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MURRAY’s 100th Tropicana Show Features Celebrity Guest Performers

September 5, 2012 by  

Comedy magician Murray SawChuck with assistant Chloe Louis Crawford
Comedy magician Murray SawChuck pulled out all the stops with his 100th performance of ‘MURRAY Celebrity Magician’ at The Laugh Factory in The Tropicana Las Vegas.  The audience expected to see his usual great show but he had a few extra tricks up his sleeve (Pictured above: Murray SawChuck and assistant Chloe Louis Crawford - Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com)

Murray greets the audience for his 100th show at the Tropicana Las Vegas

Murray greets the audience for his 100th show at the Tropicana Las Vegas

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

In addition to his sidekick-magician Doug “Lefty” Leferovich and lovely assistant Chloe Louise Crawford, Murray added six other amazing acts.  Murray also assumed the role of Comedy-Magician-Host, a position that he seemed to enjoy greatly.

Murray introduces his sidekick Doug “Lefty” Leferovich

Murray introduces his sidekick Doug “Lefty” Leferovich

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

The acts that Murray brought on stage where all friends wanting to celebrate with him and perform for his audience.  They included Ben Stone, a singer who is direct from England and performs at the Palladium in London; Harry Basil, comedian & part owner of the Laugh Factory Las Vegas;  Nino Frediani, once ‘The World’s Fastest Juggler’ who came out of retirement for Murray’s show at 71-years old and killed it!; Jarrett & Raja, billed as the ‘Magic Illusionist & Concert Pianist’ direct from performing on America’s Got Talent this year – they presented Murray with an Achievement award for his help in making them succeed on the NBC hit show this summer; Jasmine Valencia, a 14-year old hula hoop act performing for the first time in Las Vegas; and rock legend Paul Shortino, the one-time front man for 80′s heavy metal band Quiet Riot.

Murray borrows a shoe from an audience member who wonders if he'll ever see it again

Murray borrows a shoe from an audience member who wonders if he’ll ever see it again

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

Murray included a new bit just for those who have seen his show before and received a “100th Show” cake presented by the Tropicana Hotel.  This was a one-of-a-kind experience and everyone left amazed, entertained, surprised, and smiling, as Murray and friends signed autographs and photos after the show.

It was also announced that ‘MURRAY Celebrity Magician’ has been extended through Halloween (Houdini’s birthday)!

Ben Stone performs for Murray's 100th show at The Tropicana Las Vegas

Ben Stone performs for Murray’s 100th show at The Tropicana Las Vegas

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

Ben Stone performs for Murray's 100th show at The Tropicana Las Vegas

Ben Stone performs for Murray’s 100th show at The Tropicana Las Vegas

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

71-yr old juggler Nino Frediani came out of retirement to perform in Murray's 100th show

71-yr old juggler Nino Frediani came out of retirement to perform in Murray’s 100th show

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

71-yr old juggler Nino Frediani came out of retirement to perform in Murray's 100th show

71-yr old juggler Nino Frediani throws “the clubs”

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

71-yr old juggler Nino Frediani amazed everyone!

71-yr old juggler Nino Frediani amazed everyone!

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

Lefty helps Nino Frediani with a difficult stunt

Lefty helps Nino Frediani with a difficult stunt

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

America's Got Talent performer Jarrett & Raja bring Murray an empty frame

America’s Got Talent performer Jarrett & Raja bring Murray an empty frame

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

Magically, an Achievement Award appears in the frame

Magically, an Achievement Award appears in the frame

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

Murray checks out the beautiful award

Murray checks out the beautiful award

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

Lefty, Murray and Chloe with the "100th Show" cake presented by The Tropicana

Lefty, Murray and Chloe with the “100th Show” cake presented by The Tropicana

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

Comedian Harry Basil goes to the movies (in this shot he's James Bond)

Comedian Harry Basil goes to the movies (in this shot he’s James Bond)

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

Comedian Harry Basil goes to the movies (he's about to transform into Superman)

Comedian Harry Basil goes to the movies (he’s about to transform into Superman)

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

Murray talks about the book "Vegas Rag Doll" and introduces the author, Wendy Mazaros

Murray talks about the book “Vegas Rag Doll” and introduces the author, Wendy Mazaros

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

Murray puts three silks into a blender and attempts to turn them into a rabbit

Murray puts three silks into a blender and attempts to turn them into a rabbit

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

The silks come out tied together with a rabbit on the end but...

