Grand Magic Show scheduled for Saturday, August 20 in Tucson | Arts and theater

By Loc Tran for the Arizona Daily Star

If you go What: 29th annual Stars of Magic show. With: John Shryock & Mari Lynn, George Franzen, Hiro, Norm Marini, Shane Cohen, Mike Bekedam, John Redmon, Gabe Lim, Ross Horwitz, Art Trillo, Roxy Sellers, Bobby Maverick and Nate Anderson. When: 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 20. Where: Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. Tickets: $15 adults, $12 children 12 and under at the door or in advance at

Stars of Magic is more than just a sleight of hand.

It’s a night of grand illusions, drama, dance and comedy that commands admiration from audiences and is sure to fill the Temple of Music and Art on Saturday August 20th.

John Shryock of Tucson is set to return to the 29th anniversary of Stars of Magic, a premier annual magic event that features local and national magicians. Shryock, who performed in all but five shows, skipped last year’s presentation because he was booked in Macau, China.

John Shryock and Mari Lynn, along with 12 other magicians from the Tucson Chapter of the Society of American Magicians, will pull out all the stops to wow audiences in a two-hour show.

Internationally known for his big illusions and high-energy performances, Shryock praises the Tucson chapter and event. It was a video of her performance at the first Stars of Magic event in 1988 that landed her her first gig at the Magic Castle in Hollywood.

Brian L. Hartfield