Kirby VanBurch Show and Charitable Deeds
BRANSON, MO -- Kirby VanBurch, known as "The Prince of Magic", has a bag of tricks certain to grab the attention of audience members of all ages. And when this "prince" rides into town, he brings a whole lot more than just a suit of armor! As the premier magician in Branson for 9 years, Kirby holds many esteemed honors including international entertainer and magician of the year, and AMA awards for Branson's #1 show and #1 dance troupe.
Kirby VanBurch's Show
Kirby's act includes beautiful exotic animals including lions, tigers, and leopards. His animal family includes a spotted leopard, Spotty; a black leopard, Oscar; an orange Bengal tiger, Nugget; a lion, Merlin; and Branson's most famous cat, a Royal White Bengal Tiger named -- what else -- Branson (who weighs in at a whopping 817 pounds).
In addition to his combination of animals, Kirby's show is also known for his signature illusion - the appearance of a 35' Bell Jet Ranger Helicopter in less than 4 seconds. This trick is recognized as the world's largest and fastest illusion.
Kirby VanBurch's Charitable Deeds
And if being an magician and entertainer were not enough, Kirby is also the founder of Branson's White Tiger Foundation -- a local, not-for -profit organization, dedicated to providing people from all backgrounds with opportunities to improve their lives by helping them to build skills, develop character, enhance self esteem, promote leadership skills, and nurture values. In addition, Branson's White Tiger Foundation is dedicated to promoting community and global awareness of the plight of endangered species, specifically the White Bengal Tiger. Branson's White Tiger Foundation is also dedicated to providing and to assist in providing sanctuary or refuge to endangered species and other animals.