Watching magic is a wondrous experience, so it would be wrong to spoil the The Illusionists by saying too much. What we will tell you is that the show is put on by Dallas Summer Musicals at the Music Hall at Fair Park (909 First Ave.), and it features crazy, reality-upsetting magic tricks and illusions performed by seven professional — like really, this-is-what-they-DO — illusionists and their 20 “sidekicks” (maybe the traditional “assistant” is no longer PC). There's even a water escape that lasts so long it will make you squirm in your chair. When the feats defy physics, just trust in Dan Sperry (yes, the goth guy), Jeff Hobson, Andrew Basso, Kevin James (no, not that one), Mark Kalin, Jinger Leigh and Joaquin Kotkin. You'll wonder how they do it … but don’t be that audience member. Wait until you’re safely in the car to discuss your theories. After all, children (young and old) paid $13-$88 to feel some mind-tweaking awe. See the performance at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, or at the same time Tuesday-Saturday until April 19; there are also 1:30 p.m. matinees on weekends. Visit dallassummermusicals.org for more.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 1:30 p.m. Starts: April 7. Continues through April 19, 2015