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World-Class Magic Theatre Comes to Lake Geneva

Brings modern take on historic magic

What began as a dream of a six year old Milwaukee boy, has evolved into a state-of-the-art magic theater in downtown Lake Geneva.

Tristan Crist, the owner and namesake of the new Tristan Crist Magic Theatre, was given a magic set by his grandfather in 1989. He worked to perfect the tricks, and began performing in his basement for anyone who would watch. “It was at that point,” recalls Crist, “that I knew magic would always be a part of my life.” 

With his sights set on becoming a professional magician, Crist decided that he needed a background that went deeper than just an understanding of tricks and illusions. To be a good magican, showmanship was just as important. Having an interest in the arts, Crist began dancing at the Milwaukee Ballet. As a young boy in a class of...