The silks come out tied together with a rabbit on the end but…

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

Where did these three oranges come from?

Where did these three oranges come from?

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

A man loans Murray a $100 bill and Lefty helps with the trick

A man loans Murray a $100 bill and Lefty helps with the trick

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

Murray sets the $100 bill on fire and the guys roast marshmallows over it

Murray sets the $100 bill on fire and the guys roast marshmallows over it. The $100 reappears in the most unusual place.

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

Murray makes his wiener disappear

Murray makes his wiener disappear

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

With Murray gone, Lefty does some card tricks for the audience

With Murray gone, Lefty does some card tricks for the audience

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

Lefty takes a seat so he can perform some real magic

Lefty takes a seat so he can perform some real magic

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

Lefty produces cards from thin air

Lefty produces cards from thin air

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

Lefty makes a deck of cards shrink and vanish

Lefty makes a deck of cards shrink and vanish

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

Lefty concludes his card manipulation routine to great applause!

Lefty concludes his card manipulation routine to great applause!

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

14-yr old Jasmine Valencia performs a hula-hoop act

14-yr old Jasmine Valencia performs a hula-hoop act

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

14-yr old Jasmine Valencia performs a hula-hoop act

14-yr old Jasmine Valencia performs a hula-hoop act

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

Murray performs his final trick of the night, The Torn & Restored Newspaper

Murray performs his final trick of the night, The Torn & Restored Newspaper

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

Paul Shortino, famous as the lead singer of Quiet Riot, closes the show with a stunning performance of the Etta James song "At Last"

Paul Shortino, famous as the lead singer of Quiet Riot, closes the show with a stunning performance of the Etta James song “At Last”

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

Paul Shortino, famous as the lead singer of Quiet Riot, closes the show with a stunning performance of the Etta James song "At Last"

Paul Shortino, famous as the lead singer of Quiet Riot, closes the show with a stunning performance of the Etta James song “At Last”

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

Murray with Paul Shortino at the end of the show

Murray with Paul Shortino at the end of the show

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

On the Red Carpet

Murray, Chloe, Wendy Mazaros ('Vegas Rag Doll Author') and Lefty

Murray, Chloe, Wendy Mazaros (‘Vegas Rag Doll Author’) and Lefty

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

Murray, Chloe, Monte Rock III and Lefty

Murray, Chloe, Monte Rock III and Lefty

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

Paul Shortino, Murray, Chloe, Jasmine Valencia and Nino Frediani

Paul Shortino, Murray, Chloe, Jasmine Valencia and Nino Frediani

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

Jasmine Valencia, Nino Frediani, Murray, Chloe, Rajah, Jarrett and Lefty

Jasmine Valencia, Nino Frediani, Murray, Chloe, Rajah, Jarrett and Lefty

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

Murray, Chloe, Jasmine Valencia and Nino Frediani

Murray, Chloe, Jasmine Valencia and Nino Frediani

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

Murray, Jarrett, Rajah and Chloe

Murray, Jarrett, Rajah and Chloe

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

Paul Shortino, Nino Frediani, Ben Stone, Murray, Chloe, Jarrett, Rajah, Jasmine Valencia and Harry Basil

Paul Shortino, Nino Frediani, Ben Stone, Murray, Chloe, Jarrett, Rajah, Jasmine Valencia and Harry Basil

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

Zowie Bowie's friend, Zowie Bowie, Chloe and Murray

Lydia Ansel, Chris Philipps (Zowie Bowie), Chloe and Murray

Photo credit: Joseph Connell / www.zenimagingstudios.com.

Murray SawChuckThe “Laugh Factory Presents: ‘Murray Celebrity Magician’” has been extended through Halloween, 2012. “America’s Got Talent” semifinalist and “Pawn Stars” resident magic expert Murray SawChuck entertains audiences at the Tropicana Las Vegas 6 nights a week at 7pm (Fridays are dark). Click here for ticket information. Visit Murray’s home page or follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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