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The Gillam Family — Marie, Denise, Aaron and David — will perform their magic show Saturday at Miller Performing Arts Center in Jefferson City to benefit the Council for Drug Free Youth.

The Gillam Family — Marie, Denise, Aaron and David — will perform their magic show Saturday at Miller Performing Arts Center in Jefferson City to benefit the Council for Drug Free Youth.

If you’re looking for an entertaining magic show, you can fly to Vegas and plop down $110 for a David Copperfield ticket. Or you can stay in Jefferson City and see a local family of seasoned prestidigitators perform their family friendly show.

Both Copperfield and The Gillam Family have performed around the country and even internationally. Both perform stage illusions that range from cutting someone in half to summoning snow from an indoor venue.

Granted, Copperfield is a household name. But the Gillams’ show offers several advantages:

• You see an entire family perform, and you’ll have a chance to meet the performers after the show.

• Lots of audience participation.

• Better seats at the Miller Center. (It’s general admission, so arrive early.)

• You’ll help a good cause, as the show is a fundraiser for the Council for Drug Free Youth (CDFY).

Oh, and you’ll save money. A pair of tickets will set you back a mere $10 (no airfare required).

The Gillams — Aaron and Denise and their children Marie, 12, and David, 10 — will recreate some of their classic illusions, but they’ve also got plenty of new ones planned.

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See the show

What: Gillam Family Illusion Show.

Where: Miller Performing Arts Center, 501 Madison St., Jefferson City

When: 1 p.m. Saturday. Length: 90 minutes, with an intermission.

Tickets: $5. They can be bought at the door or in advance from Southbank Gift Company or AFI Gallery at Capital Mall.

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