Since the opening of the Wisconsin Dells 550-set Rick Wilcox Magic Theater in 1999, master illusionists Rick and Suzan Wilcox have amazed and entertained thousands of guests who come to see their astonishing magic show. The theater's Grand Illusion Show lasts ninety minutes in duration, and plays to a full house of guests throughout the year. The show represents the best in live entertainment Wisconsin Dells has to offer, combining both comedy and magic with remarkable grand illusions.
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The Rick Wilcox magic show is updated each year, and features original illusions that keep the fast-paced and awe-inspiring live show fun and fresh. The audience will quickly get to know the master illusionists on stage with their amazing illusions, quick wit, and easy charm. Guests even have an opportunity to meet Rick and Suzan Wilcox after their spectacular show. Photographs and autographs are nightly occurrence at the theater's magic fireplace next the magic shop and lobby.
The award-winning, family-friendly magic show has made the Rick Wilcox Magic Theater one of the top "things to do in Wisconsin Dells" and a "must-see attraction" for anyone vising the Dells, a popular vacation spot in the Midwest. The attraction features over 1,100 reviews on the travel review site TripAdvisor, making the show one of the best entertainment choices in Wisconsin Dells. The theater has also been listed as the best in Wisconsin by Reader's Digest on their list of "The 50 Best Family Travel Destinations in Each State.
The Rick Wilcox Magic Theater is much more than a venue. The Wisconsin Dells theater has it very own story to share with guests. When the illusionists Rick and Suzan Wilcox found this theater, it was still known as the old "Country Legends Theater." The building dates back to the 1980's as a teen dance club before it was converted in 1990 to a country music theater. The couple's initial visit during which they first explore the vacant theater lasted almost seven hours. They saw sheer potential, unfazed by the shambles of concession stands and broken-down seating.
There were plenty of flaws in the theater, but these natives to Wisconsin were sure that they had found the perfect venue for their show, a place to chance their life on the road to performing show nearly every night in the same location. Following several months of renovation, the Wilcox's welcomed an audience made up of local businesses for an open house, along with two debut shows. The Rick Wilcox Magic Theater open to the public in May of 1999 to an audience of almost seven hundred people for the inaugural thirty-minute magic show.
The theater today is open throughout the entire year and is ninety-minute award-winning live show, featuring comedy, grand illusions, magic, and more than three hundred special effects and light cues. The once old run-down theater has become a memorable, "must-see" attraction in Wisconsin Dells through the vision and talent of Rick and Suzan Wilcox. With new illusions each year and volunteers every night, the Rick Wilcox magic show is always fun and fresh, even for guests who have previously been to the theater.
1670 Wisconsin Dells Parkway, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, website, Phone: 608-254-5511