Phoenicians making it a romantic weekend away. Oooh la la!” said Susan Eyed after shaking hands with a Glendale couple after a performance. In that show alone, there were eight guests from the Phoenix area.


In Carnival of Illusion, guests are transported back in time when magic flourished as an art and was practiced in the salons and “parlours” of the wealthy. Roland Sarlot and Susan Eyed, a couple themselves, combine magic and mystery, humor and secrets to an exclusive audience of only 35 guests. Now playing at the Doubletree Hotel Tucson at Reid Park through the end of the year, tickets start at $24 and show guests receive a two for one dinner bonus from the Doubletree restaurants valued up to $40. In addition, the hotel offers room packages with special rates for the budget minded traveler.


“Amazing!” -LA Weekly

“Outstanding!” -Fox News Albuquerque

“Incredible!” -Indianapolis Star

“Extraordinary” -Tucson Weekly

“High-Caliber Conjuring” -Zocálo

“Phenomenal!” –Morning Blend, KGUN


Sarlot left a career in astronomical research to return to his first love: performing magic.  Eyed received a degree in International Studies, performed, studied and taught Middle Eastern dance and traveled the world. In 2002, they teamed up to create Dance of Illusion, a stage illusion show combining the ancient arts of magic and dance and based on their international travels. Susan became one of the few female magicians in the world. In 2009 Sarlot and Eyed created Carnival of Illusion.


Roland Sarlot and Susan Eyed, 2009 National Recipients for “Excellence in Magic”, were granted “Featured Performer” status during their 21 show run at Hollywood’s World Famous Magic Castle. They have performed as house entertainers at the world’s top resorts including Canyon Ranch and Miraval. 


Carnival of Illusion plays now through December 2010 at the Doubletree Hotel Tucson at Reid Park, 445 S. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ. Show times are every Friday and Saturday at 6:00pm and 8:30pm. Great for ages 8 to 108. Tickets available at or (520) 615-5299.


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