Vitaly: “You Fooled Us”

Mystifying illusionist brings “An Evening of Wonders” to Montana in March

On Stage
Vitaly: An Evening of Wonders
Faces disappear from drivers’ licenses, paintbrushes paint on their own, and photographs literally come to life in Vitaly’s show.

Brace yourself for a completely new take on magic when Vitaly tours Montana in March with his jaw-dropping show, “An Evening Of Wonders.” Faces disappear from drivers’ licenses; paintbrushes paint on their own; and photographs literally come to life right before your eyes in this completely new take on magic, coming to the Ellen Theatre in Bozeman March 7; Helena Civic Center March 8; and the O’Shaughnessy Center in Whitefish March 9.

Hailed as one of the most unique and innovative illusionists in the world, Vitaly Beckman has mystified fans wherever he performs, including Las Vegas superstars Penn & Teller whom he successfully baffled on their hit TV show, “Fool Us.” Blending art and illusion with his captivating style, Vitaly’s one-of-a-kind, interactive theatrical experience retraces his journey from a boy with a dream to a man with a vision.

From making drawings and paintings come to life to teleporting playing cards from one audience member to another, Vitaly’s signature illusions defy logic and leave even the most jaded audience members awestruck. Called “astounding” and “extremely creative,” he “breaks down preconceptions to let his audiences’ imaginations explore the realm of the impossible,” according to Broadway World.

Born in Belarus, Vitaly began practicing magic at age 14. Soon he was developing his own material, entertaining his friends and family. Years later, he would abandon a career in engineering to focus on rebuilding people’s childlike sense of wonder and bridging the gap between dreams and reality.

Vitaly has lived in Vancouver, B.C., since 2008 and has garnered rave reviews at sold-out engagements in Las Vegas, Seattle, Detroit, Toronto, Tel Aviv, Chile, and at his Off-Broadway show in New York City. A keen observer of human behavior, he knows that his show offers far more than magic. “My show is about bringing art to life and reminding us how truly wondrous the world is around us,” he says. “Art and wonder are everywhere if we just open our eyes and see it.”

Vitaly on tour

Bozeman: 7:30 March 7 at The Ellen; call 406-585-5885 or

Helena: 7:30 p.m. March 8 at the Civic Center; call 406-447-8481 or order online.

Whitefish: 7:30 p.m. March 9 at the O’Shaughnessy Center; tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students and available by calling 406-862-5371 or order online.