It’s been a while since I’ve updated the blog, and that’s because we’ve been going nonstop with cruises, corporate shows and events in Vegas! After finishing up our summer in Europe we headed to the Disney Wonder for a few weeks of shows while touring Mexico, and then we have several performances on different Royal Caribbean ships taking us all over the Caribbean. Back in Las Vegas we performed close up strolling magic at some private events, and then were were off to Dallas, Texas for a corporate performance as a part of the “Champions of Magic” and then back to Vegas for the red carpet grand opening of “Masters of Illusion” at Bally’s Hotel.
We enjoyed Christmas at home in Las Vegas, and then after the New Year we were back to Disney Cruise Line for a season performing on the Disney Fantasy! We’ve been headlining in the Walt Disney Theatre each week with our illusion show, as well as performing a cabaret show for the adults in the nightclub.
Walt Disney Theatre on the Disney Fantasy
We’ve been visiting lots of beautiful places in the Caribbean including the Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Mexico and Jamaica, but the highlight is always Disney’s private island in The Bahamas, Castaway Cay!
On the Disney Fantasy we have been lucky enough to be onboard during “Star Wars Day At Sea.” We caught the new Star Wars movie in the theater and got photos with lots of the characters too. The entire ship is themed to Star Wars and it is so much fun!
On January 26 & 27 in Las Vegas, Kyle and I were honored to serve as judges for the Miss Las Vegas pageant and the other Southern Nevada Regional pageants that are local preliminaries in the Miss America Organization. This was really special for me, as I was Miss Las Vegas 2006 and my experiences in the MAO really help shape who I am today. Most people are surprised to find out that it is not a typical “beauty pageant’ at all. In fact, 75% of the scoring comes from interview and talent, and it is the leading scholarship provider for women in the world. I was fortunate enough to earn over $15,000 in scholarships from the MAO during my two years as a titleholder.
We spent over 5 hours grilling the contestants during private interviews, and questions ranged from scholastic achievements and career goal, political topics and current events, their talents and personal community service platforms. The girls were intelligent, well spoken, charismatic, talented and active in their community. Congrats to the new titleholders, you were all so impressive!
We’ve got a few more weeks performing on the Disney Fantasy, and later this month we’ll be performing on Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Seas as well between our Disney shows, so it’s another busy month for us! Valentine’s Day is coming up, so I’ll leave you with a little Valentine’s Day magic from me! Thanks for reading – Mistie
We did it – we finished up an epic summer tour of Europe with Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises! Over the past four months we’ve successfully performed 77 different shows, had 34 different flights and visited 44 cities in 23 different countries. The second half of the summer consisted of touring the Mediterranean as well as a check out the photos below to see some of the highlights from our travels:
Prague, Czech Republic
We’ve only been back in Vegas for a little over a week, but we’re already preparing for our upcoming shows. We’ll be headed to Baja Mexico on the Disney Wonder next! Stay tuned for more updates and to see our full tour schedule including new 2018 dates, visit www.KnightMagic.com/tour/
We have had an amazing summer so far, performing our illusion show on the Disney Magic and our fly-on show on Royal Caribbean International! The travel schedule has definitely been hectic, and has us on a plane every 5 or 6 days and we’ve even lost our bags a couple of times, but the shows are going great and destinations are incredible. So far this summer via the cruises we’ve visited Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Russia, Denmark, England, Iceland, Scotland. In addition to those ports, we also took a week-long break in Amsterdam in between our shows. During our travels we also had the chance to catch up with several magician friends of ours: Sabine Van Diemen and Fritz Alkemade in Amsterdam (he produces the Amsterdam Magic Show – check it out if you’re in the area!), Caroline Ravn in Stockholm and on the Disney Magic we had the pleasure of working with comedy mentalist Chris Cox!
Below are some photos of just a few of our adventures in Northern Europe so far:
Hiking in Gierianger, Norway
Mountaintop farm in Geiranger, Norway
Playing tourist in the Netherlands
Russian Mickey on the Disney Magic!
Waterfalls in Iceland
Castles in Scotland
Looking for Nessie at Loch Ness in Scotland!
We’re only halfway done with this summer tour and we’ve still got two more months in the Mediterranean performing on Disney Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises & Royal Caribbean International to go Stay tuned for more adventures in Europe! – Mistie
At the end of April we brought our show to Mesquite, Nevada to headline at Casablanca Resort & Casino! The full 80 minute show “Elegant Deception” featured some of our signature illusions but also some brand new magic, and it was a full house that rewarded us with a standing ovation. Thank you Casablanca for being such a great venue for us!
