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The Unbelievables Christmas Spectacular Opens November 16 at the Eldorado

For Immediate Release

Thu, Nov 1, 2018


Sara Robbins



RENO, Nev. (Oct. 22, 2018) — The producers of Broadway’s smash hit “The Illusionists” and

THE ROW have brought together the world’s greatest entertainers for a spell-binding and incredible holiday production, “The Unbelievables Christmas Spectacular” at the Eldorado Showroom. Experience the magic of Christmas with dazzling illusions and breathtaking cirque artists performing to all of your favorite holiday music. Opening Nov. 16 and running through Jan. 6, this year’s holiday production features “America’s Got Talent” finalist and singing sensation Evie Clair, magical doves, duo trapeze straps, the Russian bar and local school choirs leading the audience in timeless Christmas carols. 

This 360-degree, all-encompassing and cutting-edge production will feature new, daring performances and the return of Champagne seating, which gives show-goers the opportunity to be up close and personal with the “Unbelievable” cast.

Meet the Cast!

Evie Clair (Singer)

Clair is known for her unique and beautiful gift of vocal expression and piano arranging. Her public debut came when she placed in the Top Ten of Season 12 of “America’s Got Talent” where she wowed the judges and audience with her breathtaking performances. She has nearly 100 thousand YouTube followers and her original pop album “Okay Day” hit the top 50 iTunes Pop Chart.

Not only does she sing and perform with remarkable control and dignity, she has a deep inner strength and spirituality that was captured on camera during her national broadcast appearances. While she battled for viewer’s votes and the judges’ positive reviews on stage, off-stage she and her family struggled with her father’s battle against cancer. She captured hearts with her deeply personal performances dedicated to her father. He quietly passed away a week before the finals and Clair found the courage to continue with the competition saying, “My dad taught me after I started something, to always finish it. That’s why I’m fighting to the end, just like he did.” Her faith and confidence as inspired many.

Dana Daniels (Host)

Dana Daniels, teamed with his Psychic Parrot Luigi (yes, a Psychic Parrot), have been entertaining at Corporate events around the country. With Daniels as the comedian and Luigi as the straight bird, the duo never fail to fracture an audience with laughter. Daniels sets out to prove his little green friend is truly clairvoyant by performing incredible magic blended with rapid-fire clean comedy and audience participation. He has been recognized by his peers as one of the best comedian magicians working today. His past accolades include: Comedy Magician of the Year (from the Academy of Magical Arts), Two-time Stage Magician of the Year (from the Academy of Magical Arts) and he was awarded the Jimmy Durante Comedy Award.

Daniels is also one of the stars of the hit touring show “The Illusionists - Turn of the Century” where he has performed in such places as Dubai, Australia and on Broadway at the famous Palace Theatre where they broke box office records as the most successful magic show in Broadway history. His television appearances include “Stand up Live,” “America’s Got Talent,” “Evening at the Improv,” the CBS Morning Show, NBC’s “Comedy Club,” “News Radio,” “Masters of Illusions,” Lance Burton’s “Magic Special” and the best-selling clean comedy DVD series “Thou Shalt Laugh.” Daniels has also opened for stars such as Ray Romano, Amy Grant, Vince Gill and Randy Travis.

Yulia Kurkina (Sand Artist)

While studying various graphic techniques like watercolor painting, engraving, linocut, charcoal, and ink drawing, Yulia Kurkina discovered sand as an art form, which transformed her into the awe-inspiring artist that she is today. Kurkina became fascinated by the vivacity and flow of sand, as well as the unpredictability of sand pictures. In 2010, she joined the studio of sand animation in Kharkov and spent 24 hours a day learning the methods of sand drawing. Through building and transforming worlds with the brush of her fingertips, Kurkina doesn’t just perform magic, she creates it.

Joseph Gabriel (Illusionist)

Joseph Gabriel made his Las Vegas debut fittingly in the most lavish show in town, the “Lido de Paris” atthe Stardust Hotel. Two years later he was asked to star in “City Lites” at the Flamingo Hilton where he performed for ten consecutive years. In 1996, Gabriel made the leap from Las Vegas to Broadway when he created and opened his own full-evening show entitled “Magic on Broadway.” The show opened to rave reviews and ran for an unprecedented 18 months. Within the first three months, the show broke all box office records at the Lamb’s Theatre.

Gabriel’s stage presence is commanding, distinctive and hypnotic. His originality in style and presentation is a sight to behold, making a marvelous mixture of kinetic energy on stage. It is his creativity and power of performance that has brought him to the forefront as one of the leaders in shaping the future of magic.

Duo X Lines: Sergei Kozakov & Anastasiia Niukina (Duo Straps)

Sergei and Anastasiia have been in the Circus industry for many years, first working as soloists and now creating acts together. Their specialty is aerial duo straps. Kozakov started out later in life and became a solo artist training in aerial gymnastics and acrobatics. He then went onto making his professional solo straps act which contained unique, strong tricks including a breathtaking drop.

Niukina started training at a very young age and specializes in rhythmic gymnastics, contortion and acrobatics. She is a champion of many titles and competitions and a multi-skilled artist able to perform rhythmics, contortion acts, aerial hoop, aerial straps and aerial silk.

Since meeting, the duo have created an amazing partnership with incredible jaw-dropping acts. They have travelled the world and performed in a variety of venues and have worked very hard to create different and unique acts for audiences of all ages.

Duo Miracle - Roman Khafizov & Yevheniia Obolonina (Duo Adagio)

In an awe-inspiring display of power, flexibility and balance, Roman Khafizov and Yevheniia Obolonina have been performing Duo Adagio together for four years with true dedication and passion. Balancing upon one another in unison, Obolonina began her life ambition at the age of four, quickly becoming a master of sports before moving on to the circus. She met Khafizov in Kiev and they have been inseparable ever since.

Liu Dongchen (Diabolo)

Born in Cangzhou, Dongchen joined the esteemed Cangzhou City Acrobatic Troupe at 12 years old and has performed his mesmerizing diabolo juggling routine all over the globe. Derived from the Chinese yo-yo, the diabolo soars through the air with ease, completely controlled by its master. Dongchen is fast, furious and dexterously skilled in this ancient art, turning his diabolo into a toss-and-catch waterfall exhibiting flawless control and startling accuracy of judgment.  His delightful demonstration of juggling demands both physical and mental discipline and agility. 

Vanin Brothers: Alexander Vanin, Andrei Cherniaev, Vadim Naumov (Russian Bar)

The Vanin brothers have been flying high and casting one another into the air with might and precision since 2015. The gymnastics-style beam that’s held by two porters is used to do gymnastics-style tricks allowing these men to soar above the circus world.

Tickets are on sale now starting at $29.95 and can be purchased at Enjoy half-off an entrée at any participating restaurant at THE ROW with the purchase of a full-price ticket. Restaurants include The Brew Brothers, Roxy, La Strada, Millies24, Pho Mein and Sushi Sake at the Eldorado, Canter’s Delicatessen, Pearl Oyster Bar & Grill and Café Central at the Silver Legacy, and El Jefe’s Cantina at Circus Circus.



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