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Ames Center - Proscenium Main Stage Hall
formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center 12600 Nicollet Ave. Burnsville, MN 55337
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4 reviews
1 stars
The venue is wonderful. Great seats where ever you sit. Acting was just so-so for this performance.
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12 events
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1 stars
Went to Jensen's Cafe prior to event. Food wasn't that great, overpriced, and the service was a tad slow. Wouldn't go there again.
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"Spencers: Theatre of Illusion"
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attended Mar 08 2012

My girlfriend and I was invited by my family. We have never seen a Illusionist before. He was really good. I would suggest going to see the entertainment.

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To learn more about The Spencers, visit their website.


For more than a decade, they have dazzled the world with their engaging personalities, entertaining stage magic, and breath-taking illusions. With one of the largest touring illusion companies in the United States, the Spencers transport several tons of state-of-the-art illusions and special effects from city to city. They work with some of the leading inventors, creators and builders in the industry to incorporate original never-before-seen illusions into their production.

They continue to bring a fresh meaning to the world “magic” for a new generation of spectators. Theatre of Illusion is a sophisticated production filled with original magical creations designed exclusively for The Spencers. People levitate, walk through walls, vanish, and reappear. And in one illusion, the entire audience is asked to participate in a stunning, interactive mind reading experience!

They believe in magic, both on and off the stage. Spencer is the creator of the Healing of Magic program designed for healthcare professionals working in the field of rehabilitation. Simple magic tricks are used to aid patient recovery by improving motor coordination and cognitive skills. They are the recipients of the Harry Chapin Award for Contributions to Humanity for these efforts. Spencer recently released a new project, Hocus Focus, developed for special education teachers and students. It combines education and imagination to help children improve their abilities in planning, sequencing, organizing tasks, fine motor skills, concentration, and more.

Entertainers come and go but few leave behind a lasting impression on their audiences or their art. The Spencers are one of those rare exceptions. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this show – you won’t believe your eyes!

About the Ticket Supplier: Ames Center

The Ames Center, formerly the Burnsville Performing Arts Center is dedicated to: Fostering the growth, development and appreciation of the performing arts through the presentation of the broadest possible range of cultural, entertainment and artistic activities and events; providing a home to the community’s major performing arts groups; serving as a community center for the visual arts, business and educational meetings and presentations and providing economic stimulus for the benefit of the residents of Burnsville and the surrounding region.

This mission statement, as developed by VenuWorks, suggests that the Ames Center, in order to contribute to the creation of a vital, active downtown area, must host a broad spectrum of events including local arts, regional cultural organizations, popular concerts, family shows, business meetings, social gatherings and lectures and more.

From the City of Burnsville 2030 Comprehensive Plan:
“Art and culture are increasingly recognized as integral and necessary components of our social fabric, contributing to the economy and quality of life in cities and communities. In our increasingly mobile and diverse society, investments in culture and creativity are essential to building vibrant, competitive and sustainable communities for the twenty first century.”