Rick Thomas - Premier Illusionist in Branson, MO

Andy Williams Performing Arts Center2500 W. 76 Country Blvd.Branson, MO 65616
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Featured at Moon River Theater in Branson, Missouri, the Rick Thomas – Premier Illusionist show offers an impressive series of intriguing tricks and elaborate illusions that are sure to awe and amaze any viewer. Guests can enjoy music, dance, magic and unmatched showmanship into one seamless performance by the talented Rick Thomas, winner of multiple prestigious entertainment awards.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Branson Travel Experts
  • Show duration approximately 2 hours long.
  • No flash photography or video.
  • Shorty Smalls restaurant within walking distance of theater.
  • Captivating magic tricks you have to see to believe.
  • Fun audience participation.


from Rick Thomas - Premier Illusionist
Rick Thomas is a premier illusionist having completed five world tours covering over 50 countries. High honors include the coveted "Magician of the Year" by the Academy of Magical Arts and "Stage Magician of the Year" by the World Magic Awards. Thomas has performed for 15 years in his own show in Las Vegas. Thomas has also been featured on numerous national television specials including the NBC specials "The World's Greatest Magic" and his own special on ABC that aired throughout Asia.

Thomas performs the most intriguing and innovative grand illusions in the world with a style unlike any other magical entertainer. His stage presence is unmatched as he weaves magic, music and dance into a seamless spectacle. The slick showmanship of Rick Thomas is a riveting visual delight and he is a triumph of personality and presentation!

PLEASE NOTE: All aisle seat requests will incur an additional $5 charge at the box office. Request are only requests and not guarantees.

Reserve Branson Customer Reviews

30 Reviews
James Cain
Lufkin, TX
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
October, 2018
You will be saying that over and over again watching his show. Very impressed. I highly recommend this show
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Roy Johnson
West Lafayette, IN
5 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"An Amazing Show"
August, 2018
This was a great show. We've seen numerous magicians/illusionists in the past, but none were better than Rick Thomas. His rapport with the audience was great and his illusions amazing. My wife and I even got to be onstage as part of the show!
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Reserve Branson Customer
Gilmer, TX
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great show"
July, 2018
We loved the show. Rick is an awesome entertainer. Would see again.
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Donna Emgland
1 Review
"Good show, but..."
June, 2018
The show was very good and I really enjoyed it. However, the dancers need to be covered up a little more and the dance moves less seductive. I was shocked at the very beginning when the dancers entered the stage. The illusions themselves were great. Just clean up the dancing.
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Brandie I.
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Good show!"
June, 2018
This is my first show in Branson since I was child. Our group consisted of a 35, 29, and 10 year old females. We were seated on the front row which wasn’t the best location, and we were worried it wouldn’t live up to the reviews but we all three enjoyed the show. We laughed a lot and were shocked by several of the magic tricks because they were so good. I recommend seeing him at least once.
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Reserve Branson Customer
Allen, KS
1 Review
Verified Traveler
May, 2018
I found his dancers lewd and disgusting. Lots of talk and sweating and not that many illusions. didnt realize I would be watching seductive dance instead of magic tricks
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Tip: If you want to be insulted or seduced, go ahead

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3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Awesome show"
April, 2018
Show was great. We would definitely see again!!
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Tosha Lindell
1 Review
"BA Magic Show"
October, 2017
Rick Thomas was amazing. Really got the crowd involved and impressed everyone... Outstanding show and well worth the money paid... Will come back again.
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Cuba, Illinois
"This is an outstanding show - DO NOT MISS IT!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 31, 2018
Have seen this show several times, will see it every time I am in Branson. Sat in the first 2-3 rows every time - still not close enough to figure out any of his amazing illusions. This is truly a fantastic magic show - you will come away amazed. There is some audience participation, and if you happen to get picked, you will be part of the act, and more amazed than anyone else. This is a must see..
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Midway, Utah
"WOW! Awesome Entertainment!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 12, 2018
As magic acts go, Rick Thomas is right up there with the very best. His how with blow your socks off. Disappearing helicopter, makes his wife float in air as he even does himself. Many, many grand illusions performed. Rick is getting older but still puts on a great show! BOTTOM LINE: Yes, go see this show. You will be amazed. I rate it a 10/10 AWESOME! MUST SEE! His wife does and amazing job herself and is the perfect distraction! The dancers are very good and add to the show. We first saw Rick in Las Vegas a number of years ago and loved his show then. First-class entertainment all the way. Rick also interacts with the audience between act which were very funny. The show is in the Andy Williams theater which is by far the nicest in Branson. Bring the kids and enjoy. Rick come out after the show for photos and autographs which is great to see.
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Branson, Missouri
"Great Entertainment!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 08, 2018
Rick Thomas is an outstanding illusionist & a fantastic, personable entertainer. We loved the pace of the show, the drama, the fantastic dancers & did I mention he is funnier than most of the comedians we've seen in other shows. He really knows how to "work" an audience & there is a lot of audience participation. We had a great afternoon. He also has 2 of the most beautiful dogs we've ever seen & we enjoyed hearing about his love of tigers. It is so awesome to have this caliber of talent in Branson as an alternative to the musical performances. I highly recommend this show.
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Lubbock, Texas
"Personable, highly entertaining, even educational"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 29, 2018
Rick Thomas has a way of engaging with the audience and making the show very personable. He was funny and really a great magician. He mixes magic with just a touch of ballroom dancing. Great performance and he really has a way with the audience. The show is interactive. He spent 3-5 minutes discussing his tigers, why they are no longer in his show (or with him even personally), and how we can help save tigers in our country. It was a really great little educational segment and I saw many people purchasing tigers after the show (of which the proceeds go to the SOS org to help save these animals). I know Andy looks down and smiles on this little slice of Branson he left behind.
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Mansfield, Texas
"Will blow your mind!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 28, 2018
This guy is the real deal! The first part was not crammed with a bunch of small, fast paced tricks, but several quality illusions. I was sitting in the first row and still couldn't see how these were done. Mind blown!Second half even better. Lots of audience participation. Must see!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rick Thomas - Premier Illusionist

Is there a pre-show guests should be aware of at the show?
There is not a pre-show. 

Are visitors allowed to meet & greet the performers?
Yes, there is an option to meet the performers in the lobby after the show.  

Are cameras, audio or video recording allowed at the show?
Cameras are allowed during the show with no flash. Audio & Video recording is strictly prohibited. 

What is the length of your intermission?
Intermission is 15 minutes.

What is the size of the Moon River Theater?
The theater seats about 2,000 people.

Approximately how long is the Show?
The show is approximately 2 hours long.

What type of parking do you have?
There is plenty of free parking available to guests.

What type of handicap seating/accessibility do you have?
The theater is handicap accessible and can accommodate handicap patrons with special seat requests.