Just Announced: Leon Etienne: The Magic of Christmas

Posted by Gabrielle Zumpano on 13 November 2018 | 0 Comments

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Utica native Illusionist Leon Etienne to appear at The Stanley’s “Magic of Christmas” event

 Leon Etienne, hailed by critics as “America’s Rock Illusionist,” will make a special appearance at The Stanley and perform close-up sleight-of-hand magic at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, within the Romano Room at Stanley Center for the Arts, 259 Genesee St., Utica. This holiday event, “The Magic of Christmas: 90 Years of Magic and Memories,” will also include complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, and desserts by Utica Coffee Roasting Company, music, 50/50 raffles, a cash bar, and a very special guest, Santa Claus himself. Tickets are in limited supply and are just $25, with partial proceeds to benefit The Stanley Center for the Arts. Pre-sale tickets for members of The Stanley will go on sale Tuesday, Nov. 13. Tickets for the public will be on sale Wednesday, Nov. 14. For tickets and more information, visit


From Radio City Music Hall to Planet Hollywood Casino, Studio City Casino in Macau and his very own theater in Saipan, Etienne enthralls audiences all over the world with his unique performance style. He’s rocked stages from coast to coast in the United States and dozens of other countries, including England, Ireland, France, China, and Australia. His performances frequently leave celebrities like Jimmy Fallon, Howard Stern, and Heidi Klum speechless.


Etienne is also a worldwide hit critics and producers. He is recognized for his on-stage charisma, a fast-paced, high-energy, rock n’ roll performance style, and his no-nonsense approach to magic. He has appeared on the world’s biggest TV shows, trended worldwide on social media, and performs live at entertainment hotspots around the world.