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A Theatrical Extravaganza: Magic & Mayhem Live Will Leave You Spellbound and Gasping for Breath

November 10, 2023

Is it conceivable that laughter could be fatal? If it were, then Darren "Dizzy" Partridge might just be the most perilous man alive. Growing up in Coventry, England, Dizzy never imagined he would one day perform in cirque shows worldwide, making a living with magic. From the illustrious Apollo Theatre in London's West End to the iconic Sydney Opera House, Dizzy has been enthralling audiences globally for over a decade. A masterful comedy magician and versatile cirque performer, his acts regularly feature as headliners on prestigious luxury liners like Celebrity and Norwegian cruise lines. He gained recognition as The Trickster in The Illusionists, the largest touring magic show globally.

Dizzy's exuberant blend of magic, physical comedy, and mischievous British charm mesmerizes his audiences, leaving them both spellbound and gasping for breath. With three unique shows to choose from, he guarantees an unforgettable and unbelievable experience.

Reflecting on his journey, Dizzy shared, "I'm often asked if I always aspired to be a magician. Truthfully, the short answer is no. However, I always pursued my passions. I initially dabbled in martial arts, reveling in the physicality and athleticism it demanded. My favorite moves involved spinning, kicking, and jumping, which gradually transformed into a passion for breakdancing. I taught myself various power moves and, despite lacking rhythm, I relished performing acrobatic tricks. Surprisingly, those tricks led me to portray Sir Francis Drake in a stunt show in Majorca, Spain."

During this phase, Dizzy spent seasons executing backflips, high falls, and engaging in sword fights with fellow swashbucklers. Following an altercation with Blackbeard (a story in itself), his tenure as a professional pirate concluded. However, fate led him to a cirque audition in London, where he astounded casting directors with his acquired skills. While others deliberated on their music preferences, he impulsively ran up a wall, executed a backflip, and instantly captured everyone's attention. As it turned out, in certain professions, bouncing off walls proved advantageous. He was hired and relocated to Myrtle Beach to perform for Le Grand Cirque, where he encountered various performers, including influential magicians who eventually became his mentors, cementing his path in the industry.

One of those influential figures was Janna Roukhmanova, a globally acclaimed cirque performer from Moscow, Russia. She also happens to be his wife. Together, they are dedicated to delivering top-tier entertainment to as many people as possible.

The Aventura Show

"Magic & Mayhem Live" is a spectacle of magic and laughter, ensuring audiences are both mesmerized and roaring with delight. This unparalleled show combines mind-bending illusions with death-defying acrobatics, offering a rollercoaster of emotions that keep spectators on the edge of their seats.

Darren "Dizzy" Partridge, with his mischievous British charm, serves as the heart and soul of the production. His seamless fusion of magic and physical comedy has earned him a reputation as one of the most entertaining magicians in the business. Witnessing Dizzy in action is like experiencing a whirlwind of laughter and astonishment. He possesses the uncanny ability to make the impossible seem possible and the possible hilariously absurd.

"Magic & Mayhem Live" transcends a mere magic show; it's a theatrical journey through the realms of fantasy and wonder. Among its highlights is the mischievous duo of Dizzy and Janna Roukhmanova, whose on-stage chemistry is electric. Janna's background in cirque performance adds an extra dimension to the magic acts, gracefully captivating the audience with her aerial acrobatics.

As the lights dim and the curtain rises, the audience is transported into a world of magic, mayhem, and mystery. The grand stage comes alive with dazzling lights, intricate sets, and pulse-pounding music, setting the tone for the forthcoming jaw-dropping performances.

However, what sets this show apart isn't just the individual acts, but the seamless integration of each act into a cohesive and immersive experience. Smooth transitions between performances maintain the excitement, ensuring there's never a dull moment.

One of the most thrilling segments invites audience participation in mind-reading acts and daring escapology tricks. Reactions range from nervous laughter to stunned silence as spectators witness the seemingly impossible happening before their eyes.

"Magic & Mayhem Live" caters not only to magic enthusiasts but to anyone who appreciates the art of entertainment. It's a show suitable for audiences of all ages, making it an ideal outing for families, friends, or a captivating date night.

For an evening of wonder, laughter, and indelible memories, seize the chance to witness "Magic & Mayhem Live." It's not just a magic show; it's a celebration of human spirit, the joy of imagination, and the thrill of being alive.

"Magic & Mayhem - Live Presented By CIRQUE JOURNEY ENT." is scheduled at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center on Saturday, January 6th, 2024, with shows at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Seats start at $29.00. Secure your tickets for an enchanting night that guarantees to leave you spellbound and breathless!

Ticket Information
Ticketmaster is the official ticketing service of the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. Tickets can be purchased online at: - By phone at: 1 (877) 311-7469. Or: (954) 462-0222. Or in person at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center box office. For Group Sales, call: (954) 660-6307.

Free parking is available in lots adjacent to the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, located in front of the Aventura Community Recreation Center and the Aventura City of Excellence School. Valet service is available for most performances at $20 per vehicle, located at the main entrance of the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center.

The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center is situated at: 3385 Northeast 188th Street, Aventura, Florida 33180.

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