Magician Jen Kramer keeps things audience-friendly
You may have seen magician Jen Kramer on Penn & Teller: Fool Us, replicating an act the dynamic duo first performed in the ’80s on Saturday Night Live, where she surprises the audience at the end by revealing she was demonstrating sleight-of-hand tricks while hanging upside down. It’s a good indication of the upbeat, family-friendly show you’ll get with The Magic of Jen Kramer at the Westgate Cabaret, one of the newest illusionist acts in Las Vegas and the only female headlining magician production in the city.
The accomplished Kramer, named Female Magician of the Year by the International Magicians Society, incorporates mentalism, comedy and lots of audience participation. She makes a signed hundred-dollar bill appear inside a tube of lipstick and creates a larger-than-life social media page onstage. More magical surprises await for the audience, but for Kramer, it’s all about making smiles appear out of nowhere. “What it all comes down to for me is connecting with people. That’s why magic is such a meaningful part of my life,” she says.
Westgate Las Vegas, 6 p.m. Wed.-Sat., $19.99-$29.99 plus tax and fee. 800.222.5361