Master Magician Dirk Arthur Celebrates Return of Big Cats to The Strip with New Show “Dirk Arthur’s Wild Illusions!” at Riviera Hotel & Casino



Dedicated to thrilling audiences with spectacular illusions while increasing awareness for preserving wildlife and the environment, Dirk Arthur announced his return to the Las Vegas Strip with a new show, Dirk Arthur’s Wild Illusions! 

In this fast-paced show, breathtaking big cat magic is interwoven with comedy, beautiful dancers and large-scale effects. Dirk Arthur’s Wild Illusions! is set to open at the Starlite Theatre inside the Riviera Hotel & Casino on Monday, Dec. 1.

“I’m so excited to bring big cats back to Las Vegas and especially the famed Las Vegas Strip where majestic white tigers truly first gained worldwide attention. Debuting ‘Wild Illusions’ at the Riviera Hotel & Casino is an amazing highlight in my career,” said Arthur. “I know the Riviera is a pet friendly hotel so I’m thrilled that includes cats of all breeds and sizes.”

Arthur is a leading advocate of preserving endangered species and for the humane and proper care of all animals of the world. During his show, audiences can instantly see his love for his animals as they are treated with the utmost respect and gentleness. To that end, 100 percent of the proceeds from merchandise sales at his show will be donated to various animal care and conservation programs, animal sanctuaries and developing educational programs in schools to create awareness for endangered animal preservation.

“Magic has been a mainstay in our entertainment family for quite some time. The combination of Dirk’s magnificent illusions featuring big cats and the Riviera’s rich entertainment history will create a stellar, one-of-a-kind experience for our guests,” said Alex Rangel, Riviera Hotel & Casino’s Vice President of Marketing and Entertainment. “We’re honored to bring this degree of entertainment to the north end of the Strip.”

Dirk Arthur’s Wild Illusions! will run Saturday through Thursday at 7 p.m. (dark Fridays). Tickets go on sale Saturday, Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. and are priced at $80 (VIP), $55 (Preferred) and $40 (GA). All prices include taxes and fees and are available for purchase at the Riviera Box Office, by phone at 800-634-3420 or 702-794-9525 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Children ages five and over are welcome, and children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

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