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Monday, December 7, 2015

TRIKSTARS - Masters of Trickery only from 5 to 20 December 2015

Running out of ideas for date night? Stumped for what to do during this school holidays? How about some magic? 

Casts with local celebrities during the Premiere of TRISTARS - Masters of Trickery

Head on down to Sunway Lagoon and catch the highly acclaimed TRIKSTARS - Master of Trickery by Dion & Randall Productions. TRIKSTARS is not any old magic show but a show featuring internationally acclaimed magicians and illusionists showcasing their unique blend of spectacular stunts, magic, and comedy! However this 2 hour show filled with entertaining 3D effects, amazing stage props, and breathtaking pyro techniques is only going to be in town from 5 to 20 December 2015 and will run every Wednesday to Monday at 8:00pm.

When I got invited to the Premiere on 5 December 2015, I thought it would be a novel idea for a date night. You see, it's very easy to forget that you are a couple when you take on the role of a parent you know (especially moms). So, my husband had suggested  a couple of weeks ago that we need to make some time at least once a week to hangout out ...just the two of us. 

We arrived at 6.30pm at Sunway Lagoon Surf Beach entrance and headed down for early dinner at The Lighthouse. After filling our tummies we took the feeder train to the Sunway Lagoon Amphitheater where the fun was awaiting us. Actually, the train ride itself felt like an amusement park ride (in a good way) and the view of Sunway at night was simply breathtaking. 

Snuggling like you should during date night. That's the opening band in the background.

We were warmly greeted at the entrance of the amphitheater and we chose our preferred spot as it was free seating. You may want to go early for this reason. As we waited we were entertained by a very up beat and cheerful marching band that played latest hit songs such as 'Good Girl by Robin Thicke' as they cheekily swayed their hips and moved to their own music. There was about 2,000 people at the Amphitheater for the premiere including some celebrities such as Sasha Saidin, Muhammad Haslam bin Abdul Rahmad, Elizabeth Tan, Brian Lim and local rock band An Honest Mistake. I also saw a glimpse of the boyishly cute Sonaone hehe. Yes, because he is cute he gets a separate mention lol.
We ran in to some friends at the event - fellow bloggers Jason & Clarrisha

The event started with an opening speech by Mr. HC Chan, Chief Executive Officer of Sunway Shopping Malls and Theme Parks. He said, “Being a strong brand that is well recognized in the International and Malaysian theme-park market, the partnership between Sunway Lagoon and Dion & Randall Productions is a strategic one, and a great way for us to put forth another fantastic event for the benefit of our customers. Through TRIKSTARS we are taking the audience on a fantasy journey of escapism, giving people the opportunity to spend quality time with their friends and families, something that Sunway Lagoon holds very dear,”
 
Phelston Jones - the guy with super quick hands

There was a total of seven performers all the way from from Las Vegas and Europe. The show was started by Phelston Jones who captivated audience members with his mix of magic and satire. Honestly I felt a bit uneasy at first but I think it is because he got in to character so well that I believed it was real or maybe it is real? lol. 

Sylvester the Jester - Real life cartoon

Then there was this guy, an American magician Sylvester the Jester who was a real life cartoon who was pretty adorable.  He dazzled viewers as he brought a cartoon character to life.

However my favourite was Magus Utopia and the King Charles Troupe followed by Award winning dance couple Sebastian and Kristina who did the quick dress change among other tricks. The quick dress change is amazing! To see it on YouTube and to see it live before your eyes is something else!

Magus Utopia - one of the nightmare scenes

Magus Utopia, an award winning act kept us all at the edge of our seats with their dark spin to magic. They were perfect! Their act was called Nightmares and they succeeded creating a real life nightmare with their dramatic and believable costumes, storytelling, strong visuals and illusions. 

The King Charles Troupe - Super cool & entertaining

The King Charles Troupe played an awesome game of high-energy basketball played entirely on unicycles to some real cool hip hop music as the crowd cheered them on.

Rudy Colby, The Coolest Magician on Earth - great audience interaction 

Last but not least I enjoyed watching The ‘Coolest Magician on Earth’ Rudy Colby's act. I mean, I kinda know the science behind the act but he is so good that he still managed to fascinate me.

J'aime Holland and the dancers in one of their performances

So in a nutshell, Themodelmom not only puts her chop or approval but recommends that you catch this show! Oh and in between the acts be prepared to be wowed by famed songstress J’aime Holland and the Vegas styled dancers as well as B-boys. Other than magic, be prepared to enjoy the extravagant costumes! Ok, I said nutshell. It's a big nut I guess hehe.

Magus Utopia in another chilling scene

Note: I don't recommend this for very young children as there are some scenes that would be too scary or dangerous (in case they try it at home you know).
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TRIKSTARS – Masters of Trickery is produced by Dion and Randall International founded by Adam Dion Bahoudian and Nina Randall Bahoudian who bring with them over 35 years of experience in stage, theatre, film, television, music, costume design and talent management.

“This is our first collaboration with Sunway Lagoon and not only are we proud of this partnership, we are very excited to have learnt that tickets are selling out quickly indicating just how well the show has been received. Sunway Lagoon is a leader in the family entertainment industry and we are delighted to be working with them, in a partnership that has great potential for success,” shared Adam Dion Bahoudian, co-founder of Dion and Randall International.

TRIKSTARS – Masters of Trickery runs every Wednesday to Monday from 5th December to 20th December 2015 at 8:00pm. Ticket prices are available from RM 70 for children and RM 100 for adults. Book your tickets now at ticketcharge.com.my.

TRIKSTARS – Masters of Trickery is proudly sponsored by Coca Cola, Nestle, Milo and 100 Plus.


For more information, kindly contact Sunway Lagoon at +603-5639 0000 or log on to Sunway Lagoon’s website at www.sunwaylagoon.com or its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SunwayLagoonMalaysia.

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