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ILLUSIONS has been voted "Best Magic Show" in Las Vegas 2015!

2015-05-30 17:53:

Every year the Las Vegas Review Journal lets it's readers vote for the best Hotels, Shows, Restaurants and Attractions.
More than 250.000 Las Vegas Locals voted The New ILLUSIONS starring Jan Rouven "Best Magic Show in Las Vegas 2015".

The show performs nightly (except Tuesdays) at 6 pm at the Tropicana Hotel Las Vegas.

Tropicanas state of the art theater features one of the largest stages on the Las Vegas Strip! Come and witness one of the largest Magic Show in Las Vegas!

With great, high energy music, effective staging & lighting and very hot dancers – this show has something for everyone.

"Jan has a wonderful charm and warmth that is frankly incredibly endearing and so rare these days in Live entertainment." - Alex Belfield (Celebrity Radio, UK)

The New ILLUSIONS plays nightly at 6 pm (dark Tuesdays) and tickets are available at the Show Tickets Desk inside the Tropicana Casino, by calling 702.800.5888 or online.

ILLUSIONS starring Jan Rouven is now playing nightly at 7 pm at the Tropicana Las Vegas

2014-11-30 21:05:

After a successful run for more that 3 years on the Las Vegas Strip, ILLUSIONS found a new home: The Tropicana Las Vegas.
Their state of the art theater features one of the largest stages on the Las Vegas Strip! Come and witness one of the largest Magic Show in whole Las Vegas which has been voted "Best Magic Show 2013" by the readers of the Las Vegas Review Journal.
The New ILLUSIONS plays nightly at 7 pm (dark Fridays) and tickets are available at the Show Tickets Desk inside the Tropicana Casino, by calling 702.800.5888 or online.
Jan Rouven, brilliant Master Illusionist and recipient of the 2014 Merlin Award, blends humor and energy as he amazes the audience with his death-defying stunts and illusions! Supported by the extremely gifted Illusion Dancers, Jan Rouven astounds and mesmerizes the audience, both young and old.When we think of Rouven's multitude of daring and incredible illusions, including being impaled on a 21-foot industrial drill, levitating himself sixteen feet into the air, and even nearly drowning after being chained andcuffed under water, we can understand why European audiences labeled him "The Man with Nine Lives."The cutting-edge choreography and funky costumes give the show a modern feel, and the audience members sit on the edge of their seats as Rouven puts his life into their hands by asking volunteers to help him in hisdeath-defying illusions.After seeing his show, you will know why Rouven has been honored with some of the most important international awards of the entertainment industry, such as "Magician of the Year" and "Entertainer of the Year." This is one ofthe most truly memorable experiences in all of Las Vegas because Rouven may be a magician, but his talent is absolutely no illusion.

ILLUSIONS starring Jan Rouven celebrates 3 Year Anniversary at the Riviera Hotel & Casino

2014-07-14 07:13:

On July 19th, 2014 ILLUSIONS starring Jan Rouven will celebrate it's 3 Year Anniversary at the world famous Riviera Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip!

The show opened  on July 19th, 2011 and the Mayor of Las Vegas proclaimed that Day the official "Jan Rouven Day" in Las Vegas.

Jan is very proud to call the Riviera his home. "Countless big name stars have performed here thorugout the years, Barbara Steisand, Frank Sinatra and Elvis just to name a few, and I am thrilled to perform my show ILLUSIONS every night on the Rivera stage!"

JAN ROUVEN received the coveted MERLIN AWARD for Illusionist of the Year 2014

2014-06-08 19:59:

On June 7, 2014 JAN ROUVEN has been awarded with the prestigious MERLIN AWARD for „Illusionist of the Year 2014“ by the International Magicians Society, New York!

The International Magicians Society is the Worldst Largest Magicians Society with more than 37.000 Members Worldwide.

The Merlin Award ist he most pretigous Award given in the World of Magic. It is to Magic what the Oscar is to film, the Emmy is to Television and the Tony is to Theater.

The International Magcians Society only presents the Award to those Entertainers who have archieved the highest level of performance in their craft, on a national and international stage.

