Dave and Denise Hamner have headlined many major production shows around the world, presenting their award winning and original feats of magic. Venues include not only Las Vegas, Disneyland and Hollywood’s famous “Magic Castle” but also Branson where they starred in the productions Branson City All Star Revue and Magic of the Night directed by Gary Ouellette which earned them multiple “Featured Performance” honors in the Branson All American Entertainment Awards.
They have received the prestigious “Magic Masters Award” by their magical piers in Las Vegas as well as twice winning the International Magician Society’s “Merlin Award” for “Best Manipulation,” and “Entertainers of the Year.” Internationally recognized magicians Siegfried and Roy personally honored the Hamners by presenting them with their “Bronze Lion Head Award” for performance excellence.
The Hamners are best known for their one of a kind act in which they produce several, beautiful Macaws and Cockatoos that appear amid flying cards, flaming swords, falling coins and jewels. The birds then perform an incredible flight over and around the audience before gracefully returning to the stage. Other original illusions include Stargate, The Lightning Levitation, Vertigo: The Fall of Death, and Secrets of the Lost Ark Revealed.
The Hamners have performed these effects on many national television shows including NBC’s “World’s Greatest Magic” and on specials produced for the Trinity Broadcasting Network.
Dave Hamner is also an ordained minister and hosts an interdenominational service each week at the Hamner Barber Theater called Branson Gospel Sunday Service.