The Grand Magic show came into reality when the Laflins teamed up with Lou Johnson to create a magic show that would be “Vegas quality” yet entirely family-friendly. Here is some information about Duane and Mary Laflin & their friend and producer Lou Johnson.
Duane Laflin is an internationally awarded performer who specializes in family-friendly entertainment. Assisted by his wife Mary, he has performed on five continents, in eighteen countries of the world and in forty-seven of the fifty states in the USA.
In South Africa he was honored as a guest instructor at the Siegfried & Roy College Of magic, in Singapore he was recognized as a Star of Magic, in Mexico City he received the Illusionist Award. The prestigious Magic Circle, located in London, England, has honored Duane with the highest status a performing magician can receive. He has been made a Member Of The Inner Magic Circle With Gold Star.
Duane and Mary Laflin performed for three seasons at the Magic Beyond Belief theater in Pigeon Forge, TN, before moving on to establish the Grand Magic theater in Custer, SD.
The dean of the Society Of American Magicians has named Mary Laflin on his top list of ten magician’s assistants. Now her primary role is that of general manager of Grand Magic, but she does yet use her expertise to train assistants who presently work with Duane on stage.
Special thanks to Lou Johnson. The “behind the scenes” producer of the Grand Magic Show. He is a dear friend, a terrific performer and one who has been crucial to helping the “Grand Magic Show” become a reality. Lou lives in Long Island, New York, where he maintains a busy performing schedule both as a magician and specialist in circus arts.