Magician David Darkstone debuts at New Frontier

Jun 18, 2001 1:07 AM

The Magic of David Darkstone “Illusions & Beyond” is now appearing at the New Frontier Hotel & Casino for an indefinite run. The hotel presents two afternoon shows at noon and
2 p.m. in the New Frontier showroom. Tickets are $12.95 and include two drinks, and may be purchased at the New Frontier Box Office. The show is dark Mondays and a $3 discount off the $12.95 price is offered to all Nevadans with a valid driver’s license.

“Illusions & Beyond” features illusionist David Darkstone and variety entertainer Will Roya, billed as the Dynamic Duo because these two men are the youngest headliner/producer team on the Las Vegas Strip today. In fact, the show’s entire staff is all under 25 years old. Choreography, costuming, sound and lights are accomplished by an energetic staff of eight.

Technically, the show incorporates the use of video, an array of fabulous music, and fog. Visually, headliner Darkstone performs illusions used by many of the most well-known and respected magicians in the world with an unbelievable sense of ease and confidence, while Roya’s zaniness shines in his spy-themed juggling act as the featured performer.

“Siegfried and Roy once performed at the Frontier Hotel & Casino and it’s great now to have magic back in the building and hopefully at some point at some time David Darkstone will live up to the expectations and the heights that Siegfried and Roy have reached,” said Peter Vent of the New Frontier Hotel & Casino.

A native of Miami, Darkstone has numerous performance credits. His first bread came when he appeared in a commercial for Pepsi Co. in which he floated a can of Pepsi as it poured itself into a glass. Darkstone was 14 years old. By the time he was 16, Darkstone was filming a Brazillian variety television show entitled “Opa Fredgie.” This success lead to a second appearance and other Latin television appearances both nationally and internationally over the next six years including “No Te A Que Atreves,” “Sevcec,” “Contro,” “El Gordo y La Flaca” and “Despierta America.” In 1997, Darkstone received the Latin “Ambience Entertainer of the Year” Award, an award generally reserved for Latin singers and actors. Previous recipients include such stars as Enrique Iglesias and Gloria Estefan.