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Joint Forces Journal

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VOL. 24 - NO. 45
DEC 8 - 15, 2019
PO BOX 13283
OAKLAND, CA 94661-0283

510.595.7777 FAX

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TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: Master Illusionist Vitaly Beckman to Deliver “An Evening of Wonders” at Livermore’s Bankhead Theater

Nov 01, 2019
Master illusionist Vitaly Beckman will bring an engaging stage presence and breathtaking visuals together in an interactive theatrical experience, “An Evening of Wonders,” at Livermore’s Bankhead Theater (2400 First Street) on November 9, 2019. Vitaly’s signature illusions bring art to life as he tells the story of his transformation, from a boy with a dream to a man with a vision. During the show, he creates a world where the rules of reality seemingly do not exist, paintings spring to life, photographs become mini-movies, and audience members see their faces vanish from their own driver’s licenses. Even time itself reverses as bare broken branches visibly repair and renew themselves with the green leaves of spring.

Growing up in Israel, Vitaly was just 14 when he discovered his passion for magic. Soon he was developing his own material, entertaining his friends and family. He has since been called one of the most unique and innovative illusionists in the world. Vitaly is also one of the very few magicians to stump Penn & Teller on their show “Fool Us.” After appearing on their television show, he then followed in their footsteps with his own live show at the Westside Theater in New York.

“An Evening of Wonders” features some of the most original illusions ever witnessed but it goes beyond mere magic. Vitaly’s show touches on topics that are of value to everyone, such as love, loss, and growing old. In doing so, the show does much more than entertain, it moves, inspires, and instills a fresh perspective and a greater appreciation of the importance of finding beauty and wonder in everyday life and in all living things.

For tickets or more information please phone (925) 373-6800 or visit There are special discounts for students and active military.


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