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The Authentic Illusionist in "Dare To Believe"

  • Sat. Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Purchase tickets online at Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000 or at the EPC Box Office.

    Jay Owenhouse, a legendary escape artists and one of the most awarded illusionists in history, appears in Effingham IL. - one night only in “Dare to Believe!”, an illusion spectacular. The show has been voted by audiences and critics alike “One of the Top 10 Live Shows in America”. Jay has amazed millions on T.V. in “Master’s of Illusions” and ‘Magic on the Edge’. The Salt Lake Tribune calls him “Simply Amazing!” and The Tokyo Times calls the elaborate production “Truly Magic, a Must See!”. Jay welcomes you into his mysterious world of wonder and the impossible. You will experience a night of grand illusions with the most amazing magic in the world, Bengal tigers up close, dangerous escapes, and inspiring storytelling. Seeing Owenhouse live is an evening that will leave you breathless with a feeling of childhood wonder that “anything is possible!”.

    Ticket Pricing:

    VIP Gold - $69*
    Top Tier - $39*
    Level A - $29*
    Level B - $29*

    • VIP Gold - "Save The Wild Supporter" - $69* plus taxes and fees. (Adults and Children)
      Limited to 150 seats. The proceeds from this ticket go to help save Tigers and Cheetahs from extinction through an organization called RareSpeciesFund.org.
      As at Thank You for your support, VIP Gold Ticket holders receive the following:
      *Premium Seating
      *Souvenir lanyard and VIP badge
      *VIP Backstage meet and greet with Jay and one of his tigers (only available 45 min. before the show)
      *Free Souvenir Program
    • Top Tier $39* plus taxes and fees. (Adults and Children)
      *Remaining seats in Top Tier section that are not part of the VIP Gold seating
    • Level A or Level B Seating - $29* plus taxes and fees. (Adults or Children)

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    *Ticket price does not include taxes and fees.

    Disclaimers about the event:
    This is NOT an EPC season event.
    Normal EPC season discounts, coupons, gift certificates and offers are not available on this event.
    All seating is reserved.
    All patrons must have a ticket regardless of age.
    Purchase tickets online at Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000 or at the EPC Box Office.