The acclaimed Las Vegas illusionist and mentalist, Shimshi is currently the resident illusionist for the Wynn Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Steve Wynn says: “Shimshi is the best” and personally welcomed him to Wynn | Encore since 2009. In 2012, Mr. Wynn had Shimshi create an illusion act for his 100 million dollar featured show, Le Rêve.
Over 15 Million people have witnessed Shimshi‘s magic when he appeared on NBC’s hit T.V. show, America’s Got Talent. Shimshi was thrilled to be the last magician standing, out of hundred of magicians!
Shimshi has performed his corporate show for many of the top Fortune 500 companies. He was also privileged to perform at many of Hollywood’s biggest celebrity events. Michael Jackson, Muhammad Ali, Robert De Niro, Steven Spielberg, Ryan Seacrest, Usher and Tiger Woods are just a few of the stars that have witnessed Shimshi‘s magic, as well as The Prince of Saudi Arabia and President Clinton.
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“Shimshi is especially dazzling” – The New York Times
MindPlay is Shimshi‘s one man Mentalism Show. In this highly entertaining and interactive performance, Shimshi displays extraordinary abilities of the human mind. Shimshi‘s MindPlay has left audiences gasping for the past 20 years in 5 different continents. The show is performed with Shimshi‘s warm energy, comedy, and his amazing connection to his audiences.
At one moment of the show, audience members’ belongings will defy gravity. At another they will feel Shimshi‘s touch without him being anywhere near them. Shimshi will know information about the audience that is impossible for him to know without knowing them. Like knowing the name of their first love or their date of birth. Is it possible that Shimshi can see an hour into the future and predict completely random acts, which happen throughout the show? As Shimshi likes to say, “Impossible Is Overrated.”
It’s all unveiled in Shimshi‘s MindPlay.
Performance Time: Up to 60 Minutes (depending on the event requirements).
Shimshi‘s mindillusions is a worldwide successful phenomenon. From The Princess Grace Theater in Monte Carlo, The Winter Garden in Berlin, to the Wynn Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. This fast paced Grand Illusion Show, starring the astonishing Shimshi and his beautiful dancer. This show features breathtaking physical illusions as well as highly interactive mind illusions.
Shimshi displays his extraordinary physical human abilities, where he finds a volunteer’s card with his foot, in mid air, while doing a backflip! And that is just the beginning…
A member of the audience will float in mid air; another volunteer will share the stage with Shimshi and witness his assistant’s stomach being removed! The volunteer will be so close, the he would touch her legs, head, and the empty space in between.
Throughout the show, Shimshi will also perform his renowned mind reading demonstrations. It’s all part of an all-around special entertainment experience. He will guess the name of their first love, their wedding anniversary date, and will see an hour into the future by predicting random acts, that would happen throughout the show.
Shimshi redefines magic, with this incredibly thrilling and unforgettable show, mindillusions.
Performance Time: Up to 75 minutes (depending on the event requirements).
Shimshi loves Up Close Illusions. “There is something very special when you witness magic up close and personal, that you just don’t get while watching magic on stage. No smoke and mirrors. Everything is happening right before your eyes and a lot of times, at your fingertips.” The Academy of Magical Arts in Hollywood, California has recognized Shimshi‘s Close Up Magic, by awarding him 4 different awards, including The Grand Champion of the Close Up Magic Olympics.
Shimshi performs the unexplainable. He will make someone’s ring disappear and simultaneously, reappear tied to his shoelace! He will borrow a credit card an, as unbelievable as it sounds, he will make it dance in the volunteer’s hand and make it fly around his body.
Shimshi also demonstrates his Telepathy and Telekinesis abilities. Like bending a quarter in someone’s hand, or telling him or her what drawing they’re thinking of.
Whether it’s roaming around the room, or in an intimate show setting, Shimshi will leave the most skeptical audiences in the world speechless!
Shimshi has been performing illusions for 21 years. Originally from Israel, he has moved to the US in the year 2000. In the years 2002, 2003, and 2004 Shimshi was a 3 time consecutive winner of the Magic Olympics Award by the Academy of Magical Arts in Hollywood CA.
On February 1st, 2004, Shimshi got a phone call requesting him to be the Resident Illusionist for the Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. After a two year run at the Mirage, he spent a year perfecting his fresh, cutting edge illusions at the World’s Greatest Magic Show at the Sahara and then the “V” Show at the Planet Hollywood Casino.
In 2008, Shimshi was the last magician standing on America’s Got Talent. In 2009 Steve Wynn welcomed Shimshi as the Resident Illusionist at his new 2 billion dollar Resort and Casino Wynn | Encore. Mr Wynn was so impressed with Shimshi’s talent, that he asked him to create an illusion act for the Resort’s Featured Show, Le Rêve. The illusions that Shimshi created are now an integral part of the show’s success.
After appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Regis and Kelly, Master of Illusions, and the 3rd season of the hit show on SyFy Wizard Wars, Shimshi now resides in Las Vegas and