Invited Performers - Public Shows at Palace Theatre
Saturday May 4, 2019 8 PM
Sunday May 5, 2019 2PM
Nick Lewin - MC
NICK LEWIN (England). Nick Lewin is a master magician whose International appeal has delighted audiences and earned him standing ovations in major showrooms in Las Vegas such as the MGM Grand, Bally’s, Mandalay Bay, and Caesar’s Palace. Nick also completed a 5 year run in Las Vegas with ‘Comedy Magic’, his own critically acclaimed and award winning one man show. He has been featured in numerous television appearances on HBO, Comedy Central, ABC, NBC, CBS, Showtime, The Sci-Fi Network and A & E. He also starred in his own series ‘The Entertainment Files’ on Fox Television. He has performed for American Presidents, British Royalty, Saudi Princes and Hollywood legends and now he is performing for you on the ‘Big Headliner Show’ at the Palace Theatre as well as lecturing on Friday night.
JANIA TAYLOR (Michigan) With only 3 percent of magician’s being women, Jania is a real catch for this year’s ‘Battle’. She brings a refreshing touch of elegance to the art. You will step into an enchanted land of glamor with her musically choreographed silent act or laugh yourself silly when she presents her unique comedy magic. From the Grand Hotel on Mackinaw Island, to the Mississippi Queen River Boat, to the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, Jania delights her audiences. For the first time at any magic convention, Jania will be lecturing on the history of women in magic. She is sure to delight you with her on our ‘Big Headliner Show’ at the Palace Theatre.
ROBERT BAXT (Los Angeles). “If all the world’s a stage, he wants better lighting!) A ham since his birth in Brooklyn, New York, as a child Robert was off and entertaining with humor, balloon twisting, and comedy. When asked why he learned magic, Robert replied, “When I was a kid trying out my jokes on my family, my father was always asking me if I could disappear” After graduating college with a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Theater, Robert had to choose between two offers, Ringling Brothers Clown College or Law School. Robert chose the one he felt would better prepare him for a life in Comedy…. Law School. That eventually led to a full time career in show business. With three chances to see Robert at the ‘Battle’, his lecture, an appearance on the Friday Night ‘All Star Extravaganza Show’, and finally on the ‘Big Headliner Show’ at the Palace Theatre, you’re going to be happy he selected….Law School and a career in comedy.
Ardan James - The Animated Illusionist
ARDEN JAMES (Milwaukee) “ The Animated Illusionist” is what he’s called. One of the most talented comedians, magicians, and dancers in show business today is what he is. His accolades are too numerous to mention them all, but they include; Medal Winner at the ‘World Magic Festival’ in Shanghai, China; Society of American Magicians 1st Place award winner multiple times plus the SAM People’s Choice Award. Has appeared on the ‘World’s Greatest Magic Show’ in Las Vegas. Performed in all 48 contiguous states as well as Europe, Japan, Australia and Canada. Arden has opened for numerous big names in show business including Mac King; Gary Shandling; Howie Mandel; and Ray Romano. He rarely performs at magic conventions - in fact this will be his only convention appearance this year! You won’t want to miss his lecture and of course his performance on the ‘Big Headliner Show’ at the Palace Theatre.
JASON HUDY (Michigan) Winner of several awards in the field of magic for performance excellence, Jason Hudy provides impossible magic and first-class entertainment in a one of a kind magical production. A seasoned professional of over 5000 performances, Jason is one of the busiest professional magicians in the world today. He has performed for organizations such as Chevrolet, Mitsubishi, Six Flag theme parks, ESPN, Lego and numerous cruise ships. Whether he is reading someone’s mind or making an audience member the star of the show, with Jason you will see the impossible and be entertained. His show features grand illusions, audience participation, special effects, music comedy and more. This will be Jason’s second appearance at the ‘Battle’ and we are excited to have him back on our ‘Big Headliner Show’.