The Illusionists, March 26-27, 7:30 p.m., Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $49.25-$70, pikespeakcenter.com.
ou aren’t just signing on for run-of-the-mill rabbits in hats when you check out an Illusionists magic show. Nor should you go in expecting the empty flair that defines show-before-skill magicians like certain Las Vegas “mindfreaks.” No, the Illusionists are one of the premier touring magician companies in the U.S. for a reason — they really are the best at what they do. See daring stunts and escapes, card tricks that bend the mind, illusions that clone and slice and sever and burn practitioners, only for them to emerge whole and hale at the end. With six magicians presenting vastly divergent styles, any magic lover would be lucky to attend.