The criteria considered for a winner includes talent, showmanship, originalty, outstanding skills and of course that rare ability to excite and entertain under any condition.

The Merlin Award has been presented to Jan Rouven during his 7 pm sold out performance of ILLUSIONS last nightinside the Starlite Theater at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Illusions Starring Jan Rouven | Sat.-Thur. (dark Friday), 7 p.m. | $59, $69 & $99 VIP | Starlite Theatre, Riviera | 702-794-9525

Jan Rouven's ILLUSIONS plays nightly 7 pm at the Riviera Hotel & Casino

2012-05-13 23:00:

Sleek, stylish, verging on couture and probably something you’d see in the crowd at a chic, post-goth nightclub, the costumed dancers of Jan Rouven’s Illusions are your first glimpse into the world of the German-born magician’s impressive production at the Riviera, but they’re only one aspect. Every detail in Illusions—from infectious Adele and Katy Perry remixes that form a contemporary musical backdrop, to moody lighting and artful dance interludes—is modern. Then, of course, there is Rouven himself. Effortless, charming and likeable, the illusionist is easily, and rightfully, the star of the night, commanding the rapt attention of the audience in the intimate Starlite Theatre with little effort from the moment he steps onto the twinkling stage.

It’s easy to see why Rouven keeps that attention beyond his personality, though: the magician’s tricks all share an undercurrent of danger that will have you on the edge of your seat. During Blades of Doom, two, enormous saw blades come careening towards a handcuffed Rouven, enclosed in a pyramid-shaped box and awaiting certain death, before he emerges unscathed, from somewhere offstage, beneath a flowing robe. Despite the thrill that courses through the audience during the more dangerous parts of the show, Rouven shines brightest when he’s interacting with the audience and involving willing members of the crowd in a trick. In one of our favorite moments of audience participation—a twist on Russian roulette involving hidden knives—Rouven asks a participant from the audience to rely on his own intuition, deciding whether or not the paper bag Rouven is about to smash his hand down on contains an upturned blade beneath it or not. To add to the suspense, Rouven enlists a separate audience member to mix up the bags, including the bag containing the blade, as Rouven and his intuitive audience member face the crowd and chat. It’s a trick that will leave you scratching your head with amazement in one of many, “How did he do that?” moments of the night.

Other favorite moments include Rouven’s eerily accurate prediction-in-a-box trick and his Houdini-esque water tank trick, which invites the audience to hold their breath along with a chained Rouven as he attempts to escape from a watery prison, chained to the bottom of a tank of water.

Whether you’ve seen every magic show in Vegas twice or none at all, Illusions will give you a new appreciation of modern magic and possibly, a favorite, new celebrity.

Illusions Starring Jan Rouven | Sat.-Thur. (dark Friday), 7 p.m. | $49, $69 & $99 VIP | Starlite Theatre, Riviera | 702-794-9433

Jan Rouven will move his Show ILLUSIONS to the Las Vegas Strip

2012-01-09 10:54:

Happy New Year Everyone!

We have great News to share: The CEO of the Riviera Hotel & Casino came to see Jan Rouven's Show ILLUSIONS at the Clarion Hotel & Casino, liked it and signed a contract with us to move over the Show to his Hotel!

After just a 6 month run at the Clarion we will move the show to the Riviera Hotel & Casino on the Strip!

ILLUSIONS will close Jan. 12 at the Clarion and reopen at the Riviera on March 1.

Shows will be Nightly at 7 pm (dark Wednesdays).

Tickets will be available online, by calling 702-800-5888 or Tickemaster 800-745-3000.

Enjoy Holiday Magic for the entire family!

