PERFORMERS ♦ PRODUCERS ♦ CREATIVE
Simply put, Mark Kalin and Jinger Leigh have redefined the traditional concepts of a “magic show”. Their unique productions have garnered accolades throughout the entertainment industry for their innovative and theatrical approach to magic and show production. Kalin & Jinger were voted magic’s highest honor, Magicians of the Year, by the prestigious Academy of Magical Arts—Hollywood’s Magic Castle. Other recipients include David Copperfield, Criss Angel, Doug Henning, David Blaine and Penn & Teller.
“I’m not a fan of magic shows,
but this is very differenT“
New York Daily News
In 2012 the duo began a long time association with Simon Painter and The Works Entertainment, producer of the largest touring magic shows in the world today. Initially hired as performers, Kalin and Jinger soon expanded their roles to include all aspects of show production and illusion design.
The Greatest Magic Shows on Earth!
A Night of Astonishments
Mark Kalin wanted to be a puppeteer until one day, at age 9, when he looked on a shelf at the library and found a book on magic. “I enjoyed the puppets, but the idea of magic really intrigued me. I tried to do a few tricks and found out it was something that I could master”.
A modern sorceress in a very ancient art, Jinger has earned fans around the world becoming the first female magician to star in The Illusionists, the nations largest live touring magic show, and in 2016, the first female magician to appear onstage in Broadway history.
Coming to Reno!
Coming to Reno!
The Table of Terror
World’s Most Dangerous Magic / NBC
Kalin’s death-defying escape from beneath 28 sharpened, stainless steel spikes.
Carnival of Wonders tent project. Douglas Schmidt Designer.
KALIN’S FAVORITE TRICK
Masters of Illusion / CW Network
Mark began performing ‘The Symphony of The Spheres’ when he was just nine years old.
THE ILLUSIONISTS TURN OF THE CENTURY
World Tour (Original cast): Kalin and Jinger, Rick Thomas, The Clairvoyants, Charlie Frye & Co., Armando Lucero and Jonathan Goodwin.
SAWING A MAN IN HALF
The Illusionists, Sydney Opera House.
Jinger’s twist on a classic trick invented by British magician P.T. Selbit in 1921. Despite popular belief, historians confirm the first person to be cut in half was a man.
BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES
Atlantic City, NJ.
The first show conceived, designed and produced by Kalin and Jinger along with comedian Jeff Hobson. Jinger makes a mysterious appearance.
Reno’s Resident Live Magic Theater. 2003-2008
Carnival of Wonders
“The Midway” with Jeff Hobson and the carnival cast. Kalin and Jinger producers.
THE VANISHING JUMBO JET
Kalin and Jinger made magic history by presenting the largest stage illusion in the world—the disappearance of an American Airlines jumbo jet at the Reno Hilton. The illusion was presented, nightly, for over two years. It was the climax of their popular show and was witnessed by over a half-a-million people.
THE MYSTIC SPHERE
Blackpool Magic Convention. Blackpool, England
Jinger presents her signature illusion, a reimagined version of an effect created more than 100 years ago—The Okito Floating Ball.
The Illusionists, European Tour.
Jinger will soon dematerialize only to reappear instantly at the back of the arena.
THE FIRE SPIKER
The Illusionists, South American tour.
An original creation by Mark Kalin that has become a long-standing signature effect for Kalin and Jinger.
The Illusionists, Mexico City
The humorous and magical transference of a live duck into the hands of an audience volunteer.
“Spellbound”, Harrah’s, Las Vegas.
THE APPEARING LOCOMOTIVE
The split-second appearance of a full-size locomotive for The Illusionists World Tour. Designed by Don Wayne and Mark Kalin for Simon Painter.
Where can we see your show?
Our ever-changing schedule keeps us busy making magic all over the world. Join our email list and stay informed about upcoming US tour dates as well as our hometown Reno projects.
What's your favorite trick?
Kalin—At nine I learned a simple sleight of hand trick with billiard balls from a book at the library. I still fascinates me today and I include it in almost every show.
Jinger—My passion is levitations. The “Mystic Sphere” is my version of a floating ball effect inspired by a classic trick from 100 years ago. Oh, and I have been known to self-levitate on occasion.
DO YOU DO PRIVATE BOOKINGS?
Yes! Whether an intimate party or the most exclusive, high-powered corporate function, we know how to make it an unforgettable evening. Send us an email and find out how we can make your night amazing!
CAN YOU MAKE MY WIFE DISAPPEAR?
Funny, she asked the same thing about you.
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