Angelina Arts Alliance kicks off their 16th season and the 2016-2017 Performing Arts Series
Sunday, September 18th, at 7:30 pm with ILLUSIONIST RICK THOMAS. Rick Thomas is a premier illusionist
having completed five world tours covering over 50 countries. Just last month the International Magicians
Society awarded Rick Thomas ‘Illusionist of the Year’ for 2016, joining the ranks of previous winners: Penn and
Teller, Siegfried and Roy, and David Copperfield. Rick’s extensive award list includes the coveted “Magician of
the Year” by the Academy of Magical Arts and “Stage Magician of the Year” by the World Magic Awards.
Thomas is the first illusionist to perform for an Arts Alliance audience. Tickets are on sale now and range from
$30-$45 (Premium/Box $50). Angelina Arts Alliance proudly presents ILLUSIONIST RICK THOMAS along with
show sponsor Brookshire Brothers Charitable Foundation. 2016-2017 Season Sponsors are Georgia - Pacific
and CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial.
Thomas has performed for 15 years in his own show in Las Vegas and Branson. At the age of five, Thomas,
whose family was already active in ballroom dancing, began teaming with his sister, Tamara, in ballroom
dance competitions. With hard work, they earned the title of Amateur United States Ballroom Dancing
Champions while in their teens. The lessons he learned, including dedication, practice, perseverance, winning
and losing, would later help him in his pursuit of success as an entertainer. Thomas performs the most
intriguing and innovative grand illusions in the world with a style unlike any other magical entertainer. His
stage presence is unmatched as he weaves magic, music and dance into a seamless spectacle.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit the Temple Theater Box Office on the Angelina College
Lufkin campus, Monday through Friday 11 am – 5 pm or call (936) 633-5454, or go online at
www.angelinaarts.org . Details and video clips from the entire season are on the Arts Alliance website. Follow
Angelina Arts Alliance on Facebook for late-breaking news, photos, videos and ticket giveaways.