Our kids are into magic, by way of a good buddy of D's - and a tv show called The Carbonaro Effect.
In an effort to buy less material things, and instead invest in more memory making...
We knew when illusionist Jay Owenhouse was performing right here in our town,
we simply had to go.
We didn't tell the kids were we were going...
instead, they knew we were going out to dinner and we simply told them it was family date night.
We arrived at the Performing Arts Center, a place we've never been for a show...
& the excitement was through the roof!
Once they had their tickets in hand, they knew they were seeing a magic show of sorts -
Illusionist, per the actual show...
But little did they know just how cool the show would be.
Jay Owenhouse has his own Bengal Tigers!
My pictures are terrible, but you get the gist.
The whole - no flash thing, not wanting to be busy taking pics and miss anything, thing...you know!
Hanging upside down in a straight jacket, with ropes burning above him,
with giant jaws of teeth just waiting to chomp him!
The kids were excited, and it was a great family outing for us.
He even made it snow inside!
Though, we could do without that this time of year!
After the show, Jay and his young daughter, also a part of the show,
(all of his children are)
It was a true highlight for our kids.
I always, ALWAYS say no, to souvenirs when we attend random events.
I usually tell the kids we'll look online and find it cheaper - and then they forget, and everyone wins.
This time though, because they sold me 2 books for $20
(just one book was $15.00)
I said yes.
Take note Disney on Ice!
Give us a deal, we'll bite!
The kids could not believe it, but I said yes, & they do love their magic coloring books.
The pages need coloring, wait, someone colored all the pages! Say what? BLANK PAGES!
How's they do that?
It's a treasure they'll have for a long time.
One of those super cool 'remember when' moments, and I'm all about that!
Jay showed a video during his performance about his beautiful tigers, and had some signs up as well.
I googled it when I got home, too, because, well,
I have to know that what I'm supporting and talking about is what it appears.
I was pleased that everything I read online says these animals are well taken care of,
as it appeared to us by the production & company.
I was fortunate enough to see Sigfried and Roy years ago in Las Vegas, and while Jay Owenhouse is not the same caliber as that show was, this was an amazing experience
and a super fun time had by our entire family.
It makes me sad that I won't ever take my kids to a circus - I loved going to the circus as a kid...but I know too much now...
Anyhoo...when there are experiences like this around town to take in...
Who needs anything else?
*** This is an independent review of a random family fun night out. We paid full price for our tickets, and were not compensated in any way, shape or form for this review. We are just going about our life, our blog, documenting some of the fun we're finding along the way. ***