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VITALY BECKMAN stumped Penn & Teller twice on their hit TV show Fool Us. He has amazed and entertained audiences from all over the world, including his own off-Broadway run. He is hailed as one of the world's most unique and innovative illusionists. Now Vitaly brings his latest and most ambitious production to the stage with An Evening of Wonders.

Combining breathtaking visuals with Vitaly’s captivating style, An Evening of Wonders is an interactive theatrical experience that takes the audience on a magical journey. Along the way, Vitaly blends art and illusion to illustrate the story of his transformation from a boy with a dream to a man with a vision—the vision of a world where the rules of reality do not exist. In this world paintings spring to life, photographs become mini-movies, and audience members see their faces vanish from their driver’s licenses. Even time reverses as bare broken branches visibly repair and renew themselves with the green leaves of spring.

Featuring some of the most original illusions ever witnessed—many of which touch on tender topics such as love, loss, and growing old—Vitaly’s An Evening of Wonders does more than entertain. It moves, inspires, and instills within all who experience it a fresh perspective on life and a greater realization that ours is a world of beauty and wonder.
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Master illusionist Vitaly has mystified fans from all over the world, including Las Vegas superstars Penn & Teller whom he has successfully fooled twice in their hit TV show, Fool Us. From bringing pictures and drawings to life to erasing people from their own driver’s licenses, Vitaly’s signature illusions leave even the most jaded audience awestruck with many of them coming back to reexperience his jaw-dropping features.

Most recently, Vitaly’s show was produced off-Broadway by Daryl Roth, whose producing credits include Tony winners such as Kinky Boots and Indecent. Vitaly was booked for a limited, 16-week run at the prestigious Westside Theatre, the same venue where Penn & Teller started their careers in the 1980s.

Reputed as “one of the most unique and innovative illusionists in the world” (Chicago Tribune), Vitaly breathes innovation and artistry into the field of magic. He invented and designed every single illusion in his stage show, An Evening Wonders, treating spectators to theatrical entertainment not seen anywhere else in the world. Not only do they witness the elegant rendering of the impossible, but they are also charmed by Vitaly’s engaging personality and genuine desire to partake in his amazing acts.

Vitaly was 14 when he discovered his passion for magic. Soon he was developing his own material, entertaining his friends and family. Years later, he would abandon a career in engineering to focus on rebuilding people’s childlike sense of wonder and bridging the gap between dreams and reality.

There’s a tendency to call our era the 'seen-it-all' times. It’s hard to imagine that one man on a stage in East Vancouver could offer much that we haven’t seen. But – with the help of our imaginations, and his – he does.” – Vancouver Weekly