Though possessed of immense power, magicians are sworn to use their skills for useful purposes, such as entertaining or sawing apart and realigning showgirl midriffs. Catch a master performing his public service with today's GrouponLive deal: for $30, you get one ticket for VIP seating at The Magic of Rick Thomas Holiday Show at the Tropicana Las Vegas (up to a $61 value, including all ticketing fees). Tickets are good for any show through Saturday, December 31. Shows start at 4 p.m. every day, with additional shows at 7 p.m. from Monday, December 26, through Saturday, December 31.
Rick Thomas wows audiences with flashy routines, belief-beggaring illusions, and witty stage banter. Backed up by a cadre of costumed dancing girls and trained animals, Thomas suspends the laws of physics with insouciant aplomb, levitating assistants, vanishing dancers inside cloth capes, and summoning birds out of thin air. Massive bengal tigers join in on the act, showing off feline grace by not blurting out how every trick is done. Audience interaction lets kids and adults up on stage to share in magic-making extravaganzas, joining in on Thomas's illusions and sparkling repartee. VIP seating gives patrons up-close views of Thomas performing flabbergasting magic and pocketing quarters, stolen from thrifty ears.