Master illusionist Lyn Dillies brings The Magic of Lyn to the Staller Center Main Stage on Sunday, May 6, at 4:00 pm. Dillies has entertained audiences of all ages throughout the U.S. and Canada for more than two decades. Hailed as the finest female magician in the land, Lyn’s engaging personality, along with the hypnotic lighting effects and dynamic music of her show, wrap the audience in a blanket of spectacular, eye-defying illusions that keep them saying, “How did she do that?”
In 2009 Lyn received the prestigious Merlin award from the International Magician’s Society for Female Illusionist of the Year.
Her incredible illusions include “Metamorphosis,” “The Window,” “Human Diffusion” and “The Twister,” just to name a few. But illusion is only half of The Magic of Lyn, the lady herself is the other half. From the moment she first appears on stage, Lyn puts the audience on the edge of their seats and in the palm of her hand with her Houdini-esque feats.
One of the proudest moments of Lyn’s career was when she became the first illusionist in magic history to make two live Asian elephants, Ruth and Emily, appear in succession. The event was held outdoors in front of a live audience for the grand opening of the Buttonwood Park Zoo in her hometown of New Bedford, MA. It took eight months to prepare for this incredible spectacle and required more than 5,000 square feet of fabric, 300 feet of truss, two cases of red seedless grapes (the pachyderms’ favorite treat) and a little sleight of trunk! The Society of American Magicians deemed this illusion such an unprecedented event that it is documented in the organization’s national archives.
All tickets for The Magic of Lyn are $15, available at (631) 632-ARTS or online at www.stallercenter.com.