2011-12-08 09:31:





Direct From Europe: Master Illusionist Jan Rouven Opens New Show In Las Vegas

2011-06-08 06:48:

 Direct from Europe, world-renowned Master Illusionist Jan Rouven brings a new hair-raising, death-defying show to Las Vegas with Illusions at the FAME Theater inside Clarion Hotel & Casino.  Not for the faint of heart, Illusions opens July 1 and will astound audiences Thursdays – Tuesdays (dark Wednesdays) at 7 p.m. with his original nail-biting inducing illusions performed with debonair charm and a handsome smile.  Tickets are on sale now, starting at $49, and can be purchased by calling (702) 800-5888, online at or direct through Facebook at Beginning July 1, tickets will also be available at the FAME Theater Box Office inside Clarion Hotel & Casino Thursdays – Tuesdays from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Jan Rouven's first touring show to kick off in Germany

2010-12-14 19:36: JAN ROUVEN rehearsing for a live television broadcast
Following his success in Europe and Las Vegas Jan Rouven is preparing his first touring show in Germany. Jan Rouven is the first German who was booked by the well-known casinos to perform in Las Vegas since magic legends SIEGFRIED & ROY. More than 60 million TV viewers and a live audience of more than 3 million people is already amazed by the young illusionist. Accompanied by the famous "German TV Ballet" he will start his tour on easter 2011. Are you planning to visit Germany? Check out tourdates and tickets here!

Jan Rouven back perfoming in Las Vegas by popular demand

2010-11-05 10:09: Moving Billboard on the Las Vegas Strip For crazy stunts, you’re in luck if you are in Las Vegas: Through Nov. 30, international master illusionist Jan Rouven performs at the Fremont Street Experience for his act, “Jan Rouven Presents Death-Defying Illusions.” Not for the faint at heart, Rouven’s show features some of the world’s most dangerous acts. The show plays nightly at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. on the 1st Street stage!

Jan Rouvens contract in Las Vegas has been extended

2009-12-12 11:15: Jan Rouven & Siegfried auf der Fremont Street in Las Vegas Jan Rouven, international master illusionist from Germany, made his Las Vegas debut at the Fremont Street Experience, by headlining OktoberFrightFest with his dangerous, spectacular and brilliant acts in Jan Rouven Presents Death-Defying Illusions. Rouven brings thrills and breathtaking risks to the Fremont Street Experience with his larger-than-life acts and stage props, including the mind-blowing "Drill of Death." Rouven, billed as "The Man With Nine Lives," has won top awards including the International Magician's Society "2007 Entertainer of the Year," an award previously held by magic greats David Copperfield and Siegfried & Roy. Last night, Siegfried made a trip downtown to catch Rouven's act. Jan performs seven nights a week at the 1st Street Stage at 8 and 10 p.m. Originally scheduled to close his show on Halloween night, Jan Rouven has now been held over until the end of November.

Prepare to be Shocked and Amazed as International Master Illusionist Jan Rouven Stuns Audiences Nightly in Las Vegas

2009-09-13 10:12: Jan Rouven in Las Vegas Jan Rouven will bring his dangerous, spectacular and brilliant acts to Fremont Street Experience with his show, “Jan Rouven Presents Death-Defying Illusions.” Rouven presents spectacular illusions in a modern package, creating an intense atmosphere for audiences. His tendency towards highly dangerous acts have also given him the nickname, "The Man with Nine Lives."

"I’m excited to be performing at Fremont Street Experience during OktoberFrightFest,” Rouven said. “I have shocked and amazed audiences around the world with my unique act and I encourage all of Las Vegas to come out and see why they call me The Man with Nine Lives."

Jan Rouven is currently working on an international tour and will soon launch a TV-reality series. He takes the 1st Street Stage on Fremont Street seven days a week at 8 and 10 p.m.

Jan Rouven: International Recognicion

2009-05-28 10:04: International Recognicion Jan Rouven has been awarded some of the most important international awards of the entertainment industry. He became "Illusionist of the Year" following David Copperfield and Siegfried & Roy, he won the "Audience Award Monte Carlo Magic Stars" presented by Princess Stephanie of Monaco and was elected as "Entertainer of the Year" by the International Magicians Society, New York.

He has set a new standard with his monumental illusions which are unique worldwide. He presents spectacular illusions in a modern package, creating an intense atmosphere.
Burning circular saws are racing towards the cuffed and chained illusionist at a breack-neck speed, a jet turbine sucks him into the running rotor, a seven meter mine drill visibly penetrates his torso - his tendency towards highly dangerous acts also gave him the nickname "The Man with Nine Lives".
A live audience of more than 3,000,000 people and over 55 milion TV viewers were fascinated by Jan Rouven!