Viva Bene PresentsThe Spirit of the King: Steve Connolly with Master Magician Steve Dacri

Saturday / January 8, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Steve Connolly/Steve Dacri

Steve Connolly resides in Las Vegas and during the past 12 years has become one of the most accomplished Elvis entertainers ever to perform in Las Vegas. His unique show recreates the complete experience of Elvis Presley's performances of the early '50s through to mid-'70s, so that audiences can experience not just the music of Elvis Presley but grasp the real "Spirit of the King" as if he were performing for them.

The response to his incomparable style of Elvis Entertainment in Las Vegas has been exceptional. He has done more than 4,000 performances in Las Vegas consisting of three years at the MGM Grand, one year at the Aladdin, four and a half years at Fitzgerald's, six months at Ballys and the Riviera, plus over 900 private and corporate engagements at such casinos as the Flamingo, Venetian, Wynn, Desert Inn, Bellagio, Imperial Palace, Harrah's, Caesar's, Paris, Treasure Island, Mirage, Mandalay Bay, Luxor, Monte Carlo, Golden Nugget—98 percent of all casinos in Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Convention Center, including many more dates in the U.S. and around world.
 
To date, Connolly remains the only entertainer depicting Elvis to be chosen by the Las Vegas Review Journal Staff as the Best Elvis in Las Vegas two years in a row and has also been recognized by former President Clinton, Donald Trump, Kenny Logins, Dennis Miller, and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith for his outstanding live Performances.

While tourists in Las Vegas can find amazing sights and sounds around every corner in the entertainment capital of the world, magic fans can catch the real deal up close and personal with superstar illusionist Steve Dacri.

Steve Dacri is one of the foremost practitioners of what is known as micromagic, a highly adept form of sleight-of-hand that makes the impossible seem possible in an incredibly close and intimate setting.

Through his nimble fingers, Dacri can make cards, handkerchiefs, balls, casino chips, and other items appear, disappear, and reappear from thin air, all with a style and flourish that creates a unique and engaging atmosphere.

Dacri studied under the legendary Dai Vernon, a magician widely revered by professional magicians the world over and celebrated as the only man to ever fool the great Harry Houdini—a trick Dacri performs in his shows.

Admission: 
$49, $45, $39, reserved seating