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Master Illusionist at the Lakeport Opera House
August 21, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
The most highly acclaimed female illusionist in America, Lyn Dillies, will deliver a dazzling display of magic at the Lakeport Opera House on August 21 at 7:30 p.m. This spectacular, eye-defying illusion show will astound audiences of all ages and keep everyone on the edge of their seat.
“Magic has been my vehicle to not only entertain, but inspire lives and make a difference,” said Dillies who found her destiny at the age of 12. “It’s what I was born to do.”
Dillies, from Westport, Massachusetts, is a pioneer in a male-dominated field and has been performing for over 20 years. From the grandeur of New York City’s Lincoln Center to Hollywood’s Magic Castle, her unique brand of mystery, comedy and audience participation amazes and astounds through some of the most masterful, mind-blowing illusions in magic today. Dillies was the first illusionist ever to make two live Asian elephants appear in succession during the grand opening of the Buttonwood Park Zoo in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
“Lyn is amazing and on the cutting edge of illusionists,” said Emma Teto, Opera House talent director. “She’s wowed audiences at sold out shows all over the world. Her shows are visually stunning, with a Vegas flair of glitz and glamour mixed with a family-friendly appeal.”
In 2013, she became the first female illusionist in history to receive the prestigious Milbourne Christopher Award from the Society of American Magicians, joining a list that includes David Copperfield, Penn and Teller and Siegfried and Roy. In 2009, Dillies was awarded the Merlin Award for Female Illusionist of the Year from the International Magician’s Society. Dillies has appeared on television and has shared the stage with notable entertainers such as Marvin Hamlisch, Jeff Dunham, Bill Engval and Mikhail Baryshnikov. A pioneer in her field, Dillies has produces her Learn Magic with Lyn DVD, which empowers children to perform their own magic; has founded Your Vote is Magic!, a public service campaign to promote voter awareness to young people; and has created Magic at the Symphony program, which sets some of the most breathtaking illusions in magic against the beauty and drama of classical music played by a full symphony orchestra – a truly unique entertainment experience.
The Opera House is a 200-seat venue built for comfort, style and mobility. Every seat in the house has an unobstructed view, cocktail service and the best sound system for an experience unlike anything else in the area. Over $1 million was invested in the Opera House renovation which opened in June after being closed for 60 years. Originally built in 1882, this venue mixes modern design elements with historic charm for a unique cultural experience. The Opera House is once again home to live musical performances, theatre productions, comedians, magicians as well as being host to community-focused events, weddings, and private and corporate gatherings. Once a mainstay of Laconia’s Lakeport community, the Opera House is on center stage in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region.
For more information on events and to purchase tickets in advance, visit lakeportopera.com.