Magic, like friendship, relies little on that which is real and more on random appearances from doves. Become chummy with some tricks with this GrouponLive deal to see Spencers Theatre of Illusion at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. For $20, you get one ticket for orchestra-section seating in rows P–U on Thursday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $39.83 value, including all Ticketmaster fees).
As the husband-and-wife team that comprises Spencers Theatre of Illusion, Kevin and Cindy Spencer have levitated across nearly three decades of performances, collecting countless accolades and a prestigious Merlin Award along the way. Throughout their renowned shows, the married masters of marvel chase each shot of magic with an equal gulp of sophistication, infusing original tricks with sweeping hand gestures and palpable tension for a production with more drama and personality than Tim Burton's diary. Witnesses to the on-stage spectacle question reality and the trustworthiness of top hats as solid walls become gateways into other worlds, assistants vanish from sight, and minds are closely read during one illusion that incorporates the entire audience. To further use the rejuvenating wonders of their talents, the Spencers have also been travelling to hospitals around the world since 1984, using magic to aid the healing process of physically challenged patients.