Onstage at Casablanca Resort & Casino
Onstage at Casablanca Resort & Casino
Back in Las Vegas, we attended several red carpet events including our friends Jarret & Raja‘s new “Magic vs. Music” show at Hooters Hotel & Casino. We’re old friends and even competed against each other on SyFy’s TV show “Wizard Wars,” and we were happy to support them on their press night!
At the Flamingo Hotel we had a chance to see Tape Face‘s show while he was appearing in Vegas, as well as attend the 15th anniversary show of X-Burlesque! That’s one of the great things about living in Las Vegas and being friends with so many people in the entertainment community here, always having the chance to support fellow entertainers in their shows.
Having a laugh after seeing Tape Face
With the cast of X-Burlesque
We’re about to leave for a whirlwind summer tour of Europe – visiting 44 cities in 23 countries – but before we leave, we took the opportunity to share some magic with the kids at Sunrise Children’s Hospital. We’re so grateful that we had the chance to see them smile to brighten up their day a bit! Thank you Win-Win Entertainment for arranging this for us.
Performing some magic for the kids at Sunrise Children’s Hostpital
Thank you for always following along on our adventures, and get ready for plenty more as we will be joining the Disney Magic next week, visiting Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia & Russia! – Mistie xoxo
After performing at The Magic Castle in Hollywood, we continued our tour of Southern California and performed in San Diego at the annual SeaWorld Magic Weekends event! From March 25-26 we performed for over 8000 people in the Mission Bay Theater, and in between our shows we even had the chance to see some of the animal ambassadors at the park. The highlight for me was meeting Peanut, the friendliest beaver I’ve ever seen!
Following our shows in San Diego, we headed to Long Beach, California to perform in the FantaSea Magic Festival onboard the historic Queen Mary! Before headlining in the Mysteries of Magic Dinner show we filmed two different segments for KTLA news, to promote the event. To see video of our segment on KTLA click HERE!
As soon as our show onboard the Queen Mary was done, we packed up and headed to Santa Clarita, California to for one final appearance in this season of “It’s Magic!” – America’s longest all star magic revue.
Center for the Performing Arts in Santa Clarita, California
As soon as those shows wrapped up were on on a plane headed to the Caribbean to join Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas. We visited St. Thomas, Labadee and Puerto Rico, an both of our shows received standing ovations so it was a great week!
Alhambra Theatre onboard the Independence of the Seas
Back in Las Vegas, we had the chance to watch a few of the live tapings for the next season of Penn & Teller: Fool Us. It was fun to be on the other side of the stage this time. Look for us making a cameo appearance from the audience, this summer when the new season airs. To see our appearance on Season 2 of Fool Us click HERE!
To say that it’s been a busy month us would be an understatement, but that’s how we like up. Our next shows are in Las Vegas and then we’re gearing up for our summer in Europe, with an insane tour of 42 cites in 22 countries. Thanks for following, be sure to follow me on Instagram too for more updates and fun behind the scenes videos! – Mistie Knight
The first quarter of this year has been filled with shows all over Southern California! On February 19th we headlined in It’s Magic! – America’s longest-running all star magic revue.
We performed two shows at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara, and along with the rest of the cast, we were treated to lunch by Milt Larsen, co-founder of the world famous Magic Castle.
Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA
One week later we were back in California with It’s Magic, this time performing at the MacCallum Theatre in Palm Desert on February 25th. This was our first time visiting Palm Desert and it is such a beautiful place! It was also an honor to have magic legend Marvin Roy AKA “Mr. Electric” in our audience for our show.
The beautiful MacCallum Theatre
with magic legend Marvin Roy
Immediately after finishing up our shows in Palm Desert we were off to Hollywood, for a week headlining in the Palace of Mystery at the world famous Magic Castle! It’s always an honor to perform at this exclusive club, and we performed 26 shows total during our week in Hollywood.
Onstage at the Magic Castle
We had a few celebrities in our audiences and so many friends came out to see us. It was especially nice to have Michael Carbonaro from TV’s “The Carbonaro Effect” in one of our audiences! He’s such a nice guy and we’re a big fan of the show.
with Michael Carbonaro
The world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA
Our time in Hollywood was a busy week, filled with shows, friends and meetings with producers for potential TV projects. For now we’re back home in Las Vegas, but only for a couple weeks because next up on the tour we have shows in San Diego! For details about upcoming shows check out our TOUR page. Thanks for following! – Mistie