Magician and illusionist Geoffrey Hansen performed at the Thompson Opera House on March 12.

On March 12 the world famous magician and illusionist, Geoffrey Hansen, returned to the Thompson Opera House for what turned out to be another successful show.

Hansen began performing illusions at the age of 17 and has performed in over forty countries. The family-friendly event featured an all-new show and was equally entertaining. Hansen was accompanied by Tim Smallwood, a comedian and performer with a strong resemblance to Bill Clinton. He had the crowd rolling with laughter with his dry humored jokes and entertainment. Les Derkovitz, who manages the events for the Thompson Opera House, reported an attendance of about 90 people at the magic show, which was a successful crowd.

The magic show was especially enjoyable both years as the crowd is involved throughout the program. Hansen intends to return for another magic show at the Thompson Opera House next year and the next event scheduled is a musician for Labor Day weekend.

The Thompson Opera House is available for many community purposes and Derkovitz is always seeking out new shows to bring to the community. For more information on the Thompson Opera House events follow their Facebook page at or contact Les Derkovitz at 775-962-5426.