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  • Billy Topit Film Screening on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 @ 7:00 PM, Whitney Hall
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  • STARS OF MAGIC Opening Gala on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 @ 8:00 PM, Whitney Hall
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  • WORLD STARS OF MAGIC on Thursday, July 13, 2017 @ 8:00 PM, Whitney Hall
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  • INTL. MAGIC COMPETITION on Friday, July 14, 2017 @ 8:00 PM, Whitney Hall
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  • STARS OF MAGIC GRAND FINALE on Saturday, July 15, 2017 @ 8:00 PM, Whitney Hall
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  • Location: The Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St - GET DIRECTIONS
  • Date(s): Tuesday, July 11th - Saturday, July 15th
  • Ages: All ages
  • Price: $28.00 per event | Film: $18.00 adults, $13.00 ages 13 and under
  • Running Time: Film screening: Approximately 2 hours | Remaining performances: Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes each 
  • Access Services: Accessible Seating, Assistive Listening System | 502-566-5111 (V) or 502-566-5140 (TTY)?
    • Wheelchair Accessible
    • Hearing

SCENE at the Center, our small plates eatery, offers bar and food service two hours prior to most performances in Whitney Hall and the Bomhard Theater. Kitchen service ends as the curtain rises, but beverage service will continue throughout the performances and extend through midnight on Friday and Saturday nights.

Show Details

"One Red Carpet Premier and FOUR elegant, enchanting evenings of top magical entertainment for the entire family” – these are the words being used to describe five very special productions featuring top international magicians doing the acts that have made them headliners in the world of magic. This year one movie premier and four entirely different shows are offered – all splendid, all wonderfully entertaining, all representing the very best that the art has to offer. These presentations are a unique opportunity for the public to see world famous magicians performing their best magic for their peers. From start to finish each performance is a show-stopper.

Red Carpet Premiere Billy Topit Master Magician  | Tuesday, July 11th @ 6:00 PM (Red Carpet Event 6:00 PM | Film Screening 7:00 PM)

Join Lance Burton, Mac King, leading lady Joelle Righetti, Fielding West and Michael Goudeau at the Louisville Premiere of the award-winning film, Billy Topit Master Magician, at The Kentucky Center’s Whitney Hall.  Billy Topit Master Magician took the Award for Best Family Film at the 2016 Wild Rose Independent Film Festival. It also won Distinctive Achievement Awards for Production Design, Art Direction, Costumes, and Visual Effects. Lance also won a Distinctive Achievement Award for Acting. Lance, Mac, Michael, Joelle, Fielding, and Bob Massey, visual effects award winner, will conduct an interview and Q&A session at the film’s conclusion. Tickets are being sold to raise funds for the Kentucky Humane Society.

STARS OF MAGIC Opening Gala | Wednesday, July 12th @ 8:00 PM

 A family oriented magic and novelty stage show featuring world famous magicians from the USA, Canada, and Japan.  The newspaper magic of Master of Ceremonies Gene Anderson will introduce you to the new wave magic of America’s Got Talent finalist Hiroki Hara from Japan.  World Champion juggler, David Deeble and Tony Chapek’s magic technology bring novelty and comedy to the show.  Canada’s Ted and Marion Outerbridge come from their just completed China tour to close the show with their award winning astonishing illusions.

WORLD STARS OF MAGIC | Thursday, July 13th @ 8:00 PM

An outstanding variety show featuring mentalism, plate-spinning, juggling and award-winning magic.  Master of Ceremonies Max Maven will read minds as he brings on international magic stars Po-cheng from Taiwan, Japan’s Kenji Minemura, and world champion Juliana Chen from China.  Pat Davison’s plate spinning and the juggling of Mabelle Gako Davison bring novelty and the comedy magic of Martin Lewis round out this fabulous evening of family entertainment.

INTERNATIONAL MAGIC COMPETITION | Friday, July 14th @ 8:00 PM

Las Vegas’ leading comedy magician Fielding West will Emcee the international competition for the highest Awards in Magic, the International Brotherhood of Magicians Gold Medal of Excellence and the Society of American Magicians Gold Medal of Honor.  Finalists selected from competition earlier in the week will perform and be judged by their peers for the highest awards in Magic.  Guest star and world-famous juggler Michael Goudeau, a featured Las Vegas performer during a 19-year run of Lance Burton’s Monte Carlo magic show will round out the evening’s entertainment.

STARS OF MAGIC GRAND FINALE | Saturday, July 15th @ 8:00 PM

America’s Got Talent Finalist Derek Hughes hosts a spectacular evening of world famous magic featuring the elegant dramatic unbelievable fast costume changes of David and Dania; Maestro Voronin, Europe’s famous man of mystery from the Ukraine; and Canada’s Murray Hatfield and Teresa who close out the second half of the show with breathtaking and beautiful magic illusions.  A unique evening of the world’s best magicians performing for their peers.